Re: Digital output of QS8
In Reply to: Re: Digital output of QS8 posted by Guy on September 09, 1999 at 18:05:42:
I have since found that Lexicon makes a soundcard called the Core 4 which has 24 bit a/d conversion, with 2 pairs of stereo inputs plus an ADAT interface and an SPDIF interface. This is the card that I will get. It only costs $ 469! The Korg 1212 is less than 24-bit conversion and the MOTU 2408 is too pricey for me.
Also, what is toslink?
And does lightpipe refer to any digital cable or only a digital cable made for ADATS?
As far as analog inputs go, what is the difference between unbalanced and balanced?
: If u want to record the Qs to your computer u need a soundcard that has an ADAT Lightpipe input.
: I personally have the MOTU 2408, and it works great: digital out, via optical cable, from the Qs8 to the computer, then straight to CD, DDD all the way!!
: I think the Korg 1212 also has an ADAT Lightpipe input. There r several cards that u can check out.
: Good luck,
: : I have a question regarding the digital output of the QS8.
: : I'd like to be able to line out of the QS8's digital output to my
: : computer's soundcard for computer based recording.
: : The QS8 manual says that the digital output is designed to be used with
: : an ADAT. If I don't want to use an ADAT, it says that I can interface
: : the digital output with an AI-1. I only found an AI-3 on Alesis's website,
: : and it is designed to convert a signal from digital to analog, or vice versa.
: : Here's the text taken straight from the manual:
: : The QS can output digital audio directly into an Alesis ADAT or ADAT-compatible
: : multitrack digital recorder via fiber optic cable. The digital connector follows
: : a proprietary Alesis format that carries all four audio outputs of the QS (Main
: : and Aux, Left and Right) on a single fiber optic cable. Either pair of outputs
: : can be converted into standard AES/EBU or S/PDIF stereo digital audio format by
: : using the Alesis AI-1 interface.
: : What is S/PDIF?
- Re: Digital output of QS8 Guy 9/18/99