Re: QSx ADAT outputs

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Posted by sam on October 27, 1999 at 01:44:21:

In Reply to: QSx ADAT outputs posted by andy mcd on October 25, 1999 at 16:50:22:

QS (like most Alesis stuff) has ADAT lightpipe outs, and supports a protocol with 8 channels (though the QS only uses 4 for the mains and auxes). If your minidisk has the same connector it's almost certainly sp/dif (that's sony/philipps digital interface format) which is an incompatible 2 channel format. I believe there are a couple of moderately priced format converters, thought I don't know much about them. BTW, sp/dif is implemented on either optical or electrical (rca) connectors, and you won't generally 'accidentally' get gear with ADAT lightpipe I/O, it's usually on higher end gear, you have to seek it out a bit, and it's generally well marked with the ADAT logo. If you connect digital gear with an incompatible audio signal, you generally get very harsh noise.

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