Re: QSx ADAT outputs -> MD -> CDR etc.

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Posted by Peter on November 16, 1999 at 22:34:06:

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

The first thing I did when I got my MD was to plug that in and try it (it didn't work). So, I ordered a Frontier Designs "Wavecenter" which has ADAT in/out plus Toslink digital I/O so I can record to/from MD or CD burner after recording the WAV file digitally direct to the hard-disk. Go to their website to check out the details; and follow the product link to WAVECENTER.

The card costs about $400, and comes w/ software for wav editing and recording. I highly recommend this product. Once you hear your output digitally recorded to CDR, there's no going back! One other thing I really like is the ability to to use my MD D/A converter instead of the inboard D/A in the QS8 when recording "draft" versions to MD format. The signal to noise is MUCH much lower than when using the QS8 analogue output to MD analogue input and the sound is much cleaner and more transparent (I'm really picky about sound quality, though). In fact, I often route the ADAT signal through the Wavecenter out the digital toslink to the MD D/A converters and back to the AMP while I'm playing to get the cleaner sound (apparently my MD has better D/A converter than the QS8). It sounds complicated, but it is really simple to use with the bundled software driver.

Good luck,

: okay, so reading through some of the questions about ADAT/TOSLINK etc. has started me thinking (dangerous i know). since the fiber cable (i got one) works with an adat (don't got one) and fits into a minidisk (could get one), is the ADAT protocol such that you would get useless digitial poop if you plugged it into a minidisk recorder. any brave soul tried this? ...andy

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