Re: [LAU] Using an RME Multiface II as a DAC/ADC converter box

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To: Brent Busby <brent@...>
Cc: Linux Audio User <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, December 7, 2012 - 6:05 pm

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On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Brent Busby wrote:

> Currently my recording setup is an RME Multiface II connected to their

actually, my standalone AD/DA units (Tango 24's) died and i'm currently
using a fireface 400 as the AD/DA for a digiface. it works wonderfully, and
has the benefit that it merges the audio from my main linux system and main
OS X system :)

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On Fri, D=
ec 7, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Brent Busby <brent@keycorner.org> =
wrote:
Currently my recording setup is an RME Multi=
face II connected to their PCI-E card, which of course works great in Jack.=
=A0I'd like to find a way to take advantage of the 8 ADAT i/o's so=
I could have 16 i/o's in use total.

The funny thing is though that almost all the standalone converter boxes ma=
de by RME, Lynx, and just about everyone else that have 8 i/o's and an =
ADAT port are around $1700-2000 USD. =A0It seems odd that RME can manage to=
put 8 analog i/o's with nice converters into a Multiface II box and se=
ll it for $700-900 but they can't give you the same thing without the c=
omputer uplink for less than $1700. =A0Look at the comparative prices to se=
e what I mean:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Multiface2

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ADI8ProDS/

I don't know what more the ADI-8 series would be giving me that the Mul=
tiface doesn't, but whatever it is, I don't think I need it...espec=
ially not for $1900.

So do you think it would be possible (or weird?) to just get another Multif=
ace box and hook it up to my first one via the ADAT and word clock ports, a=
nd have it provide another 8 i/o's visible from the first one's mix=
er as ADAT channels? =A0Would that even work? =A0The pertinent thing here i=
s that I *wouldn't* be getting it its own PCI card -- it would entirely=
be a slave of the first Multiface (provided that's possible). =A0It se=
ems silly, but maybe not so silly if it could save about $1000.
actually, my standalone AD/DA units (Tango 24's)=
died and i'm currently using a fireface 400 as the AD/DA for a digifac=
e. it works wonderfully, and has the benefit that it merges the audio from =
my main linux system and main OS X system :)

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Re: [LAU] Using an RME Multiface II as a DAC/ADC converter box, Paul Davis, (Fri Dec 7, 6:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] Using an RME Multiface II as a DAC/ADC converter box, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Fri Dec 7, 5:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] Using an RME Multiface II as a DAC/ADC converter box, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Fri Dec 7, 6:08 pm)