Re: [AH] analog mixers with multi-channel digital outs

From Brian Willoughby
Sent Fri, Jan 23rd 2015, 20:29

Yes, and you could use a Metric Halo Labs LIO-8 for each set of 8, and =
that has the DB25 input. But it would get expensive to buy three of =
them, and you'd need a couple of FireWire busses to handle more than 16 =
channels, I think. The LIO-8 has 8 analog and 8 digital inputs, but the =
digital inputs are four AES3 pairs, so that would require a particular =
outboard converter for expansion. All in all, I think it would get quite =
expensive to build a digital I/O mixer with the 24.4 and separate =
converters - the ADA8000 is cheap enough, but not quite top in sound =
quality.

Brian


On Jan 23, 2015, at 11:19 AM, laurie <laurie@ronchmusic.com> wrote:
> if you have multi analog outs, you could use the ADA8000 for 8 =
channels  to and from Adat LightPipe ... RME make a wonderfull 52 =
channel HDSP I think its called for PC ....  ins and outs  0 latency
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> ---- On Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:14:51 -0600 A. =
Horton<horton.andrew@gmail.com> wrote ----=20
> Just to clarify - those don't have the firewire.=20
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> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:38 PM, Brian Willoughby =
<brianw@audiobanshee.com> wrote:
> I was just about to point to the Mackie Onyx 24.4 for $1,800 with =
FireWire, Perkins "British-style" EQ, and 100mm faders. It has balanced =
mic/line outputs for all channels on 3 TASCAM-style DB25 connectors, and =
that's separate from the usual inserts on every channel.
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> http://www.mackie.com/products/onyx4bus/splash.html
> http://www.mackie.com/products/onyx24-4/index.html
> http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Onyx24x4
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> You can buy fan outs for the DB25 cheaply, around $200 for a set. Of =
course, if your recording gear has DB25 inputs (mine done) then you're =
set!
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> Brian
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> On Jan 23, 2015, at 9:54 AM, "A. Horton" <horton.andrew@gmail.com> =
wrote:
> > Zero complaints about my Mackie 1640i. I love the long/thin =
footprint, too, instead of a wide-ass mixer. Sounds great and works like =
a charm. Have never once had an issue making records on it for the past =
few years.
> >
> > On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:51 AM, Em Wilson <emwilson612@gmail.com> =
wrote:
> >> I'm researching a new desk and looking for options similar to the =
Venice f24. I've never owned a Midas, but I've had Soundcraft and Spirit =
desks for 20 years now. The following are some guidelines
> >>
> >> Under $5,000
> >> 16-24 channels
> >> Multiple, duplex channels in and out; again, 16-24
> >> Parametric mids (hi + lo optional, but appreciated)
> >> 100mm faders (I might be flexible here...maybe)
> >>
> >> I'm hoping are European comrades are aware of some options we don't =
normally hear about here in the states. Bonus points if the console =
matches my Costco desk chair!
> >>
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