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A beginner's question about computer audio.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by transformed, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. transformed

    transformed Guest

    I have a stand-alone recorder that can make so-called "hi-rez" files (8ch of 24b/96kHz) and it has an onboard mixer that can generate a stereo 24/96 mix. But I obviously can't send that mix to my DAT deck or audio CD recorder. If I want to save a copy of the hi-rez stereo mix before dumbing it down to 16b/44kHz, can I somehow send the stereo mix to my computer that just has the junk standard soundcard? My thought was that I only need a high quality soundcard if I want to bring in analog audio, but that I could take hi-res digital info in as "data files", not as audio. (yes/no?) And then burn "data" CDs for my hi-res backup. But how would I do this?

    The multitrack recorder provides an AES format output feed of the stereo mix; how can I capture this info as a data file onto my computer?

    Much thanks

  2. David French

    David French Distinguished Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Can you tell us which recorder you have? It seems right now that you are going to buy a soundcard with AES/EBU inputs, but perhaps there is another solution, depending on what recorder you have.

    Also, what soundcard do you have?

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