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Aardvark Direct Pro Q10

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by ttir, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. ttir

    ttir Guest

    People say u can hook 2 or more of these up at once. How can u do it?

    Aardvark Direct Pro Q10
     
  2. Chad-Chicago

    Chad-Chicago Guest

    I believe each q10 need its own PCI slot.
     
  3. HMNP

    HMNP Member

    I own 2 of these. Like Chad said, each has its out card, you install the card into any empty space on your mother board. You can connect up to four of them. The you need a word clock cable to synchronize them and thats it. They work very good for me. Anything else let me know!!

    JP
     
  4. Chad-Chicago

    Chad-Chicago Guest

    Yeah, I'm bout ready to pull the trigger on one of these and a new computer so I read the manual from their website: (deadlink)

    All your answers there.
     
  5. ttir

    ttir Guest

    what's word clock cable? what kind of mixing boards can u use??
     
  6. ttir

    ttir Guest

    do u need a certain sound card inorder for all that stuff to work? i have a sound audigy 2 platinum pro ZS.
     
  7. HMNP

    HMNP Member

    A word clock cable (I know it also has another name, cant remember it right now) isused to synchronize digital equipment so they can operate all at the same time. They are relatively cheap, you can buy them at Musicians Friend. The program that comes with the Aardvark has its own integrated mixer, so you really dont need and external mixer. The only need to have an external mixer would be to use its mic pre amps to get a better sound quality.

    You dont need no audio cards, each Aardvakq10 has its own card which install into the computer. Hope this helps!!

    JP
     
  8. ttir

    ttir Guest

    thanks a lot for the info....but...what recording programs is compatible with this stuff? i have cool edit pro.
     
  9. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    My recomendations would be to upgrade your DAW s/w. I'd start with Cakewalk's Project 5 or Cubase SE or even a Pro tools LE system. All of the above programs do pretty much the same, record, edit, & mix, except you'll eventually notice the limitations each of the above mentioned programs have. You mave even come across an competitive upgrade option offered by one of these manufacturers which would better your choice. If money is'nt an issue, I'd look into a premier program such as Cubase SX3 or Nuendo or even a Protools TDM setup. The bottom line is, there's something out there that'll work for you. You'll have to make that ultimate choice.
     
  10. HMNP

    HMNP Member

    Any programs from the Steinberg line work great with this system, Cubase, Nuendo, etc. Go to their web page at http://, their you will find all compatible programs.

    PS-Pro Tools system are not compatible with Aardvark, Pro Tools have their own system. It has its limitation
     
  11. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Well, the reason I mentioned Protools was because they aquired M-Audio last month. This move IMO, is the bridge that they'll use to allow them to move more into the NATIVE arena, which will open the door for other manufactuers' hardware to be compatible with their s/w. This is by no means, concrete info but an honest assumption of what may take place in the near future with this technology.
     
  12. HMNP

    HMNP Member

    ohh thanks, I didnt know that!!
     
  13. radioliver

    radioliver Guest

    Just be careful with the Q10 because it has many incompability issues. Check their website first and make sure every single computer part you have or will order is compatible. It took me a while to get my system very stable but right now, works really well. The preamps are really clean. If you want profesionnal quality, you'll probably be dissapointed with the preamps. Although you can hook up 4 outboard pre's through the inserts if you ever want to upgrade.
    Good luck!
     
  14. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    That would be a good thing for Digi to do in my opinion..

    The pres in the Q10 are solid state Class A, electronically balanced (no transformers) .. and are about as good as you will find in any interface / pre amp combo .. they are not any worse than others and I think they are better, than most found in this kind of thing. If you are doing a lot of acoustic instruments or even classical work, you actually may find them to work well. They just don't add the sonic signature of a Neve / API type pre so popular for rock and pop production.

    As oliver points out, there are facillities to use better pres if you wish.
     

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