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Alesis HD24 Hard drive "Caddy" direct into a PC ma

Discussion in 'Recording' started by PSL4U, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. PSL4U

    PSL4U Guest

    Hello,
    First time on this site. Can anyone tell me is it possible to bypass all the firewire / interface hardware and just "Plug in" the HD24 caddy with the recorded songs on it right into my mainframe pc? I had the bay installed when I had the tower built. It's got a fast processor, 256 megs of ram. I'm running xp for an opeating system. The ethernet mode of transfereing to my editing software is painfully slow (overnight slow!) Is there software available to convert the HD24s' "Language" of ADAT-FST to Fat 32-NTFS so I can download 16 to 24 tracks of a "Live Show" or two really long songs. I don't have time when I'm working FOH in a "Live" show enviroment to start and stop the HD24 every song so I set it up and let it go. Later on take it in to the studio, decide what I'm keeping and then comes the painful part. Transfereing it to my PC. I have been told of all the fireport adapters and stuff available, I still think there is software out there to help speed up and Transulate the info from HD24 to PC. I'm open to ideas.
    Thanks Gary
     
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I have yet to find a setup for this...much as I would also like it...The firewire dock is the only piece I know of...
     
  3. PSL4U

    PSL4U Guest

    Hd24 to Fat 32

    Is this like trying to mix apples (not a Mac pc) and oranges? Is there a "Converter available, or is it like "Life on Mars" no one knows for sure?
    Thanks Gary
     
  4. jrummer

    jrummer Guest

    One solution, but not the cheapest

    just buy the older motu 2408 mkII and using the lightpipe option to transfer the whole thing onto your pc.
     

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