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apogee rosetta 800

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by nandoph8, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. nandoph8

    nandoph8 Active Member

    I am a Nuendo user and I am looking to upgrade my intreface. I really want to go with the rosettas because everyone is so pleased with them but I have been researching, and it seems that I would have to buy the HD core card to get good results. Looking at the firewire card, which is not even available yet (it seems) the only way I would get 32 i/o is by running at 44.1 or 48 is this really true? and that's with XP becasue 192 is not even supported with apple computers. This seems weird. If anyone has a rosetta can, you please let me know how you use them. I really want to upgrade from my motus and I want at least 16 i/o, preferably 24i/o
     
  2. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    What makes you think you would have to buy an HD core card? That's for Pro Tools. An HD core card has nothing to do with a Rosetta.

    The Rosetta 800 has 8 channels. You can't get anymore out of it than that. The sampling rate will not effect how many channels you have.

    Why are you concerned with 192? It would be a waste to even use 192 anyways.

    If you want 16 i/o look at the Apogee ADX 16 and the DAX 16.
     
  3. nandoph8

    nandoph8 Active Member

    because the firewire adapter is not available yet, only the HD card, which you would need a Digidesign HD core card. And I was talking about getting multiple rosettas.
    http://www.apogeedigital.com/pdf/xfirewire_technote.pdf
    unless I am reading wrong, that tells me that the only way I can use multiple rosettas to achieve 16 bidirectional channels is by only using 44.1-48
    is it a waste to use 192??? Not from what I've benn leraning. To each their own, I think. But do you even own a rosetta? What do you use?
     
  4. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Looking at your link, I'm going to assume that you are mixing up ProTools HD Core card with Apple Core Audio drivers.
    They are different, right?
     
  5. Duardo

    Duardo Guest

    That's the only way to use multiple Rosettas with Firewire. Firewire and HD aren't your only options. Which MOTU's do you have? You can use the Rosettas with 2408's for up to 96 channels of I/O, depending on which version you have...if you have the MkII version, you can do 48 channels at 96 kHz. There are also other options from companies like RME and Lynx that don't require any optional cards from Apogee that would be the way to go if you want to use multiple interfaces.

    Actually, Apogee will be the first ones to tell you that their converters sound just as good at 44.1 kHz as they do at 96 kHz. You won't read it in their ads, of course, but if you talk to them at a trade show they'll tell you that, and I've seen them mention it on forums as well. There's no reason why a converter can't sound as good at lower sampling rates as it can at higher rates.

    -Duardo
     
  6. nandoph8

    nandoph8 Active Member

    I have 2 1224's and I upgraded to the pc424 card. You mean to tell me I can use the rosettas w/ the card?
     
  7. Duardo

    Duardo Guest

    Not directly...but you could add a 2408I/O and go in that way. Probably cheaper than going with the Firewire cards if you're looking at more than one, and definitely cheaper than an HD card.

    -Duardo
     

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