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Connectivity with my digital recorder and new soundcard.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by weszme, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. weszme

    weszme Guest

    Hi guys, I have a few questions and hoped maybe somebody can shed some light.

    I just just recieved my new soundcard today (haven't installed it yet) its an Emu 1212m. I have a Korg D1600 digital 16 track recorder at home.
    The 1212m doesn't have mic inputs so I want to use the mic inputs from my Korg and then input that to my PC.
    Is there a way to connect my Korg to my PC so that I can send the actual WAV file. The Korg has s/pdif I/O and SCSI.
    I don't have to ability to connect with SCSI as yet but If this is the only way I will. and if I do, How?
    I'm still not sure what this whole s/pdif is. Does that mean I can send digital data through this or is it just an audio signal sent digitally.

    one more question... sorry
    If I was to connect my korg to my 1212m through s/pdif does that mean that I could just record on the computer and If so would the quality be any good?

    Thank you for your time it is greatly appreciated.
  2. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    According to the manual for your Korg you can backup your data to your computer via the Korgs USB port. You can find this information on page 85 of your manual.

    Hope this helps
  3. weszme

    weszme Guest

    Thanks for the reply.
    The USB port is only on the D1600 mkII, I have the v40. It has a CDRW so I could do it that way but that will grow extremly tedious.
    I should mentioned that it also has ADAT connections, have no idea what these are for though?
  4. EricK

    EricK Guest

    You can send 8 discrete tracks through the ADAT lightpipe to your EMU card.
  5. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    By connecting your Korg to your computer via the ADAT lightpipe the computer should see the Korg as an ADAT unit (a multitrack tape recorder). It looks like your 1212 has S/PDIF and ADAT capabilities. You should be able to use either of these to get your Korg's files into your PC. Your manual should tell you how to do it. You will probably want to set your PC as the master clock. Perhaps someone with more experience with all in one studios could be of more help as I don't have much experience with them. RO also has a powerful search engine you could try as this topic may have already been discussed.

    ADAT = Alesis Digital Audio Tape (I think)
    S/PDIF = Sony/Phillips Digital Interface

    Good Luck
  6. weszme

    weszme Guest

    Thank you all for your comments I will go home tonight set up the soundcard and try it out.
  7. weszme

    weszme Guest

    OK, just thought I'd update this. So I connected my D1600 to my soundcard using the optical S/Pdif. It sounds great, no loss in quality at all.
    I am unable to transfer any files across though? this probably sounds a bit stupid but, is the only way I can transfer my files from the D1600 to my pc by burning the files onto a disc?
    And just a quick question, is the sound quality going to be just as good if I was to record the audio onto my PC through the optical out, or would I be better of to burn the WAV file onton CD and just import it onto the PC?
  8. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Why can't you transfer them. Set both the Korg and EMU to ADAT with the EMU as master clock. Set your DAW software to record from the ADAT interface of the EMU to 8 tracks in the DAW software, press play on the Korg and it should record those tracks in your DAW.
  9. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    On the E-MU 1212 as as all the other current E-MU PCI cards that have ADAT optical, you must make sure that the session settings in Patchmix (I/O Tab) that the optical port is configured for either S/PDIF or ADAT. ADAT is also usually used at 48K but can work at 44.1K.
  10. weszme

    weszme Guest

    I think that my Korg mixer can actually only use spdif optical. I think that is the problem.
    But thanks for the help anyways...

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