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Controlling various pieces of hardware via DAW.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by dabmeister music, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Question....Does anyone use anything such as an Adat, HD multitrack or a analog multitrack in conjuction with their favorate S/W. The reason I ask is because, I have an Adat XT20 w/ less than 120 original head hrs. I've tried inquiring through Steinbergs' user's forum and even got something that look promising, but could'nt get a straight answer as to how to control it's (Adat) transport from my DAW s/w. Any suggestions? Oh I 'm using Cubase SX 1.06.
     
  2. willymac

    willymac Guest

    Hi, You'll need an interface to control the XT from your daw. The host program shouldn't matter much. I use SX and a MOTU MTPAV. Its a 8-port midi interface and hooks up to the Daw USB or parralel. It connects to the XT via a 9-pin serial cable much like what the Alesis BRC does. You can read track info and all that with it. It cost about $400 though. I have not yet seen a cheaper way to control ADATs yet. But if all you want to do is sycnh your ADAT, just stripe a track with SMPTE. (I know, that would suck.) OR you can look for a synch box liek JLCooper's with sychs ADATs without wasting a track. Neither of those ways would let you CONTROL the Adat though.

    HTH
     
  3. willymac

    willymac Guest

    Ok, I just noticed that you already have a MTP A/V. Get to synching! Whatcha waitin on :)
    I had a hard time finding the correct cable for the XT. It's only a 9-pin cable, but i had to special order one for about $50. Rip-off.
    Once connected the MTP auto-sensed the Adat, Using the PC MOTU Console, I just told it to activae the transport. (Not in front of DAw right now.)
    Good luck.
     

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