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digital mixers?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by eddies880, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    Im looking for a digital mixer that has up to 4 coax,s/pdif stereo inputs,and a coax digital output---------------------I now roland has made a m-1000 that is out of production,the ones I do find,the retailer wants to really put the screws to me.
    My question is-----------------------is there another mixer out there that does the same thing? :?
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    multiple spdf inputs may introduce some clock distribution problems.

    example
    multiple simple CD players with an spdf output.
    These cannot be brought into the mixer in sync as the CD players only have an spdf output.

    if all units had a wordclock things would be easy ... or easier.

    What are your spdf sources likely to be ?
     
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    SPDIF

    FYI---I too looked at trying to find a simular product by anybody. But I had no luck. I had to find a different way to do what I was wanting to do. :cry:
    Good luck
     
  4. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    They are going to be 4 vs880s slaved---------------I called Roland,and the M1000 (they stopped making)is the tool for the job.
     
  5. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    Re: SPDIF

    Ive been looking for a digital mixer that can handle this, and the M1000 from Roland is the tool for the job,looks like Im gonna have to pay full pop if I want to get it done! :x
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    eventhough you are looking to a digital mixer
    is there any problem with entering the mixer via analog ?
     
  7. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    I considered that, my main concern is that if I output from all my 880s "analog"into my mackies channels,they pass through the macks preamp section before main output,and my concern is that it will change my tone,maybe Im wrong :? but I guess its worth trying.
    Id like to keep the chain in the digital world,but doing so sure digs into my pockets :cry:
     
  8. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    At line level the damage is surely minimised and I think the expense/value of fining multiplt input spdf even if you can resolve clock issues ...
    may not be worth it.

    Technology is changing fast but analog transfers are still a typical method.

    It's only a set of leads ... so try it.
     
  9. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    As far as the clock issue,from what I understand,the Roland M-1000,is the tool for the job,--------Kev---------if you wouldnt mind------------take a look into the Roland M-1000 http://www.rolandus.comand tell me what you think :cool:
     
  10. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    I took the the time rewire my system to run outputs from my 880s to my mackie (via analog)and much to my suprise,theres wasnt that much of a diff, :lol: ----------------------thanks Kev-----------you just saved me a hole lots of $$$$$
     
  11. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Roland M-1000 looks interesting and it does have multiple spdf inputs.

    I think here is it's key
    I may be able to handle different rates and different syncs.

    Analog will do for now.
     

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