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Help with Digidesign hardware

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Crucifix, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Crucifix

    Crucifix Guest

    My friends dad recently got some equipment that he used at a studio he used to work at. He gave it to me because had no use for it.

    He gave me:

    `Digidesign 888 I/O Audio Interface <--I think this one will be very useful

    `Digidesign Expansion Chassis
    http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?navid=48&key=/news/details.cfm&itemid=4129&localonly=N Its sort of like this one, but it has 12 slots in the back instead of the front.

    He has 2 other things he has to give me that I havent picked up yet, but one seemed to be an interface for MIDI

    I need help trying to get this stuff hooked up so I can do something useful with it!!

    It doesnt come with any cables so Im asking you guys for any help/advice of what I need to I can somehow record with this equipment..

    Any help please?? It would be GREATLY appreciated :)

    Ill try and get pics of it soon or something..I want to use this stuff!! :p
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    without core cards
    or an HD system with legacy ports the 888 isn't going to do much
    ... same goes for the expansion chasis

    I think Digidesign has only made one multil midi port
    it is a current model, the Midi-I/O

    need more gear
    need more info
  3. Crucifix

    Crucifix Guest

    Ok well right now im to figure out how to get the 888 interface to work with my pc. Theres a connection available for it, it says "Computer 1/Computer 2"

    It says it can hook up to a pc using "any of the following cards: PT Project, Disk I/O, Bridge I/O, or Session 8 PC I/O."

    No luck finding any of those yet.
    *My pc doesnt have any special interfaces or anything, but im willing to buy what it needs so I can hook up the interface to it

    and..whats a core card?

    Ill get more info as soon as I can find any..Ill try and post pics of it soon/eventually so you can see exaclty what it has..the chassis has about 4 slots taken up inside..
  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    From the Mix systems a core card is the main FIRST card that has both DSP and interface connectivity
    is required to launch the PT4+ software
    PT4 and PT5 and PT6 ... 6.9 was the latest ... on OSX ... I think
    don't quote me there as memory is a little vague

    the second and third etc had DSP and interface connectivity but will not run a system in there own right

    The other cards you mentioned above are PT3 and PT16 vintage

    I don't know why that Digi page didn't mention Mix and MixPlus ???
    perhaps I am confusing 888 with 888/24

    I don't think it is worth running any system before PT5 or 6

    AM3, 001, Mix and Mixplus etc

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