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looking to upgrade....slight issue

Discussion in 'Recording' started by jordy, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. jordy

    jordy Active Member

    howdy folks.
    so i'm looking to upgrade my interface from my m-audio fast track to the fast track ultra or possibly the ultra 8r...primarily for the option of more simultaneous inputs...has anybody checked these out? they seem pretty decent for the low price.
    my only issue is the options for monitor outs. i like my fast track i have now cause it has stereo rca outs. - i just go from the outs to the rca ins on my stereo reciever.
    -looking at the fast track ultra and ultra 8r, it seems that they have s/pdif outs for monitors...do they make adaptors for that to go to rca?- seeing that my stereo reciever is quite old and does not support s/pdif connections.
    they also have like six or so quarter inch line outs....but i think these are for the individual track outs?....idk.
    if anybody could offer any clarity, that would be totally appreciated

    thanks a whole bunch!
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    S/PDIF is a digital communication channel. You can't use those RCA jacks to feed your stereo receiver unless the receiver has S/PDIF inputs. What you need are the standard 1/4" jack outputs. Use leads that take the TRS tip and sleeve to the RCA connector and leave the TRS ring unconnected. The signal levels should be OK-ish.
  3. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    I like that.... I may have to incorporate that into a signature somehow.
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Both of those units have analog outputs. One with 6. The other with 8. I imagine main outs default to outputs 1 and 2. The rest of the outs are likely assignable within your DAW.
  5. jordy

    jordy Active Member

    sweet. thank you guys for clearin that up

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