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Mac G5 Optical Audio in question

Discussion in 'Recording' started by felnik, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. felnik

    felnik Active Member

    I have upgraded from a G4 to a G5. Needless to say the thing is phenomenally fast. Its quite a machine. In any case I've been using a MOTU 2408 with the G4 but it doesn't work with the G5 not without spending more money. In the mean time I've been using MY old Panasonic 3800 DAT as a temp converter. I go Analog in from Neve Mic Pre through DAT to Optical out into G5 optical In. Is this a decent way into the computer? I'm using DP 4.5 so far it sounds pretty good. I'm curious to see if this is OK in the mean time until I figure out what to get next to replace 2408 .


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  2. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    It will work, hard to comment on the quality without knowing the specs of the Dat.

    What you are probably giving up 24bit recording, and the ability to switch to a higher sampleing rate.

    Contact MOTU there is a PCI card exchange program for your interface.


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