Mastering DAW signal flow?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by woods, May 8, 2004.

  1. woods

    woods Guest

    Laptop w/ 2.4 gig 60 gighd and 728 ram.
    Firewire port. Samplitude 7.

    Getting material into computer via Masterlink 24bit disk into the computer's cdrom.

    What hardware do I need to get out of the fire wire port into the Cranesong Hedd?

    Thanks
    Woods
     
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    you would need an interface. Apogee makes one that interfaces with the firewire port. Protools too. There's more i'm sure.
     
  3. woods

    woods Guest

    Do I need a pcmcia sound card or can I come directly out of the fire wire port?
     
  4. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    depending on the interface you use. If you have a firewire port on your computer, then the interface would just hook up to that. But you have to get a firewire audio interface.
     
  5. woods

    woods Guest

    would you mind takuing the time to name a few pieces of gear that might work for me considering my setup is a laptop. I mentioned firewire first but I suppose it could be a pcmcia card or even a usb device.

    Basically I want to get a stereo signal back out of my laptop into a cranesong hedd. I would like to use samplitude. But I don't know if I need a soundcard or any other pieces - or merely a cable that will link my firewire port to the Hedd? Or something more complicated?

    Thanks,
    Woods
     
  6. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    if you have a pcmcia cardslot then there is also the vx pocket interface that has spdif in and out. there are also the one I mentioned above for firewire. there are several usb interfaces too. you have many options so I would contact samplitude and find out which ones will work with their software.
     
  7. Echo Audio makes a really neat pcmcia interface - the indigo. check it out- i think it's one of the best out there
     

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