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S/PDIF Interface

Discussion in 'Recording' started by bgavin, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. bgavin

    bgavin Guest

    My question pertains to the S/PDIF digital interface, as used in my Aardvark Q10 sound cards.

    Q: Is this a straight-through digital interface, digital source-thru Q10-to computer?

    Speculating... down the road I buy an A/D converter that would make the high end boys proud. Assuming this converter has S/PDIF outs, can I run it through my Q10 S/PDF interface and into the computer without degradation?
     
  2. EricK

    EricK Guest

  3. Fer

    Fer Guest

    so sorry to intrude. I´m learning and trying to see if I can get a soundcard. I´d like to know what S/PDIF/ is for.

    thanks
     
  4. EricK

    EricK Guest

    S/PDIF stands for Sony/Phillips Digital Interface. It is a 2 channel digital protocol. It is used to transfer audio digitally between two devices. It can either be on a Coaxial (RCA) connector, or on a Toslink (fiber optic) connector. It can carry up to 2 channels of 24bit 96kHz.
     
  5. Fer

    Fer Guest

    Eric, would you recommend getting a soundcard that supports it if I want to record from a synthesiser straight to the PC?

    Fer
     
  6. EricK

    EricK Guest

    If your synth actually has an S/PDIF output on it, that would be the way to go. I am not very familiar with synths, so I don't know if any have S/PDIF out on them or not.
     
  7. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    I have a Roland XV5050 and I record this way. Just make sure you find a true 75 Ohm cable for the connection... a regular RCA cable is not suitable for this application.
     
  8. Fer

    Fer Guest

    this might be the stupidest question of all times: how does it look like? my korg x5d synth has the two rca audio ports, the midi ones, and an additional one (called "to host PC") that looks like the ones for computer mouses or keyboards. could that be the one?


    Fer
     
  9. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    An SPDIF output either looks like a regular RCA jack in the coaxial case or a little square port in the optical case. The computer connector on your Korg is not it and is likely for MIDI connection and/or using patch editing software.
     
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