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What on earth are these for?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Terabyte, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    Hi,
    I should really ask this question on the digidesign site...
    Unfortunatly their forums are for aftersales techy support as far as i can see.. and all their email addresses are for techy help support.

    Besides this forum has all the people with the answers :D

    http://www.digidesign.com/products/hd/
    On that page are the following
    SYNC I/O (6th one down)
    192 Digital I/O (2nd one down)

    What are they for? Particularly the first.
    Where abouts would they go in a setup involving several mic's and a computer.
    Would there be anything else needed.. Their system diagrams seem to show either huge setups or just midi setups...
    Anyone know?

    Thanks so much :D:D
     
  2. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    Hi Terabyte.

    Putting together a large ProTools HD system with facilities for lots of inputs and handling video is not done in an hour. There is a difference when comparibg to putting together a small home studio system, sort of like comparing buying a 16 wheel trailer to buying a compact town car. When you buy the HD system you may transfer heavy loads and do difficult things, and you can buy a lot of options not available on the compact car, err sorry home studio DAW.


    >>What are they for? Particularly the first.

    Well, they are interfaces. The first is for clock and sync signals, the second for already digitized sound. If you need them you know what they are for.

    >>Where abouts would they go in a setup involving several mic's and a computer.

    The 192 Digital IO goes after the AD or before the DA. That is if you do not like the Digidesign AD or DA. It connects to the core system. It might as well be used as interface to a Digital tape recorder or as interface to other digital things.

    >> Would there be anything else needed.. Their system diagrams seem to show either huge setups or just midi setups...

    Depends on what you are going to use your system for. Generally every ProTools HD system needs a computer and a core system. To that you add at least one interface. If you need more channels or more functions you add more interfaces.

    Good luck
     
  3. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    second is clear now.. thanks:)

    still havnt got a clue on why you need a sync word clock or whatever... :cry:
     
  4. EricK

    EricK Guest

    If you are synchronizing your ProTools rig with other audio or video recorders, you will need the Sync I/O.
     
  5. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

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