ADAT tapes to computer-usb-DAW...How to?
So, I have a bunch of ADAT tapes (mostly pairs, making 16 tracks) of unmixed music from the olden days.
I'd like to get these tracks into my computer for mixing on a DAW such as sonar,audition,vegas, etc.
Whats the best way of doing this? I no longer have the ADAT machines, but see that they are dirt cheap on ebay. I remember that they have an optical port...
Who makes a good interface between ADAT and computer?
thanks for your time,
I think you need access to two machines.
I have two and in past have provided this service to people
both tapes need a common track
the count in click track can be enough
so that when they are bounced into the computer in groups of 8
they can be aligned using the common track
this common track doesn't have to run the full length of the song
it can still work with just a short bit of recognisable waveform before the begining of the song
many interfaces have an ADAT port
Alesis used to have a card
I use the 001 or the HD system