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Can I use an ADAT as a 8 channel A to D converter?

I have a MOTU 828 and an ADAT XT. I am able to record 16 channels at once by using ADAT optical input to the MOTU 828, but only by playing an ADAT tape. I would like to use the ADAT analog inputs and optical output into the 828. I have not been able to find a way to make the ADAT put the 8 analog inputs out the digital output. Seems like if I push the right buttons, this should work.


Pro Audio Guest Tue, 04/11/2006 - 18:23
I finally got around to trying this again. It does pass the analog inputs to optical out in record ready. Seems so simple. I thought I had tried that before. Thanks for the help.

I'm going to do a remote live recording. I want to run the ADAT and MOTU 828 at the same time. Both of them recording the same 8 channels. I will also use the ADAT as a converter when I need more than 8 channels at one time.

Kev Sun, 04/09/2006 - 13:45
What I don't like about that one is ... that it is only ADAT output

The B ADA80000 has both ADAT in and out
this allows it to chase the incoming clock from the host system

It is cheap and it has both Mic and instrument capability
and rack mountable

I have and use the Alesis Ai3 AND the B ADA80000 on my 001 and HD/96IO systems

they are ok

yes there is better out there