Combining LS-ADAT to my Lynx Two A card
In attempt to gain access to more channels for an upcoming drum recording, I am considering buying a LS-ADAT to co exist with my Lynx Two (4 input card)
I plan to use a UA 4710D using the Lynx LS-ADAT for the purpose of 3 Toms and HiHat
I will connect my Seven Circle Pres to my Lynx Two for Overheads Bass and snare.
Given that I have never recorded using ADAT before, I was wondering what I can expect with it quality wise v the analog way.
There are no quality implications with ADAT - it's simply a way of transferring digital data around without modification. Your sonic qualities will come solely from the pre-amps and the A-D conversion in the different blocks (Lynx Two and UA 4-710D).
The combination should sound good. Since the UA box has an additional 4 rear-panel line inputs, you will have the option of moving channels around to experiment with different converter sonics. You can also go to higher-rate conversion by using a second lightpipe between the UA box and the LS-ADAT.
It's worth doing a time line-up using a pulse generator on the line inputs to know how much the UA channels need to be slid against the Lynx to compensate for small conversion time differences in the two input routes. This will only be a few samples at most, but may it make subtle differences in the mix.