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Alesis HD24

Alesis HD24XR, Fireface 800, track, mix, monitor

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11 years 4 months
Looking to get some help regarding my setup. I currently have an HD24XR, the digital outs are connected to the digital ins of the RME and so are the Ins. Total Mix controls the RME. I want to be able to record onto the hd24. When its full. transfer the tracks to reaper and mix.
Issues I have.
The RME Fireface 800 has only 16 digital ins and outs but the HD24 has 24 digital ins and outs.
Right now I have 17 to 24 analog outs to the 8 analog ins of the RME to monitor.

Alesis HD24 hard drive problems (and possibly more)

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9 years 1 month
Ok, I've been losing sleep, hair and probably tooth enamel (from grinding them) on a similar issue. I've had an HD24 for 7 years. Power went out while I was gone for three days this summer. I had everything on an UPS. Which of course did not last that long. The HD will turn on correctly if the drive caddie is not in it. If the caddie is in, it twitches on and off and on and, well, you get the picture. I turned it off by the hard switch in the back (wouldn't power down). Took the caddie upstairs to the computer room, hooked it up via my Alesis Fireport. Nada. Just a little hissing noise.

Alesis HD24 Alternative

Member for

10 years 9 months
I work with bands that regularly require over a dozen channels. Of course the usual multitrack recorder has only 8 simultaneous channels--ARRGHH!. For me the Alesis HD24 is the GOLD standard. but it's a big leap budget-wise to go from a Boss to an Alesis.

I have a Mackie TT24 with 3 ADAT fiberoptic outs. I do not need the A/D converters that the Alesis has.

Using Alesis' HD24 as an A/D converter

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10 years 10 months
Hi folks!

Is it possible to use the HD24 just as an A/D converter and feed those optical signals into some kind of ADAT2FireWire-interface that is connected to a computer? Or will the HD24's ADAT outputs only deliver a signal when the respective track is in playback (playing back recorded stuff from the harddisk) mode?

If this is possible what kind of ADAT2FireWire interface would you recommend? I'm looking for a 'box' that just converts from ADAT to FireWire. It doesn't have to comprise A/D or D/A converters and stuff on board.

Alesis ADAT HD24 FTP and Write Protection Override

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16 years 5 months
Hey guys,
been a long time! I'm currently working a gig as a second sound engineer on a cruise ship. With this setup in the theatre we use an Alesis ADAT HD24 to run production shows, as well as to record 'sick' tracks for singers, or if an act wants we can route from the (dated) Yamaha DM2000 console to the HD24.

Recording time on an Alesis HD24

Member for

21 years 2 months

I'm new here, so I hope that this is the correct place for my question.

I will be recording a live band in the near future, and will be multitracking onto an Alesis HD24. Having never used one of these units, my question is: how much recording time do you get? I'll be recording 16 tracks at 24-bit, 44.1kHz.

Any help is appreciated!

Alesis HD24 --> MOTU 2408 --> DAW

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12 years 1 month
Hi everyone,

I am recording live gigs onto an HD24. When I monitor the tracks from the HD24 on a console, sounds great. After running through the MOTU 2408 to my DAW to edit in the PC and play them back through the console, they lose punch, clarity and sounds much muddier. Could this be an issue with the converters in my MOTU 2408 or am I missing something? I don't have the Fireport option for the HD24, so have to use the MOTU optical to xfr the tracks to PC. Any ideas on what I may be doing wrong?


Alesis HD24XR Crashes and Recovery

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16 years 2 months
I know many people have the Alesis HD24XR & HD 24, 24 track hard disk recorders. In the past, numerous people have indicated that a loss of power and/or other type of connection problems can cause a disk to become unreadable by the machine or through the fire wire transfer unit. This recently happened to me. I figured, I would speak to Alesis directly at the AES show. Unfortunately, they were one of the few manufacturers that did not attend the show!