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Tascam FW-1082 spdif transmission - in mono/one channel?

Hi Folks, Thats my first post, so hello to everybody. I need help in one case: I used to use Tascam FW-1082 as a DAW controler and audio card as well. Last days I've tried to change my audio configuration, so it looks in that way now: WinXp, DAW (Cubase) - firewire connection to Firewire 410 - SPDIF Out to SPDIF In at Tascam (coax) - Tascam Analog Out(L+R) to active monitors. Problem: I got the mono, or double channel signal to monitors, therefore it sounds in center field of acoustic panorama.

Tascam FW1082 Headphone distortion during recording

So I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem. To answer your preliminary questions; the headphones are fine and no it doesn't happen in playback. At first I thought it might have been a bad jack, but how could it be the jack if it doesn't distort during playback? Also, it doesn't matter how low my levels are when recording, it still distorts. I've been reading the boards and can't get an answer. So either my problem is more rare, or everyone else figured out how to solve it a lot quicker.

Recording with Audition using TASCAM FW-1082

I'm not an audio guy, but my job has me recording and editing. We are using Audition 2 and recently purchased TASCAM FW-1082 boards. The only useful thing on the board seems to be the gain knob. The sliders don't adjust anything while recording. Also, the gain knob is only useful during the last 1/4 of it's rotation. Anything less than that, and the sound doesn't record. Any help would be great. Thanks!

New DAW / M-AudioFW410 / Suggestions

I'd like to build a new audio workstation at home; a desktop system revolving around the M-Audio FireWire 410 audio interface. My current setup is basic, consisting of:

Mobo: Asus A7V8X-X (AGP,PCI,IMB,i2x/SMBus)
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (1905MHz - Socket A)
Memory: 1023.53MB / 436.54MB Free
OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
Sound: Creative SB Audigy2

Linking M-Audio FW410 & PreSonus FireStudio?

Can I daisy chain the FW410 to the Firestudio via firewire or not? I've got the FW410 plugged into the Firestudio and the connection is bus powering my FW410 but I'm not getting any signal through to the FireStudio's interface on my MAC Pro.

If that's an impossibility, then can I just use the lightpipe/optic cable conections to feed the sound from the FW410 through the FireStudio and then to my MAC?

Somebody toss me an intelligent bone here please.

Many Thanks!

Using FW-1082 and outboard pres at the same time.

I'm a little confused as to how I would set this up.

I am using a Tascam FW-1082 as my firewire interface to Cubase 4. I would like to continue using the Tascam controls, but integrate different preamps like the Mackie 1200F. Since I can't use more than 1 ASIO driver at a time, I can't just connect a second FW cable from the Mackie.

After looking at the back of the Mackie, I see it has an S/PDIF output. Would routing this out into the FW1082 S/PDIF input bypass the preamps and converters in the Tascam?

Thanks.