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Help with MOTU 2408 and ADAT lightpipe

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10 years 10 months
I have a MOTU 2408 Mark 1 and 2-ADAT blackface and 2-ADAT XT-20s. I am trying to get the Adats into my computer but I can't seem to find a way to get Cubase or Reaper to see the optical inputs. I also don't have a manual for the 2408 and have not had any success locating one via google, yahoo, etc. Can anyone help me to get my ADAT tracks into my computer digitally? I am also looking for at least 2 and up to 4 ADAT 56-pin Elco to 1/4" snakes. Again no success with google, yahoo, Sweetwater, Guitar Center etc. Thx

Thunderbolt / Light Pipe, firewire, USB 2.0, 3.0

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15 years 8 months
So Apple's new laptops http://seattletimes…"]will have Thunderbolt[/]="http://seattletimes…"]will have Thunderbolt[/]. Is this really the wave of the future? Is firewire done? Should we be buying firewire devices now? So little time. So much to know.

HD24XR into PreSonus Firestudio Lightpipe ...

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19 years 4 months

Just wondering if anyone here is using the PreSonus unit. I'm trying to send lightpipe signal from an Alesis HD24XR to the PreSonus then firewire to my DAW. I read on the PreSonus site that I needed an approved TI equipped firewire card in the DAW. Bought that, but still static galore!

I'm running a new computer with i7 Intel processor and 6 gig of RAM. Should have plenty of horse power. All the setting on the HD24XR are set properly, as per what I've read on the HD24XR Yahoo group site and other places around the 'net. Clocking from the PreSonus unit.

Light Pipe

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21 years 3 months
An optical cable. The term was originally coined by Alesis to differentiate between their 8-channel protocol and the 2-channel optical connectors found on CD players and DAT recorders. The actual fiber optic cable used is the same in both cases, only the form of the transmission is different.
(See ADAT Optical)

Lightpipe question!

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21 years 3 months
If i was using a "fostex vf160ex" mixer and "SM Pro Audio PR8 MKII 8-Channel Microphone Preamp with Phantom Power" with the lightpipe expansion, would the mixer record the other 8 tracks internally or would it send them to something else?

Preamp -
Lightpipe Out -
VF160EX -

Another FW-1884 issue. light pipe fr UA-1000

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21 years 3 months
:roll: I've been successfully and happily using the Tascam for 2+ years, but's fickle. Usually it ends up being something I missed, then I appologize to the unit and we can be friends again.

So my goal is to add 8 inputs via light pipe from an Edirol UA-1000 into the 1884 which I'm using as the clock and sound card. The Edirol isn't mine, but I'm integrating w/ another setup and that seemed like the best way to pass 8 additional line channels through the 1884.