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S/PDIF

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S/PDIF is a type of digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment to output audio over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fiber optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.

S/PDIF connection help between PreSonus FireStudio Project and Seasound Soloist

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13 years 11 months

Can these two pieces of gear place nice together?

PreSonus FireStudio Project
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Seasound Soloist

S/pdif

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21 years 2 months
Sony/Philips Digital Interface is, as its name suggests, a transfer protocol for digital audio, similar in concept to AES/EBU but requiring a different electrical specification. RCA coaxial connectors are most commonly used, although TosLink optical connectors can also be found.

Does S/PDIF out have any latency before DAC?

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21 years 2 months
Does S/PDIF out disregard the sample buffer settings of an interface, and only have sample rate latency?
(e.g. 48kHz = 48sample buffer / 44.1kHz = 44.1 sample buffer)

In other words, say you have on-board sound with a S/PDIF out; If you send out a 44.1kHz audio stream to an external DAC, will the only latency be 1ms + External DAC latency?

S/PDIF

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21 years 2 months
I have a keyboard, that has digital out, and I wanted to plug it to my audio interface (profire 610, m audio) via the S/PDIF in, If i plug it in this way, will this work to get the sounds of my keyboard (Yamaha MO8) to play in my computer? or do I need to plug the keyboard through the 1/4 cable jacket? thanks

S/PDIF problem with E-MU 1212m HELP!

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21 years 2 months
I'm trying to connect my dbx 386 tube preamp to my E-MU 1212m sound card using S/PDIF. I've bought the proper cable to use and connected it from the dbx 386 S/PDIF out to the 1212m's S/PDIF in. I've messed with the session settings in the 1212m's Patchmix, but I still can't get any sound on my computer to come in from the S/PDIF in. What am I doing wrong that I can't get it to work? Or, what haven't I done to make it work? Thanks for the help.

Best way to connect AES/BEU or S/PDIF to Mac Pro

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21 years 2 months
I am thinking about buying an API a2d, which has AES/BEU output, as well as S/PDIF coaxial output. I am trying to figure out the best way to get the output into my Mac Pro.

I only need two channels. It would be great if I could save some money here.

S/PDIF 2 mono sources to one stereo input?

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21 years 2 months
Hey guys I just joined the forums. Right now I'm doing Cubase based recording using a firepod. Recently we bought two M-Audio Tampa preamps for the studio (which btw sound amazing) and they each have a mono S/PDIF digital output. The firepod has a single stereo S/PDIF input (and output but that doesn't matter) and I was wondering what I need to find to hook both preamps up or even if I could.

Help Svp.: dbx 386 S/PDIF output problems

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21 years 2 months
hey, thanks for reading.
iv'e had my dbx 386 for some time now and i am still having trouble getting it to sing to my e-mu 1818 interface. there is no input in my S/PDIF dsp channel. Cubase clock source is set to S/PDIF but sample rate changes from the dbx don't affect the rate in cubase.
any ideas on what i might be doing wrong? what is dither and could this be a factor?

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