18 in's using Digidesign 002!??!!?

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  1. mrbwnstn

    mrbwnstn Guest

    In the thread "Pro Tools & reasons I hate Digidesign," Kurt mentioned that there is a way to record up to 18 tracks using Digidesign LE 002. Is this possible? There are only 8 in's, how can you get up to 18? Or am I mistaken?
  2. rudedogg

    rudedogg Guest

    8 inputs, 8 ADAT inputs, 2 spdif inputs = 18 inputs total
  3. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Can be a problenm to get the spdf in word clock sync with the internal and the Lightpipe.

    Many spdf pres only have an apdf output so you have to slave PT to that and then slave the Lightpipe to PT. it all takes time and clock can be flakey.

    If you don't need all 18 then a Lightpipe unit like the Ai3 and the ADA8000 are cheap ways to get 16 happening reliably.

    Might be cool to then add an spdf dual mic-pre with wordclock and the ADA8000 can wordclock to the dual mic-pre ... may offer better clock stabilisation.

    Thuis stuff requires experimenting before you lay dowen you money.

    As the years roll on the units are getting better .... oh why didn't the 002 get a wordclock !!!
  4. djspaz

    djspaz Guest

    adat to digi 001 problems

    hi people,
    I have tried the lihgt pipe in w/ adat and only get static back out the adat. do you know what settings i need to change in eather os9.1 or pro tools or adat!
    I have a more pressing isue though, it is very simular to post; need protools troubleshoting help: odd errors. i will boot up later too see what errors i get. then i'll post them
    If you know any other ideas please post or e-mail me dj.spaz573@gmail.com.

  5. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    need more info

    PT in Internal sync

    which ADAT box are you using ?

    outs to ins and ins from outs ... Iknow that's obvious BUT ... ????
    sorry that's all I have at the moment
  6. djspaz

    djspaz Guest

    protools & ADAT problem

    ADAT 24bit w/ bal in/outs
    PT in Internal sync ? what is PT?
    Yes, I have the ins and outs correct

    thanks for the help
  7. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    PT ... err
    Pro Tools ... the software that uses the Digidesign hardware.


    ADAT lightpipe ... 24 bit ... mmm not the way Wavefront tell the story ... 20 bit only I think.


    With the addition of this sort of box the 002 will now have 16 analog inputs and outputs.

    They should appear in the PT software as 8 analog and 8 ADAT-Lightpipe
    that is untill you re-name them to whatever you want
  8. Dave62

    Dave62 Guest

    If your using an actual adat tape machine as a front end you will need to change it's clock to external or it will not clock right and will chirp every few seconds. Then it has to be put in "record ready" to use it as an input device.
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