Adding a second A/D device

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  1. Todzilla

    Todzilla Active Member

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    Colleagues,

    I have a G5 running Digital Performer with a MOTU 896HD. All is good.

    But on occasion, I want a ninth and tenth analog input. Can I just get the Onyx satellite, firewire it in to the chain, and not worry about word clock or other sync issues?

    I have two kids in grad school, so I'm looking to solve this as cheaply as possible, making as few compromises as necessary.

    Thanks.
     
  2. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

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    With the 896 you can add something like this.
    http://www.smproaudio.com/A08.htm

    It will give you eight additional inputs via ADAT Lightpipe.

    Or if you are on OS 10.4 or later you can set up multiple devices with the audio/midi setup utility. Research aggregate devices.

    DP will support multiple MOTU devices natively, I experimented and used my 828, and a M-Audio fast track to set up an aggregate device on my core duo mini.

    I like the first option, no software to deal with.

    8)
     
  3. Groff

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    If 600 $ is not too much, you can get 12 in/out:

    echoaudio.com/Products/FireWire/AudioFire12/index.php


    regards
     
  4. Todzilla

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    WOndering specifically if Mackie's Onyx satellite will work.

    It won't interface directly with the 896HD (satellite has only firewire back to computer, or daisy chained to 896HD)

    I only need a couple more channels and I hear the Onyx pres don't suck narwhal.
     

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