anyone know an Adat mixer?

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by Terabyte, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    I have myself an adat sound card...
    but i have no mixer to go with it...
    main objective here is to get 8 channels of sweet drumming onto the computer as 8 seperate tracks of sweet drumming instead of bouncing the tracks down to 1 mono unmixable channel :)

    problem is .. i can't find any 8 channel mixers with adat on them..
    anyone know of any

  2. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    or even .. anyway of getting 8 xlr cables (from drum mics) into an adat cable!
  3. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    May 25, 2004
    Cheapest solution is Behringar ADA8000. It has 8 AD converters and mic pres. Not bad sounding for the price. There are quite a few more to choose from.

  4. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    There are also a few 8 channel pre's with built in ADAT conversion. Mackie and Presonus are two off the top of my head.
  5. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest



    just to check, so if i had 8 microphones... (condensor and dynamic) and i connected them to that equiptment (on each 8 channels) then i could then take the adat.. connect it to my computer and record on cubase? (on 8 seperat channels)

    is that right?

    if so WOW! AWESOME D:D:

    but essentially its a Mic Preamp that i'm looking for then... (with adat output)
  6. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Here, these are 8 channel pres with ADAT outs, they will sound way better than the behringer.

    The Digimax
    The Digimax LT (ADAT Only, no soft limiters)

    The Mackie Onyx 800R (A nice piece of gear)
  7. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    doesnt the focusright octapre do adat?
  8. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Yeah, but you have to buy the digital output seperately. Not a big deal though. I would personally prefer the Mackie, and it would end up costing about the same.
  9. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    what's the disadvantage in having no soft limmiters?
  10. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    oh and

    "Processes 44.1 and 48 kHz sample rates"
    found on here

    just out of curiosity

    does that figure vary?

    so for example.. when you have on mic plugged in.. is that what that figure applies to?
    so if i had all 8 mics plugged in with sound going through..
    would the quality of each channel degrade at the other end?
    see.. I'm planning on using it for drums...

    or am i talking out of my ARSE! :lol:

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