Pro Tools HD minus proprietary I/O

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by bhuvan, Mar 4, 2004.

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  1. bhuvan

    bhuvan Active Member

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    I've heard that the new pro tools systems won't have it compulsory to use at least one HD audio I/O.

    can any one confirm this? is this just a rumour?

    i'm planning to purchase the HD2 system and was thinking of getting the Prism ADA Dream. Now if this is true, then i'd like to run only the Prisms.

    Also - is it possible for me to run the system without the digidesign sync I/O? i was thinking of using the rosendahl nanosyncs instead.
     
  2. TomMaag

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    I don't know about the PRISM...but the new apogee's can be connected directly to Pro Tools HD or mix systems.
     
  3. bhuvan

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    but for this you need to use the 192 I/O which has the expansion slot, right? is there a way that i can do the same with the 96 I/O?

    also, with new systems, will i need to use a digidesign I/O at all?
     
  4. Duardo

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    Prism has a card you can add to their converter that connects directly to the HD cards, and Apogee has one coming out as well. They were reverse-engineered without Digidesign's consent, so don't expect any support from them if something doesn't work, but they should work out just fine.

    You can connect them to the 96I/O via ADAT Lightpipe, but that'll limit you to 48 khz. The 192 digital I/O will give you sixteen channels with the capability of running at higher sampling rates.

    -Duardo
     
  5. bhuvan

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    thanks.

    i spoke to prism sound after this and they confirmed that i can plug in directly to the HD cards minus the digi I/Os.

    also they have that DSD module which looks like an easy upgrade option for SACD recordings on Pro Tools itself.
     

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