Speaking of ADAT (toslink)...

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by robbyc23, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. robbyc23

    robbyc23 Guest

    Hello again,
    I've been using a MOTU 828 for the last year, almost exclusively with the analog inputs and without the manual.
    I'll be working (for the first time) with a Mackie 24HDR and I'm wondering what I'll need to dump multiple tracks from the Mackie to the 828 using cubase.
    I know I could just figure it out in time, but I'd like to be prepared this time.

    Take care,
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Well, basically if you plan on doing more than 8 tracks of transfer you will need to sync the computer to the Mackie.

    Sending MTC via MIDI to the Mackie and having it slave to the computer will make sure that each pass will start at the same time.

    Optical out of the Mackie to the optical input of the 828 will be a good way fo doing this.

    Opus :D
  3. robbyc23

    robbyc23 Guest

    Cheers Opus,
    I wasn't sure if a single optical could sqeeze 8 tracks.
    I'll look forward to trying it out. These things are always satisfying for the first time (when they work... :)

  4. JBlake

    JBlake Guest


    Just one more little tidbit: Make sure you set the Mackie as the master clock for the 828. Otherwise it'll be click and pop city.
    Or see if you can get a master clock like the Lucid or something similar and clock both the Mackie and the 828 from that. That way you'll know you got a real solid timebase.
  5. robbyc23

    robbyc23 Guest

    "click and pop city", eh?
    Depends on the music I suppose...

    Thanks for that.

    If ye don't hear from me, all is good.
    If not....

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