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Old 29th January 2007
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Help With My Potential Setup...

Ok, I've read through a few threads about having this setup -

Digidesign 002 Rack (Preferably with the Black Lion Upgrade) along with a seperate 8 Mic Pre's hooked up via ADAT optical. Total, I'd like 12 pre-amps (4 from the 002, and 8 from an external source).

As of now I will soon have a Tascam FW-1884 control surface with 8 mic pres, but from what I've read from many forums, those pre's don't live very long (unless your really careful with the phantom power situation). Either way, I don't think the pre's will sound any more than mediocre at best, so I planned on using that as a control surface to mix (I hate using the mouse).

So, I was looking at the Focusrite OctoPre LE, 8 channels at 48k. Sounds decent, but I'd really love to stretch for the 96k... And then I stumbled upon...

Presonus Digimax FS

I can get 8 channels of 96k throught ADAT/SMUX, the only problem is that to get the 96k thru the ADAT you have to use 2 ADAT optical out, while the 002R only has 1 in.

Any suggestions on how to get the 8 channels from the Digimax at 96k going into the 002 then on into protools, while still having the 4 pre-amps from the 002R available for use?

Should I simply only send one ADAT Optical out of 4 channels at 96k from the Digimax, and 4 analog outputs (from the Digimax as well) into analog inputs 5-8 on the 002R, leaving the remaing 1-4 preamp inputs on the 002r untouched and available for use?

I hope you followed that, i tried to explain the best I could.

Would that cause any syncing or latency issues?

Any suggestions would be great.
Old 8th February 2007
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unless i'm mistaken you can't get 96k into the 002
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Originally Posted by treymonfauntre ➡️
unless i'm mistaken you can't get 96k into the 002
I'm slowly but surely leaning away from 96k anyways. I'll just use the 8 channels out via ADAT Optical from my tascam along with the 4 from the 002r at 48k and be happy.
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