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cheap Usb interface with spdif and ADAT I/O

Post by richard » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:57 pm

It doesn't even need to have analog I/O particularly. It just needs Spdif and ADAT

and it needs to be cheap. Does anyone currently make such a thing?
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Post by Richie Witch » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:19 am

How cheap?

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Post by myecholalia » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:24 pm

If only ADAT I/O would be sufficient (no SPDIF), then the miniDSP USB Streamer is hard to beat.

If FireWire is an option, look at the TC Impact Twin

If you need all of it plus good analog io, wait till the new RME Babyface Pro is out and buy the old Babyface for hopefully cheaper.

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Post by richard » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:00 pm

babyface has no spdif. I have one.

I dont think there is any interface under 900 euros has both spdif and ADAT? in need both sadly.
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Post by myecholalia » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:35 pm

sorry mate, i was 100% sure the babyface had SPDIF, too.

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Post by tweakfilter » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:26 am

under 900eur? i think there are many new interfaces with spdif+adat - focusrite, tc. Firewire.
I would suggest tc 24d (discontinued) is a great interface and can be bought for no more than 150eur these days

edit: i just saw that you need usb interface :doh: ; i only know firewire interfaces

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Post by flts » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:39 am

focusrite scarlett 18i20. around 400 euros at thomann. it ain't no rme, but at least my scarlett 2i2 works just fine. edit: this is USB, not firewire.
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Post by Rigo » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:42 am

http://www.alesis.com/io26 ? But it is FireWire, and I don't know if there are any limitations that might make it a bad choice.

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Post by flts » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:44 am

Rigo wrote:http://www.alesis.com/io26 ? But it is FireWire, and I don't know if there are any limitations that might make it a bad choice.
IO|26 is discontinued thus no more driver development from Alesis for at least 2 years now - if you find one used and you have old enough OS that the drivers work fine, then it's no problem, but probably not the most future proof device at this point.
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Post by Rigo » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:58 am

flts wrote:
Rigo wrote:http://www.alesis.com/io26 ? But it is FireWire, and I don't know if there are any limitations that might make it a bad choice.
IO|26 is discontinued thus no more driver development from Alesis for at least 2 years now - if you find one used and you have old enough OS that the drivers work fine, then it's no problem, but probably not the most future proof device at this point.
You got a point there :hihi:
My Windows 7 PC is old enough that it can't be upgraded to Windows 10, so I could still use it if I wanted. Maybe I should just try to use it on Windows 10, but I think there would be a cable issue.

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Post by Richie Witch » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:41 am

flts wrote:focusrite scarlett 18i20. around 400 euros at thomann. it ain't no rme, but at least my scarlett 2i2 works just fine. edit: this is USB, not firewire.
This is the direction I was thinking too. I had a Focusrite Scarlett 18i6: USB, SPDIF, and ADAT. It also has more normal (non-combi) line inputs than just about any other interface you'll find in this range. I bought a B-stock model on Amazon for $200. If I were looking for one now, I would check eBay.

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Post by _seph » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:44 am

if you don't need the ADAT and the SPDIF at the same time, MOTU's Track 16 might be a nice option. not too pricey new and often a steal secondhand.

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Post by thresholdpeople » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:05 pm

MOTU 828mk3 or 828x can do spdif and adat at the same time. They're within your budget. A bunch of analog i/o options as well.

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Post by richard » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:58 pm

thanks guys, a few options I can explore there!
Bastard Science Vol.1 and 2 (Hordik, Buchla, Serge, EMS, Oberheim) https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ence-vol-1
https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ence-vol-2

Tales from the Voodoo Box (EMS Synthi A solos) https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ynthesiser

Richard Scott - Several Circles https://cuspeditions.bandcamp.com/album ... al-circles

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Post by richard » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:10 pm

actually, after looking at your suggestions it confirms my suspicion, there are hardly any cheap USB interfaces with simultaneous Spdif/ADAT outputs these days, and no small ones

apart from the MOTU and RME which are not cheap Focusrite scarlett 18i20 is the only one I can find?
Bastard Science Vol.1 and 2 (Hordik, Buchla, Serge, EMS, Oberheim) https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ence-vol-1
https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ence-vol-2

Tales from the Voodoo Box (EMS Synthi A solos) https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ynthesiser

Richard Scott - Several Circles https://cuspeditions.bandcamp.com/album ... al-circles

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Post by thresholdpeople » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:16 pm

Ahh whoops.. did that skim-reading thing... saw 900 and thought that was your budget.

Yeah the Focusrite seems the cheapest. I got a MOTU 828 mk3 for $325 USD on ebay the other day. I typically prefer Focusrite to MOTU, but the MOTU is DC coupled analog I/O, and this'll be for a computer interfacing with different modular gear. Apparently (to be determined once I actually get the thing up and running) it is able to do different sample rates on the different i/o groups.. so analog can run at 96k, ADAT and spidf at 48k. That's exciting for expert-sleepers modules without having to worry about SMUX, while still getting high sample rate audio.

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Post by deesee » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:12 pm

myecholalia wrote:If only ADAT I/O would be sufficient (no SPDIF), then the miniDSP USB Streamer is hard to beat.
this. i searched high and low for a cheap digital-only i/o and couldn't find anything that even remotely compared.

i've been using it for a while now with no issues. great kit at a ridiculously awesome price.

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Post by Rigo » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:29 pm

Rigo wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:58 am
flts wrote:
Rigo wrote:http://www.alesis.com/io26 ? But it is FireWire, and I don't know if there are any limitations that might make it a bad choice.
IO|26 is discontinued thus no more driver development from Alesis for at least 2 years now - if you find one used and you have old enough OS that the drivers work fine, then it's no problem, but probably not the most future proof device at this point.
You got a point there :hihi:
My Windows 7 PC is old enough that it can't be upgraded to Windows 10, so I could still use it if I wanted. Maybe I should just try to use it on Windows 10, but I think there would be a cable issue.
It's an older thread, but I just tried to use my IO26 with Windows 10 ... and it works fine with the latest W7 drivers from the Alesis website. So take that not-the-most-future-proof with a grain of salt :hihi: I only had to remove the plastic side panels because they are getting sticky.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I think that after all these years it is still a very good package ...

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