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cheapest route?

Post by A Dingleberry Monstrosity » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:28 am

I'm slowly working my way through the "Tested Audio interfaces that pass DC voltages." thread but I felt like asking this anyways...

what are some "cheap" routes to go with? Are all motu cards compatible?

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Post by jenamu6 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:41 am

Something I would love to know.

Cause MOTU doesn't come cheap at all, it seems.

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Post by MrBiggs » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:58 am

Volta doesn't fly on a PC. It's AU only, so it's for Mac. At least last I checked. So there's that.

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Post by bsmith » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:37 am

The lexicon MPX500 will pass cv solidly - I hang it off the spdif of a digi 002 and get two cv outs that way - with silent way mind you, but don't see why it would be any different with Volta. Found the Lexi for $125 on ebay.... LFO's and some other SW features work fine on a normal audio channel by the way....
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Post by wetterberg » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:30 am

cheapest thing for a pc user:

used motu 828mk1 + PureData. That wont set you back more than like a hundred bucks for 8i/o.

If you already have an audio interface with an ADAT connection I think you can find a busted up old ADAT machine or that cheap but decent Behringer converter box.

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Post by A Dingleberry Monstrosity » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:16 pm

for a second I was about to start crying! Didnt even know its mac only :mad:
wetterberg wrote:cheapest thing for a pc user:

used motu 828mk1 + PureData. That wont set you back more than like a hundred bucks for 8i/o.

If you already have an audio interface with an ADAT connection I think you can find a busted up old ADAT machine or that cheap but decent Behringer converter box.
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Post by bsmith » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:02 pm

Not seeing that the Alesis ADAT's are DC coupled, nor the Behringer ADA8000 after searching around about this - is this the case? I think the Behringer has an HPF that would screw up trying to push cv through it. I can only find information about people modding the adats to get the IO DC coupled. Is anyone using either of these with Volta or Silent Way? 8 channels of cv interface for a c-note or less would be pretty great...
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Post by os » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:33 am

The ADA8000 has been confirmed not DC-coupled elsewhere on this forum.

Beware the 828mk1 - it has a very low output voltage range (again, voltage chart for MOTU interfaces elsewhere on this forum).

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Post by Analog>Plugins » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:27 pm

Are we sure the ADA8000 will work passing cv? If so I will get one soon as. Modular needs feeding :)

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Post by 1nput0utput » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:41 pm

Analog>Plugins wrote:Are we sure the ADA8000 will work passing cv? If so I will get one soon as. Modular needs feeding :)
udder wrote:Not seeing that the Alesis ADAT's are DC coupled, nor the Behringer ADA8000 after searching around about this …
os wrote:The ADA8000 has been confirmed not DC-coupled elsewhere on this forum.

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Post by Analog>Plugins » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:08 pm

Consider myself told :oops:

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