excuse my question but..

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excuse my question but..

Post by RoCi » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:36 am

the ADAT on the fireface, do you connect that to the optical in and out on a mac pro?

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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by seattletruth » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:39 am

RoCi wrote:the ADAT on the fireface, do you connect that to the optical in and out on a mac pro?
ADAT is for ADAT. It's a legacy connection.

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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by RoCi » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:34 pm

seattletruth wrote:
RoCi wrote:the ADAT on the fireface, do you connect that to the optical in and out on a mac pro?
ADAT is for ADAT. It's a legacy connection.
school me man lol like what is ADAT suppose to connect to? are suppose to connect the it the mac pro to the fireface or what?

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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by 3phase » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:22 pm

better dont get schooled by somebody from seatle

you dont need to use the adat conection for your mac..that is to hook on other external gear that supports the adat protocol like A/D converters that provide more in channels or digital mixing desks.. digital multichannle fx aso..

all audio from your laptop is going thru the firewire connection to the fireface
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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by McQ714 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:09 pm

3phase wrote:better dont get schooled by somebody from seatle

you dont need to use the adat conection for your mac..that is to hook on other external gear that supports the adat protocol like A/D converters that provide more in channels or digital mixing desks.. digital multichannle fx aso..

all audio from your laptop is going thru the firewire connection to the fireface
unless it's the Fireface UC which has a USB connection or the Fireface UFX which has both USB and firewire connections.

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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by RoCi » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:54 pm

3phase wrote:better dont get schooled by somebody from seatle

you dont need to use the adat conection for your mac..that is to hook on other external gear that supports the adat protocol like A/D converters that provide more in channels or digital mixing desks.. digital multichannle fx aso..

all audio from your laptop is going thru the firewire connection to the fireface
what happens if you connect it to a mac pro?

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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by Cowlash » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:28 pm

RoCi wrote:
3phase wrote:better dont get schooled by somebody from seatle

you dont need to use the adat conection for your mac..that is to hook on other external gear that supports the adat protocol like A/D converters that provide more in channels or digital mixing desks.. digital multichannle fx aso..

all audio from your laptop is going thru the firewire connection to the fireface
what happens if you connect it to a mac pro?
it will explode

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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by RoCi » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:29 pm

ha! no seriously.

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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by LeifonMars » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:15 pm

RoCi wrote:
3phase wrote:better dont get schooled by somebody from seatle

you dont need to use the adat conection for your mac..that is to hook on other external gear that supports the adat protocol like A/D converters that provide more in channels or digital mixing desks.. digital multichannle fx aso..

all audio from your laptop is going thru the firewire connection to the fireface
what happens if you connect it to a mac pro?
I don't think your Mac Pro has ADAT port.
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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by seattletruth » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:30 pm

I don't need to be snide, but ADAT connects to an ADAT recorder/player.

I remember I used to see them in Musician's Friend 10 years ago. They are used for mastering. I think they used like 24 bit data tapes or something. Not 100% positive but I'm sure wikipedia knows for sure ;)

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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by swishniak » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:32 pm

RoCi wrote:the ADAT on the fireface, do you connect that to the optical in and out on a mac pro?
sometimes i feel old when i read this forum 8)

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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by n8tron » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:45 pm

sigh...

ADAT lightpipe (which is what the fireface has) is NOT the same as an ADAT tape or tape player.

ADAT lightpipe on your fireface is used to connect an extra 8 inputs from another source that supports the connection.

The Toslink connections on your Mac Pro use the same physical connectors, but they are not compatible with the ADAT lightpipe connections on your fireface.

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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by Dean Corrie » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:44 pm

Hello,
The optical connection on my Motu 828mk2 is selectable between ADAT, Toslink spdif and off. ;)
Cheers,
Dean

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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by McQ714 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:00 am

same goes for RME interfaces.

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Re: excuse my question but..

Post by Dean Corrie » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:10 am

There is no issue then. Read manuals.

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