[ardour-users] A decent sound card for Ardour

John Emmas johne53 at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Jan 24 00:30:30 PST 2007

Thanks for that Sampo - £156UK is much nearer the mark for me!  It's a
pity my current Antex card isn't compatible.  Although it's quite an old
card, it has some good features such as SMPTE timecode in/out as well as
wordclock & video sync inputs, to support the usual audio and midi ports.
Can't seem to find Linux drivers for it though, which is really frustrating.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sampo Savolainen" <v2 at iki.fi>
To: "John Emmas" <johne53 at tiscali.co.uk>
Cc: "Sciss" <contact at sciss.de>; <ardour-users at lists.ardour.org>
Sent: 24 January 2007 07:39
Subject: Re: [ardour-users] A decent sound card for Ardour

> Quoting John Emmas <johne53 at tiscali.co.uk>:
>> I just realised that the RME 9652 has a serious drawback - no analog
>> outputs..!  I found out that there's an interface unit available but it
>> costs around 800 UK pounds for just 8 channels!!  Something's veering
>> me back towards M-Audio!
> You can get a Behringer ADA8000 for a mere £156 (dolphinmusic) which will
> work as both a mic-pre (not a good one, i know) / line input and line
> output
> device. This would connect to you 9652 with two adat cables.
> Just to clear up any misconception: the ADA8000 is both an AD and DA unit.
> The analog outputs in the rear are not direct analog outputs from the mic
> preamps. The device is actually two devices in one:
> 1) mic input / line input -> gain -> ADC -> ADAT OUT
> .. and
> 2) ADAT IN -> DAC -> line output
> And to top it off: I've read that while people generally dislike hate and
> despise behringer gear and think the quality is bad, there have been some
> people commenting that the AD/DA sections on the ADA8000 are quite good
> actually. It uses a well known Alesis chip (if i remember correctly) which
> does a good job.
>  Sampo

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