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Old 08-14-2018, 12:31 PM
MixerGuy MixerGuy is offline
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Default HD Native vs HDX hardware insert delay compensation?

Hi all

I own HDX-3 and use a lot of hardware inserts for mixing.

Never used HD Native.

Asking for a pal -

He was planning on using his forthcoming 2018 MacBookPro plus a current Sonnet chassis and HDX-1 to allow him to get to interfaces to get hardware inserts.


as long as he doesnt need a ton of hardware inserts... could he instead use HD Native? (and not HDX plus chassis)

Does HD Native do hardware inserts as well as HDX? (within the hardware / horsepower limits of each system)

With either system...could he use his older Digi 192 interfaces?

i know they wont pass hardware Digi test, I know they wont be "approved" and I know he could not get any support from Avid....

any other guidance?

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Old 08-14-2018, 02:54 PM
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Default Re: HD Native vs HDX hardware insert delay compensation?

HD Native handles ADC for hardware inserts exactly the same as HDX. There's nothing special about the DSP chips.

The key variable is the fact PT "knows" the delay of Avid/Digilink boxes and can compensate automatically.

I went from doing it with TDM cards and 192s, to HD Native and Symphony/Avid boxes without a hitch.

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Old 08-14-2018, 07:56 PM
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Default Re: HD Native vs HDX hardware insert delay compensation?

Been using hd native with hardware inserts for years. Works fine. Can't say that about Avid products everyday.

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