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Old 02-19-2020, 08:54 AM
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Default HD Native PCI w/o Omni?

A few years back I bought a new OMNI and HD Native setup.

The OMNI's front panel inputs stopped working some time ago. Will the HD Native card be of any use (increase plug-in capacity) with a generic USB interface?
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:59 AM
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On further thought, the fact that the OMNI and PCI card are connected by a data cable, makes me think one won't work w/o the other.
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Old 02-19-2020, 07:45 PM
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Default Re: HD Native PCI w/o Omni?

That is correct. The PCIe card is useless without an HD interface hooked up to it. It can not be selected as an interface.

You may be able to find a used Omni on Ebay or on the forums here. There's also the Focusrite Red interfaces which have Digilink connections as well.
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Default Re: HD Native PCI w/o Omni?

... or if you are on a limited budget, the old blue DigiDesign branded interfaces are also still working well
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:00 AM
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We use "old" Lynx Auroras with HDN cards.
A million times better than Omni. Never had one stop working either.
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Old 02-21-2020, 11:29 AM
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Default Re: HD Native PCI w/o Omni?

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Will the HD Native card be of any use (increase plug-in capacity) ?
No HD Native card (or thunderbolt box) increases plug-in capacity.

They are all still running their plugins on the host computer CPU. Only HDX cards do processing of AAX-DSP plugins.

There's now plenty of debate if HDX is a hinderance now (and host CPU the better choice for all things) in other threads but just wanted to clarify what an HD Native card/thunderbolt box can and can't do.
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