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Old 11-07-2005, 10:44 AM
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Default Adding more inputs with the 002

I know of the octopre to add 8 additional XLR inputs. Are there any others out there I could use? thanks!
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:49 AM
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Default Re: Adding more inputs with the 002

Alesis AI-3 and AI-4 add 8 analog I/O via lightpipe. No preamps though.

Presonus DigimaxLT adds 8 preamps/line inputs over lightpipe.

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Old 11-07-2005, 10:53 AM
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Default Re: Adding more inputs with the 002

thanks. Is the octopre pretty much the best to go with?
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Old 11-07-2005, 11:54 AM
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Default Re: Adding more inputs with the 002

I've been using a Mackie Onyx 800R ($1000) with a 001 config.
- 8 XLR mic pre-amps inputs, including 2 with 4 mic impedance options and Mid/Side function, and 2 Hi-Z instruments inputs.
- 8 Line inputs and 8 line outputs on DB-25 connectors.
- AES and ADAT output (up to 192KHz), world clock input.
I like this box, it sounds great, very clean, very stable clock.
It can also be used with other systems (ProTools HD, etc...)

Here are some other options (sweetwater prices):
M-Audio Octane $600
Presonus DigiMax LT $800
Focusrite Octopre LE $600 + A/D card $200
Mackie Onyx 800R $1000
Focusrite Octopre $800 + ADAT option $200
Presonus DigiMax 96K $1330
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:20 PM
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Default Re: Adding more inputs with the 002

i use an behringer ada 8000
ightpipe 8 pres
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:14 PM
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Default Re: Adding more inputs with the 002

Cheap, even partially broken, ADAT XT-20 or LX-20.

Cheapest way to get 8 channels of lighpipe i/o if you already have a mixer for pres.
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Old 11-07-2005, 08:17 PM
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Default Re: Adding more inputs with the 002

I owned the Behringer ADA8000 and for the money it was great, however from what I hear, the way to go is the Maudio Octane, its essentially like having 8 channels of the DMP3 which if you don't know is a rather clear and open sounding pre. I think it should set you back about 600 or so. Good luck!
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Old 11-08-2005, 05:16 AM
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Default Re: Adding more inputs with the 002

i am using an RME Octamic-D.

Great sounding pre-amps, tons of gain - connected to the Digi 002 via ADAT (optical).

Works a charm


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Old 11-10-2005, 02:11 AM
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Default Re: Adding more inputs with the 002

But do any of the expensive 96KHz options (the Focusrite Octopre or the RME Octamic-D for example) let you do full 96KHz sessions???
I've seen other things that suggest that the ADAT optical link will only work to 48KHz on a 002R?
Is this true?
Or can you add 8 extra analog inputs & work fully at 96KHz on a 002R using a Focusrite Octopre or RME Octamic-D & ADAT optical link? Is somebody actually doing this in their own studio?
Or would I only be able to work at 48KHz?

Many thanks for your help - would be most interesed to find out!
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:23 AM
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Default Re: Adding more inputs with the 002

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Alesis AI-3 and AI-4 add 8 analog I/O via lightpipe. No preamps though.

Presonus DigimaxLT adds 8 preamps/line inputs over lightpipe.


The Alesis AI 4 is a AES/EBU to ADAT converter, so will only accept digital I/O. The AI 3 does as you say. Apparently the AI 4 can work at 96kHz by "sharing" channels. I don't think Digi's hardware supports this though. There are other line to ADAT converters also: Fostex is one... This gives you alternate I/O through ADAT, not pre-amps though as stated.
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