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Old 05-06-2002, 08:00 PM
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Default 24-bit converters and PTIII PCI

Some of the people I have talked to on here have said that PTIII PCI is 16-bit only. Why then, does it allow for connections to the 888/24, 882/20 and 24-bit ADAT interfaces? If it were 16-bit, wouldn't it just ignore the extra bits? I'm confused.
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Default Re: 24-bit converters and PTIII PCI

Yes, Pro Tools III hardware is 16 bit hardware, it writes 16 bit audio files to disk. It will support 888/24, 882/20, etc. for compatibility reasons but is still limited to 16 bit sessions. When the 888/24 was released the 888/16 (actually it's an 18 bit device) was discontinued and PT III systems were still being sold.

However, if you go in and out of a PT III system digitally (with an 888/16, 888/24, etc), it will pass a 24 bit signal as long as you don't write to disk. In other words, you could use a PT III system as a 24 bit signal processor (reverbs, EQs, etc.)

Also, 888/24 interfaces sound better than the 888 regardless of what bit depth you use.

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Old 05-10-2002, 01:40 AM
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Default Re: 24-bit converters and PTIII PCI

also you can do 24bit mixes with PT3 hardware .... and it sounds better! still only 16 bit Disc tracks BUT add a few together and words start to get alot longer ..... long live PT3 ... i a'nt selling mine .....!
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Old 05-10-2002, 02:17 AM
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to dubgeist - how are you doing 24 bit mixes on PTIII?
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