R/E/P Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5   Go Down

Author Topic: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.  (Read 17186 times)

tom eaton

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3640
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2008, 04:23:19 pm »

I don't think TotalMix can run across different PCI cards... so it would seem that unless I go MADI the RME system won't really do what I want, which is 32 ins and outs at 96kHz route-able one to one input to output.

I do have the MOTU 424 card, and strange as it seems, that may be the ONLY way to do what I want.  The card actually would support 48 inputs and outputs at 96k through one instance of MOTU's CueMix software.

And yes, entire system clocked externally to an Isochrone.

The things you discover!

t

Tomas Danko

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4733
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2008, 07:37:10 am »

There are RME solutions where you can get lots of channels and it all merges inside one single TotalMix.

However, since you've already got the MOTU 424 I'd suggest going that route. It will hopefully do what you need it to do, it will cost less, and you're already familiar with it.
Logged
http://www.danko.se/site-design/dankologo4s.gif
"T(Z)= (n1+n2*Z^-1+n2*Z^-2)/(1+d1*z^-1+d2*z^-2)" - Mr. Dan Lavry
"Shaw baa laa raaw, sidle' yaa doot in dee splaa" . Mr Shooby Taylor

tom eaton

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3640
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2008, 09:14:15 am »

Tomas Danko wrote on Tue, 07 October 2008 07:37

There are RME solutions where you can get lots of channels and it all merges inside one single TotalMix.


For the record, are you talking about MADI?

I did consider that route.

tom

Tomas Danko

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4733
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2008, 10:15:48 am »

tom eaton wrote on Tue, 07 October 2008 14:14

Tomas Danko wrote on Tue, 07 October 2008 07:37

There are RME solutions where you can get lots of channels and it all merges inside one single TotalMix.


For the record, are you talking about MADI?

I did consider that route.

tom


Yes, MADI will give you the highest channel count among the RME products.
Logged
http://www.danko.se/site-design/dankologo4s.gif
"T(Z)= (n1+n2*Z^-1+n2*Z^-2)/(1+d1*z^-1+d2*z^-2)" - Mr. Dan Lavry
"Shaw baa laa raaw, sidle' yaa doot in dee splaa" . Mr Shooby Taylor

Andres Gonzalez

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 333
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2008, 07:06:37 pm »

This is perhaps a bit out-of-place in an Apogee 16x care and feeding thread--but I wanted to relate my experience with Apogee support because that is pertinent to this thread.

I upgraded from PT HD 7.1 to 7.4 because I had a project come in that was a 7.4 session and my rig would not read it properly (they did not render some elastic time tracks). Consequently, I needed to upgrade PT to 7.4.

After 7.4 was installed, PT would not recognize my Rosetta 800 and my AD-16X. Turns out that the X-HD cards in the converters needed the firmware updated also to work with PT 7.4.  So, I tried to update the firmware as per Apogee's normal process (downloading a new firmware image to the X-HD cards via MIDI) but had nothing but problems--nothing seemed to work.

So, I called Apogee support and they said just send in the X-HD cards. I sent them in, and they updated the firmware in both cards, and sent them back to me WITHIN ONE DAY, sent them back FedEx NEXT DAY AIR, NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE TO ME, and I was back in business.

I must say, Apogee support is great. The support engineers were knowledgeable, friendly, easy to work with, and their turn around time wonderful. Needless to say, I will buy from Apogee again.

-Andres
Logged

J.J. Blair

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 12809
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2008, 01:03:27 pm »

Apogee does indeed have first rate support.  That's part of why I've been buying their products for 14 years,
Logged
studio info

They say the heart of Rock & Roll is still beating, which is amazing if you consider all the blow it's done over the years.

"The Internet enables pompous blowhards to interact with other pompous blowhards in a big circle jerk of pomposity." - Bill Maher

"The negative aspects of this business, not only will continue to prevail, but will continue to accelerate in madness. Conditions aren't going to get better, because the economics of rock and roll are getting closer and closer to the economics of Big Business America." - Bill Graham

bushwick

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 624
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2008, 02:40:26 pm »

I've just recently made the berg switch inside the units as I couldn't get some of them to come on. I kinda of like the ease of one switch flip turning everything on or off.

j
Logged
Joshua Kessler
bushwick  studio
brooklyn, ny
www.bushwickstudio.com

tom eaton

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3640
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2009, 08:48:24 am »

Another thread about integrating the 16x units with RME cards:

http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/t/26716/2571/

Trying to keep this thread up to date!

Phil Mayor

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 250
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2009, 05:38:12 pm »

ha..just spotted this thread. I have the dreaded DA/AD16x switch problem too.. Confused
Logged

tom eaton

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3640
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2009, 07:51:04 pm »

Windows will no longer be supported as of 2009.

http://www.eqmag.com/article/apogee-discontinues-windows/feb -09/93403

Nice.

marcel

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1257
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2009, 11:22:54 am »

My 192k Rosetta 800 has started to develop the dreaded switch problem, too.
Logged
Best, Marcel

compasspnt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 16266
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2009, 11:55:59 am »

If one is going to change the internal jumper so that the units power on at mains application...

Is this something in the manual, or is there a special technique, or extraordinary knowledge required?


Edit: Thanks Tom!
Logged

tom eaton

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3640
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2009, 12:11:56 pm »

It's in the manual, not tricky at all.  

t

rankus

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5560
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2009, 01:53:36 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Fri, 06 March 2009 08:55

If one is going to change the internal jumper so that the units power on at mains application...

Is this something in the manual, or is there a special technique, or extraordinary knowledge required?



Yes,  Page 13 of the manual.  It's a simple computer style jumper that is popped off and placed back on the adjacent pins. It is about center of the motherboard... I think its the only jumper on there... I just did mine a couple of weeks ago and it works great.

Logged
Rick Welin - Clark Drive Studios http://www.myspace.com/clarkdrivestudios

Ive done stuff I'm not proud of.. and the stuff I am proud of is disgusting ~ Moe Sizlack

"There is no crisis in energy, the crisis is in imagination" ~ Buckminster Fuller

compasspnt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 16266
Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2009, 02:11:38 pm »

Excellent.

Now I just need some of those silly metric screws!
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5   Go Up