RME adi-8 ds - will this work for me?

Discussion in 'TASCAM DM-3200 & DM-4800' started by snafu, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. snafu

    snafu Active Member

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    Hi folks,

    just a few questions:
    I'm looking for a way to get 8 channels of analog input for my DM 3200, as well as 8 channels of analog output, out of the PC.

    So, the signals for input will go:
    RME --> TDIF (or ADAT) --> DM3200 --> into the PC

    and for output:
    PC --> DM3200 --> TDIF (or ADAT) --> physical outputs RME

    Will this work? Do I need wordclock (on behalf of the DM?)?

    If you can give me specific details about if this is a thing, and what I'll have to set up exactly (and where), I'll have a drink or two on you :)

    cheers
    snafu
  2. Arjan P

    Arjan P Well-Known Member

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    That should totally work - but it also looks like major overkill (192k sample rate). I actually have a very similar setup for jobs that need more than 20 analog inputs at once. I use the Presonus Digimax 48k, and yes, also wordclock. Wordclock is necessary if you have multiple devices doing AD-conversion simultaneously. And since ADAT and TDIF normally are 44.1 or 48 kHz (you lose half the channel number if it works to go to 88.2 or 96) I limit these projects to these sample rates..

    Cheers!