[PlanetCCRMA] Off topic: 1010LT and Behringer ADA8000

Michael TD Nelson m_nels@gmx.net
Mon Feb 5 12:52:01 2007

Timo Sivula wrote:
> Hi,
> I am planning to buy a Behringer ADA8000 to use with my M-Audio 1010LT for recording my acoustic drumkit. Does anyone have any experience of this combination and Ardour? I would appreciate any feedback before spending my money.
> br. Timo 
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The ADA8000 takes eight balanced analogue XLR inputs and converts them 
to a digital ADAT lightpipe signal - eight channels of audio over one 
fibre. It also accepts a digital ADAT lightpipe input (one fibre) and 
converts it to eight balanced analogue XLR outputs. It seems good value 
to me (I have one).

However, I don't think the 1010LT has lightpipe inputs or outputs. As 
far as I remember, it has something like eight analogue I/Os and two 
digital I/Os.

I imagine you're trying to expand the number of (balanced) inputs you 
have... I think you should be able to do a very nice job of recording an 
acoustic drumkit with between four and eight inputs. A mic on the kick 
drum, one on the snare, and a stereo pair of overheads works ok for me 

I use my ADA8000 with an RME Digi9636, which I got for £77 on eBay (UK). 
It works very nicely for me in Linux, and I could add eight channels 
with another ADA8000.