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I have a 1604VLZ and 2 ADATs. How do get the whole thing to interface and work as a 16 track? Thanks.
I am too. I can't speak for Lotis but I bought 2 blackface ADAT's for less than $150. I couldn't find anything out there that would let me do 16 track simultaneous recording for anywhere near that amount.You still using ADAT's???? Why?????
They need a synch cable between them. One will act as a master and the other will synch up to it.
It's very easy, and it works flawlessly.
The multipin thing sounds like an Elco snake. I've not had to clean the heads on my ADAT's yet but I used to service VCR's for extra money and cleaning ADAT heads or replacing the idler tire shouldn't be any different.get a lightpipe connector cable and use fiber optic technology to connect them. It's not too expensive. My boss uses 4 Alesis ADATs together with the top being master and the next 3 slaved to it and a BRC controller for all of them. Its pretty easy to do and they feed off as one unit to a larger mixer too using a 1/4 to (giant rectangular multipin thing). The thing I reference has a name, which I'm sure someone will fill in and it basically allows you to work with 32 tracks I believe without a huge 32 jack snake. And yes, ADAT is cheap and still useful, even if its a little more difficult to deal with (error messages galore) Be careful of the dirty head message. It costs like $100-125 to get the heads cleaned but with research and the right equipment you can do it for $2.50 yourself.