what spdif?

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  1. Guitarplayerdan

    Guitarplayerdan Member

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    WHat is it is it an think like midi. Are is it an acuall sound transfer.


    And how can you record something midi with protolls. I only have an mbox.



    God bless
     
  2. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    SPDIF stands for Sony Philips Digital Interface. Basically, it is a standard for transmitting digital information. The SPDIF input on your MBox is there to allow you to use an external analog to digital converter if you have one of higher quality than what comes in the MBox.

    You can record MIDI tracks on your MBox using a second interface. For example, I have a MIDI keyboard that uses a USB interface to get the MIDI information into the computer. From there, I simply set up a MIDI track in Pro Tools to record the MIDI information. You can do tons of different things with the MIDI track - trigger a software synthesizer, a drum machine, or a hardware synth, for example.

    Hope this helps,
    Bryan

    P.S. All of this should be covered in the manual that came with your MBox.

    P.P.S. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but please proof-read/spell check your posts.
     
  3. Guitarplayerdan

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    Thank you sooo much. Yeah I need to work on that.


    GOD BLESS
     
  4. Greggy

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    Yes, "speck" checking is very important!:D
     
  5. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Now that is funny! :p
     
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    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    Maybe he smoked a little spdif before he posted.:D
     
  7. Greggy

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    :D Just pooling your chain.
     
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    This is udderly rediculous.
     
  9. MichaelK

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    I didn't mention any names for a reason. It was only meant to raise a smile.
     

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