[LAU] Archive ADAT tapes

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue Jan 29 22:04:25 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM, <linux-audio at to11.net> wrote:

> I have some old ADAT tapes and I would like to archive the tracks on them
> to
> my computer. I plan to have an ADAT recorder connected via an
> ADAT/Lightpipe
> cable to an internal PCI/PCIe card or to a break out box that is connected
> to
> the computer via firewire. If I play the tapes and record the tracks to
> disk
> with Ardour, will they be transferred losslessly or is there a digital <->
> analog conversion happening somewhere in the chain? If there is a
> conversion
> happening, is it anything to be concerned about or would it be high quality
> enough to not be noticeable?

its 100% digital all the way.
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