[LAU] ADAT support with Presonus FireStudio Live interface?

Bent Bisballe Nyeng deva at aasimon.org
Tue Jul 13 17:38:45 CEST 2021

On 11.07.2021 19.15, David Kastrup wrote:
> Bent Bisballe Nyeng <deva at aasimon.org> writes:
>> Hello
>> I have two Presonus FireStudio Live firewire interfaces working in
>> daisy-chain mode for a total of 16 channel pre-amped inputs and they
>> are working great :-)
>> I am however sometimes running short on channels and thought it might
>> be worth looking into adding a cheaper interface, such as the
>> Behringer ADA8200 Ultragain, and hook that up to one the the Presonus
>> interfaces through ADAT to ensure full sample synchronization.
>> I have not been able find anything information on how/if this kind of
>> setup would work on linux and the ffado website seem particularly
>> sparse with information these days.
>> Does anybody have a similar setup and can share some insights into
>> what works and what doesn't - then it would be much appreciated :-)
>> In particular I would be interested to know how/if the extra channel
>> from the ADAT interface would show up in jack?
> Aren't they showing up in Jack already?  With the interfaces I use, the
> channel assignments are fixed even without ADAT synchronisation.  The
> numbers may differ when switching between 48kHz and 96kHz though since
> then channels are getting bundled.  The ADA8200 probably would not do
> that.

On 11.07.2021 18.39, Max wrote:
 > That should work as expected. The Behringer ADA8200 Ultragain is a great
 > device, and I see its unconfigurability as an advantage. In fact I
 > swapped one of two firefaces (UFX+800) for an ADA8200 because the many
 > ways to configure this setup wrong were endless.

Thank you for your feeback both of you.
After fiddling even more around in the user manual I found out that the 
Presonus FireStudio Project interface doesn't even have ADAT, so my 
problem sort-of went away on its own (replaced by a different one 
though; how to get extra channels).

Cheers // Bent

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