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    Apogee AP8AD & AP8DA

    A-D & D-A YGDAI Converter Cards

    If you're happy with the facilities of your Yamaha console or recorder, but you just want to upgrade the quality of the A-D/D-A conversion, these two cards from Apogee might be just what you're after.

    Reviews Dec 2002
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    Apogee Trak 2

    Mic Preamp & A-D Converter

    Apogee have an enviable reputation for their state-of-the-art digital converters, but their new Trak 2 also includes sophisticated mic preamplification.

    Reviews Jan 2002
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    Digital Audio Denmark ADDA 2402


    There is a vast array of digital converters on the market, but relatively few offer 96kHz capabilities, and fewer still provide built-in sample-rate conversion. Hugh Robjohns checks out the latest offering from Digital Audio Denmark.

    Reviews Aug 2000
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    RME ADI96 Pro front panel.

    RME ADI96 Pro

    24-bit/96kHz A-D Converter

    The ADI96 Pro is a 96kHz-capable analogue-to-digital converter featuring both mic and line inputs, as well as a whole host of onboard DSP functions. We check it out...

    Reviews Apr 2000
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    Doepfer MCV24

    Multi-channel MIDI-to-CV Converter

    Even the most die-hard analogue synth enthusiast must recognise the advantages to be gained by integrating their voltage-controlled gear into a MIDI environment.

    Reviews Mar 2000
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    Apogee PSX100 & Rosetta

    High-resolution Digital Converters

    Apogee have a long association with state-of-the-art digital converters. Hugh Robjohns investigates two of their latest 'affordable' models, the fully equipped PSX100 A-D and D-A converter and its simpler derivative, the Rosetta A-D.

    Reviews Nov 1999
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    RME ADI-1

    2-channel A-D/D-A Converter Box

    High-performance digital converters are becoming more affordable every day, and this new offering from RME certainly proves that good and cheap are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Hugh Robjohns undergoes complete conversion...

    Reviews Aug 1999
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    Opcode DATport

    USB Digital Interface

    Now that more computers are equipped with Universal Serial Buss connections, musicians have started to demand compatible peripherals. Martin Walker tries out one of the first to arrive, a simple interface dedicated to piping digital audio in and out of USB machines.

    Reviews Jul 1999
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    Kurzweil DMTi

    Digital Multitrack Interface

    Designed to interface the Kurzweil K2000/K2500 synths directly with digital recording equipment, the DMTi also has a role as a general-purpose digital format convertor. Hugh Robjohns checks it out.

    Reviews May 1999
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    Midiman SAM S/PDIF-ADAT

    Mixer & Format Convertor

    Midiman have a reputation for niche products at reasonable prices, and their latest, SAM, could do a number of useful jobs in the ADAT-based studio. Bob Dormon makes the connections.

    Reviews May 1999
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    MusicNet AD24 & DA24

    24-Bit 8-Channel Digital/Analogue Converters

    You've got a digital desk and a high-resolution computer workstation, but how do you input 24-bit source material? Hugh Robjohns checks out MusicNet's answer.

    Reviews Apr 1999
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    Philip Rees Little 2M, 5M & 9M

    MIDI Mergers

    Paul White plugs and plays with the latest products from MIDI widgeteers Philip Rees, a range of non-nonsense MIDI mergers.

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    Apogee AD8000

    24-bit Digital Audio Converter

    The AD8000 is a high performance 8-channel, 24-bit A-D converter which can cope with an array of different digital audio formats, either in its basic form or with the addition of one of several optional cards.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    Blue Chip Axon AX100

    MIDI Guitar Converter

    MIDI guitar has a long and chequered history, litered with great expectations and expensive failures. Dave Lockwood investigates the latest contender to see if it really is able to bring something genuinely new to the field.

    Reviews May 1998
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    Midiman Flying Cow

    D/A and A/D Converter

    Many musicians now have digital audio in their studios, so Midiman have decided to help them interface cleanly to the outside world, with the bizarrely named Flying Cow. Martin Walker thinks it cud be a winner...

    Reviews Mar 1998
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    Digidesign Universal Slave Driver


    Digital devices need synchronisation just as much as analogue ones, and this new offering from Digidesign aims to be a one-box solution for most audio and visual sync requirements. Mike Collins says it's about time...

    Reviews Jan 1998
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    MOTU Digital Timepiece

    Universal SMPTE/Video/Digital Audio Synchroniser

    Three years since it was first announced, MOTU's Digital Timepiece is here at last. Bristling with features, it aims to become the one-stop solution for the digital project studio's AV sync needs. Mike Collins explains how to get clock-wise...

    Reviews Nov 1997
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    Aardvark Aardsync II

    Master Digital Audio Sync Generator

    Got the jitters? Aardvark's external sync unit could be the answer. Mike Collins investigates.

    Reviews Oct 1997
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    MIDI-to-CV converter

    Got lots of analogue synths? This could be your one-box solution to bringing them into the world of MIDI. Chris Carter gets converted.

    Reviews Oct 1997
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    Kenton Pro 2000

    MIDI-to-CV Converter

    Integrating old synths into a modern MIDI-based system can be a pain. Paul Ward finds out if Kenton's Pro 2000 interface can kiss it better...

    Reviews Jun 1997
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    Aardvark Aardverter

    Professional A/D and D/A Converter

    Mike Collins investigates the versatile AardVerter — a 16-bit converter packed with features.

    Reviews Jun 1997


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