Old 09-14-2021, 06:15 AM   #1
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Hi Folks, I have a lot of gear and I'd rather not be plugging and replugging all the time. Having sorted the problem of integrating my MIDI the midi inputs with a 16X16 I/O, I need to have enough XLR & 1/4 inputs, preferably with their own channels, to my computer & Reaper.

I have a UMC1820/8 Channel Audio-Midi Interface, which is great, but insufficient to the whole of the task. First idea to stack 1820's proved naive (not stackable). Second thought was to find a mixer with 16 or 24 channels in & 8 out, using the 1820 as the interface. But I haven't found that mixer yet.

I need a minimum of 16 channels, but I can easily fill up 24. Happy to swap the 1820 for an interface with more inputs, but open to jerry-rigging ideas as well. Suggestions?
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:28 AM   #2
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have you considered adding an ada8200 to your 1820?
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:40 AM   #3
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RME Digiface USB (350€), 4 ADAT in, 4 ADAT out + headphones. Routing via TotalMix.

32 inputs via Behringer ADA8000 (used 50€) or 8200 (new 150€). You can add cheap optical switches for more.
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:21 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll check them out. If people have other ideas, I'm all ears!

Can the 8200 be stacked via ADAT?

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Old 09-14-2021, 08:34 PM   #5
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Can the 8200 be stacked via ADAT?
i'm not sure what you mean by this?

the ada8200 is an analog to digital / digital to analog converter, so it has 8 mic /line ins that it sends to a suitable interface with adat (umc1820 for example) & it can take 8 channels of audio from an adat port & output them via XLRs
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Old 09-15-2021, 04:01 AM   #6
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Can the 8200 be stacked via ADAT?
An ADAT port can only carry 8 channels at 44 or 48k or 4 channels at 88 or 96k. To use multiple ADA you would need multiple adat ports.
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Old 09-15-2021, 05:55 AM   #7
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Thanks Stella for the clarification. Much appreciated.

I saw an expansion board for the computer that allows this. I'm not there yet, but its good to know.
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:10 AM   #8
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IIRCC, the 1820 has ADAT fiberoptic jacks. All you should need to do is get a couple fiber cables and plug them together.
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