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  • That built-in G5 digital I/O -- ??

    Question:
    with something like this already on your computer, do I really need a audio box (firewire or USB) to input the audio? I'm using DP4 and only want to record a few vocal or rhodes tracks (and one at a time for that matter) ... What exactly would I need to take advatacge of this new input? OR should I just stick with getting something like the M-audio 410 or Tascam US-122 and not even use the G5 built-in port?? Any thoughts?

    thanks,
    -D

  • #2
    If you just need one or two tracks at a time, then you would only need to connect a digital mixer or preamp/converter with optical outputs. By all means use what Apple gave you!
    Dual 1.25ghz G4, 1.25gb RAM
    OS 10.3.9, 10.4.1
    Logic Pro 7.1
    Presonus Firepod
    Tascam US-2400
    iBook 600, 640 ram

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        • #5
          Can anyone tell me what products have preamp/converter w/ optical outputs like ten cent cat mentioned? I'd also like to use the input on the new G5, but I'm not familiar w/ what I'd need to get. Details would be appreciated!

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          • #6
            I happen to use a low-end Tascam digital mixer with coax S/PDIF w/ an M-Audio CO2 connected to my G5. It works extremely well.

            So you can look for something that has S/PDIF optical I/O or they might say "toslink". You can also look for something that has (non-optical) coax S/PDIF I/O and use the CO2 to convert it to optical S/PDIF:
            http://m-audio.rjmg.com/index.cfm?pid=3273

            For example, you might have this:
            http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOTAMPA
            and use the CO2 to connect it to a G5.

            A quick google search for spdif microphone and preamp found this:
            http://www.posthorn.com/Denecke_5.html

            Good luck.

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