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  • Roland vs2400cd into Digi 002?

    So me and my buddy are combining our equipment to run a little home studio setup for our bands and our friends. Nothing too fancy. I have a digi 002 and some other gear, he was just given a roland vs2400cd. I noticed the roland has optical ins and outs. That gave me the idea that I could connect the digi and the roland and use one or the other to expand inputs. I tried to look it up, but I couldn't find too much information.



    Basically my question is, is it possible to use the roland to expand the inputs of my digi so we can have 12 xlr inputs inside of logic, and vice versa can I use the digi to add 4 inputs to the roland and have 12 inputs for the rolands onboard daw? I've never done anything like this so I'm not sure if this is super obvious or if its not possible at all so any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
    Originally Posted by FreestyleIntruder








    Originally Posted by JeffLeft


    I play drums



    Well then what are you doing on a forum for musicians?

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    Also, second question I just thought of. If I were to midi the devices together, could the roland be used to control my daw? As in, could I use the roland motorized faders and knobs to control paramaters inside of logic?
    Originally Posted by FreestyleIntruder








    Originally Posted by JeffLeft


    I play drums



    Well then what are you doing on a forum for musicians?

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    • #3
      So further research has shown I cannot control logic through midi as the roland lacks mackie hui or w/e emulation. Not a big deal. Still can't figure out if I can optical the xlr from my digi as more input into the roland, which is what I would really like to do(we're planning to track all the basic stuff into the roland)
      Originally Posted by FreestyleIntruder








      Originally Posted by JeffLeft


      I play drums



      Well then what are you doing on a forum for musicians?

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      • #4
        Looks like the coaxial output and the optical input don't operate independently, so you could add at most two inputs using those connectors. http://www.manualslib.com/manual/315...d.html?page=11



        I don't know if you can use the optical input to get an extra 2 tracks in any event, because it looks like Roland wants you to get a converter that connects by the "R-BUS" port to expand track count.



        I think you should just try it after configuring the digital input as described in the manual. I think the original 002 has a standalone mixer mode, so you could conceivably submix multiple inputs in the 002 and record them to the VS at the same time you're using the VS analog inputs.

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        • #5
          I don't understand very much about adat and optical and all that, could you clarify to me why the roland can only accept one channel through optical, but my digi can receive up to 8 through its optical?
          Originally Posted by FreestyleIntruder








          Originally Posted by JeffLeft


          I play drums



          Well then what are you doing on a forum for musicians?

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by keithtoxic
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            I don't understand very much about adat and optical and all that, could you clarify to me why the roland can only accept one channel through optical, but my digi can receive up to 8 through its optical?




            Because there's a difference between ADAT optical and S/PDIF optical. I believe your Roland has S/PDIF, which is a stereo input. The 002 has ADAT optical, which supports up to 8.

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              Quote Originally Posted by Zooey
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              Because there's a difference between ADAT optical and S/PDIF optical. I believe your Roland has S/PDIF, which is a stereo input. The 002 has ADAT optical, which supports up to 8.




              The roland has both spdif and an adat optical in/out.
              Originally Posted by FreestyleIntruder








              Originally Posted by JeffLeft


              I play drums



              Well then what are you doing on a forum for musicians?

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by keithtoxic
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                The roland has both spdif and an adat optical in/out.




                Then all of your problems are solved. Let us know how it turns out.

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