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Tech: SPDIF output to USB input converter ?

GUEST,punkfolkrocker 20 Mar 12 - 11:51 AM
Mitch the Bass 20 Mar 12 - 12:06 PM
Gurney 20 Mar 12 - 06:40 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 21 Mar 12 - 02:10 AM
Mitch the Bass 21 Mar 12 - 09:30 AM
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Subject: Tech: SPDIF output to USB input converter ?
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 20 Mar 12 - 11:51 AM

Anyone know of an affordable SPDF [or optical digital] to USB converter [ideally capably of up to 24-Bit / 48kHz or 96kHz].

I can google plenty of simple budget priced devices for sale that work in the opposite direction:
ie outputting a PC or Laptop's media player audio from the USB port to 'audiophile' quality SPDF input
external amps & speakers.

But I need to find a basic converter to connect the SPDF output of a pre-amp/mixer to the USB input of a computer
in order to record in multitrack software sequencers..

So far, no luck finding one. Surprised if they don't exist at all !!!???


Previously, I could connect the Pre-amp/mixer to the SPDF input of E-MU PC soundcards,
but Laptop currently available for use only has USB connections.

cheers...


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Subject: RE: Tech: SPDIF output to USB input converter ?
From: Mitch the Bass
Date: 20 Mar 12 - 12:06 PM

M-Audio (Avid) no longer do them but you might be able to find an M-Audio Transit Sound Card on Ebay or similar

Mitch


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Subject: RE: Tech: SPDIF output to USB input converter ?
From: Gurney
Date: 20 Mar 12 - 06:40 PM

Tried to do that myself, but I couldn't find anything. I did buy an external sound card, but the SPDIF connections were just for throughput.


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Subject: RE: Tech: SPDIF output to USB input converter ?
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 02:10 AM

thanks for replies..

Hours of googling later...
and it seems SPDIF inputs have been just about abandoned except for a few expensive 'Pro' USB audio interfaces
way out of my price range;
or older budget price Win XP era USB audio interfaces that are at least a few years out of production
and mostly out of stock or discontinued..

Either way, general online opinions are that reliable Win 7 drivers [even more so 64 bit]
are an ongoing issue...

Sods Law, the available laptop for the immediate project is Win 7 64 bit.

Just a simple in line converter requiring no drivers would be ideal,
but as I mentioned earlier, it seems all available affordable basic converter products are for audio output only, not input.


Oh well, keep on looking...


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Subject: RE: Tech: SPDIF output to USB input converter ?
From: Mitch the Bass
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 09:30 AM

M-Audio Transit on ebay -
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M-Audio-Transit-Sound-Card?item=190655015994&cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%

Windows 7 Driver 32 and 64 bit -
http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=support.drivers&f=1219

It has both optical in and out and works up to 96kHz.


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Subject: RE: Tech: SPDIF output to USB input converter ?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 02:01 PM

Check Amazon (US) and Monoprice.com, ramelectronics.com, all of which have a number of low price options.


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