Topic: Is it possible to slowly migrate to AVB keeping current advantages?
I have a Fireface UFX (first gen.). I am about to upgrade the number of micpres and as usual there are plenty of different routes to take.
The 12 mic looks promising.
The UFX has two adat in and eight balanced line inputs (and AES/EBU + and 4 micpres).
- I would like to keep using the built in UFX effects while tracking.
- Thus I don’t want to go from the UFX to avb digiface.
- I would love to connect the 12 mic via ethernet cable to my UFX (not possible, obviously!)
- I think the 12 mic + the M-1610 PRO would take me a long way, but that’s a pretty big investment.
- 12 mic --avb—> M-1610 (2adat@96khz + 8 line outputs )—> UFX (2adat@96khz + 8 line inputs)
One step in the AVB direction (but without being able to use avb) would be to get the 12 mic and then connect the two adat’s of the 12 mic to the UFX and get 8 new pres at 96kHZ.
But that’s kind of boring....
- Is there alternatives to the above?
- Do I need a separate AVB-switch to be able to use avb at all? And is such a switch something not provided by RME?
- Are new units about to arrive to bridge the gap? :-)
- Could you kind folks at RME come up with an overview of this technology vs your new and old products and put it on your site, because I think the confusion is kind of huge even among people with decades in the audio recording domain and software professionals (like myself). Shouldn’t be to hard to produce I think.