Maybe this solution is for you. A combination of ADI-2 Pro, RayDAT and ARC USB like described here in my blog article: http://www.tonstudio-forum.de/blog/inde … ort-DE-EN/
There you have everything:
- quality and features of ADI-2 Pro
- based on a solid and proven PCIe card (RayDAT)
- the comfort of an ARC USB
which can be connected to a PC via USB and only requires an RME interface supporting TM FX to work
- expandability of the solution via ADAT (RayDAT), i.e. up to 4 Octamic XTC via ADAT @44.1/48
And I think it might even be possible to remote control the Octamic XTC via MIDI and then to set it up as AUX device into the TM FX instance of the RayDAT. By this you can control:
On top of that you would be able to digitally save all of the above listed settings digitally via TM FX snapshots, so that you can recall the settings completely at any time. Example UFX+ with 2 Octamic XTC as AUX device remote controlled (here via MIDI over MADI). See the red rectangles in the screenshot. In the top row "HW Inputs" you can see the settings and controls for one remote controlled XTC Mono Input (Madi 1) and MA 3/4 Stereo Mics:
In contrast to that you can also use the RME MIDI remote application to control ALL of the parameters of the XTC. But then you can not save the settings to TotalMix FX, because you can not use "AUX Device" and "MIDI Remote" at the same time, these 2 possibilities / solutions exclude each other as all control uses the same MIDI channels so that they would interfere with each other.
This remote control feature / setup is also described in this article, but using MIDI over MADI.
But maybe still interesting as it describes the setup of an AUX device.
For a pure MIDI based solution its slightly different.
Article is only available in german, but maybe still useful when looking simply at the configuration:
http://www.tonstudio-forum.de/blog/inde … Cber-MADI/
It might also work with other RME recording interfaces but might work best with interfaces like the RayDAT, where AES and optical SPDIF output are completely separate channels.
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