Topic: architectural question
I'm planning on changing our converter setup in the studio. Right now I have two Prism Orpheus daisy chained via Firewire which is really handy but a little buggy and annoying...
One Prism is connected to the monitor system (surround sound + active crossover and some sources) , the other on is built into a rack connected with some nice analoge gear. This way we just have one Firewire cable between Computer, orpheus one and orpheus two (carrying word clock and 16 channels I/O), which is really nice comfortable because we can move the rack around. unfortunately the computer is pretty much on the other end of the room with a RME ADI 2 DAC fs connect to it for nearfield monitoring and headphone monitoring.
I would like to get rid of my orpheus (because so many times it happens that I have to restart my system because they got locked to a wrong sample frequency ... it's a real pain - especially when clients are there :-(
For life recordings we have a Digiface AVB and M32pro, which is a really nice combination :-) which brought me to the idea to switch to AVB in the studio as well. Just connecting a switch to the Digiface AVB and from there a networkable to a M1610 for the monitoring system and another networkcable to a high class ADA converter (something like ADI 2 Pro fs but this thing has no MADI or AVB - argh) and I have another Rack with the same issue :-/
However as mentioned before the ADI2 Pro fs has no MADI or AVB. Unfortunately the 160 has no Inputs at all (otherwise it would be possible to put 8 channels of an ADAT input into a AVB or MADI stream) and the Digiface AVB doesn't support any EQs in Totalmix for loudspeaker correction :-(
Do you have some other suggestions?