Now we get again a little confusion, because of all sudden you say you have some other Presonus devices that you might want to connect. Which devices ? How to you want/need to connect them to your recording interface. Maybe we need more ADAT ports on the recording interface..
Thanks for the continued discussion. Regarding my Presonus investments - I have Eris E5 Monitors, The ATOM Midi controller, the new Revelator USB mike and of course Studio One Pro 5 is my one and only DAW Environment. The Studio One integration with a Presonus interface alone is worth the price of admission. And yes - I do realize that any of this stuff will (and does) work fine with the existing RME solution. It is simply a matter of doing homework and choosing wisely IF I decide to throw some money at this.
Not sure what Thomann is smoking but here in Canada - this puppy is dead as dirt.
Amazon Canada - https://www.amazon.ca/Behringer-ADA8200 … B00E87OLFQ
Long and McQuade (here in Calgary) - https://www.long-mcquade.com/83695/Pro- … reamps.htm
I cannot find a single site in the country that actually has one of these. Maybe the UK is sitting on some mysterious stockpile but I am suspect of it actually being a supported product.
What devices you have and which of them you intend to connect to the recording interface (only this way we know how many ADAT ports you need and whether word clock is possible / required on any potential new recording interface)
The devices I need to have available to record/playback/listen/transfer from/record to include:
RODE NTV (Multiface 1 IN - Mono)
Taylor K4 Preamplifier (Multiface 2 IN - Mono)
Yamaha THR-10 (Multiface 3+4 Stereo)
POD HD Pro X (Multiface SPDIF IN Stereo)
Then I have these 3 devices (ALL Stereo) connected to the Mackie 1604VLZ:
MS Phononema (Turntable Preamp) (Mackie Channel 1+2)
Tascam 102 MKII (Cassette Deck) (Mackie Channel 3+4)
Tascam CD-OU1 Pro (Studio Reference CD Player) (Mackie Channel 5+6)
Which are then sent to the Multiface via the Mackie Sub Outs:
Mackie 1604VLZ Subout 1 -> (Multiface 5 IN - Mono)
Mackie 1604VLZ Subout 2 -> (Multiface 6 IN - Mono)
Mackie 1604VLZ Subout 3 -> (Multiface 7 IN - Mono)
Mackie 1604VLZ Subout 4 -> (Multiface 8 IN - Mono)
Taken overall - the Multiface is exactly one pair of inputs short to handle what I have as of this writing. If I ditch the Mackie - I need to replace those 6 inputs somehow via an ADAT Device OR find a new audio interface that can handle at least 10 analog inputs - but more like 12 or more (for future growth)
It also looks like it now needs to be a preamp as all of these devices will need adjustable gain.
I think adding 4 pairs of analog (via ADAT) would work very well AND would keep me in the RME world - but I need to actually find an affordable pre-amp that would work well.
Know too that these 3 devices (attached specifically to the Mackie) are NOT mission critical and are not in use 24x7- but I do need access to them as required and I do not want to be pulling out the console to repatch everything all the time.
Hope this makes a bit more sense now.