I agree about CardDeluxe, but it's outdated and the PCI interface is going away. I just bought a
Lynx Hilo and it smokes anything I've used before for ADC. DAC is as good as my Benchmark. That's
not useful to Martin because the Hilo only has two channels of ADC, but Lynx does make a
many-channel external ADC.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Stamler" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Digital recording interfaces (Equipment satisfying Grammy Grant guidelines)
> On 11/30/2012 10:27 AM, Martin Fisher wrote:
>> Thanks to Bruce and Richard for their replies. I should probably outline my reasons for asking
>> in the first place. We're working on a Grammy Foundation grant to digitize a number of tapes.
>> We currently have M-Audio Delta 1010 and Delta 66 interfaces which allow for a maximum sampling
>> frequency of 96 kHz at 24 bits. Aside from the fact that the sampling frequency and bit rates
>> just squeak by and the units have break out boxes I question whether this statement on page 2 of
>> Grammy's methodology document relegates the Deltas to the garbage can.
>> Use of internal computer audio converters and sound cards are not allowed for analog to digital
> That's just plain wrong; there are some excellent in-the-computer interfaces out there, including
> CardDeluxe and Lynx. I understand why the requirement is in there, though; they want to make sure
> grantees don't use a SoundBlaster or the usual junk built onto the motherboard. Well, external
> Lynx is excellent.
>> In addition, our Sound Forge 9 software does not support (output) broadcast wave files but there
>> is a program called BWAVWriter that will convert regular WAVs to BWAVs.
>> I don't know whether this satisfies the requirements or not.
>> Basically I'm looking for hardware/software that will allow the simultaneous capturing of up to
>> eight analogue audio channels at 192 kHz/24-bit rendered in a BWAV format.
> Whether it records as .wav or .bwv is strictly a function of the software. Reaper should do the
> job for you.