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Offline Sevoflurane

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External Soundcard/Box for Mac Mini
« on: May 20, 2019, 08:48:34 PM »
Hope this is making sense.

I want to hook up my Tascam DAT deck, MD deck and Nakamichi cassette deck for transfers into my Mac Mini. Only things I am really looking for is being able to playback LP mode DATs. I remember that my optical in on my macbook couldn't transfer LP mode because the computer wouldn't recognize 16/32kHZ.

Is there an internal soundcard box that has the capability of hooking up RCAs for my Nak deck and then optical in for my DAT/MD deck? I have been searching B&H to no avail. Almost everything I've seen has TRS inputs with an optical in.

Thanks for any help!
Mics: Schoeps MK4s, AT853 (4.7k mod)
Pre: Naiant IPA v1.0
Recorders: M10, A10, TCD-D8
Transfers: Nakamichi CR-3A, Tascam DA-20

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Re: External Soundcard/Box for Mac Mini
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 06:28:42 PM »
Internal sound card for a mini? What year? Guessing too old for the optical in...

Perhaps that was a typo, and you're searching for an external solution, as your post title indicates. One option is the Roland R-07, which does that since the firmware update, and isn't too spendy, and you get a  >:D recorder as a bonus.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2019, 06:30:32 PM by checht »
Schoeps MK41s > nbob KCY >
Naiant PFA 60v > Sound Devices MP-6  or  Naiant IPA > Roland R-07

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Re: External Soundcard/Box for Mac Mini
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 11:10:48 AM »
Older mac minis has min SPDIF ports. Otherwise something like the Zoom U-44 will do what you want
Schoeps CMC6 (MK22's) / AKG C480B (ck61, ck63, ck8) /  Neumann KM100 (AK40, AK50) / Audio Technica AT4050ST/ AT853s  (cardiod, omni) / CA-14 (cardiod) / CA-11 (Omni) /
Mixpre-10t / Mixpre-6 / Roland R-07 /Tascam DR-100mkIII /


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