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Old 15th September 2003, 07:29 PM   #1
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Ok people...

What do the pros use in those Alesis ADAT decks for ADC? Analog devices? Cirrus? BB? I'm curious...
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Alesis ADCs most likely.

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Old 16th September 2003, 05:22 AM   #3
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Alesis ADCs most likely.
I wasn't aware that Alesis has their own R&D facility or the overhead to fund something as complex as development of their own DACs or ADCs. I'm not claiming you're wrong by any means, just didn't have any idea they had that kind of moxy...

Can anybody confirm this? I'm really curious because I think it'd be a good point of reference for us DIYers... there are some very phenomonal sounding CD's recorded out there... and if we know what is used going into the production, I think it would make things all the more interesting.
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Old 16th September 2003, 01:32 PM   #4
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I wasn't aware that Alesis has their own R&D facility or the overhead to fund something as complex as development of their own DACs or ADCs. I'm not claiming you're wrong by any means, just didn't have any idea they had that kind of moxy...

http://www.alesis-semi.com/

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Old 16th September 2003, 01:48 PM   #5
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Have a look at www.alesis-semi.com (AL1101). Available at www.profusionplc.com (UK) for less than GBP 2 each.

Edit : Ooops... Sorry, Stu. Too quick for me
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My recollection is that when the decks were first introduced they were using 16 bit crystal AD/DACs.

I believe that Crystal somehow became Cirrus Logic:

www.cirrus.com
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Have you considered that they may have been recorded on Studer or Sony DASH multitracks or any of the other myriad of multitrack decks and HD solutions?

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Old 17th September 2003, 03:46 AM   #8
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Well, Alesis-semi... I guess that about answers it.

I did remember reading somewhere that the earlier ones did use the Cirrus chips (yes, previously Crystal). That's what generated the curiosity to start this post.

Thanks guys/gals for the comments!

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Have you considered that they may have been recorded on Studer or Sony DASH multitracks or any of the other myriad of multitrack decks and HD solutions?
Um, yes... but Sony sucks (I'm TOTALLY kidding!!) Not to get in a debate, just for some comic relief, OK?!

Seriously... I have considered the alternatives... but I have a couple productions that I know have been done on an Alesis ADAT... and I just wanted to have a good place to start from for a reference. Start small, go from there

Thanks again all...
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The Alesis ADC's specs don't look all that impressive.
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Well, Alesis-semi... I guess that about answers it.

I did remember reading somewhere that the earlier ones did use the Cirrus chips (yes, previously Crystal). That's what generated the curiosity to start this post.

Thanks guys/gals for the comments!



Um, yes... but Sony sucks (I'm TOTALLY kidding!!) Not to get in a debate, just for some comic relief, OK?!

Seriously... I have considered the alternatives... but I have a couple productions that I know have been done on an Alesis ADAT... and I just wanted to have a good place to start from for a reference. Start small, go from there

Thanks again all...
If you are looking ADAT, consider Tascam DA88 style recorder.
They are known as being a mecanically and sonically superior
device. They even do one now which does DSD recording.
Check their website as I'm not up on the latest models.

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