delta 44 and 1010

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Member Since: Sep 22, 2002

ok i am trying to figure out if you can run 2 delta 44's and if you can why get the 1010 if its more money... are the optical outpus that imprtant on the delta 1010?? cause i know the 44 doesnt have them

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Oct 23, 2002 08:50 pm

the optical outs are that important if you use optical outs...and actually it's S/PDIF, not optical from what I read, and yes, lack of S/PDIF is exactly why I didn't buy the 44 myself...and the 1010 also has a word clock and MIDI I.O, so the 1010 has a lot of stuff the 44 doesn't.

If you don't use any of that stuff, then yes, go get a couple 44's, but many of use use S/PDIF rather frequently.

Cone Poker
Since: Apr 07, 2002

Oct 23, 2002 09:45 pm

yes, S/PDIF is very nice. As far as the word clock, I didn't know that the 1010 had one. Man, now I want one even more. I use a 44 right now. Well I would be if I could ever get it working.

Since: Sep 22, 2002

Oct 24, 2002 01:27 am

ok in spite of sounding dumb what is a word clock?? s/pdif??? sorry i am really trying to learn here

Cone Poker
Since: Apr 07, 2002

Oct 24, 2002 02:29 am

S/PDIF stands for Sony/Phillips (as in the company) Digital InterFace. It was created by sony/phillips to be a standard in audio file transfer. It's most commonly used with digital audio equipment, like DATS. Basicly it lets you transfer audio from one file to another without leaving the digital domain by going to and from analog, so that you don't get any signal loss.

Does that help at all?

I'm not quite sure what a wordclock really is, but I know it involves MIDI, which I still don't really understand. Oh by the way, don't feel dumb for asking us any question, that's what we're here for. No one is going to make fun of you for your questions, heck even I ask some pretty dumb and obvious quesitons sometimes. :) So, ask us anything, we'll do our best to answer.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Oct 24, 2002 05:20 am

A word clock is just another way to sync stuff up...

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Oct 24, 2002 09:50 pm

Yep, wordclock is just another form of timing data sent from a master unit, such as a digital recorder or sampler or PC, to the other device's down the chain being controlled and synced to the master. It is much faster and more accurate then the midi time code that is often used. Midi time code is very reliable and fast, but it can drop out on occasion and some equipment doesn't support it, but then some stuff doesn't support wordclock either. But unless you are controlling a pile of sampler's and synth's like I do sometime's, you really don't need that stuff.

Since: Apr 08, 2004

Apr 08, 2004 05:57 pm

If you are running Windows XP you can connect up to four Delta 44 cards and they will all be in sync. That is what I am using and they all sync fine with the exception of occassional dropouts which I need to experiment with some of the buffer and latency settings.

Since: Dec 30, 2002

Apr 08, 2004 06:45 pm

You have 4 delta 44 synced? jeez!!!

The delta 1010 is also rackmountable, which is a massive plus for me - oh, and it has 10 inputs, where as 2x delta 44's only have 8.


The Quiet Minded
Since: Jan 01, 2003

Apr 14, 2004 10:17 pm

jues can u tell me how are these 10 inputs divided and how do you use them mostly?

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