What is S/PDIF there's an in and out on the back of my Toneport(Interface) and I have no Idea what they are for, they look like general RCA connections but what is their purpose
Wiki will cover it better than I can, but basically, it's a stereo digital format.
It won't work unless you connect it to another device with spdif in/out.
Some preamps and effects units have spdif I/O, so if you bought a 2 channel preamp with spdif out, you could use it to add two more mic preamp channels to your interface.
Finally my recording school pays off....it stands for sony phillips digital interface. Basically it's two track digital transfer over RCA cable
As far as real world useful ness in a low budget home studio it means absolutely nothing
I had a few effects units with spdif, and still have two behri amp modellers with spdif out.
Don't look at me like that....... They were free. :P
I have an old tascam portable dat with spdif out, which comes in handy sometimes too.
Put it this way, Spdif has been handier to have than I ever thought it would be.
I guess school didn't pay off I didn't know that spdif could be use in a to slink manner as well, I guess I always just assumed that ADAT 8ch was the only thing that lightpipe was used for, thanks for the enlightenment. But am I correct in assuming that in real world applications that spdif is mostly RCA and ADAT is mostly only toslink?
Yeah, i think more often than not, that's what you'll see.
My alesis q2 had optical spdif I think.
I vaguely remember being pissed off about it.
You'll see it on loads of consumer gear too like home dolby cards and stuff.
Optical s/pdif definitely seems to be the less common option though.
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