Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: DMT-8

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Wink

    Sign in to disable this ad
    I have a Fostex DMT-8 dig. recorder but no dat. I was wondering if there is any software u can use to backup the tracks to my computer and be able to upload them back to the recorder like u could with dat?
    thanx for the help

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Wink

    I have the DMT-8vl, which also uses the DAT storage method. I think you can follow the same method of storage to CD or hard drive, provided there is no automatic start-IDs that are written, and no data compression. The 8vl outputs a continuous signal of the tracks sequentially, stored as uncompressed digital audio --- broken only by a Fostex code signal between pairs of tracks. So in principle any digital recorder without compression can work. However, I confess that I haven't tried any other methods.

    P.s. I would be interested in buying a used DMT-8 or 8vl if you or anyone esle wants to sell --- let me know here!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Wink

    Thanx, I kind of thought u could but havent tried it yet....Also thought about loading one track at a time on to n-trax. About the Used DMT-8, I have seen several on E-bay the last few weeks. They were used and from $600 up. A lot cheaper than I paid

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Wink

    Can you tell me what features are on the DMT-8, as opposed to the 8vl? The 8vl is pretty simple really, with only a bare bones mixer and only 2 A/D converters. I like the uncompressed 16-bit/44k recording, although I wished I could record to 8 tracks simultaneously.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    Northampton, Ma, USA
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Wink

    Hi,
    My friend and I just linked our two DMT8's together via spdif and midi...
    I was wondering if anyone knew how many minutes across tracks you can record with the origional 540mb HD?

    Also what is the OS update for the DMT8 and how do I get my hands on it?

    I want to upgrade the HD, but am not sure which company to buy... any advise?

    BTW - After a little bit of hassle the machines sync great!!!

    Thanks,

    Josef

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Motown,USA
    Posts
    835
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    214769

    Wink

    Vapourtrail:
    The original Fostex you are referring to will hold only 13 (!) total minutes of music.
    They changed it to a 1.3 GB drive which will hold 34 minutes.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Posts
    54
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    540

    Wink

    I've been told that you can go as large as 8.4 gig ...quantam 7200 rpm was the one that I was told about

    [This message has been edited by dondottcomm (edited 03-27-2000).]

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Wink

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by heupel:
    I have a Fostex DMT-8 dig. recorder but no dat. I was wondering if there is any software u can use to backup the tracks to my computer and be able to upload them back to the recorder like u could with dat?
    thanx for the help
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    All you need is a soundcard with spdif optical in and out which will do 44.1 khz. DMT-8 backs up to DAT at CD quality ie. 44.1, so use standard wave recording software (which you probably already have) to record the DMT-8 backup as a 44.1 khz stereo .WAV file. The result should be identical to that which would be produced on a DAT machine. NB. The cues which prompt the upload are recorded in the backup. Also, if you have a CD writer you should then be able to transfer the backup to CD which is cheaper than DAT and will free up hard disk space.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Thumbs up

    That was the answer I was looking for. Thanks

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •