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New user trying to interface with older hardware

Discussion in 'Studio Techniques' started by nrand, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. nrand

    nrand New Member

    What I have
    Apple 10.6.6
    Logic 9.1.3
    Roland VS-1880
    Korg X55
    Novation Zero SL MkII
    Tascam US 144

    I had it in my mind that I could use the Roland VS-1880 as an external digital mixer, pre the Tascam interface.

    is there any point in / or any way to integtrate the functions of the Roland via MIDI?

    I am also having trouble convincing the Tascam to read the digital input from the Roland.

    Can someone set me on the right path?

  3. 490440

    490440 New Member

    I wish I could help you with that. I own a roand studio package pro that I would love to use as a control surface, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.
  4. Maj G

    Maj G New Member

    Roland VS-1880
    The 1880 is an 18 track DAW with a built in 28 channel, fully automated digital mixer, optional effects processor, and CD burner. It can play back 18 tracks simultaneously and record up to 8 tracks at once. In total, counting virtual tracks, the 1880 can record using 288 tracks. It also has a function for mastering.

    •2 XLR mic inputs with phantom power
    •S/PDIF Digital Input & Output
    •4 in, 4 out operation (analog, S/PDIF)
    •2 analog line inputs (1 switchable to high impedance for use with guitars, basses, etc.)
    •1 MIDI input, 1 MIDI output
    •USB 2.0 equipped (also supports USB 1.1)
    •Up to 96kHz/24-bit for high quality recordings
    •Zero-latency hardware monitoring
    •Separate headphone output & level controls
    •Bus powered for use with any PC or Mac, including laptops

    I don't know if Logic would recognize it as an interface, but if it did, you should be able to use MIDI automation. I think it might be better just to sell the Roland and use the money to buy a different audio interface (such as a Focusrite) and use Logic the way it was intended.

    Maj G

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