DAD AX32: test in progress in my studio – part One


today mr. Mauro Piatti, manager of Te.De.S., and Laura Lionti delivered in my studio the new DAD product: audio converter AX32.

This is a modular system which manage many options: eight to thirtytwo channel AD/DA/DD, AD Mic pre, DA gain control and sample rate from 44.1 to 384 kHz. Connections avalaible AES3, MADI coax/optical, ProTools interface and Dante (TM) protocol (ethernet IP).

Ax32 is controlled by a simply hardware interface (sample rate and sync) or by DADman software to manage internal I/O routing.

I chained AX32 with my Apogee Rosetta 800 by AES/EBU and we compared them in real time.

We listed (me, mr. Piatti and ms. Lionti) my live recording at Memo restaurant recorded at 96kHz@24bit and several master finalized in my studio.

We agreed that DAD AX32 has a superb and depth sound and in particulary a better mid-low frequency detail (very important for intelligibility) and a superior presence of the high frequency.

Tomorrow I’ll test further and get back to you.


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Apple Logic in trouble


last saturday night I recorded a jazz concert with my mobile station based on Joeco BlackBox BBR1U. Very fine piece of gear, it’s very stable, it has a very good converter and  it records 24 tracks at a time with a sample rate up to 96kHz@24bit.

BBR1U writes the data streaming directly on external hard disk (USB 3.0) in Wave broadcasting format.

Ok, I recorded, now do I have to mix these tracks, right?

Normally my DAW is Apple Logic Pro 9 but by now I verified that it doesn’t work fine with audio files made on BBR1U: problems to open the project and instability done.

This time the problems have increased probably due to high sample rate (96kHz)

Damn, ten minutes to open the project and frequently freeze… I went crazy…

Yesterday, I tried to convert files in AIF format with Weiss Saracon, but no dice… I had the same problems…

Although these problems yesterday I mixed with Logic and the sound was very fine.

Today back in my studio and the project doesn’t started!

I tried to open the project many times, but no dice. I was desperate…

At last I resolved by saving all files in AIF format (one by one) with Logic Sample Editor window and now it work fine!

So, don’t work Logic with Wave broadcasting? Surely I founded many problems.

Note: today I tried with Pro Tools 10 native and with Harrison Mixbus too and they worked fine (but by now I mixed with Logic).

Tomorrow I’ll close mix and I’ll deliver it to my customer.

Have a nice mix ( I hope),