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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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USB / SPDIF recording via POD XT or XT PRO

anyone tried? plz give me ur opinion about the quality and if its better than line in recording.
and i would like to know which is better, line in or spdif (digital) recording in terms of quality.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2004, 10:08 PM
 
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You're going to run into latency issues when using the USB. Just use the analog outs on the XT. I've had a XT Pro for a week now and haven't had any issues using the coaxial S/PDIF outputs into a Roland VS-1880.

Good luck and have fun!
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thx dude!
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Typically you want to reduce the number of D/A and A/D converstions (that's digital to analog or vice versa). Guitar to POD = 1 A/D, then POD to 1/4" out = another D/A, the into your PC = another A/D. Whereas going SPDIF you only have the guitar to POD A/D, that's it. You stay digital the whole time, as long as your soundcard can handle 24 bit. don't know if it produces an audible difference in sound quality, but I figure all those conversions can't be helping...less is more.
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