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Methods or equipment for accurate bit-for-bit SPDIF transfer
metalman69
post Aug 18 2012, 03:34
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I am trying to transfer an audio recording from a DAT recorder digitally to a PC for burning onto a CD or archiving in WAVE format. At the moment, all I have is a SoundBlaster Live card into which I feed the SP/DIF audio data from the DAT unit (via itís ĎCD Digitalí input).

The problem is that the amplitude of the captured audio apparently can be increased or decreased via the cardís CD Digital recording input level control slider, which is something I do not want. Rather I prefer the capture the digital audio from the DAT exactly as it is on the original tape without any processing (in this case, amplitude). In other words bit-for-bit, or as close to this as possible.

I would greatly appreciate any advice or info as to how I can achieve this, what equipment I need that is not too costly, or what reasonably priced sound card can properly and accurately capture an incoming SP/DIF digital audio signal AS IS without allowing it to be manipulated in any way.

Thank you in advance
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bennetng
post Aug 18 2012, 07:20
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Your SB Live probably cannot do this because it will resample all input to 48khz (even if the source is already 48khz)
You need to buy another audio interface/soundcard which can [1] set SPDIF master/slave mode and [2] set master clock to 44.1khz and 48khz and preferably [3] support ASIO for wider compatibility of recording software.
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SoNic67
post Aug 18 2012, 16:42
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QUOTE (metalman69 @ Aug 17 2012, 22:34) *
I am trying to transfer an audio recording from a DAT recorder digitally to a PC for burning onto a CD or archiving in WAVE format.

DAT records audio with 48kHz samplerate. SB is fine to capture that.
CD requries 44.1kHz samplerate. You will need a samplerate converter for what you wan to do - Foobar2000 has a good SRC avail, the one based on SOX routines (not the "normal one".
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bennetng
post Aug 18 2012, 17:36
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The sample rate of DAT can be 32/44.1/48khz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_audio_tape
http://www.datrecorders.co.uk/dtc57es.php

Another problem is that SB Live cannot record in slave mode. This can cause problem even if the DAT is recorded in 48khz.
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