Q: I have a new Universal Audio Apollo Twin that I want to use as my primary audio interface for my iMac recording setup. I saw your video on the Sweetwater website about the Apollo Twin, where you indicated that I can connect an external converter through the Apollo Twin (eight channels of ADAT optical or two channels of S/PDIF optical), to get more channels into the DAW. I have a MOTU 828mkII that can output both ADAT optical and S/PDIF. That will work, correct?
Now here’s my real question. I am considering taking advantage of a sale you are running. It offers the Avid ElevenRack plus the GroundControl pedal setup AND ProTools 11 at an alarmingly good price. Could I daisy chain the ElevenRack into my 828mkII and would that transport those four channels through the MOTU and UA units into the DAW as well? I don’t want to have to constantly be changing audio interfaces just to take advantage of the different features.
As far as cascading an ElevenRack through your 828 and into the Twin; it should work fine. Set up the 828 per MOTU’s instructions and connect it to your Apollo Twin. Then connect the ElevenRack outputs to the inputs on the 828.