Q: “How can I use the Alesis HD24 with my 8-bus console? And how many HD24s can I use at one time?”
Like earlier versions of ADAT, the HD24 features input normalling, so you can set it up so Input 1 will automatically “patch through” to track 9 and 17, etc. if desired. There are input normalling features for both the analog and digital inputs.
Also, you can connect up to FIVE HD24s, for a total of 120 tracks. Just like ADAT, adding another machine to the chain requires only a single 9-pin cable connecting the SYNC OUT of one machine to the SYNC IN of the next.