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Re: DAT-PC hookup
Subject RE>DAT-PC hookup
From Dan Freed
To Auditory List
Subject: RE>DAT-PC hookup
Malcolm Slaney wrote:
>Alternatively, Digidesign sells a card for the Macintosh (everbody's
>favorite PC :-) that lets you load DAT data into the MAC via the AES/EBU
>P.S. In a related issue, all the recent Apple CDROM drives let you read
>audio data directly off the CD (via the SCSI bus). I don't know if this is
>true for other manufacturers.
Sonic Solutions also sells Macintosh cards with AES/EBU interfaces.
(Pardon the shameless promotion of my employer!)
Toshiba CD-ROM drives can read audio data over the SCSI bus.
This is still a fairly rare feature on CD-ROM drives.
Aside from Apple (a.k.a. Sony) and Toshiba, I know of no others.
Warning: audio CDs are not truly random access. You can't seek to
an arbitrary sample precisely, only within a several-millisecond window.
- Dan Freed (email@example.com)