Subject: Re: DAT-PC hookup From: Malcolm Slaney <malcolm(at)INTERVAL.COM> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 12:28:43 -0700
At 2:39 PM 9/20/95, Mark A Pitt wrote: >Has anyone interfaced a DAT player with a PC to transfer digital >recordings directly to hard disk? This issue was recently discussed on the comp.sys.sgi.audio newsgroup. I'm pretty sure that only SGI sells DAT drives that can be interfaced to a computer using normal computer buses. They got special firmware from the manufacturer to allow this. SGI's DAT sits on a SCSI bus. 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 digital bus. -- Malcolm 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.