If you are a proud owner of the Orion Studio SC your workflow is probably directly impacted by your available I/O count. As your setup grows, the need for additional inputs appears. This is where the Orion Studio SC has you covered - you can choose to extend your I/O using ADAT.
How to connect your Orion Studio to a secondary device?
To connect your interface to a second device you will need an ADAT compatible optical cable. In most cases, the devices which you will be using in conjunction with the Orion will be other interfaces or preamps. These devices will need to have an ADAT output, so that you can send the signal from the external device to the Orion.
Step by step instructions:
ADAT channel count
As a digital protocol, ADAT has limitations in channel count as the used sample rate gets higher. Standard channel count restrictions apply per ADAT port as follows:
|44.1kHz and 48kHz||8 Channels|
|88kHz and 96kHz||4 Channels|
|176.4kHz and 192kHz||2 Channels|
Keep in mind that the Orion has 2 ADAT inputs and outputs, which will allow you to add up to 16 additional inputs to your setup.