AES/EBU Input SRC
The most versatile solution for analog and AES3 signals
The SERAPH AD8 is two soundcards in one. An eight channel input/output analog card AND an eight channel digital interface. It combines our latest high quality analog circuit design with superior audio conversion and superfast, reliable digital signal processing.
Now you can connect and centralize all analog and digital gear of your studio in one place: your computer. Record, mix and distribute different sources like preamps, instruments, digital effects and more. Shape and distribute submixes to different destinations like speakersets, heaphones and effect units - directly from a straight-forward user interface in the style of a classic mixing console with recall functions, built-in EQ functions and a flexible routing matrix. The SERAPH AD8 converts signals from analog to digital and back and even allows to re-record a sub-mix or audio coming from a software. Thanks to the highly advanced audio driver suite, the SERAPH AD8 achives ultra-low latencies on a stable audio data transfer of the PCIe bus.
Excellence Analog Audio and AES/EBU joint in: The BEAST
All mixer and routing settings can be quickly saved as "snapshots" and recalled with just one click. In addition to all audio settings, this also includes visual settings and labels that you have created for a better overview. Furthermore, all settings can be saved to a file, e.g. for a specific project, and read in again on other systems.
Flexible and Expandable: The TDM SyncBus
Using the TDM SyncBus you can upgrade the SERAPH AD8 with up to 3 more of its kind or with any other SyncBus-compatible MARIAN sound systems.The SyncBus enables all connected systems to share audio clock and start/stop information. This unique solution ensures reliable recording of all the signals of all the sound systems involved. More than that: Thanks to an intelligent bus management, TDM SyncBus compatible systems allow the transfer and exchange of up to 8 audio signals. The signals shared will appear as input signal in each mixer of each card and are handled like every "normal" input signal.
Fast and Reliable: Multi-Client Driver Suite
Each SERAPH system provides software support for Windows™ 7/8/10, Windows™ Server 2008/2008.R2/2012.
The continuously enhanced driver software includes true multi-client support for ASIO 2.2 and multi-channel WDM Audio / WASAPI with lowest latencies in all software environments.
In contrast to competing products, the driver allows multiple audio applications to access the sound system simultaneously via the same or different driver interfaces.
Powerfull and Future-proof: A perfect choice
The SERAPH AD8 is available in two versions. For plain recording purposes the SERAPH AD8 with its
16 analog channels and 16 digital channels will serve perfectly in mainly all recording situations.
The SERAPH AD8 MWX provides an additional daughter board featuring 2 MIDI in- and outputs
as well as a wordclock synchronization in- and output. Thus, you can hook up a master keyboard and sound expanders.
The wordclock ports are ideal for advanced clock setups. That means, you can synchronize
all external equipment featuring a wordclock input simply by using the SERAPH AD8 MWX as
clock master. A helpful tool to manage clock signals is the included software clock
status panel monitoring samplerates, lock status and clock errors of all
digital input signals.