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#1555511 - 12/23/17 12:26 PM vs2480 + si-24
I_CaneFire Offline
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Hi All,
There is a person on craigslist near me selling a si-24 for $50. I already own 2 vs2480s and I have them connected via midi.
Let me know if I am missing something. My understanding is that if I were to get a SI-24 and connect it via RBUS with the VS2480 I am just getting the usage of the SI-24s 8 mic inputs.

Seems like it might not be worth it. It would take up valuable desk space were I to get it.

Anyone in here using the the si24 with a VS240?

Cheers,
Ian

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#1555520 - 12/23/17 02:25 PM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: I_CaneFire]
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Ian:

You WILL get the 8 SI-24 mIc inputs, however, this will NOT add 8 to the 2480's 16.

The 2480 has a max number of 16 inputs, regardless of how they are connected. If you connect 8 additional inputs via R-BUS, you trade those for 8 of the internal inputs.

Be aware, too, that SI-24 phantom power is only 15v, instead of the standard 48.

The -24 makes a very good control surface for REAPER. The motorized faders are handy-- but as a 2480 user you already know that,

Hope this helps you think. $50 is a steal for te -24. IIRC, mine was $300 used about eight years ago.

dk


Edited by dkfackler (12/23/17 02:26 PM)

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#1555539 - 12/23/17 04:51 PM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: dkfackler]
manalishi Offline
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 Originally Posted By: dkfackler
Ian:

You WILL get the 8 SI-24 mIc inputs, however, this will NOT add 8 to the 2480's 16.

The 2480 has a max number of 16 inputs, regardless of how they are connected. If you connect 8 additional inputs via R-BUS, you trade those for 8 of the internal inputs.



Not true, surely? You can route any or all 8 of the R-BUS inputs via the Patchbay (e.g. to input channels 17-24). You just have to chose whether to give up the Coaxial and/or Optical stereo inputs for 4 of them.

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#1555541 - 12/23/17 05:02 PM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: manalishi]
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 Originally Posted By: manalishi
 Originally Posted By: dkfackler
Ian:

You WILL get the 8 SI-24 mIc inputs, however, this will NOT add 8 to the 2480's 16.

The 2480 has a max number of 16 inputs, regardless of how they are connected. If you connect 8 additional inputs via R-BUS, you trade those for 8 of the internal inputs.



Not true, surely? You can route any or all 8 of the R-BUS inputs via the Patchbay (e.g. to input channels 17-24). You just have to chose whether to give up the Coaxial and/or Optical stereo inputs for 4 of them.


Sadly, it is true that you will not gain an extra 8 inputs. You will simply trade the 8 inputs you assign (1-8, 9-16) from the 2480 to the si-24.
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#1555547 - 12/23/17 05:59 PM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: uptildawn]
keeppracticing Offline
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I'd grab it for $50.

The 2480 makes a great control surface for Reaper, too.

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#1555548 - 12/23/17 06:04 PM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: keeppracticing]
dkfackler Offline
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The 2480 makes a great control surface for Reaper, too.

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Yes it does. The -24 and the 2480 use the same control overlay, so set one up and you're good for the other as well.

dk

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#1555549 - 12/23/17 06:18 PM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: dkfackler]
I_CaneFire Offline
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Thanks for the info. Doesn't sound like I need it.
I'll pass.

Cheers,
Ian

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#1565332 - 03/10/18 10:21 AM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: I_CaneFire]
Steve Phillips Offline
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I'm puzzled here.

You do in fact get 8 extra inputs when using the R-BUS input. I have been doing this for years with my VSR-880 connected to my VS-2480.

Maybe the confusion is that you can only record 16 track at once.

But if you were using the 2480 and an R-BUS equipped device you would in fact have 24 usable channels.

Am I missing something?
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