Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#1555511 - 12/23/17 12:26 PM vs2480 + si-24
I_CaneFire Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 136
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
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

Top
#1555520 - 12/23/17 02:25 PM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: I_CaneFire]
dkfackler Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 487
Loc: Portage Lakes, OH, planet Thul...
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)

Top
#1555539 - 12/23/17 04:51 PM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: dkfackler]
manalishi Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 02/19/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Cambridge, England
 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.

Top
#1555541 - 12/23/17 05:02 PM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: manalishi]
uptildawn Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 12/15/01
Posts: 7663
Loc: Iowa
 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.
_________________________
uptildawn

2013 Iowa City JazzFest sets!
Dr Lonnie Smith Trio w/Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar
Pharoah Sanders Quartet
Fred Hersch Trio
These are post mixes set to single camera video (by Rich Rauch).

Top
#1555547 - 12/23/17 05:59 PM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: uptildawn]
keeppracticing Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 1114
Loc: Atlanta
I'd grab it for $50.

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

Top
#1555548 - 12/23/17 06:04 PM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: keeppracticing]
dkfackler Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 487
Loc: Portage Lakes, OH, planet Thul...
[quote=
The 2480 makes a great control surface for Reaper, too.

[/quote]

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

Top
#1555549 - 12/23/17 06:18 PM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: dkfackler]
I_CaneFire Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 136
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
Thanks for the info. Doesn't sound like I need it.
I'll pass.

Cheers,
Ian

Top
#1565332 - 03/10/18 10:21 AM Re: vs2480 + si-24 [Re: I_CaneFire]
Steve Phillips Offline
Planeteer


Registered: 11/04/99
Posts: 342
Loc: Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
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?
_________________________
Steve

Top
Page 1 of 1 1


Hop to:
Shout Box

Who's Online
7 registered (motown59, Glenn Freeman, guitartb, Jazzooo, mike gouthro, 2 invisible) and 46 anonymous users online.
Top Posters
49172
Jazzooo
43828
Al
40001
Silversmith
38286
Timster
32942
Tom Mix
28710
NOK
27023
gonzo
26882
Popmann
26732
Ismellelephant
25647
Doughboy
25087
Mooseboy
24819
moontan
23691
paulb
23477
flatcat
23068
RGR
21908
Marty Gilman
21125
fonts
21061
C Jo Go
20078
Gretsch 6120
19722
fabulousthunderbird
19598
vvvm
19386
String Jammer
18985
glensimonds
18937
Vanillagrits
18923
T57Strat
18894
GAMBLE
18791
Jammer
17680
SteveW
17600
GAWZDigitalUnderground
17522
Geo
17271
Hano
16363
JazAddict
16175
Delso
15818
LakeStone Karl
15074
Liquidirt
14974
Dave Morris
14958
virtualan
14908
kid-surf
14844
Dan Barnes
Forum Stats
20700 Members
30 Forums
132886 Topics
1529922 Posts

Max Online: 226 @ 03/21/16 07:30 AM
Newest Members
BlueAsher, riddick789, tbirdmike, BradVS, Emil
20700 Registered Users

Generated in 0.065 seconds in which 0.057 seconds were spent on a total of 13 queries. Zlib compression disabled.