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#1615146 - 05/30/19 11:26 AM 2480 and an Si-24
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Hi all. I am not a frequent poster here (it's me,not you!) but have gained much from this wonderful site over the years. Thank you!

Now, in brief, my '05 2480 DVD is still going strong save for a couple of tolerable issues. If it ever goes kaput, I'm done. So, I've been looking for a second machine to use as backup and/or link. Wish me luck, please.

In the process of looking, I bumped into a Si-24. Is this strictly for midi? Could I use it as a mixer for drums into my main machine? Would I want to? It doesn't record, I believe. Does anyone have experience with this unit? Any good uses for it or would a second 2480 be the better route?

Thanks in advance!


Edited by nubsy (05/31/19 10:45 AM)
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#1615162 - 05/30/19 12:27 PM Re: 2480 and an SL-24 [Re: nubsy]
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Well, it doesn't record, and it can be used as a control surface; but it's actually an SI-24.

You could put in eight channels of drums and 'mix' it down to two tracks, and send it digitally via COAX to your 2480. The problem is you can't change the mix once it's recorded.

You might even be able to do it via the R-BUS connection, but it was designed to connect to an RPC-1 card. I've never tested this before.

I would think a second 2480 would be more practical.

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#1615168 - 05/30/19 12:48 PM Re: 2480 and an Si-24 [Re: FalconEddy]
nubsy Offline
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Falcon: thanks for the quick and helpful response. Yeah, I figured you'd have to mix to two tracks. Once upon a (4 track) time, that would have been an awesome tool. I guess I was wondering or hoping if it weren't somekind of extra tracks freebie machine.

Anyway, thanks for the righting of my ship. Off to find a second machine. I'll be around more, for what that's worth.

Cheers!


Edited by nubsy (05/31/19 10:43 AM)
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#1615964 - 06/05/19 02:21 PM Re: 2480 and an Si-24 [Re: nubsy]
Steve Phillips Offline
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The SI-24 has R-BUS.

It even mentions the 2480 on the product page...

https://www.roland.com/us/products/si-24/

You should be able to use it to expand your inputs to 24. It won't give you extra tracks though.

Also mentioned here...

https://rolandus.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ar...to-the-VS-2480-

I looked at an SI-24 as an option to expand my inputs but ended up buying a VSR-880 instead. With the VSR-880 I can also MIDI sync and use the extra 8 tracks although I haven't used it that way.


Edited by Steve Phillips (06/05/19 02:23 PM)
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#1616145 - 06/06/19 08:41 PM Re: 2480 and an Si-24 [Re: Steve Phillips]
nubsy Offline
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Interesting. Looks like a couple of nice units. I did just pick up another 2480 in "the Bay" as a second and backup machine. Likely as replacement if my original dies. So...those are now out. For now, anyway. Thanks for the responses, folks.

Edited by nubsy (06/06/19 08:43 PM)
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#1616146 - 06/06/19 08:44 PM Re: 2480 and an Si-24 [Re: nubsy]
nubsy Offline
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Of course, i still have my old 880ex in an attic. What might I be able to use that for in conjunction with the 24s?
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