Ok Boys and Girls . Get ready for playtime .
For the Minimalist setup , lets just say Tascam restored some seriously broken broken confidences across the web .
If you are on a Mac , and did the El Capitan update only to be shocked and find out some of your gear ( Including the UH7000 was no longer functional )
Most companies were quick to fix the issue , But Tascam was unable to respond in kind and it took 3 months to get it out ( and Secretly I know why but will not divulge ) What I can say , is that It will not happen like that again . They are taking very serious steps to regain balance here . Good job .
Well What do I think about the version 1.30rc4 update …… Two Words ” IT WORKS !!!!!”
One of the complaints I have read is that is standalone mode you could not get the Digital Inputs to work .
Well , You do need to set it up in the Mixer panel first , but then you save the Settings to the UH7000 and in standalone mode the Digital inputs will work .
In Multimix mode one of the problems was using the Digital inputs with the Analogue inputs at the same time , No longer a problem ( at least not on my system )
I did a test recording with a Sound Devices USB Pre2 using the SPDIF output with adapter cable to the AES/EBU input on the UH7000 , In the Mixer panel set the AES digital to SPDIF
I did a 4 channel recording with only channel 3 getting signal , (Digital input 1 )
and as you can see , I have good signal with no dropouts or digital hash , channel 3 is nice and clear .
In Stereo Mix mode I was able to also utilise the Mixer panel to record a Skype conversation with a very good friend of mine who is a storyteller of sorts ( more on that another time)
But the Skype call comes thru the Computer input 1&2 faders ( just link those together) and comes back out of the master output ( which is what gets recorded )
So 4 channels input plus computer sound mixed to the master out resulting in a stereo file instead of multitrack . Useful indeed .
I will probably do a vid in the next couple of days as I am kind of house bound at the moment . ( Right shoulder and back are reminding me of how stupid I was as a younger person )
Anyway , Kudos to the Software people for fixing this . The UH7000 is an elegant device , and it sounds good . Take care of it .
Yeah , I use it with a Sound Devices level preamp , It compares .