I picked this up pretty cheap, just looking for some more adat ins/outs for integrating hardware signal processing into my DAW mixes. recording format with three models in the range: the professional M20, the XT20 and the cheaper. LX Other than a slightly different front panel finish, the XT20 . Any thoughts on this machine? They are reasonable, price wise on Ebay (for me anyway) and was wondering if anybody has had any.

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Tape Offset The offset digits will remain exactly the same. The tape fast forwards at about 3 times normal play speed, and you can hear chunks of attenuated audio so you know where you are on the tape. Ct20 determine what signals will be recorded on the XT Setting Up strong magnetic fields such as power amplifiers, monitors and video display devices, speakers, etc.

Alesis Adat XT20 – Studio Hire

This may cause some confusion when locating to a specific position on the BRC, since the XT20 will show a slightly different xdat when looking at the last two digits of the TIME counter. To do so, your mixer must have balanced inputs and outputs as well. The counter will not elapse in real time when the pitch is set to a value other than zero. Repeat steps 1 to 3. Page 64 Basic Operations: Polarity Differences Chapter 5: This override will automatically be deactivated when you eject a tape, or turn the power off.


Tape a note to the top of the unit describing the problem, include your name and a phone number where Alesis can contact you if necessary, as well as instructions on where you want the product returned. Press with [PLAY] to initiate review mode.

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Table of Contents Add to my manuals Add. Alesis recommends you use only premium quality, name brand S-VHS cassettes. The result is that the same tape location will appear to have two different time addresses depending on the sample rate CLOCK you are using.

Drum Time Display Appendix B: SMPTE timecode is the standard sync reference for professional audio and video post-production.

When recording or punching in on the slaves, initiate recording on the master but do not have any master tracks record-enabled unless, of course, you need to record tracks on the master. Indicates that the transport is shuttling to a Locate Point 0—9. The XT20 keeps track of how long the head has been actively spinning against acat i. Remote meter display for the m20 professional bit digital recording system 9 pages.

By splitting the system into two or into two sets of machinesyou can offset the second set by a specific amount of time. Acat more information, see page Page Appendix C: Page Operating Temperature: All 8 channels are sent in a one-to-one relationship to the 8 tracks of the target machine which can record the digital audio.

Alesis XT20 ADAT Type II / 2 20-bit Digital Audio Recorder – Only 9 Head Hours

Alesis cannot be responsible for problems caused by using the XT20 or any associated equipment with improper AC wiring. Page 85 Chapter 4: They indicate that the parameter for which they are named has been selected or turned on.


Code-only Master A common application in the audio post-production environment is locking to video using the timecode on the video tape as a source.

Properly cared for, your heads should last for thousands of hours. The XT20 briefly enters play mode to achieve proper speed and check if the tape is formatted. If this error message is displayed with only one tape the cassette may be at fault.

Mutes are usually non-destructive, though aadat always.

Sixteen RCA jacks 8 input, 8 Balanced: The XT20 provides eight dBV unbalanced analog outputs via phono connectors. Page 77 Chapter 4: This ensures continuous time-stamping when a tape plays from beginning to end.


Input Monitor Chapter 4: To reset the Tape Offset amount to 0: These are compatible with low-impedance, unbalanced, dBV outputs typical of equipment such as adah, synthesizers, samplers, direct boxes, etc. To use all inputs, 8-input mode must be selected. Remove the clear, plastic tube covering each end of the cable if xt0.

Get familiar with them by using them while watching the TIME counter. Alesis Sync Cables are available in three different lengths: Recording A “benchmark” Tape Chapter 4: