Alesis Digital Audio Tape. A second-generation (1992) MDM. An 8-track, S-VHS-based digital audio recorder. Like the Tascam DA-88, ADAT systems record digital audio on consumer videocassette formats and provide for interlocking up to 16 8-track, rack-mount recorders in sample-accurate (48kHz) sync for up to 128-track recording. ADAT is a 16-bit format, currently supported as well by Panasonic, using T-180 S-VHS tape. ADAT-II is a newly proposed 20-bit S-VHS format used by newer Alesis and Studer 8-track recorders.
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