Battery back up on power bar


#1

Wondering if anyone’s heard of an AC source for sound module in case unplugged , stage guys play around and unplug and it disconnects my sound module, then have to restart windows and Gp to reconnect , if there was an Ac source in between module and power bar , that would keep it goin


#2

You can search for an UPS (uninterruptible power supply)
This might give a start direction


#3

If you want a rack mountable unit, check this one out.

https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Battery-Rack-Mount-SMART1500LCD/dp/B000E8Z0XK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1549283110&sr=8-3&keywords=battery%2Bbackup%2Bups%2Brackmount&th=1


#4

These are a MUST have. I play on a Korg Kronos. It has a very long boot up time. I couldn’t afford that much down time. And the same for powered Audio Interfaces. Buss powered audio interfaces can usually survive a power outages on laptops.


#5

Huh? Why?


#6

Fog machine , etc, decided he wanted to untangle a few chords , etc , effected me, …also ppl who use interfaces/ laptops should hard reset power button on laptop, mine was set to ‘sleep’, so interface never reconnected


#7

Yes!, I had a Kronos, and it was a few minutes to reset …, getting a nordstage 2 for backup today , can’t rely on computers 100%


#8

Agreed - but that’s why I carry a spare computer, not a spare keyboard!

I never use sleep mode. Been bitten too many times. But if your situation is that impacted by others, then a UPS is a very good idea. Just make sure you get one whose output cycle is reasonably clean.


#9

What do you think of usb powered interfaces like the prosonus or focusrite ?, usb at least doesn’t depend on house power …, my present scope xite’s latency is perfect , ., so il need something that can run kontakt and omnisphere


#10

Your audio interface is not running your plugins. Your Gig Performer on your computer is doing that. The audio interface is providing Analog/Digital and Digital/Analog conversion …


#11

It’s for the usb ‘ powered’ if house power fails, ( someone unplugged my I/o for a fog machine) I’ve never had good latency with smaller interfaces , but il give the tascam and prosonus a try


#12
  1. Battery backup (UPS):
    · Be sure to get one with a pure sine wave; avoid any with a modified sine wave (a/k/a square wave).

  2. USB ports:
    · On Windows machines, go to Device Manager | Universal Serial Bus Controllers and, for every Intel® USB 3.0 [or ANY] Root Hub listed, go to Properties | Power Management tab and UNCHECK “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.

Hope this helps…

Best regards,

Mike


#13

Thanks Mike!


#14

If you need an USB powered audio interface with a low latency, you should have a look at the
RME Babyface Pro


#15

Horrendously overpriced , maybe the Arturia at most


#16

I agree with you. I didn’t want to buy my RME UCX because of the price. But unfortunately I made a blind test playing a piano plugin, and then it was difficult to renounce to the best sounding interface. :grimacing:


#17

I tour with RME interface (have used both UCX and UFX) – they’re awesome both in terms of sound quality and low latency.


#18

And despite of the price, I bought a second UCX for my second piano rig. :grimacing::grimacing::grimacing:


#19

I’m pc so only usb is an option


#20

RME interfaces support USB. That’s how I use it.