Ages and ages and ages ago, I went into a local studio and recorded an album with one of my old high school bands. Nothing major, but for a couple hundred bucks over the span of two or three nights we cut an album (and, ever since, I've been a proponent of, ahem, a more leisurely production style). However, we sort of petered out before we "released" it - I went (back? I don't remember the exact dates) to college, and it never really got finished.
Flash forward to today, when out of the blue I start thinking about that, and drop the singer/keyboardist a message over Facebook and asking if he still had a CD of the rough mixes, because I'd be kind of curious to hear it again. He doesn't, unfortunately, but he DOES have the original ADAT tapes tucked away somewhere, and mentions that he too would kind of like to hear the stuff again and maybe get it remixed, but he's not sure how.
So, how can I get those raw tracks off the ADAT and onto my computer? I'm guessing this is going to involve renting or borrowing an ADAT player and running outputs into my Firepod's inputs, but if there's an easier way to do this (I know nothing about ADAT) I figured it made sense to ask.
I'm almost afraid to hear this stuff - I'm SURE it isn't very good, as I can't have had more than 3-5 years' experience under my belt and we were one of millions of interchangable high school bands that did pop rock, hard rock, and blues rock covers and wrote their own material that sounded like a generic mix of the above, but it'd be cool to hear.
Running out from the ADAT into your PC is your best, and easiest bet. You can probably pick up a player pretty cheap nowadays.
[action=Chris]goes to Google.[/action]