Whilst you can use the output "pod" to connect all those 8 audio outputs to, via Jack plugs, its actually far simpler & neater (and cheaper) to just connect to the 25-way connector on the PC card itself!
Note that the pinouts for the Darla and Gina are different: the Darla's pod is 100% passive, but I believe the Gina's is ACTIVE.
Here are the pinouts of the 25-way D-type, which is fitted to the back of the PC card. (The cable supplied, that connects this to the "pod", is simply a high-quality, individually screened, pin-to-pin cable).
|1||8 tip||14||8 ring|
|2||7 tip||15||7 ring|
|3||6 tip||16||6 ring|
|4||5 tip||17||5 ring|
|5||4 tip||18||4 ring|
|6||3 tip||19||3 ring|
|7||2 tip||20||2 ring|
|8||1 tip||21||1 ring|
|12||Record 2 tip||24||Record 2 ring|
|13||Record 1 tip||25||Record 1 ring|
In a stereo environment, the odd channels (ie 1/3/5/7) are normally defined as the LEFT channel, the even ones as the RIGHT.
The outputs are all (electronically) balanced: if you want to us it to feed an Unbalanced input, then just use the TIP signal, connecting the cable's screen to the Ground pins.
To connect to the inputs from an unbalanced signal, connect the signal to the "tip", and connect the screen to the "ring" and the "gnd".
|2||7+ out||15||4+ out|
|5||3+ out||18||0+ out|
|8||0- INPUT||21||1+ INPUT|
|10||No Connection||23||ADAT in|
|11||ADAT out||24||-12 volts|
|12||SPDIF In||25||+12 volts|
Let's explain that Gina Pinout! First, you will see that the outputs are actually UNBalanced. If you look inside the Gina's pod, you find that there is a very simple passive circuit, that whilst it's no longer actually UNbalanced, it's not REALLY balanced either!
However, most of us just want an unbalanced signal, so the output from the PC card is fine for us! So just connect your outputs to the "X+ Out" pins, with the screen going to the adjacent "Gnd" pin. Looks like the pins are nicely laid out for us!
You'll notice that the 2 INputs are balanced: if you're driving them from an unbalanced signal, connect the signal to the "+", and connect the screen to the "-" and the "gnd".
I doubt you'll be using the ADAT or SPDIF signals, so just leave them alone!
(many thanks to Echo for the Gina pinpout!!)
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