Direct recording of digital audio signals in Ardour?
I was just reading "Principles of Digital Audio" (I've read the third edition and was reading the sixth edition for the first time) when I was struck by a thought.
After I picked myself up and reported the thought to the police for assault and battery...
Most of my synths are digital. Be they analog modeling or otherwise, just before the audio outs, the signal is already digital. The signal goes through a D/A converter, travels to my mixer, where it is then re-sampled by Ardour when I record.
Is it just me, or is there a completely unnecessary step in here? Is there any way to simply send the already digitized audio signal to Ardour and bypass the need to re-sample a signal that was already a sampled signal to begin with? Or is my understanding of digital synth technology completely off (if it is, please be gentle!).