Does ADAT HD24 have a screen option for displaying waveforms and doing advanced editing?
No. There is no VGA jack on the HD24’s rear panel. But yes, you can see waveforms… by transferring the audio to any computer and using your favorite editing software. While some competing recorders feature built-in computers and VGA display options, you could buy a complete computer based editing system (including computer, monitor and software) and an HD24 for the same cost as these recorders. And you’ll be working on industry standard editing systems, not learning a whole new version of editing developed specifically for one recorder. It just makes more sense to use an external computer for waveform editing, instead of forcing people to pay for a computer within a recorder. There are several different ways to transfer standard audio files from the ADAT HD24 to a PC or Mac, where you can use the many fine (and sometimes free) multitrack editing programs available from many different vendors such as Nuendo, Sound Forge, Sonar3, ProTools and many, many more!