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Re: ADAT (revisited) - 9-pin Sync vs Optical connections?

Postby Split » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:02 pm

I think the 9 pin sync is for connecting multiple adats together so they work as one (as far as adats could ever work as one) and in your case should be ignored, no audio is transferred. The optical connectors are what you need for 8 audio I/O
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Re: ADAT (revisited) - 9-pin Sync vs Optical connections?

Postby thinkingcap » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:03 pm

Steve Fogal wrote:I was trying to use the 9-pin ADAT sync connection between 2 computers, each with their own Aark 24 card to send 8 channels of audio from a slave DAW computer, to my main DAW computer, but I never did get it working...no audio sound from it. On this particular Aark 24 card, the 9-pin ADAT connection labled 'Sync' ...is this ONLY a Sync & NOT designed to carry any audio???

Yep it´s for syncing several ADAT units.
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Re: ADAT (revisited) - 9-pin Sync vs Optical connections?

Postby Split » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:11 pm

thinkingcap wrote:
Steve Fogal wrote:I was trying to use the 9-pin ADAT sync connection between 2 computers, each with their own Aark 24 card to send 8 channels of audio from a slave DAW computer, to my main DAW computer, but I never did get it working...no audio sound from it. On this particular Aark 24 card, the 9-pin ADAT connection labled 'Sync' ...is this ONLY a Sync & NOT designed to carry any audio???

Yep it´s for syncing several ADAT units.
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Re: ADAT (revisited) - 9-pin Sync vs Optical connections?

Postby Split » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:17 am

I think the sync of the 9pin dat is proprietary, ie you cannot derive a wordclock from it.

If locking two computers together it would be best to use the wordclock from the master comp soundcard to lock the slaves soundcard to and then use MIDI timecode via a midi cable to provide a timebase for the slave computers sequencer.
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Re: ADAT [solved] - 9-pin Sync vs Optical connections?

Postby Split » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:54 pm

Cool...

Just remember if using digital audio you will need to clock one of the card from the other (best with word clock imo) otherwise you may get the odd click as the two soundcards clocks drift)
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Re: ADAT [solved] - 9-pin Sync vs Optical connections?

Postby Split » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:38 pm

Steve Fogal wrote: am I wrong above about ADAT optical already transmits Word Clock with it?


No, I think the optical does contain clock, but IMO it's better to use the separate wordclock.
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Re: ADAT [solved] - 9-pin Sync vs Optical connections?

Postby Split » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:04 am

Don't see why one optical cable is any different from another, particularly over a short run. as long as the end bits fit :)
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