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Digital Sync

Discussion in 'Recording' started by rpfive, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. rpfive

    rpfive Active Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    I'm using a Motu 896 to record some musc and I'm also using a Blackface Adat (with a dead transpot) as an A/D converter to add 8 extra channels via the Motu's lightpipe. Do I need some sort of external sync to phase lock the two devices or should I be able to lock the Adat to the Motu with the Adat in.

    I know I don't need external synce with a digital mixer but I'm not sure about an Adat when I'm not running any tape.

    Any help would be appreciated. If this doesn't work then it's off to rent an A/D converter.
  2. jpietila

    jpietila Guest


    I think you'll have to set the ADAT as a clock master ie. sync MOTU to lightpipe from ADAT. As far as I know a blackface ADAT won't sync to external clock when its input is set to analog.

  3. rpfive

    rpfive Active Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Thanks JP. I ended up renting a presonus preamp to solve the issue. I'm sure will sound much better anyways.

    Take Care

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