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Im in 003 octopre hell! No Sync

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by studio33, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. studio33

    studio33 Active Member

    i cant sync 003 with my silverface octopre. its been fine for many years and I just changed the adat lightpipe cable to see if that helped. NADA! Everything is set up right in PT and i select the adat for the souce clock in PT but it now gives me a "Problem with clock source clock" or something. I had the same problem with my old 002 but when I got the 003 it went away so my big fear is that I have a bad lightpipe jack in the 003. Anybody else have this problem and were able to fix it? SUCKS!
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Are you Mac based or PC based?

    Basically you need to set the 003 as Master and the Octopre as Slave or vice versa. Right now both of the devices are trying to be Master or both are trying to be Slave. If I remember correctly though, the 003 was finicky about this and it might be better if it was set to slave FROM the Octopre.
     
  3. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Looking at the manual, the original OctoPre is set up to always be the master device. Double check that the sample rate on the front of the OctoPre matches the sample rate of your PT session. Then double check-trust but verify-that the 003 itself is set to slave to the ADAT input.
     
  4. studio33

    studio33 Active Member

    Hey guys thanks for the replies. I had tried all that stuff before but I didnt try switching the ADAT lightpipe cable to the other jack of the octopre which I did and it worked I have lock. So either I had a bad jack or I had the cable in the wrong jack. I still need to read the manual about that because I thought they were the same exact signal on both jacks.
     
  5. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    What is your sample rate? They are only mirrored at 44.1k/48k. At 88.2k/96k they are channels 1-4 and 5-8 respectively. It is also possible the "mirror" port is only active if the #1 port is active.

    Glad it all worked out.
     
  6. studio33

    studio33 Active Member

    Ya im glad too. Im using 48k. I thought it was the cable and replaced it with the same results but switching the jack from left to right did it. I dont know really. I am so ready for an HD system but my bank teller wont deposit 100k in my account even though I say please!
     
  7. studio33

    studio33 Active Member

    Sorry I should have said from the right to the left jack.
     
  8. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Well, wait. HD systems are way under a 100k right now and by Jan of 2013 they will be at rock bottom as Digi abandons all 32 bit systems in the coming year. One of our Moderators here is going through the same mental gyrations. Remember, PT10 is the last version that will support the HD systems and while it has caught up in some respects to features available in other DAWs for five to ten years, it still is not as featured packed as most. Basically I have nothing per se against PT but I would have to think very very hard before I got caught in a dead end product.
     
  9. studio33

    studio33 Active Member

    ya the 100k is to build the new studio. After that Ill figure the platform thing out. I was trained and certified in PT so im a PT guy. Its hard to imagine working on another system but i would do it if necessary.
     
  10. studio33

    studio33 Active Member

    im trying to figure out right now if I should design the new studio myself or get a designer like Rod G or Berger.
     
  11. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Unless you have Rod's knowledge, I wouldn't recommend DIY any more than I recommend recording a CD in a garage. Just saying.
     

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