02r setup with TDIF and Tascam DA88`s

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by antron, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. antron

    antron Guest

    Hello all, hope you all had a good Christmas.

    I am fairly new to this and need some help in setting up my 02r.

    I have a 02r with 3 TDIF cards connected to a DA88 with SY88, another DA88 and a DA38.

    I have a WORD CLOCK cable going from the Master DA88 to the 02r. The Master DA88 also has a RC-848 connected to it, and the terminator is connected to the DA88.

    I keep getting DIO ERROS every time I start the tapes playing.

    Also the second DA88 have intermitant peeks on the meters when nothing is playing.

    There is a large digital click when starting and stopping the tapes.

    Does anyone have any experiance with this type of setup, so they could give me some help please. many thanks.


  2. huub

    huub Guest

    couple of obvious things: is your master tascam set to external clock, and the o2r to internal, are all set to same samplerate, are the tascam connected using sync cables, and are the slaves set to chase?are your tapes formatted at different samplerates than used in your project?is your worlclock out terminated(i guess a da88 autoterminates right?)

    if so...hmmmm...interesting problem..
  3. Screws

    Screws Active Member

    Feb 16, 2001
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    I have the same setup, and used to have the same problems all the time.

    Solution was to buy a Lucid GenX master clock and set mixer and DA's to slave to external wordclock. Problems gone.
  4. huub

    huub Guest

    i forget.. does the da88 have a word out?,..
    da series clocks are pretty fine normally, maybe you can try using the tascam as wordclock master before buying an external syncgenerator...
  5. johnwy

    johnwy Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Smithtown, NY
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    yes, it has word sync in/out bnc connectors on the sys card.
  6. antron

    antron Guest

    Results with 02r

    Hello all thanks very much for you help. I have managed to borrow a spare DA38 to replace the faulty DA88, and this has cured the DIO errors I kept getting.

    What I would like to know now is how the direct outs work. You see I didnt set the system up and now that I have been swapping cards around, the record prosess needs a little qweeking.


    I have a 02r with three TDIF cards and 1 DA88 as the master with Word Clock out into the desk and two DA38`s as slave 1 & 2.

    I seem to be missing the correct setups in the digital I/O menu and I dont seem to be getting the first 16 outs to the first 2 DA machines.

    Would you be kind enough to guide me through this on the 02r. Many thanks.


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