syncing 2 MOTU 828 MK II's

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by saemskin, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    I seem to be having some difficulty here.
    I RTFM :D and it appears so simple right? FW #2 into #1, FW #1 into my computer, thus the daisy chain. Now I have to sync #2 to #1, so I spdif my fireworx into #1 making it the clock, and spdif #1 out into #2, which should clock #2 to #1 yes? Inside my DAW the master clock is set to spdif so everything should be hunky-dory? Well #2 is blinking out of sync at me and garbling everything.

    I'm asking MOTU tech support, but they've historically taken 2-3 days to respond to my queries. Would you please help me?

    I plan on getting extra short cables to hook everybody up properly. The FW cable daisy chaining the boys together is about 20 ft long anyway. I only chose to try to sync via spdif because I have plenty of digital cables laying around, I dont have any wordclock or adat cables on hand, but I plan to shortly.
  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
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    I've read some horror stories about people trying to sync up to 828 MKIIs.
    Check out It'a great MOTU forum with lots of info
  3. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    I went there and thus would like to formally withdraw my question. MOTU are jackass's in many ways and this just adds to it. I love the 828 but have had more problems with the damn thing than would ever have wanted.

    You'll see from another post I'm selling off one of them. :D

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