syncing 2 MOTU 828 MK II's

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

  1. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    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

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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

    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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