"tick" sound

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by bensheard, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. bensheard

    bensheard Guest

    At school we have a digital recording studio. We have a behringer digital desk, which goes to a digidesign adat converter (not sure what the proper name for it is), which then goes to the computer. Between the desk and the digidesign, we use optical cables. When we are doing a recording, we get a "tick" sound at regular intevals. Does anyone know what is causing this? We have deduced that it is created between the optical ports of the desk (it is not the actual desk as the analog outputs do not have this tick) and the adat converter, and it is not this as we have put mics directly into this and here is no tick. Could it be the optical cables?
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    It sounds like you are losing occasional samples through not having the interface and the mixer synchronised. In ProTools, you need to set the clock source for the Digidesign interface to be ADAT.
  3. bensheard

    bensheard Guest

    thanks... i will try that and let you know...
  4. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    maybe the metronome is too loud? ;)
  5. bensheard

    bensheard Guest

    thanks, i have sorted out the problem... (not the metronome! :) ) the clock souce wasnt set to ADAT so i fixed that and now the tick has gone.
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