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zavid 07-25-2019 09:18 AM

Best Word Clock Generator ….."Rock Around The Clock©"
 
Apogee ? Rosendhal ? Avid ? Antelope Audio ?
Black Lion ?
what best for Pro Tools ?
:confused:

JFreak 07-25-2019 09:51 AM

Re: Best Word Clock Generator ….."Rock Around The Clock©"
 
Depends on your needs. If you only have Avid interfaces, you don't even need any. What do you need to sync toghether? Just WC devices or video as well?

zavid 07-27-2019 02:00 AM

Re: Best Word Clock Generator ….."Rock Around The Clock©"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JFreak (Post 2533799)
Depends on your needs. If you only have Avid interfaces, you don't even need any. What do you need to sync toghether? Just WC devices or video as well?

audio only
:-)

JFreak 07-27-2019 04:15 AM

Re: Best Word Clock Generator ….."Rock Around The Clock©"
 
Again, how many devices outside Avid interfaces that are loop synced together?

dr sound 07-27-2019 09:45 AM

Re: Best Word Clock Generator ….."Rock Around The Clock©"
 
These are great!
https://www.markertek.com/product/br...versal-outputs
Very flexible.

zavid 07-30-2019 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JFreak (Post 2533943)
Again, how many devices outside Avid interfaces that are loop synced together?

actually only 1
but i planned to have 3-4 in the future
by different manufacturers

i read many posts and also it's so famous that there is jitter and aliasing issues
without a serious master clock generator,..unfortunately...

arche3 07-30-2019 09:48 AM

Re: Best Word Clock Generator ….."Rock Around The Clock©"
 
I think for a single device let it clock itself. If multiple different vendors etc I can see the value of a master clock. If just avid I don't see the need. I read an article from one of those digital audio clocking guru guys about it in the past.

The conclusion from this article was its placebo in most cases.

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Farhoof 07-31-2019 02:01 AM

Re: Best Word Clock Generator ….."Rock Around The Clock©"
 
Jitter is only an issue at the DA converter stage. Before that there can be frame/clock mismatches that results in clicks and pops. The need of a wordclock really depends on your setup. If you got some external devices able to clock to the incoming spdif/aes signal then you're all good to go.

At some point when your setup/studio is large enough it's far easier to just sync the whole place to a single wordclock.

JFreak 07-31-2019 02:48 AM

Re: Best Word Clock Generator ….."Rock Around The Clock©"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zavid (Post 2534107)
actually only 1
but i planned to have 3-4 in the future
by different manufacturers

So for now at least you don't need a master clock. Every Avid interface has a wordclock i/o in addition to loop sync i/o which means you can use that for clocking.

Also, if your total cable length is not out of this world, simple passive t-splits and proper termination at the end should do the trick. In your shoes I would try that first before even thinking about a master clock.


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