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Old 06-16-2008, 07:06 PM
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Default Mix Core, DSP Farm QE, 6.4.1 TdM on 10.3.4 - Farm not shown

I have a few quick questions but I'll start with my config:
(Sorry in advance for the ignorance..... these are the last things I think I'll need)

I have a G4 Quicksilver MDD 867 Dual with 512 MB RAM and OS 10.3.4

Pro Tools 6.4.1 TDM

Mix Core (PCI slot 1? Next to AGP)
DSP Farm QE (PCI slot 2? Next to slot 1?)
Linked with 5 Node TDM Ribbon

1622 i/o on Core
882 i/o on Farm

Digitest only shows the Mix Core.

Amber and Red LED's are lit on the Mix and I can arm all 16 channels and record fine. One Green LED is lit on the DSP.

I am aware that DSP Farm AMCC Chip revisions prior to QC will not work in a Mix System (Or in a G4), and therefore I kept my QE.

Am I in any way mistaken as to the 'Qualified' nature of my setup? I know the DSP is not DIRECTLY qualified, but thought that it worked.

My aim is to have 32 Channels I/O with my 1622, and (2) 882's - (For live recording in a Nightclub in Minneapolis.)

I thought I could run a Mix Core (On the 1622), and (2) 882's each on their own DSP or Farm (In which case I'd buy another card).

Questions:

Am I missing something? Is this set up right and should it be seeing the DSP?
(I haven't confirmed the DSP works and have no other means of testing beyond what I've done or know so far)

Does it matter which way the TDM Ribbon is on? i.e. Red lead one way or the other, etc? - it fits either way.

A Mix Core doesn't support more than 16 Channels correct? I know there's a 'Y' cable but I'm assuming it's 8 per side?

If I'm not mistaken, DSP Farms support 8 Channels?

Do Mix Farms support 16 Channels? In which case, I could 'Y' cable to each of my 882's correct?

I'm just a little confused as to not seeing the DSP and I'm not sure if I'm supposed to manually configure it somehow.

Thanx Guys and Gals!
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