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Old 04-16-2001, 05:50 PM
patman patman is offline
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Default C25 ethernet noise?

Anybody getting noise using -10 devices or keyboards thru the focusrite inputs?when I use keyboards thru my line in mic pre's I can hear all the automation's movement ticking thru the speakers. Help?
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Old 04-16-2001, 11:54 PM
fdc fdc is offline
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Default Re: C25 ethernet noise?

Same problem... Just hooked the C24 up today. Tested it and noticed clicking sounds that increase in frequency when moving the faders while listening to mic/line inputs. Didn't get very far isolating problem. I'll post again if I'm able to find a solution. Help!!!!
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Old 04-17-2001, 08:20 PM
jang kyung won jang kyung won is offline
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Default Re: C25 ethernet noise?

Have you tried combine 'cold'and 'shield' of line output connector(Keyboard)?
Tell me the results.
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Old 04-19-2001, 09:45 AM
midilandiaMex midilandiaMex is offline
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Location: Mexico,Distrito Federal,Mexico
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Default Re: C25 ethernet noise?

On several cases in which noise has been detected when ethernet activity
(faders, VUmeters, etc) the solution has been to double check grounds on every
connector. This includes the amplifier audio cables, and speaker cables. If this
connection is not balanced, then the "-" has to be grounded.

On other cases, when the power amplifiers and the Control 24 are plugged into
different power outlets, this will result in a constant hum or buzz.
Disconnecting the ground pin at one end of the audio cable feeding each power
amp should break the loop.

Similarly, if you are connecting a syntheziser or a guitar on the "DI" input
with a mono cable, make sure you are using an unbalanced mono cable. If you use
a balanced stereo plug or "TRS" then the "-" pin will float and will pick up

Hope this helps you solve instalation problems. If problems persist find your
local shaman for the "Mother Earth Dance"

down in Mexico city
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Old 05-07-2001, 10:03 PM
fdc fdc is offline
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Default Re: C25 ethernet noise?

This is what the Digidesign tech support guys had to say, via email:

This problem can been traced to a possible ground loop through the Ethernet connector board. Luckily, there is an easy fix which may solve this problem.
Here's what you need to do:
-Remove the 2 jack screws on the 9 pin D connector next to the Ethernet jack (I think it's labeled "I/O").
-Remove the metal shell from the connector on the Ethernet cable that plugs into the C24 (It peels off pretty easily)


-Simply purchase an unshielded Ethernet crossover cable from your local computer store (this is different from a standard RJ45 cable).

Best regards,
Digidesign Technical Support

I'll let y'all know if it works!

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Old 05-09-2001, 01:22 AM
3james 3james is offline
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Default Re: C25 ethernet noise?

did it work???????? hmmm?????
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