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Old 10-10-2019, 09:49 AM
lukaspearse lukaspearse is offline
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Default 192 Optical vs Digital output weirdness

PT Ultimate.

I'm using a 192 Digital and a 192 Analog, but I'm having the same confusing issue trying to set up ADAT Outputs for headphone mix monitoring.

In the 192 Digital, the first bank of outputs allows for either Optical or Digital outputs, and the second bank only has the option of Digital output. The Hardware Preferences show AES/EUB or Optical SPDIF.

The thing that is weird is that when I choose Optical SPDIF (which I know is not what I actually want) I get signal on channels 1-2 of that bank, and if I choose Digital output AES/EUB I get signal on channels 5-6 on the same bank.

With the 192 Analog and it's single bank of ADAT, the options are identical to the second bank of the 192 Digital.

I don't understand why I'm not able to get 8 channels of ADAT out, but only 2. These are being sent to a Behringer ADA8000 to feed a headphone amp. The inputs from the ADA8000 are no problem 8 channels of ADAT.

Is this a strange development since the evolution of PT Ultimate? These names also appear in the IO tabs, which is confusing since the Digital output is actually still Optical.

Any thoughts appreciated.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:58 AM
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Default Re: 192 Optical vs Digital output weirdness

Hi, welcome to the community.

IO setup only reflects what is configured in the Hardware Setup, no need to worry about that. Just take a close look at the HW setup and it should sort itself out.

ADAT is only available 44.1/48kHz, SPDIF up to 96kHz, AES/EBU up to 192kHz
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