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Old 02-11-2009, 06:04 PM
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Default Digi 003R Digital Input Help

I started to write this and figured out what the problem was during that time. I wanted to share something and maybe it will help others in my situation continue to record music and audio without stopping to figure this out.

I have a Tascam DA-P1 DAT recorder. The source really doesn't matter it's just about the digital inputs. I looked over all my settings to make sure that everything was right. I had my DAT plugged into the digital coax input and I received no sound. I double checked all the settings. Still couldn't figure it out. Then I went to Setup>Hardware. In that window the Optical Format: has two options ADAT and S/PDIF. If you are using the Toslink connectors you want to select the S/PDIF setting and if your using the coax connectors you need to select ADAT in this menu. It will make you re-load PT. I think that it's a little strage that on the back of the 003R it is labeled S/PDIF under the coax connectors and Optical under the Toslink connectors. Now unless my 003R is different than the rest Digidesign just mislabeled these on unit and in PT8.

GO TO: SETUP>HARDWARE

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ADAT - receives from coax port
S/PDIF - receives from Toslink port
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:07 PM
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On my 003r, my ADAT receieves from the toslink, haven't tried coax yet; S/PDIF receives from COAX with my MBox, though.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:42 PM
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I started to write this and figured out what the problem was during that time. I wanted to share something and maybe it will help others in my situation continue to record music and audio without stopping to figure this out.

I have a Tascam DA-P1 DAT recorder. The source really doesn't matter it's just about the digital inputs. I looked over all my settings to make sure that everything was right. I had my DAT plugged into the digital coax input and I received no sound. I double checked all the settings. Still couldn't figure it out. Then I went to Setup>Hardware. In that window the Optical Format: has two options ADAT and S/PDIF. If you are using the Toslink connectors you want to select the S/PDIF setting and if your using the coax connectors you need to select ADAT in this menu. It will make you re-load PT. I think that it's a little strage that on the back of the 003R it is labeled S/PDIF under the coax connectors and Optical under the Toslink connectors. Now unless my 003R is different than the rest Digidesign just mislabeled these on unit and in PT8.

GO TO: SETUP>HARDWARE

Optical Format:

ADAT - receives from coax port
S/PDIF - receives from Toslink port
I don't think this is quite correct. When the optical format is set to ADAT, the toslink connector passes 8 channels of ADAT data, and the coax connector passes SPDIF. When the optical format is set to SPDIF, the toslink connector passes 2 channels of SPDIF and the coax connector is disabled.

I think you are coming to this conclusion because the digital source you are connecting (the DAT) is using SPDIF through coax. When you set the optical format to spdif, you are disabling the coax connector.

toslink = a type of connector
ADAT = a digital audio format that always uses toslink connectors
SPDIF = a digital audio format that can pass through ADAT or coax connectors..

It is a bit confusing. Check out pp.27 in the 003 getting started guide
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