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Old 04-19-2011, 02:18 PM
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Default Reel to Reel Sync

Just wondering if anyone could help me on this.
I Have a Otari MTR 90 24 Track tape recorder and want to sync this with pro tools. Does anyone have a how to?

Equipment I have available:
Otari MTR 90
Pro Tools 8.1 HD2 Accel
2xDigi 96 I/O
RME 8 Channel AD/DA
Emagic Unitor 8


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Old 04-19-2011, 02:34 PM
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In order to achieve anything other than "lock and release", you'll need a Sync I/O for PT to be slave and/or something like a Lynx synchronizer for the tape machine to be slave.

http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?p=765191

See this thread as well.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:45 PM
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In order to achieve anything other than "lock and release", you'll need a Sync I/O for PT to be slave and/or something like a Lynx synchronizer for the tape machine to be slave.

http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?p=765191

See this thread as well.
If it were me, I wouldn't be slaving ProTools to the 2"; really better to slave the 2".

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Old 04-19-2011, 03:15 PM
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If it were me, I wouldn't be slaving ProTools to the 2"; really better to slave the 2".

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Agreed, I'd rather the tape machine servo than to have PT vary its SR to stay locked.

Although I've done many live recordings/broadcasts where PT was resolved to video and it's been fine. In fact, I just uploaded one of those mixes to my website this afternoon, an LCD Soundsystem track I mixed!!
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:55 PM
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LCD Soundsystem!! Awesome
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:55 PM
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Default Re: Reel to Reel Sync

I've got a 3 module Lynx system with KCU and a cable for a Otari MTR70 that should work. I used to slave it to my Sync I/O all the time. Let me know if you're interested.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:48 AM
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Default Re: Reel to Reel Sync

Thanks for all your replies. Ive been looking at the Emagic Unitor 8 mk2 which apparently can send and receive LTC.

Im going to use notes taken from the links and try them with what ive got and will let you know if I have any success.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:36 AM
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Default Re: Reel to Reel Sync

Audiohitch

Did you succeed in doing this?

I too wish to sync my Otari MTR90 with Pro Tools but wanting the computer/word clock as the master!

Please - tell me more....
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write time code to channel 24 of the machine, then use a sync I/O to have pro tools lock to it's code.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:47 PM
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The product you are looking for is called CLASP and is made by Endless Analog - http://www.endlessanalog.com/
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