After setting up the MOTU 828mk2 USB on a Windows XP PC I just had a few questions on the
Optical SPDIF input for recording.
I should explain that I use the Optical Out
cable from my Mac (headphone doubles as Optical out) straight into the back of the MOTU
optical spdif in (which the MOTU is connected to the Windows PC) - so in effect I'm
recording digitally out from the Mac output straight into a PC Windows Editor (which the
MOTU is attached)
Does the MOTU only record via SPDIF at 24-bit? I'm pretty
sure I used to do this with a Motu and i could record at 16-bit digitally via SPDIF??
I am getting some drops and splutters, could this be down to maybe using a USB 1,1
socket instead of a USB2.0 socket for MOTU?
On the recorded Waveform on the PC
(via the MOTU) I am getting large 'blocks' of sound, maybe digital bursts? How can
i need to change the mac audio optical out on AUDIO MIDI SET UP so its sending a clear
digital stereo spdif signal down the cable?
Also as Imm playing back via the
MOTU on the PC (once the audio is recorded) I get long pauses when hitting play, and
before the cursor starts playing. This seems to be a long delay?
Any help for a
simple 2 track SPDIF optical between a Mac and Windows XP PC? The Audio plays fine live
from the Mac to the Motu (as Im monitoring it via hphones) but its the recording.
I know with digital you have to get everything correct before it records properly and
with a clear uninterrupted signal..