January 6th, 2012, 11:46 AM
Have Pro Tools LE 8 installed at home with Digidesign Rack 003 as the interface. Just been given a Focusrite VRM unit as another mix-down aid. This is driving me nuts trying to get it to work. Have installed the software from the CD; have connected the unit as shown with USB to computer and link to S/PDIF out on the 003 Rack using co-axial cable with RCA connector. VRM software shows S/PDIF locked so I am assuming the two units are recognising each other. What is defeating me - a Pro Tools new user - is the simple statement "In your audio interface's control panel, ensure that audio is sent to the S/PDIF output of your audio interface". Can any more experienced users please explain - in simple terms - how I do this?
Many thanks for any help received.
January 6th, 2012, 01:10 PM
Well I run PT8, M Powered, I had no issues getting the software loaded and recognizing the M Audio card as well as the Maudio 25 Key Keyboard. That took all of 15 min total. Now, I recently tried to connect a Zoom R16 as a USB controller and gave up !
My take would be, load the software and use it with the Digidesign and work with it for a while, come back to the Focusrite at a later date. Get things working first to a point where you are satisfied with performance. Come back to the VRM, maybe it doesn't even work ! Start by building Rome one day at a time...
PT8 is a great platform, well tested, an enormous installation base and the PT forums are excellent as well.
January 6th, 2012, 02:20 PM
Look at the hardware ins and outs, (should be in the second to right dropdown menu up top IIRC) you might need to create a "new path" for the spdif output and then assign all the track outputs there in your edit window by holding alt & click on the out button selecting spdif from the list instead of OUT1/2.