Topic: Fireface 800, PT9 - can i sync with ADAT?
Hello - i'm in the early stages of coming to an understanding of this, so i'm looking for guidance. Please pardon the extremely rudimentary questions. I've begun reading about the different pieces of the sync puzzle, and most of it makes sense, but i'm not sure what i need to accomplish what i'm looking to accomplish.
What i want : I want the adat and pro tools to sync based on time code. That is : when the cursor hits 1:00:00, the adat is also hitting that time code. As this is happening - i want to be able to xfer audio digitally from the ADAT to pro tools.
I see on the back of the fireface that there are two sets of adat in/outs. I'm assuming this is simply for getting audio from and to the adat. However, i'm not able to intuit how to go about using the FF800 to make the adat "slave" to the time code that is ticking off in pro tools.
There is a section of coax connections on the back of the FF800 described as "time code options" - i'm assuming these are the means by which time code is brought in and out. Is what is sent in/out of these connections a format the ADAT can understand? do i need an additional piece of equipment to translate from these terminals to the adat sync (9pin?) format - or is there another way to accomplish this with just the FF?
my experience with sync to date is from a long time ago - when we used to "stripe" smpte to a track of tape from a sequencer and then send that back out to the sequencer to drive it. I'm adding this tidbit to make clear that when explaining this, as an audience - i'm in the "for dummies" category
Any help/guidance would be much appreciated.
thanks in advance