Topic: How to sync MADIface XT to DigiCo SD10 live setup?
We're having real problems syncing a MADIface XT+MacBook Pro to a DigiCo SD10 desk without getting crackling sounds on the MADIface.
We've tried every conceivable configuration with MADIface as master and slave, sync'd via AES, word clock and MADI 3 (MADI 1 and 2 aren't an option because the SD10 doesn't have fibre optic outputs).
All of them lead to intermittent clicking on the MADIface inputs (some channels only), and occasionally crackling on the SD10 too, though this typically sync's reliably with the Digirack.
The green sync light is solid for all these settings and we even tried changing BNC cables and the redundant ins/outs on the desk, and still the problem remains. Interestingly the desk shows a red light for its AES input, but the MADIface can sync to the desk's AES output (with crackling).
When syncing via MADI 3 the SD10 shows a green light but the sample rate fluctuates between 48000 and c.47900 on the desk whereas the Fireface Settings app shows a constant 48000.
What else can we try? Is there an incompatibility between the SD10's 56-channel format MADI and the MADIface 64 format?