> isn't it a lot better to connect the UC as slave to the UCX using 2 ADAT cables and the wordclock?
> I would prefer not to have two instances of totalmix.
I didnt force you to go that way, it was meant as a good option and I told you as well that you can
connect the UC behind the UCX.
> why would that give me disadvantages? someone at RME told me that I could use the 8 inputs /
> outputs of the UC as additional to the ones of my UCX... I just want to know how to set it up :-)
You can do that and I also told you where I see the advantages of the other setup, again:
The advantage of this setup, to connect both devices by USB, is:
1. that you are not limited to 8 channels @44.1/48 kHz (10 channels if you also count coax SPDIF)
2. if you use higher clock rates then the amount of channels that you could route between UC and UCX would shrink to
- 4 channels @88.2/96 kHz
- 2 channels @176.4/192 kHz
3. you can use the ADAT ports of both devices (2 ports !) for other things, like i.e. connect additional mic preamps or AD/DA converter via ADAT
Word clock is not required, get clock on the slave via ADAT IN.
To sum up, you have 2 choices, you only need to choose.
If 1 TM FX instance is your final goal, then connect the UC behind the UCX via ADAT.
Temporarily you will have to connect both devices via USB until you have the routing on the UCX and UC finalized.
Stand-alone mode on the UC is easy to handle, from manual: "The Fireface UC has an internal memory to permanently store all configuration data. The data is stored directly after any change, and are loaded at power-on."
Once the routing is ok, you simply need to disconnect the UC from USB and it will remember the config.
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