Topic: MADI Router - Glitching Issues
I've got a problem and i've close to exhausted all ways to try and fix it within the current format. The problem is random clicks, and dropouts of audio.
I have a number of devices connected via a MADI router. Most are behaving nicely.
As far as I have troubleshooted, the source of the issue is between a Digico SD11 and the MADI Router.
I'm sending main PA outputs out of the MADI output on the SD11 to the MADI Router via BNC MADI connections.
The MADI Router then outputs this full stream to an Outline Newton system processor via Optical MADI connections.
All devices are clocking off Word Clock, generated by the Outline Newton.
With MADI Receiver set to 'Bypass', I get all sorts of random clicking and popping from the outputs.
With MADI receiver set to 'Activate', I get much, much less regular clicks and pops - however I get drop-outs randomly occurring which can last from one second to 10 seconds, and in most cases there are multiple drop-outs over a short period of time (say, a minute).
I've replaced both the BNC cables and the Optical cables.
I've connected the SD11 directly to the Newton, and the signal is clean.
I've setup a number of 18 hour test recordings, recording pink noise through many points of the signal path. XLR out of SD11, Post MADI Router, Post Newton (input), Post Newton (output). In all cases, XLR output is fine. All MADI signals show random clicks much louder than the pink noise, and drop-outs occur a number of hours into the recording.
I'd really like to continue using the MADI stream to output the PA Outputs out of the console, though its proving to be very unreliable with the MADI Router at this stage.
Any help, ideas or thoughts are much appreciated at this stage.