Topic: HDSPe MADI card CH 1-8 Mono ?
i bought a HDSPe MADI card used around 4 years ago.
I never really had a problem with it, well i had a problem routing it with the totally overkill TotalMix but besides that the Card seems to be working fine.
The card is used just to playback my tunes i create via ableton. Madi goes into a Ferrofish A32 AD/DA then into the Burl B32 for summing and thats it. Lately i changed some channels in a song and realized it sounded weird. Then by switching through all the channels i realized that MADI CH 1-8 are mono. I thought it was a faulty Sub-D Cable, exchanged it but the issue was still there. Then i rerouted the madi channels in the Ferrofish Converter but same story. So its most likely the TotalMix i thought, some wrong settings somewhere, however. Changing everything and resetting it to different states all didnt change that the channels kept mono. Of course i changed the Stereo Settings, switched Mono/stereo on one setting changed the width on another setting ,used "set all channels to stereo" used "Set inputs mono/outputs stereo" and so on and nothing changed. RESET...
Now im wondering if maybe the card is damaged ?
I mean is there somehow somewhere a function which automatically switches the first 8 channel to mono by default ?
I dont record with that card, i just play straight back Madi ch1 to Analog channel 1 and so on until ch 32. Thats all i need, therefore i wouldnt need any TotalMix as well. PS also in the Matrix, 1/2 is analog one and two and it goes until 32. Nothing is doubled. No Mono Mode clicked. I cant imagine i missed something in the Totalmix software.
Is there a way to find out if the card is damaged somehow ? test software or so ? (windows 10)
Are there sepeate chips which are responsible for lets say ch 1-8 , ch9-16 and so i it would make sense if one is damaged as CH 1-8 are all mono. All others work fine in stereo, You know what i mean, not just ch1+2 or 5+6 are mono straight 1-8.
If the card would be damaged would there be a way to repair it or are these just chips which cant be replaced ?
anyone any idea ??