Topic: FF800 Issue when using 3 FF800's
Gday everyone - something new, and weird...
the scenario - the studio has 3x 800's, running XP & Cubase 4.
I recorded a band using all the units, 21ch or so, did all overdubs just using 1 unit. Did all the editing on my FF400, and now Im back in the studio to mix.
Now, when I change the output routing in cubase to send out 24ch to the console, there is no audio, cubase wont meter any of the channels. The transport still works, the line that shows where you are in the song moves across the screen, but no audio.
I can reload the track, make no changes to the routing and it will work fine, pass audio etc, like it has been during all overdubs and edits (just in stereo) and shows up on 2 ch on the board, but then when i change routing - same issue.
My RME driver says all the right things - 1 is master clock source, 2 is autosync from WC, 3 is also sync from WC, so im pretty sure its not a clocking thing. Windows sees all the units individually, as does Cubase.
My Cubase sessions are 88.2k. My routing in Cubase is using all the analogue outputs from units 1-3 so there is no digital paths being used.
Some side thoughts - during the tracking days it was very hot. The 3 units are racked on top of each other with no gap between the units. They got very hot, and caused some crashing of the computer during tracking. I hope that one or more units wasnt damaged due to overheating..., ive been using my FF400 for all the edits, but i dont think that should matter..., ive loaded old songs that were mixed across the console, and they also wont play.
My questions - can some damage occur due to overheating? Am i missing something obvious (i hope not:) What else can i try??
Thanks in advance for your help and support, ill try anything no matter how strange it might sound. The deadline is fast approaching so all suggestions are appreciated.