Topic: MADI delay compensation and device ID
My studio has the following digital devices
Neve 4081 - with AES output
RME Octamic XTC
RME Octamix XTC
RME ADI-8 QS with dual LED i-64 card
The Neve is connected to one of the XTCs via the AES in
The RME devices are connected over optical MADI
For convenience the MADI devices are connected
But in Totalmix I prefer to see the XTCs as lower number channels that the ADI-8
So I've set up the routing:-
MADI 9-18 XTC device ID 1 mic inputs
MADI 1-8 - Neve 4081 route via XTC device ID 2
MADI 19-24 XTC devce ID 2 mic inputs
MADI 25-32 ADI-8 device ID 4
This works - but I wonder if by setting up the device IDs as I have - am I messing up the delay compensation.
I could make the ADI device ID 1, and the XTCs 2 and 3, and then use the digital mapping on one of the XTCs to remap the MADI channels to where I want. Would this be better?
Any advice from the experts here?