Topic: Can a MADI Router cause signal distortion?
Since May I’m using different RME devices for recording classical concerts. Sporadically, my 12Mic flashes a red warning (input and clock) for a second, then erverything goes back to normal. Today, I installed a test setup, so I could check if there is any impact to the signal.
The setup: a UFX+ and a 12Mic are both connected to the MADI Router via fiber. The output from the UFX+ goes fullstream to the 12Mic, from the 12Mic back to the UFX+ via a matrix (so I got a loop).
The 12Mic is clocked to MADI opt., the matrix uses the UFX+ as clock source, the UFX+ uses its internal clock. Everything is set to 48khz.
With Reaper I sent a test signal through the UFX+ -> MADI Router -> 12Mic -> MADI Router -> UFX+, where I recorded the result. After 10, maybe 15 minutes, I got the red warning on the 12Mic. The signal looks like this:
I have the impression that this only occurs if the Bit Transparency setting in the Router is set to "Activate MADI receiver". If it is set to "Bypass MADI receiver", no error occurs.
I have abolsutely no idea what the problem could be. Any help is appreciated!
ThinkPad P15, ThinkPad T480s, Reaper