1 (edited by Rodney_Ferguson_75 2019-01-16 22:20:04)

Topic: Aggregate ADI-2 DAC & UCX on Mac

Hi,
My new ADI-2 DAC arrives tomorrow (17th Jan 2019) and I am going over the possible sets ups for a MacBook Pro laptop.

I would like to run this by the forum and I am of course open to suggestions.


Set Up 1
UCX connected through Firewire
ADI-2 DAC connected through USB

Aggregate devices - UCX for input
                              ADI-2 for output


Set Up 2
UCX connected through USB (input and output)
ADI-2 DAC standalone

Toslink to ADI-2 DAC and route through TotalMiX - SPDIF



I am wondering if there will be any advantages or disadvantages for each set up.

Kind regards

Rodney Ferguson
Leicester UK

RME UCX + RME ADI-2 DAC
You can listen to a machine, but you won’t hear the music.

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Re: Aggregate ADI-2 DAC & UCX on Mac

Setup 1 doesn't work. You would need to clock slave the ADI-2 DAC via SPDIF from the UCX, or the Aggregate device will fail.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: Aggregate ADI-2 DAC & UCX on Mac

Hi Matthias,

Thanks for the reply.

“Set up 1 doesn’t work. You would need to...”    : )

Does that mean it is not possible to set the ADI-2 DAC as slave to the UCX as master via Toslink SPDIF?


I guess Set UP 3 would be to just use the devices separately. UCX for recording sessions and the ADI-2 DAC for mixing/mastering sessions.

This is not a problem really. It would actually help me to focus more on the task in hand.


Kind regards

Rodney Ferguson

RME UCX + RME ADI-2 DAC
You can listen to a machine, but you won’t hear the music.

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Re: Aggregate ADI-2 DAC & UCX on Mac

> Does that mean it is not possible to set the ADI-2 DAC as slave to the UCX as master via Toslink SPDIF?

Sure that works, but then the USB connection is obsolete...

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: Aggregate ADI-2 DAC & UCX on Mac

OK!

So we have morphed Set up 1 into Set up 2    :  )


The ADI-2 has arrived now and I have been listening to music for the last hour or two.

Not sure how I feel about it...although I have been singing along and hitting notes that I have never hit before, so it must be good.

Rodney : )

RME UCX + RME ADI-2 DAC
You can listen to a machine, but you won’t hear the music.