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ross byron
digital out from mac pro intel to motu 828
on Sep 18, 2009 at 4:37:13 pm

hi guys tia
am just wanting to monitor my audio though the digital out optical (light port)
to my motu 828 as the new Mac Pros have no FW 400 ports downloaded the motu drivers for intel but nothing shows up for the interface i know i am missing something basic like remove lenscap

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Bob Kessler
Re: digital out from mac pro intel to motu 828
on Sep 21, 2009 at 4:38:49 am

I'm sure you've already checked, but...

Have you checked the routings in the Audio/MIDI set-up menu?

Are you sure that it is an optical problem and not an audio problem (audio routing is correct, speakers are on and properly connected, etc.)?

Are you using the original, MKII or MKIII?

What DAW are you using?

Nor sure about MOTU and the 828, but some units are finicky if you don't use both the optical in and out.


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ross byron
Re: digital out from mac pro intel to motu 828
on Sep 21, 2009 at 2:43:21 pm

am using the original 828
and i think its looking for adat and we are sending something different then what it is looking for
all the best ross byron

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Sam Mallery
Re: digital out from mac pro intel to motu 828
on Sep 21, 2009 at 6:26:23 pm

"the new Mac Pros have no FW 400 ports downloaded the motu drivers for intel but nothing shows up for the interface"

Hi Ross. My first basic lenscap question:

Have you tried using a FW400 to FW800 cable? Plugging the 400 end into the 828 and the 800 end into one of the 800 ports on the Mac Pro?



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Gerardo Diwa
Re: digital out from mac pro intel to motu 828
on Oct 13, 2009 at 11:21:48 am

I will try to make this simple explanation:

MacPro has an optical audio IN/OUT

get an TOSLINK optical cable like this http://bit.ly/2tSzE3

connect one end to the MacPro's optical audio IN to the 828's optical audio OUT

On your DAW (audio editing software) you must choose the optical input as the source

This can also be set in System Preferences so that even Garageband will automatically use this as the connection for inputs.






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