How do I set up a master clock to work properly with Cubase?
This is a steep investment so I want to design the system first in order to avoid compatibility or playback precision issues.
I would like to control transport via Cubase, but use the sync signal from a master clock separate from the AD/DA converters. In other words, the ASIO Driver in VST Audio System would control a device that is not the sync master device. I’ve never done this, so I don’t know if Cubase needs to be set up as a sync slave. However, the manual doesn’t say anything about it.
What menu options do I have to tinker within Cubase to get the Machine-Control-Master transport signal from Cubase to the master clock? How Do I get the wordclock signal back into Cubase to make it function as a sync slave?
The modular system I’m designing includes:
- Cubase for playback/mixing
- AD/DA converters: Lynx Aurora 24TB
- Master Clock: not sure which, depending on the result of this research, maybe a Mutec. I don’t know.
So far, the little experience I have with clock signals leads me to believe that no configuration is necessary within Cubase. I would just:
- Connect wordclock output cables from the master clock to the converters.
- Connect a wordclock cable from the output of the ADC to the input of the master clock. This would carry the machine control signal from Cubase to the master clock, I suppose.
- Setup the master clock as a master sync device, and the Converters as sync slaves.
- Setup within Cubase: (I don’t know, maybe nothing is necessary? )
However, the “Syncronization” section of the manual talks about “External Sync”, so I’m confused. Is the “Project Sync Setup” dialogue only to be used when working with video?
Am I missing something here?