I recently bought an MR8916X and an RME HDSP 9652 and I am using them together via ADAT. I have the system working but I have questions about using the MR816X in this way:
How do I get the the MR816 to clock from the RME? When connected via ADAT I get the RME to sync lock and I can set it’s clock as internal, however in MR tools the only clocking option is itself, the MR816X does not recognise the RME as something to clock from. I have not yet connect their Word Clock I/O together, would that allow the MR816X to clock off of the RME?
When I have microphones connected to the MR816X, for some reason I still get a signal out of my monitors / headphones even when the channel input is turned completely down on the actual hardware as well as in MR tools. The individual channel is turned completely down, so I would expect no signal to pass through, TotalMix (the routing software supplied with the RME) registers an input signal as well. Why are the mics still picking up on sound if the channel faders are completely off?
When micing and recording two or more instruments at a time I would like to have them as separate audio tracks in say Ableton for example, but I can only get TotalMix to recognise all 8 channels on the MR816X as one source. Is there a way to assign channel 1 on the MR to ADAT1-1 on the RME and then channel 2 on the MR to ADAT1-2 etc for all channels so I can control the level of each channel on the MR with TotalMix as well as then rout the individual channels to Ableton separately so I can have the different instruments recording on different audio tracks? I have read the manual for both the RME and MR extensively and I cant wok out how to do it, TotalMix will only recognise all 8 inputs on the MR as one input with all 8 channels on it.
I have been trying to sort these issues out for weeks now, particularly the last two, hopefully you guys can help!