I’ve searched and searched to no avail. So here’s my setup.
I’ve got two sound modules, a Roland XV-5080 and a Yamaha Motif Rack XS, both of which provide digital outputs (via spdif). The Roland uses an optical cable and the Yamaha uses a coax cable. Both of them are connected via these outputs to my Echo Audiofire 8 Interface which has both optical and coax digital inputs available. I’ve got the Audiofire set to 44.1 / 24 bit. The Audiofire sees the digital output of either module (on Digital In1 and Digital In2) and I can listen to the modules (one at a time) via headphones connected to the interface. All is good up to this point and it sounds great!
I want to record this digital stereo signal via Cubase 64-bit to a single stereo Audio track. I’ve got the project set to 44.1 / 24 bit. Inside VST Connections all of the Audiofire’s 8 analog and 8 digital inputs show up. I’ve created a single Stereo input bus and assigned left and right channels to the Audiofire Digital In 1 and Digital In 2. I created a single stereo audio track and assigned it to this single Stereo In.
Unfortunately I get nothing. There’s no audio movement on the track’s level indicator nor in the mixer for this Stereo In. Obviously hitting record records nothing. Cubase doesn’t seem to see the digital audio stream for some reason.
I checked the manual and there doesn’t seem to be any indication that digital audio requires additional setup steps, beyond getting the VST connections right, but maybe I missed something somewhere.
Anyway - I’m sorta out of ideas.
Any thoughts on how I can get Cubase seeing this digital audio?