This is a strange one, and apologies if it’s me being ill-informed.
I am connecting my Kurzweil PC3X keyboard to Cubase via the MR816X:
- Analogue out to analogue in works fine, if a little noisy
- Kurzweil Digital SPDIF (via coax) out to Steinberg SPDIF coax in works perfectly (wonderfully quiet)
BUT, if I remove the analogue connection from the keyboard to the MR816X, the digital signal drops. Once I plug an analogue jack back into the MR816X, all works again fine after a couple of seconds.
On the Device Setup, I only get an option for SPDIF coax as Clock Source if an analogue lead is plugged in. Once it’s removed, the SPDIF coax option on the drop-down menu goes italic and the status light flashes for no-lock.
Why would the analogue signal from a synth make any difference to the MR816X’s ability to lock up nicely through the SPDIF coax connection?
Confused. Please help me out!