I have had a link between two computers “working” for some time where I can transfer audio files in real time, but today I needed to have the computers start at the same time, and I then found out that the link did not work properly.
Here is the setup:
Master: Mac with RME Hammerfall Raydat (PCIe), Cubase 5.5.3
Slave: PC with Creamware Pulsar (PCI), Cubase 4.5.1
ADAT used for link
Two mono and three stereo busses (8 channels all together). Mono 1 is the link carrier.
When I connect an optical cable from ADAT in to ADAT out on Creamware audio card the “Self test” works with no errors. The yellow and blue send/receive signals flashes in the Device set up panel.
When I connect an optical cable from ADAT in to ADAT out on the Hammerfall audio card the “Self test” works with no errors. The yellow and blue send/receive signals flashes in the Device set up panel.
When I connct the two computers with two ADAT cables (in/out times two) the yellow and blue light still flashes in both Device set up panel dialog boxes, but the “Self test” now only gives errors.
I can however transmit audio on the two mono and the three stereo tracks back and fourth between the computers, no errors in the transmission, but I can not run both transport panels (cursors) from one computer.
Sample rate, bitrate and tempo is the same on both computers. The Master MAC sets the Sample and bit rate for the Slave PC.
Also Cubase 4.5.1 on the slave computer won’t restart. After save/shut down/restart Cubase - Cubase crashes. I then must remove the two ADAT cables and restart Cubase. Then Cubase starts ok and I can reconnect the cables. This is an EACH time occurance.
Any idea what could be wrong? Anybody?