Now working with Reason to Scope at
96KHz, no Cubase - makes for a much improved workflow. But first I
needed a new way to connect PCI to XITE. I found the S/Mux
A radio button on Pulsar II Sample Rate dialog and voila it
worked, ADAT at 96KHz !
After a couple of sessions the dreaded crackles came over ADAT - I have had
the issue before with Pulsar ADAT so used Luna 2 ADAT instead. But Luna has
no SMUX. Rebuilding the PCI project or restoring it from a backup
worked, but again crackles came back, but then I remembered some posts from
Dawman about using AES/EBU at 96KHz so gave it a shot. Pulsar2 to XITE-1D
via AES/EBU worked! Although it was with only one stereo pair that's all I needed for a
couple of mono synths- synth-bass on left and lead on right.
See picture to the right. Although 44.1 kHz is selected, the
'Slave' button is also selected as is the AES/EBU as the Sync
Source, and since the XITE-1D (as Master) is set to 96KHz, the
sample rate shown for the Pulsar 2 is also 96KHz.
Seems to me a much more stable connection than the ADAT on my Pulsar 2.
Also seemed weird that once the crackles came it was embedded in PCI project
- e.g. corrupted. Rebooting and reloading the same PCI project still had
crackles but rebuilding the project got rid of them for a while.
Anyway AES/EBU seemed the way to go for my particular setup.
upshot of being able to use AES/EBU meant a set-up whereby a
Scope PCI Synth could feed a Scope XITE-1D project which is
otherwise performing nothing but mastering duties, all at 96KHz.
As you can see, the XITE-1D project is quite sparse, with only 5
devices that can run at 96Khz. Mixing can be done with
your favourite DAW - in this case Reason since it allows a
dynamic number of channels (I have used 60 channels) that can be
either mono or stereo (also dynamically changeable) on its
excellent SSL style mixing desk.