How do I sync the VB-101/VM-202 with my digital studio equipment?
The digital inputs and outputs of the VB-101/VM-202 use professionnal AES/EBU and consumer S/PDIF formats. The VB-101/VM-202 can be set as master or slave for transmitting.
In master mode, the VB-101/VM-202 generates its own clock at a selectionnable frequency. In slave mode, you can sync the VB-101/VM-202 with the AES/EBU or the S/PDIF signal, or with the Wordclock input. The digital inputs and outputs work with frequencies from 44.1 kHz to 96 kHz. Therefore, the VB-101/VM-202 can be used alone or find its place in a more complex digital audio system.
Installing the VB-101/VM-202 in slave mode
We recommand installing the VB-101/VM-202 in slave mode: that way you will be able to sync the VB-101/VM-202 with your sequencer/recorder by selecting the working frequency in your project.
Please note that the internal working frequency in the VB-101/VM-202 is always 96 kHz. Changing the sync frequency has no impact on the Torpedo process quality.
- Check that your digital interface is configured in master mode.
- In the setup menu of the VB-101/VM-202, select sync, SPDIF, AES/EBU or Wordclock to indicate the machine on wich signal it has to be synced.
- Connect a SPDIF or AES/EBU cable from the digital interface OUT to the VB-101/VM-202 IN, or a wordclock cable from your master clock. On the Torpedo idle menu, you must see the indication "Lock".
- Connect a SPDIF/AES/EBU cable from the VB-101/VM-202 OUT to the digital interface.
- In your sequencer recorder software, select the digital input for recording (please refer to the user manual of your digital interface/software). You should ear the signal coming from the VB-101/VM-202.