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.

  1. Check that your digital interface is configured in master mode.
  2. 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.
  3. 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".
  4. Connect a SPDIF/AES/EBU cable from the VB-101/VM-202 OUT to the digital interface.
  5. 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.