Recently i finally (after quite a number of years of searching) was lucky enough to find myself a beautiful Soundpool ADAT interface.
So now i have been trying to get it set up with my Falcon for recording using Cubase Audio.
- I am running tos 4.04.
- I have a cf adapter with a 128mb cf card in it on the internal ide
- I have an external scsi enclosure with a scsi cf card reader (scm pcd 50b) in it, with a 1gb cf card.
- I have been able to partition both drives with hddriver 7.93, 1 x tos partition on 128mb internal ide/cf drive and 1 x tos/dos partition on external 1gb scsi/cf drive. Both drives have hddriver 7.93 installed, the machine boots correctly and i am able to access and to copy files between the two drives without issues.
- Cubase audio 2.06 installed on internal c: drive
- Fdi init prg in auto folder in c:
So i plug in the adat, fire up the atari, boots to desktop. The adat gives a few little squeeks while this happens.
Navigate to my cubase folder and start cubase.
Once Cubase opens the adat starts really squeeking/white noise/static sound. I go to hardware setup and select different adat inputs, and still the noise won't disappear? I try a recording, and when record starts the noise just gets louder and nothing records? I exit cubase and start adatrec.prg, unfortunately same resulting static sound that won't go away until powering down the atari.
I have a 9v 500mA power supply plugged into the adat. But i only have one adat cable atm so this is going from the sound source (muse receptor's adat out, or i have tried from my alesis adat's adat out as well) to the soundpool adat's adat in. Unfortunately i am still getting the same 'static', whether i use one or the other?
Do i need to have a second adat cable going from the soundpool adat out back to alesis adat i.e. do i need two cables plugged into their respective ins and outs to make it work?
A short list of things i think it might be:
- Only using the one adat cable as described above. This is my first real experience with adat so i am unsure of the requirements to make it run correctly?
- Try a different 9v 500mA power supply. Perhaps the one i am trying is switch mode (not sure as it is unmarked) and the adat interface requires the opposite?
- Try setting the falcon back up with a real/regular (moving parts) internal ide drive and a real/regular (moving parts) scsi drive, i.e. perhaps it doesn't like working with cf cards and adapters?
- Perhaps the fdi init prg that i have is not the correct one to make the adat work? Are there different ones for the soundpool and the Steinberg models?
Anyway, any help from someone else who may have some experience with the soundpool ADAT would be greatly appreciated.