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Old 18th January 2013
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TC Electronics Imapct Twin help

I recently bought an Impact Twin for my new music computer (Win 7/Reaper) and so far I've been VERY happy with it. Very low latency, pre's sound decent etc.

My problem now is getting my Fostex VF160 hooked up to the Impact Twin via the ADAT connection(s). I have two VF160's and have linked them together before using an ADAT cable as well as a MIDI cable; the VF160's have settings to designate one as a slave and the other as a master, as well as Midi Synch Frame Rate, MTC Offset, digital In/Out settings (analog, ADAT, Midi, etc). I've also chained an ADA8000 before with minimal fuss.

I've tried setting the VF-160 as I would when linking two of them together, setting it to the "slave settings" and trying different parameter settings as well and I can get the Impact Twin to see the VF160 but I can't get the signal(s) from the VF160 into the Impact Twin interface on my computer. I've tried every routing combination in the interface. I'm just trying to use the VF160 as an interface to add 8-more inputs (this is all the Impact Twin will allow via the light pipe). I no longer have the ADA8000 but have read on the TC Electronics user forum that hooking THAT up to the Impact Twin is pretty straight forward and works fine. I've read that the Impact Twin needs to be set so that it uses it's built-in master clock for the MIDI and I have everything set for that.

I know the Fozzies are a bit old (I had Black Lion upgrade my op-amp chips awhile back, it sounds pretty decent for being so old) but was hoping maybe someone has some experience in hooking them up to a computer interface?

Thanks.
Old 18th January 2013
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It sounds like a TC Near prob.
Have you checked your settings? do you have the "TOS in" activated ?
Old 19th January 2013
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I don't know if it would be helpful, but be sure you are using the most updated version of the driver. By doing so, many problems I had (not the problem you have though) has been resolved.
Old 19th January 2013
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The sample rates have to match. Most likely it's 48hz coming out of the Fostex.
Old 19th January 2013
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TOS is activated on the TC control panel, sample rate is 44.1 and I have the most recent drivers.
Old 20th January 2013
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Do you have any other units,like an efx with optical i/o,to try to connect it to the TC?
do you still have the 2nd Fostex,still working with the other one?
Old 21st January 2013
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I've tried both of the Fostex decks. And they link to each other just fine. I'm having a friend bring his ADAT machine over tonight to see if that will work. I don't have anything else that runs fiber optic that works.

I've also since tried older TC drivers and another pair of light pipes (cables) as well as ensuring that I have the most recent firmware installed on the VF160's (though it's nearly 10 years old. ).

The thing is, the VF160 has always played nice with other things as mentioned, cloaking itself as an ADAT machine. And the TC software shows that it's master clock sees the VF160. I've tried hooking up a MIDI cable as well, though that's not really needed and theoretically doesn't have anything to do with the audio data.
Old 22nd January 2013
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wattie1096 ➑️
I've tried setting the VF-160 , setting it to the "slave settings"
...hmm, I believe the VF-160 needs to be the "master".
have you tried it?
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