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S/pdif input

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:13 pm
by 10gamberi
hello,

I have a problem with the s/pdif input of cubase. the cable should be stereo, however when I try to set the stereo input there's only one mono s/pdif input and one s/pdif output.


I am recording from a yamaha motif xs8 digital output, to a motu express s/pdif input.


the result, if I put the input mono, is obviously a mono signal.


how can that be stereo?



10gamberi

Re: S/pdif input

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:01 am
by Keres
Hi 10gamberi -
Not sure what your problem is exactly but just to say that an SPDIF signal is multiplexed and can carry 2 or more channels along a single conductor cable.
Set your VST input connections to show SPDIF L, SPDIF R

Re: S/pdif input

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:09 pm
by 10gamberi
Keres wrote:Hi 10gamberi -
Not sure what your problem is exactly but just to say that an SPDIF signal is multiplexed and can carry 2 or more channels along a single conductor cable.
Set your VST input connections to show SPDIF L, SPDIF R
this is the problem, there's not SPDIF L and R. there are two, but I guess that it refers to input and output because, if it is set like this, the recorded signal sounds mono.

I know this because I tried to record a piano, making a glissando from left to right: it should have a stereo image and I should hear the keys going from left to right, but it stays central.


what might be wrong?



10gamberi

Re: S/pdif input

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:19 pm
by 10gamberi
ok, now it works.

don't really know why it sounded mono before but now it's stereo.


the only problem is that I can't hear any preview of the sound, I can just listen it back once it has been recorded. how can it be possible to listen to it while playing the keyboard?

through the audio interface I mean, from the headphones output.



10gamberi

Re: S/pdif input

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:28 pm
by svennilenni
10gamberi wrote: this is the problem, there's not SPDIF L and R. there are two, but I guess that it refers to input and output because, if it is set like this, the recorded signal sounds mono.
Some very Cubase basics: A port shown in the "inputs" tab is never ever in any way an output.

Re: S/pdif input

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:47 pm
by 10gamberi
svennilenni wrote:
10gamberi wrote: this is the problem, there's not SPDIF L and R. there are two, but I guess that it refers to input and output because, if it is set like this, the recorded signal sounds mono.
Some very Cubase basics: A port shown in the "inputs" tab is never ever in any way an output.
ok, thank you.

could you tell me how to listen to the keyboard while playing it?


10gamberi

Re: S/pdif input

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:08 pm
by Prock
To hear during recording make sure the track "monitor" function is activated (the button looks like a speaker) when you are recording. If using a later version of Cubase then you must deactivate the monitor function on audio tracks during playback to hear what was recorded. I'm not sure what CB version you are using so you may have to deactivate the monitor function on midi & instrument tracks too during playback to hear what was recorded (I'm not sure if that monitor functionality is the same during playback for older CB versions).

Regards 8-)

Re: S/pdif input

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:54 pm
by 10gamberi
Prock wrote:To hear during recording make sure the track "monitor" function is activated (the button looks like a speaker) when you are recording. If using a later version of Cubase then you must deactivate the monitor function on audio tracks during playback to hear what was recorded. I'm not sure what CB version you are using so you may have to deactivate the monitor function on midi & instrument tracks too during playback to hear what was recorded (I'm not sure if that monitor functionality is the same during playback for older CB versions).

Regards 8-)
yeah, true.

I've been working with vst for a while and I totally forgot about the monitor button. thank you!


anyway, is there any gain settings of the s/pdif? I'm worried about distortion.


10gamberi

Re: S/pdif input

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:04 am
by svennilenni
10gamberi wrote:anyway, is there any gain settings of the s/pdif? I'm worried about distortion.
The output level of the device sending the S/PDIF signal, or the Input of the device digitising the signal to S/PDIF.