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Is it possible to use the digidesign 888 as a stand alone

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hello. is it possible to use the digidesign 888 as a stand alone conversion device?
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Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  syseng replied 1 month ago.


My name is David.

Yes, it is possible for the 888 to operate in stand alone mode. To do this:

First, switch off any digital devices that can send a word clock signal to 888/24 I/O channel 1 and 2 digital input ports.
Next switch on the 888/24 I/O which will make the 888/24 I/O search for a word clock signal on digital input ports 1 and 2.
When a word clock signal is not detected it switch to using its own internal clock signal.
Note that when in stand alone mode it will use analog inputs and AES/EBU outputs 1 through 8.

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