How to switch I/O format on the UnitY card with ADAT/TDIF

Question

How do I switch I/O format on my UnitY card with ADAT/TDIF ?

Answer

The ADAT/TDIF card is capable of running one of four different I/O configurations:

  1. "Input: ADAT, Output ADAT"
  2. "Input: ADAT, Output TDIF"
  3. "Input: TDIF, Output ADAT"
  4. "Input: TDIF. Output: TDIF"

The UnitY Utility page is used to define which one of the four I/O configurations you want to utilize. You can access the utility page like this.

On the UnitY main page, enter @@ on the title edit line and press "DMP". You enter commands here via the command line:

  • Choose "Input: ADAT, Output: ADAT" by writing "IOAA" and press Enter.
  • Choose "Input: ADAT, Output: TDIF" by writing "IOAT" and press Enter.
  • Choose "Input: TDIF, Output ADAT" by writing "IOTA" and press Enter.
  • Choose "Input: TDIF, Output: TDIF" by writing "IOTT" and press Enter. I/O Status:

To check the status of your I/O card you write "IOST" and press Enter. The following messages can be displayed:

  • "IO ERROR" - The I/O card is detected but the is a problem with the communication.
  • "No I/O" - You have no I/O card on your UNITY card.
  • "AES" - You have an AES/EBU I/O card connected to vour UNITY card.
  • "TDIF/ADAT" - You have a TDIF ADAT I/O card connected to your UNITY card.

Line 2 shows the current I/O configuration:

  1. "IOAA" -You have the "Input: ADAT, Output: ADAT" configuration.
  2. "IOAT" -You have the "Input: ADAT, Output' TDIF" configuration.
  3. "IOTA" -You have the "Input: TDIF, Output: ADAT" configuration.
  4. "IOTT" -You have the "Input: TDIF, Output: TDIF" configuration.

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