MOTU Digital Timepiece
The Digital Timepiece synchronizes digital audio equipment with knife-edge precision: MOTU Audio 2408™, Digidesign ProTools™ systems (without a VSD™ or SDD™), Alesis ADAT™ (without a BRC™), Tascam DA-88™ (without an SY-88™ or RC-848™), ADAT and DA-88 compatibles, SONY 9-pin video decks, word clock, S/PDIF DAT decks, Digidesign Audiomedia™ II & III, NTSC/PAL video (all formats), computer software and digital audio workstations - including support for SMPTE time code, VITC, MIDI Time Code and MIDI Machine Control.
Until now, phase-locked synchronization between these systems has been difficult or impossible. The Digital Timepiece is the first synchronizer to lock them all together with a stable, high-resolution time base - with no dithering, rounding, or software delays. Choose any one device as the master; all the rest slave precisely and reliably. And drive everything from a MMC controller, computer sequencer or digital audio workstation.
Universal synchronizer for SMPTE, digital audio, and video systems
Supplies all three components necessary for accurate, stable sychronization: address (SMPTE time code location and audio sample number), time base (word clock), and machine control (transport and cueing)
Choose any source as the time base master, and the Digital Timepiece continuously and simultaneously generates all other synchronization formats to drive all connected devices in perfect phase lock.
Sample accurate phase-lock during playback for all word clock devices, including ProTools.
Sample accurate locating for all devices that support it, including ADATs, DA-88s and ADAT/DA-88 compatibles.
Front panel selection of any time base includes ADAT, DA-88, MTC, SMPTE (LTC), Video (VITC), word clock (1x), Digidesign "superclock" (Word Word 256x), S/PDIF, Control Track, or Internal
Generates extremely stable, high-resolution time base with custom-designed VLSI technology and a proprietary high-frequency phase engine
Eliminates the need for expensive synchronization add-on equipment, such as the Digidesign SMPTE Slave Driver(tm), Video Slave Driver(tm), Alesis BRC(tm), Tascam SY-88(tm) card, and more
Fast lock-up time
No dithering, rounding, or software delays for pristine sound
Supports MIDI Machine Control - serves as either an MMC master or slave, distributes MMC transport commands from a sequencer, Alesis LRC(tm), or any MMC transport controller to all other devices, including SONY 9-pin VTRs, ADAT and DA-88
Proprietary control track sync format provides address, time base, and machine control - allows multiple DTP's to be synchronized together, also allows support for future devices
44.1 or 48 kHz samples rates with 0.1% pull-up