Connecting the Roland Octa-Capture with the VS-100/VS-700
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- Added on Jul 30, 2013 at 4:44 PM
The Roland Octa-Capture can be connected to the VS-100 to make an 18-in/16-out audio interface and the VS-700 to make a 29-in/34-out audio interface. To do this, follow the steps detailed below. Before you start the process, however, it is important that you make sure both devices are disconnected from a computer and their power is turned off.
- Switch on the power for the VS-100/VS-700. The Octa-Capture will be the clock master.
- Specify the sampling frequency.
- Turn on the Octa-Capture.
- In the Utility section on the Octa-Capture, turn on VS-Expand.
- Set the Octa-Capture to the same sampling frequency you set on the VS-100/VS-700.
- To digitally sync the two devices, use a coaxial cable to connect the Octa-Capture’s coaxial out 9/10 to the VS-100/VS-700’s coaxial in 9/10. Note that if the Octa-Capture’s Digital setting located in the Utility section is turned off, the sampling frequency will not switch.
- Connect the VS-100/VS700 and the Octa-Capture to your computer.
- The next part will differ depending on your operating system.
- The two devices must be connected to the same USB controller. To ensure this, open the control panel and double click the VS-100/VS-700 icon to open the driver settings.
- Make sure that under ASIO Setting, VS EXPAND says “OK.”
- If it does NOT say “OK,” try plugging one of the devices into a different USB port. You can also ensure they are connected to the same USB controller by connecting both devices to a USB 2.0 hub.
- If you find that it says “Sampling frequency does not match” in the driver settings, disconnect both devices from the computer, reconnect, and start again from step 4 above.
- If VS EXPAND is grayed out in the driver settings, disconnect both devices from the computer, power off, and start again from step 1 above.
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or earlier
- Open Audio/MIDI Setup located in Applications>Utilities.
- From the Audio menu, choose Open Aggregate Device Editor.
- The device settings dialog box will appear. Click the + button to add an aggregate device.
- Add a check mark to VS-100/VS-700 and then next to Octa-Capture EXP.
- In the clock field, choose Octa-Capture EXP.
- If a check mark has been placed in the Resample field, be sure to uncheck it.
- Click Finish.
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
- Open Audio/MIDI Setup located in Applications>Utilites.
- Click the + button.
- Aggregate Device will appear in the list. Double-click it to edit the name.
- From the audio devices at the right, add a check mark to Use for Vs-100/VS-700 and also for Octa-Capture.
- In the clock source field, choose Octa-Capture EXP.
- If a check mark has been placed in the resample field, clear the check mark.
Alternatively, you can find these instructions and more in the Octa-Capture I/O Expansion Manual.