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How do the SSG192 High Definition Studio Sync Generator and Lucid Distribution boxes fit into a modern studio setup?

There are a variety of scenarios where the combination of one or more of these products will improve or even stabilize the performance of a modern digital recording/editing system. Some examples are:

Simple digital audio setup – GENx6 will generate word or superclock through its 6 outputs to synchronize multiple generic or Digidesign devices (either/or, not both simultaneously).

Post production – the SSG 192 functions as the master timing reference for a video editing suite where digital audio needs to be integrated into and resolved to the video. It delivers video sync to VTRs and non-linear editors, word clock to digital audio devices, and superclock to Digidesign products. It can also reference to incoming blackburst from video gear.

Audio recording – the SSG delivers word clock and superclock to the appropriate digital audio devices. It can be configured via internal jumpers to provide 3 word and 3 superclock outputs simultaneously. The most direct and reliable solution for a scenario that includes Pro Tools and other digital audio gear in the same system. A alternative solution would be to use 2 GENx6 units sync’d to each other with one generating word clock and the other generating superclock. Less expensive than a single SSG.

Multiroom facility – the SSG provides audio sync via AES11 output (audio equivalent of blackburst) that is stable down a long cable run (200+ feet). CLKx6 or GENx6 can receive the AES sync and distribute it as word clock or superclock to the local rack. AESx4 can be placed in between the SSG and distribution boxes to create up to 4 streams to address 4 separate rooms. SSG has 2 AES outputs for 8 possible sync streams from 2 AESx4 units, to 8 CLKx6 or GENx6, to 48 peripheral devices.

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