Applies To: Focusrite Control, Scarlett & Saffire Mix Control
- Internal - If you are using your interface by itself without any external gear, select "Internal" as the Clock Source. This means the device will synchronise (sync) to itself. If you are using external gear with your interface, but, you are sending a clock signal to that device (or multiple devices), your interface will still need to be Internal (functioning as the Clock Leader for the rest of the devices).
- S/PDIF - If you are using your interface with a secondary stereo sound source connected to the S/PDIF input without a selectable sync/clock setting of its own, select S/PDIF as the Clock Source and your interface will sync to the secondary piece of gear.
- ADAT - If you are using your interface with another multiple-input device and want all inputs to show individually, you would connect them via ADAT. Most ADAT devices have the option to choose Clock Source. It doesn't matter which unit is the leader, so long as one unit is set to Internal and is sending clock secondary unit is set to ADAT to follow the sync information.
- Wordclock - Also known as BNC, Wordclock will not transfer audio but will host the most reliable form of sync between units. Wordclock is mostly used as the Clock Source when a main digital clock is introduced as it can be used to chain multiple units together in sync regardless of audio signal flow.