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Cannot select external clock source when using TC digitalkonnekt x32 interface

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For many years I've connected all I/O channels of my Pacarana digitally to the Apogee Symphony (AD/DA-16x) interface connected to my computer via a t.c. electronics digitalkonnekt x32 interface. Up until recently I was able to select the "AES | SPDIF | TOS 1+2" input of the x32 as an external clock source for the Pacarana.

For some unknown reason this no longer appears to work. Selecting any of the external clock sources flashes "OUT OF REALTIME" in the DSP Status window then about 3-4 seconds later it reverts to "Internal" Clock Source.

The connections are:

computer => thunderbolt => AD/DA-16x => AES/EBU => digital konnekt x32 => firewire 400 => Pacarana

I'm not sure precisely when this stopped working but I noticed it after upgrading to Kyma 7.30f5. Other than Kyma version and Pacarana firmware upgrades the macOS version, Apogee driver version, and cabling has not changed in the past year or so.
asked Feb 13 in Hardware & Interfaces by ngwese (170 points)
Selecting external clock sources works if I use a fresh install of Kyma 7+ (7.30f5) from my laptop (which never had Kyma installed).

Is there some Kyma preference file which I can delete in order to fix the install on my main computer?
Set the caps lock key, and launch Kyma. This gives you an option to start without the saved preferences.

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I didn't specifically see an option to start without preferences but I did archive my existing install and try the option to re-install Kyma entierly. Re-installation appears to have done the trick.
answered Feb 15 by ngwese (170 points)
I have never been able to clock my tc x32 via the word clock when using it with kyma. I can only clock it via adat.

have you been able to clock it via word clock using kyma?

Also, have you ever tried to connect a tc konnect 48 with the tc x32 altogether?
I'm curious to try this set up because both interfaces can be daisy chained to become one but I don't know if kyma will recognise both as one when daisy chained via the firewire..

any experiences on this would be appreciated

Sadly, no to the question daisy-chaining TC interfaces; Kyma would not see it as a single integrated interface.
Much appreciated for clarifying this!