From left to right, the back panel Pacamara ports are:
- Wi-Fi antenna jack
- Built-in 3.5 mm microphone input and 3.5 mm stereo output
- USB-C “dual role” data port
- Two USB 2.0 ports for connecting the Pacamara to peripherals like audio interfaces or MIDI controllers
- Gigabit Ethernet port connects via a Cat 6 Ethernet cable to a host computer
- USB-C PD power input port
USB 2.0 type-A vs USB-C
There are four USB connectors on the back of the Pacamara: two USB-C, and two USB 2.0 type-A.
One of the USB-C ports (on the right side, located just below the LED) is used to supply power to the Pacamara, and the other one (on the left side, labeled ‘SS’ for super speed) is used for data:
- If you connect the USB-C data port to a MIDI or audio interface, the Pacamara acts as a host and controls the device.
- If you connect the USB-C data port to a computer, the Pacamara behaves as a peripheral; the computer will see the Pacamara as an audio interface, and you can send audio signals and MIDI messages between Kyma and other applications running on the computer.
If you connect a MIDI controller or audio interface to the Pacamara using one of the USB 2.0 type-A ports, the Pacarana acts as a host for the connected audio interface or MIDI controller.