Leader Clock

In its default state, the 12Mic-D uses an internal reference clock for its audio signals. When connected to other Dante® devices, one device is elected the Leader Clock, and the other devices synchronize via network as Followers. This election takes places automatically and does not require any user interaction.

The current state can be observed in the Dante controller, the web remote and the device display:

Follower Indicator

Follower Indicator

When receiving MADI signals from other devices, these signals must use the same reference clock as the 12Mic-D. This is usually achieved by connecting a MADI or Word Clock signal from the 12Mic-D to the other MADI device. The other device must then be configured to use that signal as a reference clock signal.

Alternatively, a device connected via MADI or Word Clock can be used as an external reference clock. This may be necessary when the configuration of the MADI device cannot be changed. The external clock must match the sample rate configured and the 12Mic-D must be clock leader.

Synchronizing to External

To configure the reference clock on the device:
  1. Enter the CLOCK section (see device control).

    reference clock
  2. Push the first button: Select Source.

    reference clock
  3. Rotate the encoder until the preferred clock source is shown.

  4. Push the encoder again to activate the setting.

  1. In the Clock panel, locate the button for the corresponding clock and click it.

  2. Within the dropdown, press Set as external clock preference.

    Reference Clock Preference