Stand-alone operation

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It is possible to operate Atlas without a connection to a host computer.  This is done by setting up the unit as required using the Atlas Control Panel app whilst it is connected to a host computer via its USB interface, then placing the unit in standby by pressing the standby button, before disconnecting the unit from the host and power source.  When the unit is re-powered, and detects that no USB connection is active, it reloads the settings which were previously stored.


Since all of the outputs have optional mixers within the Atlas hardware whose inputs include all of Atlas's input connectors, it is possible, for example, to connect the digital input pair to one or more analogue output pairs, and to connect the analogue input pairs to the digital output pair.  The synchronization source and sample rate can be set in the usual way.  Thus stand-alone mode can be used to configure a stand-alone D/A converter and A/D converter, with static mixing if required.


NOTE: If, during stand-alone operation, Atlas is set to use an external synchronization source, i.e. DI, Wordclock or ADAT (only available in ADAT modes), then the sample rate is automatically changed to follow the sample rate of the external synchronization source.  If the designated synchronization source is not connected, the sample rate reverts to local sync at the selected sample rate.