OK so I am using my MC8 mostly at my desk, that means it is always plugged into USB.
That is all fine except that it still takes power from my Mac even when this one is in sleep mode and that …sucks as that means the MC8 is basically ON 24/7.
So I tried powering it with my CIOKS DC7 through the 9V input as I hoped this would take the lead and act as the main power source and will so turn the unit OFF when I turn my power supply OFF but nope.
So I guess this is a marginal request but would that be possible from the firmware to choose if the unit can take power from USB or not ?
I am phantom powering my MC-8 via RJM RG-16 on 7pin DIN;
phantom is coming from a Yankee HS-M12. The manual doesn’t say not to connect both usb and phantom power, so I assume having both connected simultaneously is safe to do. From what you are saying, the MC-8 will prioritize power from USB and therefore phantom is just ignored until USB is disconnected?
I don’t intend to hijack, just seems my question fits in this thread
Just to say that I had a ground loop issue which I tracked down to having both the phantom power over MIDI DIN and USB plugged into MC-8 at the same time. This is pretty obvious, I’m just posting for any others who might be chasing the same issue