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Macbook: audio i/o and hard disk at same Firewire 400 port?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:38 pm    Post subject: Macbook: audio i/o and hard disk at same Firewire 400 port?
Subject description: Bad idea?
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This is a question which developed from the last thread I began (http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-25458.html):

I am wondering how feasible it is to run both an audio interface and a hard disk from the Macbook Firewire 400 port. How quickly could I run into trouble recording multiple synth tracks while reading loops/samples from the external disk?

electro80 says it's to be avoided. I believe him. I just wonder what others think. In other words, what kind of trouble will I get in if I don't avoid plugging them in the same hole?

Is FW 400 even fast enough for audio capture and sample/loop playback?

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d




If it is bad etiquette to post this question after my other post (double posting?), please tell me. It seems like it could be okay, because it is a distinct question.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I think it's a fair question.

I agree with Elektro80 though, you'd be better off using the USB2.0 port for one or the other of the two devices you wish to connect, and use the firewire for just one device.

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