[ddots-l] Re: Issue with my mac book and Tascam FW1884.

Hi.  If I had a mac book pro there would be.  But the lower end mac books
don't have any card slots.  If it had, I would have done that.

That was what I did with my old dell laptop for a few years and it worked
great.

Cameron.





-----Original Message-----
From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Sean A. Cummins
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 11:21 PM
To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Issue with my mac book and Tascam FW1884.

Cameron,

Is there a PCMCIA port or a PC Express port on the Mac?  If so, why don't 
you just get a FireWire card that utilizes the T I chip set?  There are 
several out there, so I'm sure you should be able to do that much more 
readily then having a modification done to the main system board of the Mac.

Sean

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cameron" <cameron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 6:30 PM
Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Issue with my mac book and Tascam FW1884.


> Hi.  Yes, all the forums I've been reading, including apple forums, have
> said that the texas instruments chips work great and the new ones are
> garbage for audio work.  I want to find out if I can get the older chip
> installed.  Not sure if that is possible but if it is, I'd be willing to 
> pay
> for it.  I really want to get this working but as it is my only machine
> right now, I don't want to have to go through and disable a bunch of 
> things
> in the device manager and have to use my headset for speech every time I
> want to work in sonar.  The old mac book pro is going pretty cheap now and
> that does not have this issue from what I've read.  However, this machine 
> is
> pretty much brand new and I know I'd take a financial beating selling her
> just to buy a second hand refurb mac book pro.
>
> How frustrating.  I really like this machine, besides this point.
>
> I want to see if the new I macs coming out, or the ones currently for 
> sale,
> also have this issue.  My dell may be on the way out and I don't know if I
> want to get another desktop pc.  If this firewire issue was not well, an
> issue, I'd be prepared to go mac all the way but because this is such a
> wrench in the works right now, I am really on the fence.
>
> Cameron.
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> On
> Behalf Of Slau
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 7:21 PM
> To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Issue with my mac book and Tascam FW1884.
>
> Hmm... I don't know. It's an older machine and, well, I have no idea,
> really, whether there are issues with particular MacBook FireWire ports. 
> Of
> course, Kevin says there is and I trust he's heard that from some reliable
> source.
>
> Cheers
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Cameron" <cameron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 8:03 PM
> Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Issue with my mac book and Tascam FW1884.
>
>
>> Hi.  Interesting.  Does the powerbook have a better firewire chip though?
>>
>> That seems to be the issue with this model and all the other lower end 
>> mac
>> books until you get to the pro models.
>>
>> I did ask the sweetwater tech support guy if issues had been reported 
>> with
>> other mac books and various firewire interfaces and I didn't get a clear
>> answer...
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Cameron.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>> On
>> Behalf Of Slau
>> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 5:54 PM
>> To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Issue with my mac book and Tascam FW1884.
>>
>> Cameron,
>>
>> I just did 32 tracks through one FireWire 400 port while recording an
>> orchestra. Actually, I even tested it at 96K and it worked without a 
>> hitch
>> on an older PowerBook G4. You should have absolutely no problem with it 
>> in
>> terms of bandwidth.
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Cameron" <cameron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 6:33 PM
>> Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Issue with my mac book and Tascam FW1884.
>>
>>
>>> Hi.  Well, I have my desktop keyboard hooked up to one of the USB ports
>>> and
>>> the external drive hooked up to the other one.  Would I be able to plug
>>> the
>>> external into the second firewire port on the tascam or is that going to
>>> tax
>>> the one firewire port too much?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Cameron.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>> On
>>> Behalf Of Kevin Reeves
>>> Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 10:47 PM
>>> To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [ddots-l] Re: Issue with my mac book and Tascam FW1884.
>>>
>>> Hey man. Oddly enough, the problem only seems to exist on firewire audio
>>> devices. Here's something to try. If you've got any kind of generic USB
>>> sound card such as a headset or iMic or creative or something like that,
>>> plug that in and make that your default audio device in the windows 
>>> sound
>>> control panel. That way, the sigmatell card won't be used. Disable
>>> networking, and you should be up and running with no problems. I'll give
>>> this a try tomorrow and let you know how it goes.
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