So it must be the Macbook Pro or the ports? User profile for user: I read somewhere that not-so-good cables can cause the FireWire-ports safety fuse to go off and mess up the bus, or in my case, the whole computer. Since I found none, I decided to buy. So I tried with another FW-cable with slightly more “reach” at the computers port. I checked from System Preferences and it had disappeared from there, only built-in audio in the menu. My FA was set to 48k and the internal devices were set to 96k which caused a sync error within the FA dont ask me how.
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Since I found none, I decided to buy. You’ll need a six-pin connection to power the device from the FireWire bus, but edirlo mains adaptor is included if you have a four-pin.
Sep 18, 2: Sep 11, 1: You can power the interface both by bus or by a DC adapter. I upgraded to Snow Leopard recently and before and after that, searched for forums for any problems related to this device and SL. The FA was accompanied by two FireWire cables, but they were and I checked from System Profiler and it had the notorious fs66 Naturally, a unit of this size and price is going to be limited on features, but it does provide enough for basic recording sessions on the hoof.
So I did what seemed like a good idea and shut the computer down and removed the AC adaptor and battery and let the machine “cool down” for an hour or so.
Indeed, the switch in FA’s back panel should be set to same sample rate as the computer’s. It began to feel that the FireWire port was somehow messed up. The cable oex of Belkin, the same brand that Apple Store sells, and it was three times as expensive as my previous ones but I guess it was woth it.
Could it be that the interface is somehow not supporting the port and that’s causing the problems? Apple Mac OS X Only buy and use quality cables edlrol if something is not working, be suspicious about the cheapest part first.
Sep 16, 5: I need to get this thing working and I’m starting to panic But thanks for pointing this out for future readers. And it’s not even supposed to be supported for other than intel Macs!
Any tips on a fix or should I just take either my computer or the interface back to the salesman and demand my money back? It would ideally suit roving songsmiths, as well as those seeking a high-quality, computer-based field recorder in oxx to collect real-world ambiences and other sounds. So I learned a lesson here: It think I got this covered! All this was repeated with numerous restarts and logouts and whatnot.
So it must be the Macbook Pro or the ports? User profile for va66 I checked from System Preferences and it had disappeared from there, only built-in audio in the menu.
Short explanation, in case someone faces the same problem in future: The FA is a 6-channel portable FireWire audio interface designed with the mobile recording and performance professional in mind. Posted on Sep 10, I tried rebooting and it was alarmingly slow.
Our Verdict An entry-level fuss-free interface, which is ideal for the travelling songwriters on a budget. So I tried with another Osc with slightly more “reach” at the computers port. Mac users will appreciate the FA- 66’s plug-and-play capability – it uses the standard Apple FireWire driver, so you can hook it up and start recording. Now the setup has been running flawlessly for 2 hours straight so I just might say phew!