M-Audio Firewire users

eMpTy-1 Jun 22, 2004

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    Hmmm.... so you can't hot plug no more.... remind anyone of SCSI?

    Apparently the launch of the M-Audio FW410 was delayed due to them having to switch to an alternate supplier of the Firewire sockets very late in the day. Seems they couldn't make the original part work and they blamed the component supplier even though the same component worked in other manufacturers products.

    Seems to me that M-Audio have fucked up somewhere along the line, doesn't it?
     
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    Maybe it has to do with all the firewire connectors...? Cause edirol uses firewire aswell...
     
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    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    Hmm - sounds more to me like M-Audio have put a component too close to the power rail on the PCB.

    I could be completely wrong though.

    J.
     
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    well it was worded a bit confusingly (is that a word?) but it seemed to me like they were saying any firewire product made by any manufacturer is susceptable, not just m-audio stuff.
     
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    andrew open your mind

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    I read that article a little while back - heeh - I've got the double bogey that my expensivo music laptop from red sub has the firewire port at the front.. that means one bump or whatever during a live set and curtains.. silly red sub people built the lappy without thinking i might wanna use a firewire soundcard... on my subconscious list of things to do is sell the firewire audipophille and get the usb 2.0 version instead..

    still, I've been following the 'no hot plugging' instructions and haven't had any probs so far.. (*taps head)

    Andrew
     
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    I thought the USB version was only 1.1? Or is there a new USB 2.0 version of the way?

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    Unless I'm mistaken the line "We strongly encourage you to protect your equipment by refraining from hot-plugging any bus-powered FireWire device" implies that this is only a problem if you're bus-powering the device i.e. providing power to it from a 6-pin firewire port, not from the external power supply. Seeing as almost all laptops only have 4-pin Firewire ports, which can't provide bus-power anyway, is this actually a problem for laptop users? I still wouldn't advise hot-plugging anyway, mind.

    hope this helps!

    FlameBoy

    PS: I don't own this audio interface myself, but am strongly considering it when I get a laptop (am also quite taken by the PCMCIA Echo Indigo DJ and IO, but I want one pair of inputs and 2 pairs of outputs...) , unless there is a decent affordable USB 2.0 solution available by then
     
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    Once again M-Audio comes out with aanother crap driver for the FW410, I am getting so sick of this. :Sad:

    So I install the new driver thinking it is going to rectify the not able to wake up problem, first thing I do is open the panel check to see the driver number then go to load a saved set and as soon as the load button is pressed some crash notice comes up with a file location and some other stuff. So I go to open Grab to get a screen shot, switch back to the FW410 Panel using TAB+Command and as soon as I touch the screen I get an OS crash with the multi language white writing on a black background.

    I am so annoyed by M-Audio and the problems I have had with this product from day one, CDs that didn't work, crashed OSX multiple times, not working as advertised and shit driver after shit driver.

    I will try not buy any of their products again and I hope you don't either for your sake.

    Sorry to be so negative but it is too much already. :crazy:
     
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