#1
I'm looking at the Presonus Firebox, and I want to get it but my computer doesn't have a firewire port. I would need to convert the firewire into usb..

I have read that a simple adapter wouldn't do this, I would need something like this:
http://www.iogear.com/product/GUH420/

Will that let me use a firewire interface with usb?
#3
I would buy a firewire to install in a PCI slot if u have a free one on ur PC (asuming that is a desktop) they are pretty cheap, and will work perfectly

edit: a firewire "card" (idk how it's propper said in english)
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Last edited by tiky at Dec 2, 2011,
#4
I'd advise against a Firewire to USB adapter. You're adding extra latency to your signal. No point.
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#5
Quote by lockwolf
I'd advise against a Firewire to USB adapter. You're adding extra latency to your signal. No point.


This. Either get a firewire slot on your PC or go for a USB interface.
#7
Quote by FireHawk
Also you don't really gain anything from firewire unless you are recording 4 or more instruments at a time


I've recorded an entire drum kit (8 mics simultaneously) with no problems whatsoever using a USB interface, so I wouldn't really be concerned unless I used more inputs than that. Just make sure you don't have a gazillion USB peripherals plugged in at the same time though while recording, as speed then decreases significantly.
#8
Quote by ibz120
I'm looking at the Presonus Firebox, and I want to get it but my computer doesn't have a firewire port. I would need to convert the firewire into usb..

I have read that a simple adapter wouldn't do this, I would need something like this:
http://www.iogear.com/product/GUH420/

Will that let me use a firewire interface with usb?

Why on earth wouldn't you just use a USB interface instead?
#9
I would just go with a USB interface if you're stuck on a PC that you can't do firewire...but most doesktops offer slots to install firewire cards into.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815150074

I personally have had a PreSonus FP10 (similar to the firepod) for years and have NEVER been too happy with it. The reason is the drivers are very unstable on the PC side and it's come to the point where my FP10 is back in it's back and I'm running my old mixer and M-Audio 2496 card.


That USB/Firewire hub will not convert USB to firewire...it requres both to be connected to the computer and adds a few more ports to your setup. As far as I know, there are no USB/Firewire converters and any out there will add a lot of latency to your rig anyway.
Last edited by moody07747 at Dec 3, 2011,