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MAC & DIGI 001 ?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by obe1ben, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. obe1ben

    obe1ben Guest

    I have an iMac G5 2.16 GHz 1GB memory 250GB hard drive and an outdated digi 001. I don't have the money to purchase a digi 002 and prefer to keep the 001. I was jsut wondering since the digi 001 runs through a PCI card if there is any way I could connect it to my mac. Is there an external PCI slot i could purchase or possible an adaptor?????
  2. SuprSpy79

    SuprSpy79 Active Member

    I did the opposite of you just a few weeks ago. I took it out of my mac and put it in my pc. I don't know if iMacs have a PCI slot though, I had a G4, but the Digi001 works on both Macs and PCs.
  3. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    I looked and looked for something like you're talking about but never found anything. Thought maybe there was a firewire device that was some sort of pci converter thing but they don't seem to exist. It's actually the main reason I wish I had never purchased an Imac.
  4. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    [quote Is there an external PCI slot i could purchase or possible an adaptor?????[/quote]

    They are called expansion chassis, but the price of a 002 is far cheaper.

  5. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Is there even an external PCI express port on the iMac? Mine for sure don't have one. (intel core duo). The Digi 002 does look like a better option.
  6. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    you will also have an OS issue with trying to run a 001

    I think the 001 is locked at 6.4 on both XP and Mac ... could be OS9 and only the earliest OSX ... and as for Intel ... something tells me ... NO

    even though the later Macs had a PCI slot ... I think there was an end to using the 001

    generally 001s are at there best inside a modern XP machine
    same goes for an AM3 card
    that is if you expect to run LOTS of plugs and soft synths
  7. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    I suspect the 002 will be discontinued soon been seeing them deeply discounted at guitar center.

    Did see some images of the 003, not sure if they are real though.

  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Music to my ears.

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