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Phonic Helix 18 FireWire MKI - Vista Compatibility Mode?

Discussion in 'Converters & Interfaces' started by andrewismism, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. andrewismism

    andrewismism Guest

    Hello all.
    I am interested in purchase one of these Phonic Helix 18 FireWire Mixers, the MKI version, not the MKII.

    I believe that Windows Vista is not supported by the MKI line. But there are drivers available for download for XP.

    Since I run Windows Vista, I was thinking I might be able to use the Vista Compatibility Mode tool and use the Windows XP mode.

    However, I do not know if this would affect the FireWire (I apologize for my lack of knowledge of FireWire...I know about USBs but am semi-new to FireWire.) I have searched the web (Yes, including this forum.) for more information about my situation, but no luck.

    The only reason why I would rather purchase the MKI version is because I found a pretty good deal on it.

    Any information or suggestions would be helpful.

  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Distinguished Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    I don't think compatibility mode will stretch as far as drivers.
    Unless you are trying to run a program that accesses the MKI which runs on XP. That *might* do the trick.
  3. andrewismism

    andrewismism Guest

    Hmm. Thanks CodeMonkey. I'll have to do some more research - calling Phonic for example.

    Any other ideas anyone?
  4. EricUndead

    EricUndead Guest

    I have to agree with Codemonkey on this one. Drivers are OS specific period unless otherwise stated. I would stay away from anything that doesn't have drivers for you OS (unless of course you are willing to purchase said supported OS).
  5. andrewismism

    andrewismism Guest

    Thanks, it makes sense. Well looks like I'll have to invest in the MKII version if thats the AI I want.

    Thanks guys.
  6. Joshh

    Joshh Active Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    i've used the 24 channel version on vista before, and worked first time no sweat


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