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USB or FireWire of your audio interface?

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by ray1018, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. ray1018

    ray1018 Active Member


    what will you prefer to , USB or FireWire of your audio interface?
    and why?
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Firewire is better for bidirectionality so is better for the interface. Your external audio hard drives are better off as USB to keep the data streams separate and because the saved audio data will be one way traffic while being recorded.
  3. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Of course most interfaces that offer USB as a connection are one or two channel.IMO it probably won't make much difference with this amount of data flow, but if there is a choice all other things equal I'll take firewire.
  4. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    In practical use, I've noticed no difference. However, because I have a USB dongle and various USB thumb drives, I went with a Firewire interface simply because I wanted to avoid any possible conflicting situations.
  5. griz

    griz Active Member

    The USB versions of the AudioBox and the MBox have given me fits #!@%&~ ... FireWire is a close second. :)
  6. Imaginaryday

    Imaginaryday Active Member

    sorry, i had to delete my post. it was intended for a different poster.

    4 hours of sleep in two days can play blur the mind.
  7. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    FW for the console/front end/interface. Keep it 1 device per port, no matter what they tell you. You'll avoid conflicts and lock ups this way.

    USB for data storage, dongles, mice, ready-boost, etc. I put the external HD on its own USB connection, and use a USB hub for all the other goodies that won't fight for speed/space/memory.
  8. ray1018

    ray1018 Active Member

    Hi Thanks to all...
    Seems, FW will be the good choice...in any terms...

    What's your suggestion for Portable Audio Interface which compatible run well on Mac Logic?

    Most suggestion is Appoge Duet, quite expensive...any others?recomend please..thanks

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