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USB wireless mouse..... Band Width Hog?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Jbon, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. Jbon

    Jbon Guest

    On the issue of desirable quality pristine recording functionI am in diress (or some choice descriptive), so my being able to blame any didos* present in my recorded audio will have been already eliminated before-hand, but I still am asking what anyone may be able to tell me.
    I got a MS wireless mouse(USB) as xmas gift, and always wanted a good one , but till now it never really sunk in.. the thing has to get on the band width with my Tascam US224 interface.

    C&J drives "reverse" letters each go-round.I am doing this for the first time, kind of by ear,etc, so any advice is appreciated.

    ........Uh.........Uh ... Let me apologize for any poor form, just in case I ramble, rant or maybe ask more than one question, or anything. No disrespect intended, and thats to anybody.. I am simply in a bad way, a'needin' expert advice and being a novice at even asking for it!, not to mention!
    My general overall official quere that this post is about :
    Isn't the bandwidth used by perifs like this MS wireless mouse i got from santa quite negligible in the bandwidth (amount used) department?
    Tascam US224 usb control surface
    HP Pavilion Pavilion 2.0(speed)Dual Boot
    C-native drive...Maxtor 60gb 5400rpm size2 cache
    D-"audio" disk...Western Digital 7200rpm 80gb size8 cache
    J-"drive" consists=2 SATA Raptors=RAID "O" WesternDigital (#8 caches) 10,000rpm each
  2. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Guest

    Yes, the USB bandwidth used by your mouse should pale in comparison to your audio interface. Even better: USB is smart enough to realize that you would be really upset if your audio broke up all the time and pre-allocates bandwidth on the bus for your audio interface (whether you are using it or not). The mouse (or any other USB device) will never be able to make use of that bandwidth as long as the audio device is connected and active. With going into much further detail, there is something called isochronous data transfer for streaming media (... comparable to a train that leaves the station at the scheduled time disregardless of whether there is a single passenger on bord) and there is asynchronous data transfer for event-driven devices such as mice, keyboards, etc. (... a train that gets going as soon as there is any freight to transport). The streaming media (isochronous) data traffic always gets priority, the event driven stuff takes what's left. In case of a printer this could e.g. mean that could wait a long time to have your page printed if there are streaming media devices connected.

    Hope this explains it.

  3. Jbon

    Jbon Guest

    Mister Blue,
    You ain't the best. you tha very best.
    Sanny clause did good.an' you helped.
    Thanks man, I'd have hated to even start a love/hate with a goody like this,now I can relax


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