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FireWire is a method of transferring information between digital devices, especially audio and video equipment. Also known as IEEE 1394, FireWire is fast -- the latest version achieves speeds up to 800 Mbps. ... You can connect up to 63 devices to a FireWire bus.
IEEE 1394 is an interface standard for a serial bus for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple in cooperation with a number of companies, primarily Sony and Panasonic. Apple called the interface FireWire.

Apollo quad firewire interface. Taking the plunge!

I've taken the plunge... I found a Apollo Quad firewire going for only £1290 on ebay, 8 mths old like new. I figure since I am not going to spend an awful lot more these days, that's going to be a BIG upgrade from my MOTU Traveller MK3, along with the fact I also have the UAD2 Quad PCIe card in my Mac Pro already. Also, down the track, I can fit a Thunderbolt interface into the Apollo if wanted :D.

Midas F32 - Windows 10 Firewire problem

Hi. first ever post.
the guitarist/sound guy in my band recently bought a Midas F32 console, and is having trouble connecting it to Pro Tools via firewire.
his laptop is running 64bit Windows 10, and he's connecting via 6 to 6 pin firewire cable. the Midas Firewire Control Panel program will pick up the console intermittently but then lose it again, which leads me to assume that this is not a software problem, but that's just a guess.
if anybody has solved a similar problem, or needs more information to try to solve this one, all relevant replies appreciated!

Prism Sound Orpehus FireWire Recording Interface.

Hi, selling my friends Prism Sound Orpheus FireWire Recording Interface. The device is in perfect working order and in spite of some mild rack usage signs (tiny scratches on top and bottom) is great to look at. My friend was it's second owner. He decided to sell it because he got hooked on Hi-End AD/DA and now want's to upgrade to more channels.

StudioLive AI-series mixer 96 kHz over the onboard FireWire 800 interface

AWESOME NEWS for StudioLive AI owners!


Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 2014...

PreSonus® is pleased to announce the availability of HD mode for StudioLive™ AI-series mixers. Once updated, any StudioLive AI-series mixer can record and play back audio streams at sample rates up to 96 kHz over the onboard FireWire 800 interface. The number of recording and playback streams is unaffected.

Firewire Pci card questions

How good are the various FW cards for PC slots?

I have a good, fast machine, but there's no FW interface on it, and I have access to a few pieces of gear that use FW as the connection that I'd like to try.

To be able to use one or all of the following:
FW based multi-channel audio I/O, such as the PreSonus Studio/Live desk
Focusrite multi-channel preamp/ I/O
MOTU Midi/Audio I/O - ADC/DAC

PreSonus Audiobox USB vs. Firestudio Mobile? AND USB vs. Firewire for Recording?

Hey guys. I got myself a Firestudio Mobile a couple of years ago but now I'm set to upgrade my computer to something which won't have inputs for Firewire or even the Express card I've been using on my current computer for recording. It will have USB 3.0 inputs. I'm kind of steamed at having to replace my soon to be useless Firestudio Mobile with the basically equivalent Audiobox USB, but it is what it is. It seems to be that Firewire as a medium is getting phased out due to lack of support/interest.