Firewire for Fireface

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Wayon, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Wayon

    Wayon Active Member

    May 13, 2009
    B.C., Canada
    I just bought the Fireface 800. I bought it used so it came with nothing. Will just plain old firewire work for this or do I need the firewire 400 or 800? I have a laptop. I won't be doing video or anything, at least until I figure this thing out.
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    You can use it with either firewire 400 or 800. I prefer 800 speed but that's just me. In either case you will need an express card adapter (best) or a card bus adapter (usable) depending on your laptop. Do not use the onboard 4 pin firewire 400. Onboard laptop firewire chips are not usable for audio 90% of the time.

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