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christophe1966
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Hi
could you give me informations for buying the best laptop for my future studiolive 16.4.2?
Toshiba, Acer, Dell ....?
thanks
Jason.Harris
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Raincomputers.com

it just doesn't get much better than what they offer, unless you go with a Macbook Pro.

christophe1966
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Jason.Harris wrote:Raincomputers.com

it just doesn't get much better than what they offer, unless you go with a Macbook Pro.


thanks for your answer.
I have cubase 6 so i need to buy a PC laptop.
It's difficult to find a laptop with firewire!!
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Rain has got you covered! They offer great support as well.

If you'd like to change to S1 Pro or another Mac-also DAW, this is THE system to get:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MBP13i5-23

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Have been seriously considering the new 16.0.2, but have come up against the same interface problem. I'm a PC type person, and looking into newer laptops reveals that the major manufacturers no longer include Firewire interfaces in any laptops, considering them obsolete because of USB 3.0. (The old PCMCIA slot is no longer being used either). Makes me hesitate on purchasing the mixer if the whole Firewire scene is on the way out. Wonder if Presonus has any plans to convert to USB interface in the future?
christophe1966
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wruess wrote:Have been seriously considering the new 16.0.2, but have come up against the same interface problem. I'm a PC type person, and looking into newer laptops reveals that the major manufacturers no longer include Firewire interfaces in any laptops, considering them obsolete because of USB 3.0. (The old PCMCIA slot is no longer being used either). Makes me hesitate on purchasing the mixer if the whole Firewire scene is on the way out. Wonder if Presonus has any plans to convert to USB interface in the future?


if the laptop has express card 34 or 54 you just have to buy a firewire card (around 80 dollars).
you can find that input with toshiba, sony and many others laptops.
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Yes, I probably 'can find' a laptop with an 'express' card slot for a firewire card. I just hesitate spending significant $$ on what is apparently a disappearing technology. For example, I've had probably 4 different Dell laptops over the years. I went to their web site to spec out a potential new one with a solid state drive and i7 chip. No way to put a firewire interface on such a machine. I'm just a little surprised (and disappointed actually) that the brand new 16.0.2 has an aged interface built into it.
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You'll be fine. There's plenty of life left in firewire.

You'll wear out the board before firewire is completely gone.
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MacBook pro 13 works great!
SL 16:4:2, 24.4.2
MacBook Pro 13'
Studio One 2 Pro Edition, Faderport.

Primary use is Live sound, Secondary is mobile recording.
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RAIN, ADK, MacBook Pro. I say if you're going to do it, do it right. Don't try to get a cheap computer and hope it works -- get a good computer you know will work and get on with the music.
Field Kit:
MacBook Pro 9.2 i5 2.5 GHz, 8GB RAM,
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wruess
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You'll be fine. There's plenty of life left in firewire.

You'll wear out the board before firewire is completely gone


I suppose so. There seems to be nothing else quite like the 16.0.2 on the market, especially for it's price. Given that fact, I'll have to modify my computer choice a little to accommodate the firewire interface.
ChiroVette
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christophe1966 wrote:
wruess wrote:Have been seriously considering the new 16.0.2, but have come up against the same interface problem. I'm a PC type person, and looking into newer laptops reveals that the major manufacturers no longer include Firewire interfaces in any laptops, considering them obsolete because of USB 3.0. (The old PCMCIA slot is no longer being used either). Makes me hesitate on purchasing the mixer if the whole Firewire scene is on the way out. Wonder if Presonus has any plans to convert to USB interface in the future?


if the laptop has express card 34 or 54 you just have to buy a firewire card (around 80 dollars).
you can find that input with toshiba, sony and many others laptops.


Sorry to bump such an old thread, but I am not sure how to find out if my laptop is compatible with or already has an Expresscard 34 or 54. It is a Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q893, which I purchased just about two years ago. I am going to assume that it does. I know I have a firewire port. Mine is IEEE 1394. I am DESPERATELY trying to not have to buy a Macbook of any kind when I buy my Presonus 24.4.2 mixer in a couple of months.

I tried looking in my device driver, but I cannot find ANYTHING that relates to Expresscard 34 or 54. I have a feeling that the poster I quoted meant to say "card slot compatible witjh Expresscard 34 or 54?"

Any help her gratefully accepted!
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A few things. First, your computer has a slot for a FireWire expresscard. It is a 54mm card and located on the left side of your computer. There may be something plugging the hole so look for that.

You also have FireWire onboard. You can identify what chipset is in it by running the TCAT OHCI tool on your system and using the report to verify capabilities of your FireWire using the list of FireWire chipsets in the knowledgebase.
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No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
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Win Vista 64/XP Pro/7 x86/7 x64 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion
Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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ChiroVette
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Monolithent wrote:A few things. First, your computer has a slot for a FireWire expresscard. It is a 54mm card and located on the left side of your computer. There may be something plugging the hole so look for that.

You also have FireWire onboard. You can identify what chipset is in it by running the TCAT OHCI tool on your system and using the report to verify capabilities of your FireWire using the list of FireWire chipsets in the knowledgebase.


Thanks!!

I downloaded the tool and ran it. Here is what it told me:

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1 [6.1.7601]
CPU(s):
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz
Physical: 1
Cores: 2
Logical: 4
L1 Cache: 32 KB (4)
L2 Cache: 256 KB (2)
L3 Cache: 3072 KB (1)
Installed RAM: 4020 MB

Microsoft 1394ohci.sys [6.1.7601.17514]
Microsoft ohci1394.sys [6.1.7600.16385] ????
Microsoft 1394bus.sys [6.1.7600.16385] ????

Looking for OHCI 1394 Host Controllers...


Done.


I clicked on the link in the thread you created to identify known firewire chipsets to see if mine was compatible, but all I got was a "Forbidden 404" page. How can I see if my PC will be compatible?
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761040 Fujitsu LIFEBOOK AH532 15,6" HD (matt)
Core i7-3612QM, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD±RW, BT, W7 Pro

I've set up 2 of these in the last 3 weeks for use with one SL 16.4.2 and a SL 16.0.2, working great and not that expensive.

It has an expresscard 34 slot, in which I fitted an ExSys Expresscard controller with Texas Instruments chip-set.

Working great so far, set up with audio work in priority
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