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I'm sure this sounds strange but I might have a time when I need to use two firewire connections if I want to record audio and video without an external mic attached to the camera. Can I connect the fire cable from my Firebox to a firewire-usb adapter into my Macbook? Thanks.
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Is there such a thing as a FW to USB adapter?
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There was a stateside version of one but I found out it is discontinued.
Ebay lists a couple of them from Hong Kong and Singapore.
So, theoretically, would it work?
Thanks.
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I thought I hadn't seen any adapter like that in my near constant surfing. Even if you can still find it, it could very well be a hoax product. Even if it were not, I would seriously doubt you could ever get it to work. Any such solution would need some kind of buffering that would almost certainly add additional latency, too. I don't think I would spend any energy or money on it. If there was something workable in this area, it would be much more well known.
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MacBook Pro 9.2 i5 2.5 GHz, 8GB RAM,
OS 10.8.5;
SL 16.4.2, AB1818VSL, Alesis IO14 / IO26
PreSonus Capture 2.1.0.24135, PreSonus S1
v2.6.1.24770, Boom Recorder 7.25.3

Studio Kit:
iMac 11.3, i7 (Quad) 2.93GHz, 8 GB RAM,
OS 10.9.1,
M-Audio FW1814, PreSonus Faderport,
PreSonus S1 Pro 2.6.1.24770
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Agreed with that. Thanks.
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I'm not overly familiar with the firebox but is there a reason you can't daisychain firewire devices in this case?

Other than power you should be able to do it. Not sure if it will slow things down too much to be useful but Firewire should allow you to daisychain like 60 items to one connection on a mac.
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My guess is that the poster has a MacBook that is new -- no FW. I'd get myself a good USB interface, in that case.
Field Kit:
MacBook Pro 9.2 i5 2.5 GHz, 8GB RAM,
OS 10.8.5;
SL 16.4.2, AB1818VSL, Alesis IO14 / IO26
PreSonus Capture 2.1.0.24135, PreSonus S1
v2.6.1.24770, Boom Recorder 7.25.3

Studio Kit:
iMac 11.3, i7 (Quad) 2.93GHz, 8 GB RAM,
OS 10.9.1,
M-Audio FW1814, PreSonus Faderport,
PreSonus S1 Pro 2.6.1.24770
 
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