On the latest Apple computers, FireWire 400 and 800 ports have been superseded by Thunderbolt – a new, high-speed serial interface developed by Intel and Apple. Focusrite has announced that their Saffire FireWire interfaces can be connected to a Thunderbolt-equipped computer using a FireWire 400-800 cable (included with all Saffire interfaces later this year) and… Read More Focusrite Saffire Interfaces Officially Thunderbolt Compatible
At the 2012 NAMM Show, PreSonus introduced a new iPhone (and iPod Touch) app for remotely controlling monitor mixes for up to 10 musicians, using the PreSonus StudioLive products. QMix works by networking one or more iPhones wirelessly with a Mac or PC, enabling QMix to remotely access Virtual StudioLive to control one or more FireWire-connected… Read More PreSonus QMix Lets You Control Your Mix With An iPhone, Lets Everybody Have ‘More Me’
At The 2012 NAMM Show: Audio recording gear manufacturer Universal Audio today unveiled Apollo, their high-resolution audio interface that combines UA’s analog design with UAD Powered Plug-Ins in a single recording system that works on both Mac and PC*. With Apollo, music producers and performers can track through UAD-Powered Plug-Ins in real time, via a… Read More Universal Audio Unveils Apollo Audio Interface
Cakewalk launched the FA-66 FireWire Audio Interface for Mac and PC at NAMM. The FA-66 is a portable 6-in/6-out FireWire 400/800 audio interface designed for mobile recording. The unit has two XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom powered mic preamps, with one offering Hi-Z for recording electric guitar or bass, plus two RCA inputs. The FA-66… Read More Cakewalk Intros FA-66 FireWire Audio Interface
Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) has announced the 10 input/14 output Ultralite-mk3, an audio interface that they say is the first ever “hybrid” audio interface, offering FireWire and USB 2 connectivity to Mac and PC computers. They haven’t put up official availability or pricing info yet. If you know anything on this, leave a comment.… Read More MOTU Intros Ultralite-mk3 Firewire + USB 2 Audio Interface
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There’s an online petition asking Apple to save the FireWire port on Mac laptops. More than 6,000 people have already signed the petition. Here’s the text of the petition: To: Apple Inc. We all love your products, Apple Inc.! But your recently refreshed line of consumer notebooks lacks the possibility to plug in digital audio… Read More Petition Apple To Save MacBook FireWire Ports
Apple pissed off a lot of musicians today, by introducing a new line of sexy MacBooks with no FIreWire ports. Here’s the port lineup for the new MacBooks: MagSafe power port Gigabit Ethernet port Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps) Mini DisplayPort Audio line in Audio line out Kensington lock slot Yep –… Read More Apple Kills Off FireWire With New MacBooks