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Re: Firewire/USB 2.0 Adaptors for M-Audio Firewire Solo

Except that it is USB, not firewire.
Is anyone using a cardbus (PCMCIA) Firewire/USB adaptor? You plug it into your PCMCIA slot and you get both USB 2.0 and firewire. It's not an audio card, but a I/O converter or adaptor.
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Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2006 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: Firewire/USB 2.0 Adaptors for M-Audio Firewire Solo

Hi Kris,
I just acquired a Tascam us122.
2 in 2 out, XLR/line or hi impedance guitar, direct monitoring, phantom power xlr, usb and - no power supply!!
24 bit - bloody marvelous - its my main card now
Oh and
MIDI too!!!!!
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Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2006 9:48 PM
Subject: Firewire/USB 2.0 Adaptors for M-Audio Firewire Solo

While we're on this topic. I am thinking of getting the m-Audio Firewire Solo as input for my guitar, not because I don't like my Echo Indio IO card, but because I'd like the option of having an actual mic XLR and as well as 1/4 inch inputs.  However, my notebook doesn't have firewire, only USB 2.0.
I found a few cardbus Firewire/USB 2.0 converters that will do the trick, like this one: http://www.usb-ware.com/ads-usb-2-firewire-cardbus.htm
Can anyone else make any recommendations?
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Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2006 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: Sample sound clip from my notebook computer system

Ted, the trick is to build your computer system on the side so that you don't have to go without full functioning system for any period of time...then you can transition slowly into the notebook system.  Once you get your notebook computer and sound card, then we can help you build a basic system for very low cost. Get an inexpensive VST host like Chainer, EnergyXT, or Plogue Bidule (all less than $100), and then take advantage of the thousands of free VST effects out there.  You will be amazed at how many effects you can replace in your hardware system with just free VSTs...astounding.
...then, once you get that basic notebook system up and running, you can start selling one hardware effect at a time to purchase more expensive and higher quality VST effects and hosts.  You could buy sophisticated VST effect systems like Reaktor, PSP84 and PSP42, Pluggo, Hipno, etc. And you could get more sophisticated VST hosts, like MAX/MSP, if you choose.  Next thing you know, you have gradually replaced every cell in your guitar system body with a new cell...hope you like the analogy.
So, there is a relatively easy way to make the transition without it being too painful, radical, or costly.
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Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2006 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: Sample sound clip from my notebook computer system


On Jul 22, 2006, at 11:31 AM, Jeff Kaiser wrote:

Ted: Sell your gear. Buy a laptop.

I might just yet . . . however, I have a track record of selling off bunches of
perfectly good gear from time to time in order to afford getting the "latest
greatest" thing (ya know it's true) and then about 3/4 of the time I wind up
being so disappointed with the new stuff and wishin' I hadn't that it's sorta

After 43 years of playing I finally have a set of sounds I like, I finally sound
like myself (I think). And I still have the depth in what gear I have to learn new
things -- room for growth. Yes, hauling gear is a pain, but giving up that other
aspect (my personal sound) for the total unknown is a daunting proposition
that will probably have to take some significant other motivating factor to get
me to give in, turn loose, whatever. Pain is a good motivator . . . but so far
it's only pain.


tEd kiLLiAn

"Different is not always better, but better is always different"



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