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FireWire Cable Provided does not fit my MacBook FireWire port
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magicbus
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Hello, anyone else have this issue? Just got my FireStudio Project, the firewire cable is a poor match for my MacBook. Pretty shocked. I was so stoked about how well the AudioBox VSL 44 worked (USB) that I went back and swapped for the FireStudio Project. Now I'm dead in the water.

brianmbremer
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It doesn't fit at all or it's just a tight/loose fit? Does your Mac have a FireWire port? If so, it's probably FireWire 800:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Firewire800.jpg

The FireStudio Project is FireWire 400:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Firewire6-pin.jpg

If your Mac has a FireWire port, you just need the right cable. A FireWire400-to-FireWire800 cable should do it. If it has a Thunderbolt port, there is an adapter for that.

...or is there some performance concern?

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Recording gear:
- Presonus Studio One 2
- Presonus FireStudio Project
- Blue Bluebird
- Audio Technica AT3035
- Blue Encore 100
- Audio Technica Pro 4L

MacBook Pro
- Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- Memory: 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 256 MB
- OS: Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.1

Instruments:
- Martin DC-16RGTE
- Fender American Deluxe Telecaster
- Epiphone PR-100
- Kurzweil SP88x Stage Piano
- Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Vintage Reissue
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magicbus
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Yeah I need the 400/800 cable. Just a little bummed. Thanks for the reply.

brianmbremer wrote:It doesn't fit at all or it's just a tight/loose fit? Does your Mac have a FireWire port? If so, it's probably FireWire 800:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Firewire800.jpg

The FireStudio Project is FireWire 400:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Firewire6-pin.jpg

If your Mac has a FireWire port, you just need the right cable. A FireWire400-to-FireWire800 cable should do it. If it has a Thunderbolt port, there is an adapter for that.

...or is there some performance concern?
brianmbremer
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Bit of a let down, I'm sure. If you need a good place for cheap, quality cables, check out Monoprice. I've purchased countless cables from them and have never been let down:

http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=103&cp_id=10301&cs_id=1030105
Recording gear:
- Presonus Studio One 2
- Presonus FireStudio Project
- Blue Bluebird
- Audio Technica AT3035
- Blue Encore 100
- Audio Technica Pro 4L

MacBook Pro
- Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- Memory: 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 256 MB
- OS: Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.1

Instruments:
- Martin DC-16RGTE
- Fender American Deluxe Telecaster
- Epiphone PR-100
- Kurzweil SP88x Stage Piano
- Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Vintage Reissue
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cristofe
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Just a little bummed.


If that's your only issue in getting up and running then you should be overjoyed. It's always a good idea to do your homework
before making gear purchases......this will help you avoid future bummers.

PC'S: HP XW6000 Dual 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Processors, 8GB RAM WinXP SP2
HP 6005 Pro AMD Athalon X2 B24 3.0Ghz Processor, 4GB RAM Win8 Pro
HP Compaq NC6320 Laptop Intel Core2Duo 2.0Ghz Processor 3GB RAM Win7 Ult
Dell Latitude E4310 Laptop Intel i5 2.67Ghz Processor 4GB RAM Win7 Pro x32

Audio Interfaces: Terratec EWS88MT PCI (2), Audiobox 1818VSL USB & FP10 Firewire, Steinberg MI4 USB, Line 6 Toneport GX & PodXT, Roland GS-10, NI Rig Kontrol 3

Monitors: Yamaha HS50M's

DAWS/VST Hosts: S1 Professional, Plogue Bidule, Xlutop Chainer, Sieb VSTHost & Savihost

Hardware Synthesizers: Roland SH-32 & XV-3080 RedSound Darkstar XP2, Novation X-Station, Yamaha AN200, M-Audio Venom

Hardware Controllers: JL Cooper CS-10 Control Surface, Yamaha EZ-EG, Dillion Les Paul style acoustic electric guitar with Roland GK-3 pickup and GI-20 converter.

The Rest: Guitars, Amps, Stompboxes, Mics, Outboard Gear, VST plugins...too much to list!
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mikepulice
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I did my research but apparently the RocketFish adapter is garbage. I can't sync my new toy.

Yes, I submitted a ticket.
MacBook Pro Late 2011, 16GB RAM, 960GB SSD, Thunderbolt Display, Studio One Prod V2, MXL 990, Coffee lots of Dark Magic K-Cups
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Carkus
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If you're using a new macbook, get yourself the thunderbolt to firewire adaptor. Allows me to use my Firewire 800 6-pin to 9-pin cable and plug into a thunderbolt port on my Macbook Pro.
mikepulice
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Carkus wrote:If you're using a new macbook, get yourself the thunderbolt to firewire adaptor. Allows me to use my Firewire 800 6-pin to 9-pin cable and plug into a thunderbolt port on my Macbook Pro.


Gonna hit the Apple Store today. Thank you for the reply.

Mike
MacBook Pro Late 2011, 16GB RAM, 960GB SSD, Thunderbolt Display, Studio One Prod V2, MXL 990, Coffee lots of Dark Magic K-Cups
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mikepulice
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Carkus Thank you!! Belkin 9/6 and Thunderbolt!!
MacBook Pro Late 2011, 16GB RAM, 960GB SSD, Thunderbolt Display, Studio One Prod V2, MXL 990, Coffee lots of Dark Magic K-Cups
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