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Daisy Chaining Other Interfaces??
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TRevMFB
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I'm not sure if this is would be the proper section, but I was wondering if it is possible to daisy chain via firewire other manufacturer's interfaces with the presonus as the master??
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You can daisy chan their firewire connection though it isn't recommended as they will be tryign to share the same firewire path (for lack of better explanation) and it could hinder your recording capability.

They will not both be available to the same DAW at the same time either. It won't give you an extra 8 channels in Studio One, etc. You'll only be able to switch back and forth between the two interfaces.

Hope that makes sense to you.
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On Mac, you can theoretically use two at once, but unless they are from the same manufacturer, and the manufacturer has engineered the hardware/software to play nice that way, it is somewhat doubtful that it would work well. (If you want to try and you are on Mac, go to your system help and read about aggregate devices.

If you are not trying to use both at once (for tracking, mixing, etc, then it is not usually a problem (at least on Mac) to have drivers for different devices on your computer at once.
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To add onto that, I have two different devices on my live rig and though they are on different cards unlike what I'm thinking the OP is interested in doing, they play very nicely on the same machine.
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Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

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
--MultiBoot System--
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
Studio One v1 Pro x64
Studio One v1 Artist
Studio One v2 Artist
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