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joakes
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So, the 64k question : will there be W8 drivers for the FS2626 ?

I hope i don't already know the answer !

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Jerry
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From what we've been told the last driver release will be the end of new driver support for this device.

Sorry.
http://support.presonus.com

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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.

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joakes
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Aha ! S'what i thought.

So i have a perfectly good working FS which may or may not work on W8. Wonderful.

Sadly yours,

Jerry
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Can you stick with win 7? It works.

And the driver may work with win 8 but I'm pretty sure Presonus isn't going to do any testing as the device has been legacy for over a year.
http://support.presonus.com

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
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joakes
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Yep, that's what i plan to do.

If t isn'tbroken, don't break it.

Thanks for your input,

Cheers,
Jerry
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No problem at all. In this business it pays to avoid the ragged edge of technology. No matter how cool it is.
http://support.presonus.com

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
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Bean438
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The firestudio is once again listed as a current product, not a legacy one. This is misleading, especially since many stOres still sell the firestudio.

Seems like a bad business practice?

It is a shame presonus wilL no longer support this product. If there was a new version of the FS then I would understand, but until they have a replacement it should be Supported.

I like to keep current with my OS, so,I hope presonus has a newer FS planned. Nothing else cOmpares to it Especially from the price point.

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That's strange. It shouldn't be there. It is definitely legacy.
http://support.presonus.com

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
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Bean438
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It was under products, ,then it went to legacy products, and now it's listed as a current product.
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Yeah, I saw it too. Believe me, it is legacy. No question about it.
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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
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mikedocy
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It seems to be working fine on Windows 8, 64 bit.
I'm running it without a problem and not using any compatibility mode either.

Task Manager does report it as:
UniversalControl.exe(32 bit).
cristofe
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It seems to be working fine on Windows 8, 64 bit.
I'm running it without a problem and not using any compatibility mode either.


Good to know.....thanks for the update from the bleeding edge!

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DrummerCT1
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Anyone have the Firestudio 2626 working with Windows 8.1 64-bit?

If so, what driver package and what Firewire card/chipset are you using?

I'm in the midst of setting up a new 24GB HP Envy desktop with Win8.1 Update version, and it would be useful if I can resurrect and deploy the Firestudio for some mixdowns and light tracking. I still need to acquire a PCI-e Firewire card (mulling over that piece).

This particular system has a 23" Dell touch screen and a 27" monitor - part of an experiment in using touch screen as mixing interface.
mikedocy
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Yes. I'm running the FireStudio 26X26 on Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
It has been running well and not having any problems.
Just install the Windows 7, 64 bit driver and it should work. Use the ASIO drivers.
I have two firewire cards plugged into the PCI-e buss.
One is the Texas instruments and the other is the Via chipset. Both work. No special driver for those.
I had read about some people having an issue with the new (?) win 8 Firewire driver but they were able to
reinstall the old driver. This has not been an issue for me. It just works and I didn't need to do anything special.
I am using the Texas Instruments chipset simply because it is the most recommended compatible chipset.

Hope that helps. Post back here if you have any problems.
DrummerCT1
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Thanks!!! That is really encouraging to hear. I'm going to order a PCI-e Firewire card with a TI chipset this weekend and give the setup a go sometime next week, will report back in. What brand / model TI-based card are you using?

From what I understand from online readings, it seems that Windows 8.1 plays better with Firewire cards (as compared to Win8 which some people needed to revert to the "legacy" Windows driver) - this is similar to what you mention.

What DAW are you using? I'm looking to use Sonar X3 (which I have, ready to install, too).

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