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Want a new iMac -- do I have to replace my FirePod?
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Joined: 28/06/2014 01:46:48
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I have a FirePod that I use for recoding on my iMac running Mac OS 10.8.5. I'll want to get a new iMac sometime soon, but I see two potential problems. The new iMacs don't have the Firewire interface. Also Presonus published a list of hardware that is compatible with Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks), and the Firepod and FP10 are listed as not compatible.

What are my options? I like the Firepod and would like to keep using it. If I get a new iMac, is it possible that the Firepod will work with Apple's Thunderbolt/Firewire adapter.

I'm running Cubase 6.0.7, which probably doesn't support Thunderbolt.

I'm confused about all the dependencies. Any advice would be appreciated.



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Control Panel for the Firepod supports Mac OSX 10.3.7 - 10.7 Lion, OSX 10.8 Mt. Lion is NOT supported.
You may still be able to use it Mac core audio:

Can't say for sure tho as I'm not a Mac guy.....hopefully one our Mac users will chime in.

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Joined: 28/06/2014 01:46:48
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Thanks for the reply. It does work just fine in 10.8, I didn't even know it wasn't officially supported. I'm wondering about whether it will work with 10.9, and also whether I'll be able to make it work connected to a Thunderbolt port (through Apple's Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter).
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