Propellerhead Software
Old 2012-12-30, 15:44
mind2069 mind2069 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 799
Windows 8 Firewire / USB Experience

Finally got a decent computer.

ASUS 16G ram / i7 3770 3.4 but no firewire

Motu audio express has firewire or usb.

The usb work nearly fine, but somethimes cracks and pops comes up / sometimes not, close, reopen the same song and they stop, cant find a pattern. cracks pops continues even when song is stopped and the cpu bar very low (one).

On xp, I was on firewire cause the usb just would not work (lots of pops and clicks continuously)

So the question

Is it worth purchasing a firewire pci-e card, cause from what I have been reading, its troublesome on windows 8,

Have any of you had succes with windows 8 and firewire.

Or have you encountered the cracks and pop on usb in windows 8 (remind that they are random and sometimes reopening the same song makes them go away), if so have you found a solution other than increasing the buffer size (I need 4ms max)

Or is it better just to sell the Motu and go via pci-e audio card.
Old 2012-12-30, 22:56
djjams's Avatar
djjams djjams is offline
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 562

If your Asus (laptop, I assume) has an express card slot you can get a firewire card for little money nad simply use any firewire audio interface.

I'm not sure for windows 8 though, but in general it should just work if you've got windows 8 drivers for that firewire card.
Old 2012-12-31, 01:56
sagana33's Avatar
sagana33 sagana33 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 110
Never had any problems with USB soundcards on Windows 8.

I'm actually in a stupid situation: I have two expensive firewire soundcards. But buying a laptop that supports firewire, compared to the cheap but excellent 8Gig of RAM new laptop I just bought, would cost me MORE money that replacing my firewire soundcards by USB ones.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows 8 Experience Score [O/T] Grumbleweed Phead User Forum (read only) 16 2012-11-16 20:18
If You Have AMD Based Computer and Install Windows 8... kevmove02 Phead User Forum (read only) 13 2012-10-29 00:12
Windows 7 and Reason Essentials RiverTamRocks General Forum (read only) 7 2012-06-11 16:09
Firewire on the way out aaronpeipert Phead User Forum (read only) 4 2010-07-06 17:11

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 16:22.