Best way to solve a USB issue
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    Default Best way to solve a USB issue

    In my live setup, I will be suing Ableton to incorporate my own music into sets.

    I'll be using a Launchpad, LPD8, LPK25 and VCI-100 as controllers. I also have an AUdio2DJ and a USB mouse.

    My issue is, that I only have 4 USB ports on my laptop. I have 6 on my PC, so no problems when rehearsing in my home studio.

    What's the best way to use the 6 items with 4 USB ports? And, there's no question of not using any as the complete control from 4 controllers over Ableton is immense and almost limitless live possibilities!
    Ableton 9.7.5, Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate 11, MOTU 828 Mk2, Nektar Impact LX61+, Ableton Push, Native Instruments Kore 2, and a random selection of soft synths and sample libraries.
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    What about using a powered usb hub? It works for me.

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    a powered usb hub, djtt did a great article on them.

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    Powered USB hub perhaps? Your controllers on the Hub, Audio card on it's own USB port.

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    So, something like this maybe:

    7 Port Powered USB Hub

    Or would it be worth going for a more reliable maker? Or much of a sameness apart from the brand name?
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    I tried a lot of model, But I can't comment on that one.

    The only I suggest who never ever fail for me are

    Vantec:
    http://www.vantecusa.com/en/product/view_detail/402

    D-Link:
    http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=149

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    search for the article on the blog and do a forum search, there are many infos on here..
    you want a multi TT usb hub like this one: http://amzn.to/euomof


    edit: uhh one post before the thousand

    edit2: please keep in mind: never connect your soundcard to a hub!
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    I just bought the one from the apple store. It's worked just fine for me. You can use it both as powered, or non powered, and its got 7 usb ports on it. So in total I have 8 USB ports on my MacBook Pro. 7 from the hub, and one extra one on the MacBook itself.

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    Some good USB reading

    http://www.djtechtools.com/2010/12/1...-can-fix-them/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ology,677.html

    And finally the confirmed dual TT hub thread

    http://djtechtools.com/forum/showthr...irmed+multi+TT

    I use the F4U017 with a S4, X1, Midi Fighter, and a Maschine with no problems. The Maschine is new though so I can't really comment on it in the system.
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