so, kinda short on USB ports...
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    Default so, kinda short on USB ports...

    Is there a firewire to female usb adapter in existence?

    Edit: Been looking for one all week just to clarify, I did jfgi
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    No, they aren't compatible with each other. Look into buying a USB hub, powered or non-powered. There's an article about it from years back here.

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    wont that cause latency problems?

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    If there is any it's probably negligible.

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    Just jam the USB lead in there until it fits. Use a small hammer to reshape it if necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newg View Post
    Just jam the USB lead in there until it fits. Use a small hammer to reshape it if necessary.
    I'm pretty sure you need to lubricate the port with peanutbutter for that to work

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    And sprinkle with pixie dust if it doesn't work first time out

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    USB hub, powered preferably but it probably won't matter for a couple things unless you are attaching a hard drive or something.

    I had my DB4, 2 X1s, Audio 8, and Maschine plugged into my powered USB hub for like a month without the power cord to the hub plugged in and I didn't realize it or notice a difference when the hub was in unpowered mode, the LEDs were just a tiny bit dimmer.

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    u r probably doing too much with ur computer...

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    You are going to have to talk nicely to your computer if you are just going to jam a usb into the firewire. At least buy it a drink.

    Powered usb hub. There's a couple threads around about what hubs are good.
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