Not enough USB room, hubs not working?
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    Default Not enough USB room, hubs not working?

    So as the title says I don't have enough USB slots on my laptop to plug all my devices in. I've tried 2 different external powered USB 2.0 hubs but whenever I try to use midi devices or audio interfaces in them, they just don't work. Currently what I'm trying to plug in is: Roland Juno keyboard / NI S4, Maschine, and Audio 6 / Akai APC 40 / 1 TB external HD / (mouse optional, would be nice)

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    Tech Guru mostapha's Avatar
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    May 2010


    Weird…I've not run into any problems like that with my hubs.

    On my un-powered hub, I used to run a pair of X1s, a Maschine, and an LPD8 with an audio interface on the other USB port.

    On my powered hub, I'm currently running…
    • maschine
    • a midi keyboard
    • a keyboard (with an un-powered 2 port hub)
      • iLok
      • USB memory key
    • a mouse
    • an external hard drive (without its own power)
    • My external monitor's USB hub
      • Another USB key
      • CF Reader
    • iPhone Charger

    I think the problem is that you just bought some crappy hubs somehow. Mine came from ThinkGeek or BestBuy and were bought mostly because they were cheap.

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    Tech Wizard
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    Jul 2009


    Are you using a PC or Mac?
    MacBook 13.3/Behringer VMX-200/NI Audio 2 DJ
    NI Kontrol X1/Traktor1.2.4

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    Tech Wizard
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    Nov 2011


    There are some threads discussing hub issues with options that work for other peeps check them out and see if those hubs can be used by you.
    MMM Making Music With Food. Yep! Taste good and sound good too!

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    @R3clu23 I am using a PC with Windows 7 64bit

    edit: I did some digging around and I found that it's probably due to something called transaction translators. I need a hub with multiple TT and I'm guessing the ones before had single TT
    Last edited by Parabellum John; 01-26-2012 at 07:02 PM.

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    Tech Wizard coolout's Avatar
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    Oct 2009


    I searched and searched and settled on this hub 7 port hub 2 months ago.

    [ame=""] 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub, Black: Computers & Accessories@@AMEPARAM@@[/ame]

    It's multi-TT and working perfectly. Not bad for less than 30 bucks.

    I'm using it with:
    behringer BCF2000
    USB midi from my Roland workstation keyboard
    2 external Hard drives
    USB power for my laptop cooling stand

    BTW- I'm using Win 7 (32-bit).
    Make beats. Write rhymes. Spin music. Throw parties. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.


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