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  • #244
    El Rustirino
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    Hey, Bryan, quick question. I’m using the alesis firewire mixer to record stuff. It’s always had a problem with connecting to the computer, though – my dad eventually told me that the firewire ports were screwed up on the iMac.

    I’m trying to get it to connect right now, and it’s not working, no matter how many combinations of turning it off, reconnecting it, restarting the computer, etc I try. I was wondering if you had any ideas..

    #4125
    Version3
    Keymaster

    update the firmware on the Alesis. Do it from a PC. That solved all of my connectivity issues.

    #4128
    El Rustirino
    Participant

    So we basically tried everything except that, and we figured out that it is definitely the Firewire ports that were acting up.

    #4126
    Version3
    Keymaster

    But it almost certainly is NOT the FireWire ports on your Mac, though it will seem like it is. The firmware updater built for the Mac is apparently not very good, as it will not report errors during the upgrade, and may even falsely report a complete firmware upgrade. I argued the stupidity of this with the guy that serviced Jerry’s, yet all he did was apply the firmware upgrade to the machine, from a Windows XP computer and send it back. It worked just fine, and even that noise shit went away.

    #4129
    El Rustirino
    Participant

    Hm. Well, then I don’t know what to do, because we don’t have a Windows computer that’s readily accessible.

    #4127
    Version3
    Keymaster

    Have Parallels? I haven’t tried it that way, but it should work. If you you have an XP CD, you could put boot camp on temporarily. 🙂

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