Help me solve...

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by mthao00, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Recently purchased an Apogee Duet and Logic Express 8. Love it so far but there's a cracking noise coming out of the Yamaha monitors when I turn on the external HD via FW800. The Duet is connected via FW400.

    It'll be nice to solve this issue. The digital/cracking noise is annoying. It's almost unworkable. Additionally, I use the external FW800 as my recording drive so it's a crucial.

    Besides this, the Duet sounds awesome w/out FW800 HD plugged in.

    Thanks, mT.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Jan 7, 2002
    2nd star on the right and straight till morning
    sounds like you may be maxing out your FW bus.

    your best bet is to get a FW card..they're inexpensive and should solve the problem.

    i had a similar issue running my apogee ensemble and Focusrite Liquid Mix off the same bus...a FW card made life peachy.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Just out of curiousity, will a FW800 hub also resolve this issue? I'm guessing not because it's still going through the same bus.

    Man, express/34 cards are so inconvenient. Additionally advice would be awesome.

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