Downgrade to Macbook Performance issues?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by marioman38, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

    marioman38

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    Hey all. I am considering downgrading my mammoth 17" MBP to a Unibody Macbook for portability. Lugging this behemoth to school every day is no fun!
    My main concern is the Macbooks lack of firewire. I assume this means I need both a USB Audio Interface, and USB external hard drive.

    I am thinking of the E-mu 0404 USB as my interface, and as for harddrives, a Lacie or Western Digital.

    Will using an external USB hard drive cause "Disk too Slow" problems with Logic or Reason?

    Comments on the 0404 before purchase?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. marioman38 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marioman38

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    I'm under the impression that the "Disk Too Slow" error would only be given in Logic if I am trying to record more than 8-10 tracks at a time, or high sample rates?

    Only problem is the MB has only 2 USB ports.

    E-Mu 0404
    Lacie 1TB USB Hard Drive

    - Each want their own port, right?

    Where do I plug in my Logitech VX Nano mouse? My Axiom 61 Controller? My BCF2000?

    Axiom Out-->BCF2000 In. BCF2000 Thru--> E-mu 0404 In?

    That leaves the mouse still. Which device goes on a chain? The Interface, or the External HD?

    Thanks :)
     

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