seeking recommendations for thunderbolt 3 hubs/docks or workarounds

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  1. FB71 macrumors newbie

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    Hi - I have a MacBook Pro 2016 with 2 x thunderbolt 3 inputs ... returning to music production and need to extend the type and number of inputs ... bought a Focusrite claret 2 and want to link up midi keys and maybe a larger screen at some point so figuring out what best hub/dock/adaptations I should buy and they are expensive ... seeing as my needs are musical and I won't require most of the varying inputs but will need to increase thunderbolt 3 x 2 ideally and USB A for existing midi keys ... any suggestions on which gear works well and is reasonably priced? I've been looking at numerous solutions such as PLugable, Caldigit etc but these are expensive! I have bought a thunderbolt 2 to TB 3 adapter for use with my Focusrite and hence this is 1 of 2 inputs being used already !
    Cheers.
     
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  4. 4RunnerHeaven Suspended

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    Those will work okay, but they are not THUNDERBOLT docks which you need for your current thunderbolt items. You will pay money for Thudnerbolt 3 docks, and that is why most are expensive and they charge your laptop at the same time. I personally have the Caldigit TS3, and now they have the plus version. Well worth the money. The plus version is on sale right now I believe still, so I would jump on that.
     
  5. FB71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, that's what I originally thought, thanks. If it's in the sale, great, I'll check it out.
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    Thank you that's what I originally thought. If it's in the sale great, I'll check that out. Cheers.
     

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