Can PCI card and firewire/usb interface be used together?

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MusicManic
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Can PCI card and firewire/usb interface be used together?

Post by MusicManic » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:22 am

I've been using the 2 inputs of my 1212m Emu sound card and wanted to add an input or two with a firewire or usb interface. I haven't bought the interface yet. Can an interface's inputs be used at the same time as the sound card's inputs in Live 7? Anyone have experience with this setup?
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Jeff

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Re: Can PCI card and firewire/usb interface be used together?

Post by cluesome » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:58 pm

Both will appear in Preferences as selectable as your I/O devices but only one can be selected at a time for audio. Unlike MIDI where your various devices are available concurrently. Suggest you purchase a breakout box with as many inputs as you need, there are plenty on the market. I've had a good experience using the Edirol M-16DX, but you'll be best looking for something to match your requirements.
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MusicManic
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Re: Can PCI card and firewire/usb interface be used together?

Post by MusicManic » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:42 pm

Oh. That's a shame, cluesome, but thanks for informing me. I'll look for a breakout box.

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