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Connecting Studiolive 16.0.2 to PC laptop

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asked Aug 20, 2017 in Ai Mixers by tomlawson (150 points)
Hi All,

We just bought a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer, and are now looking at upgrading our computer so we can optimise the firewire recording. Problem is, most of the PC laptops we are looking at, don't offer firewire inputs. Some of the newer laptops have Thunderbolt 3 inputs, so just wondering if anyone has tested using this mixer (or similar) with a PC laptop?

Thanks

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answered Sep 15, 2017 by jonnydoyle (211,740 points)
 
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If your PC has a PCI slot you can add a Firewire Card to your laptop.

Link: https://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/FireWire/2-port-ExpressCard-1394B-FireWire-800-Card~EC1394B2

For a PC with a certified USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) input you can use the following for connection.

A Bilingual S800 to S400 FireWire cable: http://support.presonus.com/hc/en-us/articles/210046833-9pin-6pin-Firewire-800-400-Cable-Why-is-a-Bilingual-S800-to-S400-FireWire-cable-needed-

Apple's Approved Thunderbolt 2 to Firewire Adapter: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD464LL/A/apple-thunderbolt-to-firewire-adapter

Startech USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 Adaptor: https://www.startech.com/ie/Cables/thunderbolt-3-cables/thunderbolt-3-usb-c-thunderbolt-adapter~TBT3TBTADAP

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