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For now yes, but what happens when Apple stops supporting firewire in the core audio driver?

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asked Dec 3, 2015 in Ai Mixers by glennfleischman (160 points)
Yes, I know its working for now (I'm using it) but I've read several posts on various forums that Apple will be dropping firewire support from the core audio driver in El Capitan and above.  From what I can tell they are not saying it won't work, just they won't support it.  So my question is more about Presonus, specifically is Presonus developing a hardware card with other options besides firewire, typically thunderbolt and/or usb 3?

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answered Dec 3, 2015 by AlexTinsley (911,990 points)
selected Dec 13, 2015 by -Luis-
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We have been recommending $29 Apple 1394 Thunderbolt adapter for our 1394 products since Thunderbolt was released. However rest assured, the Apple 1394 Thunderbolt adapter will serve you well and since Thunderbolt will be around for a while, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

As far as we can tell there are no plans to deprecate Core FW support in El Capitan, it works just the same as it does on Yosemite. Apple does not discuss future plans. This would not be to Apple's advantage to disable the pro audio and video editing industry by making such a move.

As for PreSonus developing options for the Ai console, we recently released AVB and Dante option cards, consider adding a feature request to the Live Sound Feature Request area for features you want to see added to the consoles.