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Old June 4th, 2007, 09:29 AM   #1
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audio question for all macbook/pro users

I am currently using (or more importantly not using) a digidesign mbox2 as the audio interface with my macbook pro running final cut pro. After a short while of having it plugged in it causes the computer to hang with the spinning rainbow beachball. the only way out of this is to force a restart by holding down the power button. only hangs when mbox is plugged in, and works fine in other apps.
got the latest core audio drivers, firmware update etc.

can i ask what audio interface you use that doesnt crash fcp?

many thanks

p.s anyone want to buy an mbox2?
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Old June 7th, 2007, 06:28 PM   #2
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doesnt anybody use a laptop??

really? it's just me that uses a laptop?
please, a bit of feedback would be greatly appreciated
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Old June 7th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #3
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Vast numbers of us use a laptop.

I suspect that hardly anyone here is using the mbox 2 part of the equasion - so we're not weighing in.

You'd likely get better results by posting the m-box reference as a part of your header - or perhaps look for the Mfg website or other places where mbox users hang out.

I suspect that's not here.

Good luck.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 10:25 AM   #4
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I use a PreSonus FireBox on my MBP, so can't help much with the mbox2. And I'm only a lowly Final Cut Express (ab)user to boot. Perhaps the USB bus power is browning out.?.

When you're using FCP, do you have anything else plugged in like external hard-drives - USB and/or Firewire?

Does it happen regardless of whether you're running off batteries or mains?

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Old June 8th, 2007, 10:27 AM   #5
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I use an original Mbox on my MBP... works fine.
Try all of the usb ports, it might be that the usb 2.0 one could work for you...
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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:58 PM   #6
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i'm trying to get my mbox set up on my imac as well. protools isn't compatible with 10.4.9, or at least the version i have
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Old June 8th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #7
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Not officially, but it does work with 7.3... hit or miss though.
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