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Compatible Firewire Chipsets with Watchout


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Hey all-


To make audio output easier for my company on shows, we are trying to get a Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 to work with our Watchout rack so we don't have to utilize a whole audio rack for it. 


Just wondering if anyone has used this particular device and can recommend a Firewire Chipset that would work with our Watchout machines so we can use the Saffire Pro. We are running Watchout 5.5.1 on Windows 7. If you need more info let me know. Thanks.


Heres are links to the Saffire pro on sweetwater.com Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 and on the manufacturer's website: Saffire PRO 24

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We have successfully used some of the Focusrite Saffire Firewire interfaces.

Nothing to do with WATCHOUT, but the Focusrite Saffire Firewire interfaces

are sensitive to the Firewire controller used.

Best source for info on that sensitivity is Focusrite themselves.

Focusrite Reference: How can I tell if my Firewire chipset is compatible with my interface?


Note: the WDM drivers for these devices will only provide eight channels of output.

Furthermore, the WDM driver output mapping under Windows 7 seems to have changed a bit.

We have encountered situations where channel 9 and 10 in the audio file map to outputs 7 and 8 on the audio interface

and channels 7 and 8 in the audio file do not map to any output.

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