Firewire problems with windows 10 and audio interface  

  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 home

    Firewire problems with windows 10 and audio interface

    Hi everyone
    Im an amateur musician composer (I do have a day job in architecture).
    I've joined this group because I'm having major problems with my music setup after building a new pc for using VSTi virtual instruments / orchestral sample sets. I use a firewire audio interface (motu traveler mk3) but since upgrading my pc it has been crashing whenever I connect the motu to the firewire interface. I understand there is an issue with firewire compatibility with Windows 10. I had some issues with my previous set up, occasional bluesecreen / crashes, having to reset the motu as my default audio interface every so often.
    Windows seems to have a driver which should be compatible with the PCIe firewire card (a Qnine, which is compatible with the Texas Instruments chip standard) but I still have this problem.
    Does anyone have any advice? It's driving me up the wall, I've spent hundreds on this and just want to get back to making music!
    Pleas help
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  2. Posts : 2,585
    Win 11 Pro

    I responded to the user through a PM he sent. So others can see, this was my response:

    It must be certain Firewire interfaces or units. I had an MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface and a PCIe Firewire card with a T.I. chipset (desired type) and there was no problems in Win 10. I downsized my recording studio and now have a MOTU 4pre that uses USB. The Traveler Mk3 uses the same driver as the 896Mk3 Hybrid so I would suspect the Firewire card you have. If the interface you have does not have a T.I. chipset as a first step I would get one that does have the T.I. chipset.
    This is the card I used:
    Last edited by fireberd; 24 Feb 2020 at 10:01.
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 home
    Thread Starter

    Thanks firebeard. I've ordered one of them in case that's the problem. Cheers!
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  4. Posts : 2,585
    Win 11 Pro

    In addition, I used the built in Win 10 firewire driver, the "legacy" is no more and not needed.
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  5. Posts : 2,585
    Win 11 Pro

    Just following up. Has it been resolved (and what was the fix).

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  6. Posts : 2,585
    Win 11 Pro

    No response. I'm going to assume its been resolved.
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