From: Phyllis K. Day <phyllisday@ea...> - 2010-11-21 01:51:21
When replacing the Shure X2U with my firewire MBox 2 pro (and the right drivers) I was able to record with absolutely NO hiss, no noise NOTHING at all, in fact, very quiet audio on my Toshiba 15-S829 laptop - the same laptop that had the hiss with the Shure X2U. I couldn't try this with my new laptop because I can't find any way to attach my 6 pin firewire. It only has USB ports - and I can't find anything in a 6 pin.
If anyone knows where to find a way to make the conversion from 6 pin to USB, I'd love to know. My new laptop is really the one that I bought for audio and I'd rather not rely on my six year old Toshiba.
Oh and by the way, I re-installed Windows XP and the stable version 1.2.6 Audacity and it still had the hiss with the Shure. (But the stable version on XP performed much better than the beta version which among other things had a weird squeal. So I installed the XP Mode with Windows 7 Professional 32 bit on my new laptop and downloaded the stable Audacity.)
Could the Shure have been the problem all along? Well, it's been busy lately anyhoo - my desktop that is exclusive for script blew it's audio chip and the Shure X2U has been pinch-hitting wonderfully.
And in the nick of time, a client needed some audio updated and I was able to re-record and insert the new audio with 1.2.6 Audacity which I think is one fine piece of software.
From: Cutler James R <james.cutler@co...> - 2010-11-21 03:08:17
According to Toshiba, the R15-S829 Laptop has an "i.LINK™IEEE-1394" port. This is a miniature four-wire Firewire port.
You can buy an Firewire 4-pin male to 6-pin male cable or a 4-pin male to 6-pin female adapter. Don't pay over ten dollars.
No worries, mate.
On Nov 20, 2010, at 8:22 PM, Phyllis K. Day wrote:
> Toshiba 15-S829
James R. Cutler