Fw1804 use preamps without FireWire?

Discussion in 'Firewire PC Audio Interfaces and Control Surfaces' started by Capitalk, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Capitalk

    Capitalk New Member

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    Hi all,
    I have a 24 ch converter, looking to use 1804 preamps to add some extra mics for location recording. Bought them very cheap as fw connections don’t work.

    Can I use it like an outboard preamp, without installing drivers etc?
    Plug in 4 mics and use line out 1-4 into my converters?
    Or does it need to be hooked up to route everything (I hope not, I’m Win is 64bit so it wouldn’t work even if fw was working I assume?)

    Thanks in advance!
  2. DeeringAmps

    DeeringAmps Member

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    The FW-1884 can be used as a stand alone mixer so I assume the 1804 can as well.
    Tom