3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 17, 2013 7:32 AM by jcben76
claesol Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, there is no recognition through firewire between Mac mini and Tascam FW-1884 audio interface. Are they not compatible? / Claesol.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • dsimagry Level 4 Level 4 (1,275 points)

    FW-1884 FAQS


    Is my FW-series interface compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?

    The discontinued FW-1884, FW-1082 and FW-1804 are only compatible with 32-bit Snow Leopard operations.

    Are there Windows 7 (64-bit) drivers for my device?

    Yes, 64-bit compatible drivers (V1.80) are available for download here.







    http://tascam.com/product/fw-1884/downloads/   <<< click here.

  • Ken Walden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same Tascam mixer/interface.  Try booting your Mac in 32 bit mode.  Hold down the 3 and 2 keys when starting up.  That will put it in 32 bit mode.  Then try your mixer.  Mine works and I have the same OS that you have.  I'm using an iMac.  Just an FYI - It looks like upgrading to Mountain Lion you will no longer be able to boot up in 32 bit mode.  If you do, you're mixer/interface will no longer work.  Good luck!

  • jcben76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm still struggling with my FW-1884 and my Mac Pro. Originally the device and the computer would not recognize each other. Eventually I found out the problem was within the Fire Wire buses. The FW-1448 doesn't like converting from Fire Wire 800 to Fire Wire 400. After installing a Fire Wire 400 port on my Mac Pro I've found the Tascam will work around 50% of the time.