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Author Topic: SPARK USB HUB  (Read 675 times)

antoni

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SPARK USB HUB
« on: February 22, 2012, 07:28:58 pm »
is it possible to work arturia spark through a usb hub?
im thinking of getting a korg microkey for a VA synth, and it comes with 2 usb ports serving as so called 'hubs" and am wondering if spark will work right with them?

Koshdukai

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Re: SPARK USB HUB
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 07:57:50 pm »
Usually, yes, it all depends on what devices you connect off the USB hub, if it's a passive, non-mains powered one.

If you connect too many power hungry devices, it won't draw enough out of one PC port.

In your case, if the micro Korg acts as a pass-along hub, it may work fine.

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Re: SPARK USB HUB
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 09:05:22 pm »
perfect!

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Re: SPARK USB HUB
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 09:31:40 am »
This is not recommended to use Spark through a USB hub
However you can give a try and if Spark boots correctly this should be ok.

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Re: SPARK USB HUB
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 12:12:33 pm »
Additional info: I've been using the Spark controller together with other USB MIDI controllers through a mains powered USB hub and it works fine. So, like I said earlier and along what Kevin also said, it all depends on how much power is being served to and used by the USB devices connected.

Bottom line: I guess you'll need to try it and see if it works ;)

The only issue I have with USB hubs is with audio interfaces. With those I try to have them as directly connected to the computer as possible to avoid any extra latency issues regarding "multiplexed" data (i.e. hub traffic management) and/or longer paths.

 

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