Thread: Tascam FW-1082
02-04-2010, 01:01 PM #1Tascam FW-1082
I just got given an old Tascam FW-1082 and tried to install a driver only to find that it didnt work. Then, after some reserch, i found this:
Since I have snow leopard, is there any way i can get this running?
02-04-2010, 01:12 PM #2
...but it's a bunch of resources (documents/software/firmware) for your unit.
Hope this helps,
02-04-2010, 01:17 PM #3
Uh-ooo....I just found this as well:
...the addendum near the bottom of the message (dated 12/7/09) says:
The FW-1082 and FW-1884 are no longer included in the list of Mac OS X 10.6 supported interfaces.
I guess a downgrade to 10.5 would work...or returning the FW-1082.
Edit: Oops! I see that your original link has the 12/7/09 addendum in it...that's why you named it "Not Cool"!
02-04-2010, 01:31 PM #4
I'm not really fond of the idea of downgrading. Since i got given the thing i can't really complain. It's just frustrating that Tascam don't support a product this is still being sold... At the moment it's useless to me!
02-04-2010, 01:31 PM #5
oh and thanks for your help pigoo3!
02-04-2010, 02:15 PM #6
From what I saw researching this...the FW-1082 originally sold for around $1000...and now sells on Amazon for about $500+. So investing in another computer to use the FW-1082 may be worthwhile...depending on how serious your projects are using the FW-1082.
Just something to "chew" on,
p.s. You're very welcome...always willing to help!
02-04-2010, 04:19 PM #7
Good idea really.
My Dad only just upgraded his to Snow Leopard. If i had known about getting this interface I would have stopped him.
I primarily want it for recording rough tracks with my band and I don't have a massive budget!
On the brighter side, my Mum suggested I use Windows...Haha!
02-04-2010, 06:59 PM #8
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That is mega-lame that they would just drop 10.6 support on their only two firewire interfaces. I wonder if they plan on discontinuing them and that is why they didn't develop 10.6 support?
02-05-2010, 04:01 AM #9
02-05-2010, 05:19 PM #10
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tascam is notorious for this
same thing has happened with a lot of their products
take a look over at the tascamforums and you'll see
another option as your mom suggested, use Windows XP
02-07-2010, 07:01 AM #11
But, I use Logic! I don't have any software for windows. Can you run Leopard in BootCamp?
02-08-2010, 12:44 PM #12Hi James
The FW1082 does not support snow leopard. At present we do not have any plans to release snow leopard drivers for this unit but with enough requests we may develop drivers.
02-13-2010, 05:44 AM #13
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Hey James, did you ever figure this out? I just bought a FW-1082 and then read this post...Devastated. Is is totally useless with Snow Leopard then?
02-13-2010, 07:44 AM #14
That's BS that Tascam doesn't support SL for the 1082.
It's too bad because I just looked up the specs on it and it looks like a great Firewire interface controller.MBP 11,3 | Logic Pro X | Ableton Live 9 | Traktor Pro 2 | AKAI MPC2000XL, X7000, MPK-49 | Roland MV-8000, SP-808, TR-707, TR-808 & TR-909 | Ensoniq ASR-10 | x0xb0x #911 & Willzyx | Denon DN-MC6000 | (3) Technics SL-1200MK1 | 4000+ vinyl records
04-11-2010, 03:43 PM #15
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I have the same exact problem as you have. I own a tascam fw 1082 and it works fine with my snow leopard 10.6.3 as an interface but it barley does anything as a midi controller. and im using ableton 8. im trying to sell it and find something different. and i would imagine that they are discontinuing both the 1082 and the 1884 because as i search around the internet all i see is problems with them.17" MBP Unibody, anti-glare, 2.8ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd.
Iphone 4, 16GB,
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