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    Tascam FW-1082
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    Tascam FW-1082
    Hey guys,

    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:

    Not Cool

    Since I have snow leopard, is there any way i can get this running?

    Thanks

    James

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    Tascam FW-1082
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamessmells View Post
    Since I have snow leopard, is there any way i can get this running?
    I'm not sure if you found this at the Tascam.com website:

    TASCAM

    ...but it's a bunch of resources (documents/software/firmware) for your unit.

    Hope this helps,

    - Nick
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    Tascam FW-1082
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    Uh-ooo....I just found this as well:

    TASCAM

    ...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.

    Sorry,

    - Nick

    Edit: Oops! I see that your original link has the 12/7/09 addendum in it...that's why you named it "Not Cool"!
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    Tascam FW-1082
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    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!

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    oh and thanks for your help pigoo3!

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    Tascam FW-1082
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamessmells View Post
    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!
    Ok...maybe this may sound a bit crazy...but what about purchasing an older Macintosh that will run the software you need to use with the FW-1082...and installing 10.5 or even 10.4 (depending on what install disks you have & what's compatible with the FW-1082).

    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,

    - Nick

    p.s. You're very welcome...always willing to help!
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    Tascam FW-1082
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    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!

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    Tascam FW-1082

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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?

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    Tascam FW-1082
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcityrocker View Post
    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?
    I think they may have already discontinued making it, but some places still sell it. It's messed up that they don't support the latest OS on Mac. I'm going to write an email explaining that I am never going to buy a TASCAM product if they drop support for new operating systems. It's ridiclus. Plus, they do support windows 7. Why? Urgh. Sorry, rant over.

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    Tascam FW-1082

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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

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    Tascam FW-1082
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    But, I use Logic! I don't have any software for windows. Can you run Leopard in BootCamp?

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    Tascam FW-1082
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    Hi 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.

    Regards

    Gary
    Anyone fancy requesting it?

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    Tascam FW-1082

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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?

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    Tascam FW-1082
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    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.
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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.
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