Re: any way to get fire wire signle to a laptop without Firewire or express card slot?
You're right, laptops with express card slots are becoming rarer, but they're not phased out completely. You sure that it wouldn't be cheaper to buy a different audio capture device than a whole new laptop just to be able to use an outdated thing like firewire? Assuming it's 4-pin, but heck even 8-pin fw cables are beaten by thunderbolt and usb3 these days.
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