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powered usb hub recommendation

Post by jimhenry » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:34 pm

hi folks-

looking to get a good powered usb hub. turns out the one i have isn't quite up to the task and is causing stuttering during editing. can anybody recommend one over another? thanks for the help...

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Re: powered usb hub recommendation

Post by supanorton » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:09 pm

I bought this one for my iPad 2 about two years ago and have never had an issue with It. Looking at Amazon, I think it's the same one I bought.

Belkin USB 2.0 4-port hub, white

$11.25 on Amazon.

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Re: powered usb hub recommendation

Post by Tarekith » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:05 am

I've been using the Plugable hubs (USB2 and 3) for a few years now here in the studio, never had an issue at all.

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Re: powered usb hub recommendation

Post by martygras » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:23 pm

I've tried several Belkin hubs, both powered and passive types. All worked for use with the iPad. I use an Akai EWI (which is just a wind controller version of a usb keyboard) and it requires a powered usb hub. I'm assuming that if it works for midi control it should also work for audio.
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Re: powered usb hub recommendation

Post by MikeDee » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:17 am

I've been doing quite well with a higher powered (4-amp) USB hub, which I found on Other World Computing's site:

7 Port USB 2.0 Hub with 4.0 Amp Power Supply

I'm using a Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 with Auria on an iPad 4 with good results. This combo worked fine on an iPad 2 as well.

I'm still on iOS 6.1.3 - so I can't help determine whether your stuttering issue might be caused by iOS 7.x (though I would assume that it is not).

Although the 8i6 has its own power supply and, thus, does not require a powered USB hub, there are times when I want to connect a (non-AC-powered) USB keyboard to play a synth app on the iPad while using the 8i6...then the hub is required.

I suggest giving the 4-amp unit a try...hope this helps.......

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Re: powered usb hub recommendation

Post by rocdok » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:43 am

i just bought a Dynex 4 output powered hub from Future Shop and works totally fine

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