Hi Liam, It's a long time you posted this thread. But I was wondering if you got to buy the MacBookPro 2012 and the Octa -Capture and had any issues. Any news on your strugle?
I wrote to Roland customer support..this is the e-mail sent and answered:
RE: Support Request #99531
Subject: Mac & USB
Question: Hi, I own an octa-capture that i use on both a laptop and desktop PCs running Windows 7. I make heavy multitrack recording, mixing and editing without any issues
A month ago I started co-working with a major studio that has all setup based on Mac Pro and iMacs running MacOS X snow leopard 10.6, all running ProTools 9 HD. My plan is to get a MacBook Pro and start working with Mac and ProTools 9
Since new MacBooks Pro 2012 ship with MacOS Mountain Lion and only have USB 3.0 my concern is about how does the Octa-Capture works with MountainLion...and USB 3.0. I read about customers who can't get octa-capture to work on USB 3.0. Are you working on firmware that will fix this? Please let me know! Thansks in advance.
The OCTA-CAPTURE will work, and is compatible, with USB 3.0 ports. You can download Mac OSX 10.8 drivers here: OCTA-CAPTURE :: Downloads :: Support :: Roland
If you have any problems with your OCTA-CAPTURE, please let us know and we will be happy to troubleshoot your setup--if a problem does arise.
We hope this is helpful.
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