“Is there light at the end of the FireWire Audio tunnel?”
What’s wrong with FireWire? The big FireWire promise was: We’ll make device interconnections easier. The reality? Well, try using FireWire products from different manufacturers on the same Windows computer: Multiple units used together were incompatible, applications crashed, audio was noisy, and installation required a PhD. Well, I have a PhD and I wrote some software that supports many manufacturers’ audio interfaces and is an invisible component at the peripheral level of the OS that tells it how to use hardware devices. I call it the Universal Driver.