I’m hoping someone may have some advice for me. I am professor, now working from my home machine (a Late 2015 27inch iMac). This means that I have many devices inputting into the machine, including:
- An Audioengine D1 Dac (for audio purposes)
- A Blue Yeti Microphone
- An HDMI Video Capture Card (for using my Sony A7 as a webcam)
- A lightning cable for connecting IPAd for another device to stream while teaching
- A stream Deck
- Two external hard drives (one of which running backup).
As my machine only has 4 USB ports, I’m running some of these (the external hard drives) through a powered USB hub (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B014ZQ07NE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1). But this is still not enough. My problem is that several of these tools (the stream deck, the DAC, and the HDMI capture card, and the Blue Yeti) all seem to require direct USB input to work properly. Does anyone have a good solution to this? Is there a better USB hub I should be hunting down? Any advice greatly appreciated!