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Connecting Helix Floor to new model Macbook Pro USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports

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My usual laptop has just about died, so I'm trying to use my work laptop for music production while I work out the cash for a new machine. However, my work machine is one of the newer Macbook Pros with 4x Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports and nothing else. What's my best (if any!) option for connecting my Helix Floor to it? I thought perhaps just buying a USB-B to USB-C cable might work (people on Ableton forums confirmed this would work for Push 2) but I haven't been able to find any other assurances re: Helix (mostly I found people who can't connect to new iPad Pros and I'm not sure if the same applies here). Would I see any performance hit if I used an adaptor (say, Apple's USB to USB-C, nothing fancy https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/MJ1M2ZM/A/usb-c-to-usb-adapter). Anybody in the same situation with a solution that'll work?

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I use one of the Apple USB2-3 converters with regular USB cables for pretty much everything when I use my MBP - Helix, Saffire audio interface, VG99 - and it just works.  Can’t imagine why a dedicated usb2 box to usb3 wouldn’t work

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Thanks, that's good to know! I'd heard that running audio interfaces through adaptors could affect performance, but this might just be gear forum nonsense.

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