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Click here to buy PreSonus FireStudio FireWire Recording Interface  - Used by PreSonus.
Features: 8.38
Quality: 7.33
Value: 7.67
Overall: 7.58
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Availability: Expected: 12-31-2010.
List Price: $749.00
Discount: 20%
Our Price: $599.95
At on December 02, 2010.

Gives you professional I/O options, integrated mixing, and Class A preamps.

The FireStudio from PreSonus is a 26-in/26 out FireWire recording interface loaded with 8 of PreSonus' acclaimed mic preamps. It has MIDI, S/PDIF, word clock, and ADAT (dual SMUX) I/O plus a 36x18 DSP matrix routing mixer. Firestudio also gives you up to 26 simultaneous inputs and outputs. Combined with the speaker volume and mix control of the optional Monitor Station Remote (MSR), it gives your studio advanced digital capabilities.

You can easily think of the FireStudio as the big brother to the award-winning FirePod with more I/O, and adding the MSR (Monitor Station Remote) really upgrades your setup. The MSR is a complete surround-capable desktop remote control that gives you the ability to switch between Track, Mix, and Surround modes, as well as a talkback, dim, mute, mono, and dual headphone amplifiers. Track Mode delivers nine stereo mixes for monitoring in headphones during tracking, Mix Mode allows the user to switch between three sets of stereo monitors, and Surround Mode enables 5.1 surround control for mixing in surround sound. See the Recommended Accessories box below to add the MSR to your FireStudio order.

FireStudio Includes Studio One Artist - Plus Gigabytes of Creative Resources
The FireStudio is bundled with an exceptional software package, featuring PreSonus Studio One Artist, the amazing new DAW software for Mac OS X and Windows XP and Vista that makes producing high-quality projects easier than ever before. As part of the Studio One Artist package, you get 20 new PreSonus Native Effects plug-ins and virtual instruments and a generous bundle of third-party loops, software, and instrument sounds.

Note:As of 5/26/09, you can make your FireStudio 64-bit compatible via a PreSonus web update.

PreSonus FireStudio FireWire Recording Interface Features:

  • FireWire audio interface
  • 24-bit/96kHz sampling rate
  • 8 Class A mic preamps
  • 8-channel 96kHz ADAT I/O (dual SMUX)
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • MIDI I/O
  • Word clock I/O
  • 32x18 DSP matrix mixer/router
  • Mac and Windows compatible
    MSR Features (optional)
  • Connects via cat-5 cable
  • Main speaker volume control
  • Two headphone amplifiers
  • Track Mode: 9 stereo mixes available during tracking
  • Mix Mode: switch between 3 sets of stereo monitors
  • Surround Mode: enables 5.1 surround
  • Switch between surround and stereo
  • Talkback, dim, mute, mono, and more

    Studio One Artist
  • All-meat, no-bloat, music-creation software with an intuitive, practical, single-window interface
  • Unlimited tracks, insert effects, sends, virtual instruments, buses, and effects channels
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
  • Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
  • Full-featured, flexible automation
  • Powerful real-time auto/manual time-stretching and resampling engine
  • Control Link (advanced MIDI mapping made easy)
  • Twenty 32-bit Native Sound plug-ins, including reverbs, amp modeling, and EQ
  • Four new virtual instruments, including a sampler and an analog-type subtractive synth
  • Ability to control the software mixer in any FireStudio-series interface to create zero-latency cue mixes.
  • Gigabytes of third-party resources, including Native Instruments Kore Player with custom SoundPack (150 instruments), Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE, Toontrack EZDrummer Lite, and over 1.4GB of loops

Ready to take your studio from project to professional? Order your FireStudio today!

PreSonus FireStudio FireWire Recording Interface Specifications:

  • System Requirements:
  • Windows
  • Windows XP SP2 (32- or 64-bit) or later or Vista (32- or 64-bit; 64-bit requires driver version 3.4.1 or later)
  • Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion) (2.5GHz or faster recommended)
  • 1GB RAM (2GB or more recommended)
  • Macintosh
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later (10.6 supported in driver version 3.4.2)
  • PowerPC G4 1.25GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor (2GHz or faster recommended)
  • 1GB RAM (2GB or more recommended)
  • Windows and Macintosh Systems
  • IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Port
  • Internet connection recommended
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended

    Other Specs
  • Microphone Preamp (XLR Balanced)
  • All measurements Microphone Input to Direct Output

    Frequency response (+0,- 0.5dB): 20Hz to 50KHz
  • Frequency response (+0/-3.0 dB): 20Hz to 150KHz
  • Input impedance: 1600Ω
  • THD+N (unwtd, 1KHz @ +4dBu Output, Unity Gain); <0.003%
  • EIN (unwtd, 55dB Gain, 150Ω Input, 20Hz to 22KHz): -126dBu
  • S/N ratio (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4dBu, 20Hz to 22KHz): >101dB
  • Common mode rejection ratio (1KHz, 55dB Gain): >55dB
  • Gain control range (±1dB): -6dB to 55dB
  • Maximum input level (Unity Gain, 1KHz @ 0.5% THD+N): +17dBu
  • Phantom power (± 2VDC): +48VDC

    Instrument Input (1/4" TRS, Preamps 1 & 2)
  • Input impedance: 1 MegaΩ

    Line Inputs (1/4" TRS, Preamps 3 to 8)
  • All measurements Line Input to Direct Output
  • Frequency response (+0,- 0.5dB): 20Hz to 50KHz
  • Frequency response (+0/-3.0 dB): 20Hz to 150KHz
  • Input impedance (Balanced): 10KΩ
  • THD+N (unwtd, 1KHz @ +4dBu Output, Unity Gain): < 0.003%
  • S/N ratio (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4dBu, 20Hz to 22KHz): >101dB
  • Gain control range (±1dB): -9dB to +12dB
  • Maximum input level (Unity Gain, 1KHz @ 0.5% THD+N): +23dBu

    Insert Jacks (1/4" TRS)
  • Send Output impedance (Unbalanced, Ring): 51Ω
  • Return input impedance (Unbalanced, Tip): 10KOhm

    Direct Outputs/DAC Outputs (1/4" TRS)
  • Output impedance (impedance Balanced): 51Ohm

    Signal Level LEDs
  • Clip (± 0.5dBu): +18dBu

    Digital Audio
  • ADC dynamic range (Awtd, 48KHz Sample Rate): 107dB
  • DAC dynamic range (Awtd, 48KHz Sample Rate): 110dB
  • Bit depth: 24
  • Reference level for 0dBFS: +18dBu
  • Digital audio output (2-Toslink Connectors, 8 channels): ADAT/SMUX
  • Digital audio input (2-Toslink Connectors, 8 channels): ADAT/SMUX
  • Internal sample frequency selections (KHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96
  • External sample frequency inputs: BNC, ADAT (SMUX),SPDIF
  • BNC Word Clock output level (75Ω load): 4.5V
  • BNC Word Clock input level Range: 3.0 to 5.5V

  • Input Voltage Range: 18 to 30VDC
  • Power Requirements (Continuous): 24W
  • DC Input Connector Type: 5.5mm OD/2.1mm ID Barrel, Center Positive
  • External Switching Power Supply: 90-230VAC/35W

  • Jitter: <20ps RMS, 20Hz-20kHz
  • Jitter Attenuation: >60dB, 1ns in=>1ps out

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