Presonus Firestudio Project Firewire Audio Interface

Presonus Firestudio Project Firewire Audio Interface

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The Presonus FireStudio Project is a complete 24-bit/96K professional recording system combining eight Class A XMAX microphone preamplifiers, 24-bit/96k sample rate conversion, zero-latency matrix router mixer, and the PreSonus ProPak Software Suite featuring Presonus' Studio One Artist Audio Production Software, over 25 real-time plug-in effects (EQ's, compressors, reverbs), and more than 2 GB of drum loops and samples.


  • Presonus Firestudio Project Firewire Audio Interface

    The Presonus FireStudio Project is a complete 24-bit/96K professional recording system combining eight Class A XMAX microphone preamplifiers, 24-bit/96k sample rate conversion, zero-latency matrix router mixer, and the PreSonus ProPak Software Suite featuring Presonus' Studio One Artist Audio Production Software, over 25 real-time plug-in effects (EQ's, compressors, reverbs), and more than 2 GB of drum loops and samples.

    Main Features

    • High-Speed FireWire (IEEE 1394) Audio Interface with up to 96kHz Sampling Rate
    • 8 XMAX Class A Microphone Preamplifiers (+60dB gain) with Trim Control
    • 8 Analogue Mic/Line Inputs, 2 Instrument Inputs and 8 analogue outputs
    • S/PDIF Digital Input and Output, MIDI Input and Output
    • Zero Latency Monitoring with FireControl Mixer/Router
    • Balanced Send / Return for Channels 1 and 2
    • FREE ProPak Software Suite including Presonus' Studio One Artist Audio Production Software
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    Great for professional studio recording, live sound recording, performance, podcasting and more, the Presonus FireStudio Project is designed for flexibility and ultra-high sonic performance. Whether you need to record a live drum set, mic a guitar amp, or a complete band, the Presonus FireStudio Project is ready and more than able. With the new FireControl Mixer/Router you can send up to five individual mixes to different musicians during recording so that every band member can have a custom headphone mix.
    The Presonus FireStudio Project is the next-generation of the award-winning FP10/FirePod with the following improvements:
    Improved analogue to digital converters (114dB dynamic range)
    Improved synchronisation with JetPLL (jitter elimination technology)
    FireControl Mixer/Router to send up to five separate zero-latency stereo mixes to musicians during recording
    Three-segment LED input metering on all analogue channels
    Internal IEC-based power supply
    Presonus' Studio One Artist recording software
    XMAX Class A Preamplifiers
    The Presonus FireStudio Project starts with eight custom-designed high-voltage, discrete, XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers.
    Many other companies offering recording interfaces add the cheapest possible microphone preamplifier as an afterthought to the interface.
    PreSonus knows that the preamplifier is a key component in the sonic quality of a recording. The job of a microphone preamplifier is to boost microphone level signals to line level so that the signal can be converted from analogue to digital. This mic to line boost is generally a preamplification of over 400 times the voltage of the original mic level signal. This preamplification stage is one of the most important stages that the signal will go through before converted to digital, and is why a high performance preamplifier is important to achieving great results. A cheap 'off the shelf op-amp' type mic preamp that is found in most interfaces translates into thin, noisy and harsh results.

    New Advanced Platform Technology - DICE II and JetPLL
    The Presonus FireStudio Project is loaded with the new ultra powerful DICE II FireWire chipset delivering 10 channels of simultaneous inputs and outputs at professional-quality 24-bit. The strength of the DICE II chip lies with its ability to easily handle high channel count at high bit-rate while minimising latency and load on your computer.
    The synchronisation of the Presonus FireStudio Project is handled by patented JetPLL jitter reduction technology. JetPLL incorporates noise shaping to virtually remove all audio band jitter. JetPLL ensures the highest converter performance possible, resulting in better stereo separation and clearer more transparent audio. JetPLL delivers ultra-fast locking to any digital format, through a wide range of frequencies and is extremely robust, and tolerant of wide variations in clock frequencies. JetPLL ensures near perfect clock performance when networking audio devices thus creating the most stable and robust synchronisation to the computer and all devices synchronisation with the Presonus FireStudio Project.
    FireControl - Zero Latency DSP Mixing/Routing
    The Presonus FireStudio Project also includes the FireControl mixer/router a 18x10 DSP mixer/router for flexible mixing and direct routing any input to any output including the headphone output, with zero latency. The FireControl software application lives between your Presonus FireStudio Project interface and your DAW software enabling the mixing and routing of input streams coming into your FireStudio Studio Project interface and playback stream coming from your DAW software. The FireControl is capable of creating up to five stereo mixes and then routing to the outputs of your Presonus FireStudio Project for headphone mixes and various aux sends. This way everyone in the band and the recording engineer can have a custom mix. Also, the Presonus FireStudio Project is loaded with internal flash memory so that all FireControl settings are saved and recalled in the Presonus FireStudio Project during power off/on. This allows you to configure your FireStudio as a stand-alone device, without being connected to a computer for uses such as a submixer, A/D and D/A-converter, headphone mixer, format converter, instrument or microphone pre-amplifier!

    Computer System Requirements
    Windows
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP1
    Computer: Windows compatible computer with FireWire port.
    CPU/Clock: Pentium, Celeron with 1.6Ghz or higher
    Memory(RAM): 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
    Macintosh
    OS: MacOS X 10.4.x or later
    Computer: Apple Macintosh series with on-board FireWire port.
    CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster, all Intel-based Mac models.
    Memory(RAM): 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
    Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) that you might experience while monitoring audio or MIDI signals. Monitor resolution for both PC and Macintosh should be no lower than 1024x768 pixels.

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    UK Non-Mainland: £ 12

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  • Additional Information

    stock message Ordered on request
    Brand Presonus
    Condition New
    Minimum system requirements - Mac OS: MacOS X 10.4.x or later
    Computer: Apple Macintosh series with on-board FireWire port.
    CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster, all Intel-based Mac models.
    Memory(RAM): 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
    Minimum system requirements - PC OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP1
    Computer: Windows compatible computer with FireWire port.
    CPU/Clock: Pentium, Celeron with 1.6Ghz or higher
    Memory(RAM): 512 MB (1 GB recommended)

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