The PreSonus FireStudio Project interface and software bundle fits the bill nicely when you're serious about making great recordings but don't have a big-time budget. The FireStudio Project's FireWire interface has eight Class A mic preamps, 24-bit/96kHz sample rate conversion, near-zero-latency monitoring, and an array of input and output options. You also get mixer router software, plus PreSonus' Studio One Artist recording and sequencing software, with professional effects, nearly 1,400 drum loops, and instrument plug-ins, all included with FireStudio Project.PreSonus FireStudio Project Interface and Software Bundle at a Glance
- Quality mic preamps
- Advanced platform technology: DICE II and JetPLL
- Low jitter, high conversion performance
- Near-zero latency DSP mixing/routing
- FREE bundled Studio One Artist recording software
Quality mic preamps
The FireStudio Project starts with eight custom-designed high-voltage, discrete, XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers. The job of a microphone preamplifier is to boost microphone level signals to line level so that the signal can be converted from analog 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.
Advanced platform technology: DICE II and JetPLL
The FireStudio Project is loaded with the new ultra powerful DICE II FireWire chipset delivering 26 channels of simultaneous inputs and outputs at professional-quality 24-bit. The strength of the DICE II chip lies with its ability to easilly handle high channel count at high bit-rate while minimizing latency and load on your computer.
Low jitter, high conversion performance
The synchronization of the 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 synchronization to the computer and all devices synchronization with the FireStudio Project.
Near-zero latency DSP mixing/routing
The FireStudio Project also includes the FireControl mixer/router, an 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 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 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 FireStudio Project is loaded with internal flash memory so that all FireControl settings are saved and recalled in the FireStudio Project during power off/on.
FREE bundled Studio One Artist recording software
Don't have recording software? No problem. The FireStudio Project comes with PreSonus Studio One Artist for free. This awesome recording software suite features a really easy-to-use design, and you can record unlimited tracks. To develop your mixing and production skills, you can use Studio One Artist's extensive effects library, including numerous dynamics processors, reverbs, modulation effects, amp simulators, and more. You won't believe the recording power you get with your FireStudio Project for free!
- High-speed FireWire (IEEE 1394) audio interface
- Up to 96K sampling rate
- 8 XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers (+60dB gain) w/trim control
- 8 analog mic/line inputs, 2 instrument inputs
- 8 analog line outputs
- S/PDIF digital input and output, MIDI input and output
- Balanced send/return for channels 1 and 2
- Zero-latency monitoring with FireControl mixer/router
- Separate balanced main outputs and 8 balanced analog outputs
- FREE Studio One Artist recording software
- Intel Core 1 Solo 1.5GHz; Intel Core Duo or Intel processor recommended
- OS X 10.6 or greater
- 1GB of RAM minimum; 2GB of RAM recommended
- Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64; 2.8GHz recommended
- Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
- 1GB of RAM minimum; 2GB of RAM recommended
The PreSonus FireStudio Project interface and software bundle gives you the tools to get great-sounding results!
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