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Presonus FireStudio Project, Audio interface
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Audio interface • FireWire Interface • PC Connection: FireWire • Design: 19" 1 U • Analogue In/Out: 8 in / 8 Out • Mic Inputs: 8 • Digital In/Out: S/PDIF coax • MIDI I/O: 1 In / 1 Out • Monitor Mixing: Hardware Monitoring DSP controlled • Sampling Rate: 96 kHz • Resolution: 24-Bits • Special Features: DICE II chipset with high-JetPLL jitter reduction, flash memory for stand-alone operation • Accessories: AC cable, FireWire cable, Studio One Artist • 10-in x 10-0ut 24-bit/96kHz FireWire Audio Interface with 8 Microphone Preamplifiers, Digital and Analog I/O, and Studio One Artist Recording Software with Included Virtual Instruments and Effects • The PreSonus FireStudio Project FireWire audio MIDI interface combines quality analogue and digital circuitry, practical versatility, with a generous software package to make you more productive and deliver great sound. The PreSonus FireStudio Project is a premium DAW audio recording interface combining 8 Class-A XMAX mic preamps, 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution, a zero-latency matrix DSP router/mixer, and bundled ProPak Software Suite. Great for professional studio recording, live recording, performance, and podcasting, the PreSonus FireStudio Project is designed for flexibility and ultra-high sonic performance. Based on the award-winning PreSonus FP10, formerly the PreSonus FirePod, the FireStudio Project begins with eight PreSonus Class-A XMAX microphone preamplifiers found in the FP10 and adds the following improvements: improved analogue to digital converters with 114dB dynamic range for increased headroom, improved synchronization with JetPLL timing 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 for instant audio feedback, internal universal power supply for easy portability and compatibility, ProPak v3 software suite with Cubase LE 4, BFD Lite, Wave Arts Plug-ins, Cubase LE 4 Demysitified Tutorial DVD video, and more. The PreSonus FireStudio Project interface provides eight custom-designed high-voltage, discrete component no ICs, XMAX Class-A microphone preamplifiers. PreSonus knows that your preamps are a key component in the sonic quality of recordings. The job of a mic preamplifier is to increase microphone level signals to line level so that the signal can be converted from analogue to digital. This mic to line stage is generally an amplification of over 400 times the voltage of the original mic level signal, and 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 IC type preamp found in most interfaces delivers thin, noisy, and harsh results. With the PreSonus XMAX preamp you get full-sounding, true-to-life sonic performance to serve your music best. The PreSonus FireStudio Project interface includes the FireControl software mixer/router: an 18x10 DSP-based application for flexible mixing and direct routing of any input to any output, including the headphone output, with zero latency. The FireControl application sits between the 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 returning from your DAW software. The FireControl software mixer is capable of creating up to five stereo mixes and then routing to the outputs of the FireStudio Project interface for headphone mixes and various Aux sends. PreSonus FireControl software allows you to provide everyone in the band with a custom mix. Also, the PreSonus FireStudio Project interface is loaded with internal flash memory so that all FireControl mixer settings are saved and recalled in the FireStudio Project during power off/on. This allows you to configure your FireStudio as a standalone 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 preamplifier. The PreSonus FireStudio Project iinterface features DICE II FireWire chipset delivering 10-channels of 24-bit inputs and outputs simultaneously. The strength of the DICE II chip lies with its ability to easily handle high channel count at high bit-rate while minimizing latency and load on the DAW host computer. Synchronization of the FireStudio Project interface 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.
- Simultaneous I/O: 10-in x 10-out
- A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz
- Audio Inputs: 2 x Combo Mic/Hi-Z, 6 x Combo Mic/Line, 2 x 1/4-inch Return
- Audio Outputs: 2 x TRS Main, 8 x TRS, 2 x 1/4-inch Send, 1 x TRS Headphone
- Digital Inputs: 1 x S/PDIF Coax
- Digital Outputs: 1 x S/PDIF Coax
- Number of Mic Preamps: 8
- Phantom Power: Yes
- MIDI I/O: In Out
- Includes Presonus Studio One Artist recording software