PreSonus FireStudio Project
PreSonus FireStudio Project

External Audio Interface from the Firestudio series by PreSonusView website

Average price: $400

Users' review: Average mark of 4/5 for 10 reviews

PreSonus FireStudio Project : meecow1490's user review

"Outstanding!" 10 (10/10)

Product bought used in May 2011, for 300$ VAT incl

Characteristics 10/10

The PreSonus FireStudio Project is an outstanding, affordable audio interface that offers a wide variety of features, including 8 xmax preamps, more than 10 imputs, midi, and much more. Some of the features include:

- 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
- Software Package including PreSonus Studio One Artist, 20 new PreSonus Native Effects plug-ins and virtual instruments and a bundle of third-party loops, software, and instrument sounds

In addition, it connects you your computer via firewire, making it faster than any USB audio interface and much more reliable. I connect it strait to my Mac and use it with Apple's Logic to record drums, guitar, keyboard, and vocals.

Utilization 10/10

The driver that come with the PreSonus FireStudio Project are indeed very stable and include a software mixer that is very useful. With the Firestudio, you can record up to eight tracks at once, more than any other audio interface out there.

Getting Started 10/10

The only issue you could possible have with this interface is if you don't have a firewire input. Other than that, this is an easy to use, affordable unit.

Overall Opinion 10/10

Overall, the PreSonus FireStudio Project is an amazing unit for recording both in the studio and at home. It's incredibly easy to use, and the sound is amazing! I have never been happier with this unit, and I am actually considering buying another!

So consider it too, this is as good as it gets for the price!