M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
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M-Audio Firewire Audiophile

Firewire Audiophile, FireWire audio interface from M-Audio in the FireWire series.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 22 reviews )
 14 reviews64 %
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 3 reviews14 %
Value For Money : Excellent
02/15/2004

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
APRS long PERIOD hsitation of, doubt, compare hard and requests for advice on Audiofanzine I finally opt for firewire audiophile. Indeed, with a limited budget (no more than 300) and in need of home-studio amateur-ist, the choice of this silent empty map:
2 analog line-level mono inputs
1 SPDIF between numrique
4 mono analog line-level outputs
1 out numrique
Rglage a headphone output with front panel (double output by software)
1 MIDI in and MIDI out 1
2 taken to chain a firewire hard-drive example
A big knob "endless" for SETTING THE output by software and settings
Good software available and some samples of questionable quality
The case is solid and the appearance 2 potentiomtres seem to want to stick it out (despite a small latency in the management level but it must be the config of my PC instead ...)

In short all the subsistence minimum to record and mix.
It took me 8 / 10 as a ch'tite between micro t would be welcome (I use the microphone input of my KAOSS pad to record voice, albeit a grsille and buzz, but it works for old style vinyl effects ...). In short, it is better to invest in a small mixing desk but it took the let's not be picky.

UTILIZATION

The installation is very simple in XP/2000. The drivers installed without pb even if an error message appears at the very beginners (type DOS window) on 2 or PC I install (P4 Sony Vaio laptop and assembled PC AMD Athlon 2200 +). But in the end, everything works! Management software and monitoring seems to be being dveloppement (small display bug) but new drivers should not immediately correct any a.
The two types of firewire cable supplied (whew!) but 4-pin (eg for laptops) should not be Sparer the PSU, but it damages the harsh law of computing. In 6 pin on my fixed, no pb, it is self-powered.
The manual is in PDF on the CD so galre to read quietly in bed before sleeping ...

GETTING STARTED

The drivers are excellent. I installed the update available on audio.fr m-and, no pb either.
I get a latency of 6ms output of Cubase SX2 So long live the VST effects and other time-rel! A trash the KAOSS PAD?
In winamp or media player, I have some small loss of sync but hey, the card is not for playing the Divx DVD or other ...
The sound is good trs trs (APRS a home studio and a 2 isis, difficult to do less ...) and the monitoring of a nameless simplicity.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had three days and I am not n'arrte rcouter mix my old, old recording and the Difference it feel good! MIDI works perfectly with my DX7 and my Korg N1 IIfd so no bp reported.
If you hsitez again, no doubt, this card is very reasonably priced trs (j'hsitais with tascam USB but firewire is much more stable and the latency is affected).
I love the facade with its blue light and small footprint. A counselor absolutely!
drprouniak01/22/2004

drprouniak's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
G after having chosen this essay quite a few others: Tascam US-122, mobile pre, etc. but it did not suit my setup: Dell Inspiron 8500, 512 Ram, 40GB HDD, P4 2Ghz.
the characteristic that its most ineterressante MobilePre including built-in MIDI interface and a power unit (even if you can feed it through the firewire cable)
I used mainly for guitar ave a Pod XT Pro, a master keyboard Evolt and Cubase SX.
I have no latency direct monitoring that both software.
I AIM real potentiometer rather than "endless"

UTILIZATION

Absolutely no problem with installation. high-performance drivers.

GETTING STARTED

The original drivers are performing.
the rating of updates I have not the necessary perspective.
with 10ms latency I SX
I test with a dozen tracks simultaneously, no worries

OVERALL OPINION

I've had one week, I find that to computer music firewire is much better than USB2.
function interresting: lorsqu'in branch an external hard drive firewire port on the 2nd of the case, it only works when the interface is active. it avoids to leave it running in permance (my rack has no switch) or having to unplug a chque use.