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PreSonus FireBox

FireBox, FireWire audio interface from PreSonus.

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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 58 reviews )
 26 reviews45 %
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trubac05/06/2006

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

PreSonus FireBox
Use with laptop (ASUS M2N)
Use with dynamic microphones (Beyer M88, M69) and ribbons (B & O, Fostex m80rp).
Mainly audio and VST.
Cubase and VST.

UTILIZATION

Super easy installation, zero PBMS.
We read the manual and shoo on.

GETTING STARTED

Driver trs stable.
good latency ~ approx. 11 ms.
MIDI impcable function (VST).
Simple.
HOWEVER:
The trs pramps are noisy with microphones dynamic types or ribbons!
With a trumpet 10 cm pramp must be running 3 hours! full of breath.
Can not use a ribbon microphone (s).
the headphone volume is standard (more than 10 hours clatent ears!), is nothing.
Hollow sound in the bass.
The knobs are quite dsagrables in touch. No on / off. Even more ugly in Photo! it looks like a car tuning.

OVERALL OPINION

I have made after two days because of the preamps (breath and not enough gain) and its imbalance (severe hollow treble booster, ...).

Good choice when using micro capacitors and / or to MIDI.
But for me it does not sound PRO.

I changed it against an Edirol FA-66 (see notice, I made too!)
music00705/04/2006

music007's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus FireBox
I wanted a good quality external card for my laptop, there is one year, but with both low latency, good pramplis with a minimum 2entres out, and if possible to license worthy of the name soft before then later pass on a big station chre very kind Pro tools HD ...
The use of this station prcis is twofold: Secure the sound reinforcement systems and record all auquels concerts I attend during my work ... And occasionally respond to requests for records friend musicians and technicians who see the map ...
My congif is: Dell 6000 with processor 1, 6GHz, 2gig Ram 7200 DD / min, FW800 LaCie external HD with 160 Gig coupled to a PCMCIA card LaCie FW800 and 400 ...
C works very well.
I have already had the opportunity to record a classical percussion training with Shoeps for a very long day, RAS if not 2 total crashes innexpliqus but given my config, it is easy to know aps which beugu. I recorded 44.1 24 Bit, because of space on my hard drive.
I also did 2 rec 2 qt grateux and bass players with rhythmic squence stalling ... We went directly Guitar and bass in the card (thank you High Impedance, not to desoin DI). I put a short rverb, a small compressor, my pasta were delighted they had never heard their guitars ... Ringer as I did in 24/96, with 5 ms latency voluntarily and a very good market.
I have prfr another soft Cubase LE, rather Nuendo, but hey, for the price even when I put 10 ...
Since April 05 I recorded DIFFERENT concerts, you have to be careful even when the crtage when we tickle the 0dB Fs in between ... It twists nasty ...
I recorded Raman Sushella the other day, just one of the outputs console matrix, with 2 AKG 414 in hall ambience, mlang with the matrix of the console ... the fact downright. The result is surprising ... It is necessary that the prciser ing sound Sushella (Maxime), it works very well, and the system was well cal ...

USE

The installation is made in the store because I wanted to be on incompatibility without buying a card with my computer, and no problem.
The config is very simple !!!! You can not do better!
The manual is simple but not the limits of the accuracy of all cards.
I wish I can do this with the 5.1 output card !!!! It's too bte. It would be perfect !!!

IMPLEMENTATION

I had a concern for stability after a inintrrompu use of 10 H. It's not bad, right? Otherwise no concern !!
I have not yet update the drivers.
I use the cubaseLE but I would love to buy a Native Pyramix, which costs a little more than one card, so I'll wait.
Latency will ask me no problem.
It's always a shame that the 5.1 is not possible, given the quality Gnrale, would have been the icing on the cake ...

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for one year.

What I like most is the quality of the converters combines the quality of pramplis. Before making twist pramplis, then back really very strong inside.
The internal routing is quite nice, with the combinations of intressante monitoring. There is also the real prampli headphone that is really very good quality fishing in general ... There is no breath whether between or output.
Almost hear the same thing in between and output. It colors a bit, but as Neve prmplis ... It adds us some harmonics of odd, but it's really lightweight, so we will not complain.

What is missing is the possibility to assign the 5.1 release, as I said. Given the quality of the converters and output amplifiers that's too bad.

I cherch a sound card for a month, asking all my colleagues, and I fell by chance on it, I bought the store saw the First of the characteristics of this card because there was an app that takes little prs the road with Cubase LE. I found what i was looking came except for the 5.1. You can not have your cake and eat it too ... the crmire

I think I would do the same choice, given the price.
Archy104/13/2006

Archy1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus FireBox
I chose him because of his preamps and firewire for computer music amateur but intensive
PowerMac G4 OSX and also PC Athlon Barton 2600 + 2GB RAM

UTILIZATION

No problem under Windows and Mac, I do not even speak ...
a child can use it without a manual

GETTING STARTED

Stable, very stable ...
Cubase SX3 and lots of VST, VSTi
0 to 6ms
I only records one or two simultaneous tracks

OVERALL OPINION

6 months
best quality / price
I hesitated between that and the FA66, but the presonus is better
bodom66602/18/2006

bodom666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus FireBox
The firebox is a very good price / quality ratio
it is a very good card with good quality and good preamps converter
it runs fine on my pc (2, 4GB 1024 ram)
I plug my pod xt pro on it and the sound is exellent, really not lost!

UTILIZATION

Installation is basic drivers and cubase!
well you just configure the input in the sequencer (Cubase LE is included!)
the manual is clear although it silk in English (which is not very serious)

GETTING STARTED

The drivers are not stable Updated!
I use it on Cubase SX and I have no lag!
I save that "simultaneously track but I have not had any problems!

OVERALL OPINION

I've had one month and I like it a lot it is really complete cr and more it is pretty!
I had a mi2 Steinberg and I really voi difference!
In any case, given the RAPORT quality / price I would do without this choice eSites!
LouinParis01/15/2006

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

PreSonus FireBox
- The quality of pramplis, the power supply 48 V phantom and SPDIF connectors.
- Home studio, and why future use live?!
- Asus K8N-E Deluxe, Sempron 2600 +, 150GB of HDD.
- 2 + 1 micro keyboards. Headphone and studio monitor speakers.

UTILIZATION

- No problem for installation, nothing.
- No, no incompabilits.
- Yes, it is simplistic trs.
- No need for the number of features that there a. .. in addition it is in English.

GETTING STARTED

- I've never had a problem even if I did that for a short time ...
- Samplitude or Cubase, it dpend on my mood ... with software like Virtual Gguitarist, Battery.
- 2.0 maximum.
- Enough ... I never tried to maximize the capabilities of my sound card.

OVERALL OPINION

- For a little over 2 months.
- The best: quality of pramplis; minimum: finish the collection's outdoor product trs not always properly done (I got ...)
- EMU and a 1 M-AUDIO.
- The price quality ratio is excellent!
- Yes srement but I opt for model above, having the same technical specifications but with 6 inputs supplmentaire.
12/15/2005

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

PreSonus FireBox
-What technical specifications motivated your choice?
Nothing sp I just wanted an external sound card worthy of the name, which deals well with the 2 inputs and 2 outputs a minimum, and thank you to the notice of AudioFanzine for their precision ...
-For what purpose?
Homestudio
-What is your config?
Asus P5P800, Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz, 2G RAM, Serial ATA 160Giga
-Which instruments do you use or Systmes the connection and how?
Prampli Hartke3000HA bass, piano twelve o'clock Fatar / Studiologic 990XP midi, midi Roland MPD16 also ...

UTILIZATION

-The installation is done it without problem?
No
Have you encountered incompatibilities?
Beginners in the afternoon problem of latency, 12ms minimum otherwise it cracks all over the place ...
The configuration-gnrale is easy?
ybr />-The manual is clear?
I have a jet quick look, without much Intrets, left for the connectors for which you are entitled nice designs trs explicit ...

GETTING STARTED

-The drivers are stable?
For the moment yes ...
-Are they often put day?
I do not know, however I'd have information ...
-What software do you use most often?
Nuendo3
-What latency you get?
12ms minimum
-How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment?
Ch not yet tried it with a max of tracks ...

OVERALL OPINION

-How long have you use it?
Dja ca am one week, I'll fter ca with her a little surprise, I'll bring it to the restaurant, the champagne and presto! I would fit my big jack ...
-What is the particular feature you like best and least?
The SPDIF connector which also noon ca c cool ... at least not yet trouvbr g />-Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
No, before I work on a Tascam US-224
-How do you report qualitprix?
Frankly for me, quite happy https://static.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif
-With the exprience, you do again this choice?
I think ...
stoemp12/05/2005

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

PreSonus FireBox
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?
preamps seemed (according to the reviews of other users ...) excellent
quality. -> This is indeed the case
Two microphone inputs (+ 2 line inputs useful when recording group) and six audio outputs.
Firewire port
Delivery of Cubase LE
48v Phantom Power
Brand reputation
MIDI In - Out

- For what purpose?
Voice recording and flok guitars, basses, and electric.
Use of synthesizers in electronic drum rack +

- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Asrock motherboard with AMD Athlon 2.4 Mhz
512MB Ram
80 GB hard drive

- Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
Behringer B1 condenser microphone with XLR preamp
Bass, electric guitar or folk preamp on DI box
Output to table Behringer Eurorack MX2004A
Synths Korg Legacy Collection Digital Edition
Synths via MIDI
1 point less because we can not (yet) connect two firebox chain to use
8 inputs and 12 outputs with cubase

UTILIZATION

- The installation is done it without problems?
yes
- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
not
- The general configuration is easy?
yes, you just fiddling at the beginning to set the latency
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
... Not open ...

GETTING STARTED

- The drivers are stable?
yes
- Are they often updated?
I looks forward to chain a firebox 2 ...
- What software do you use most often?
Cubase
- What you get lag?
4ms
- How many tracks you get to record / play time? ...
enough!

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
+ / - 2 months
- What is so special that you like most and least?
+++++++ Sound quality
- To chain two firebox (and yes! More ...)
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
The Tascam US 122 that has a great sound but the firebox was still really better
- How would you rate the quality / price?
good
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
yes (and you know ... I also dream of buying another ...: o)
SubOut11/08/2005

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

PreSonus FireBox
What is my motivation for my choice are the spares out, the quality of pramp.

My usage is moving techno, trs can miking.

My config:
P4 2.4Ghz
1024MB
SIS motherboard chipset (not the best)
7200Tr 200 GB / m

And I use a piano to noon on MC25 Studiotech and Mackie 1402 VLZ Pro

UTILIZATION

Installation nikel I busted the driver on the presonus website, its moved to 2 seconds and then you plug the card and roll on.

Was no incompatibility issues.

Config. super simple addition of the documentation is minimal and clear but not required.

GETTING STARTED

I use it for 2 days had no crash problems, stable driver, I'm glad for the update of drivers it seems they are not regularly.

I use Cubase SX and Ableton infrieur latency I get an MS 10 has no worries c nikel ...

Otherwise I therefore test the 6 mono outputs with Stereo recording of the input line nikel no problem, no breath or crack, prcisez I have SP2 installed and nikel his works, no problem with the firewire

OVERALL OPINION

Well that's two days but I have really good stuff c is nothing to repeat the above.

I think a very good c rapprot quality price.

I do it again and it is clear that choice without problem.
Doc_Wu10/04/2005

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

PreSonus FireBox
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
The seller of Music Data Besanon heavy emphasis. In dpart
j'tais come find out about the EMU see 404 1212.

- For what purpose?
Save / work through simualtions guitar amp (Gsuite among others)
My stuff a little too fair, a SB Live! and the drivers asked me KXproject
problem.

- What is your config (motherboard / CPU / RAM / Disk
CM: ASUS A7V8X-X / Barthon 2600 + / 512MB / 1X30G0-7200trs + 80GB 1X-5400trs
FireWire card two bullets stuck on that computer by trainnait l.

- Which instruments or Systmes (console, prampli, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
The Godin SDXT is connected directly between an instrument. I have my virtual
Behringer V-AMP2 and the console UB802.

UTILIZATION

- Installation is it without problem?
Haaaa j'ia ben put the CD in the drive following the instructions.
0 bp. No Shuchis.
- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
NO.
- The configuration gnrale is easy?
YES.
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
No need. It's Plug'n'Roll.

GETTING STARTED

- The drivers are stable?
PBS 0. I kept my old SB live, in case qqchose "goes wrong".
From a given multimedia everything is ok. Except!
Winamp5 has a hard time remembering that I use output
[presonus firebox 1 / 2] as output, it gives me [presonus firebox 3 / 4].

- Are they often put day?
I board updates downloads the update as I board not used. Those of CD
is not a pb.

- What software do you use most often?
Cubase LE amp simulator and some blackjack.

- What you get lag?
I put random 6ms.

- How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment? ...
For now one! , I am not four fingers! (Coluche)

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
2 weeks

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
+++++ The look kewl. Sound.
- No switch ON / OFF

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Nan.

- How do you report qualitprix?
Good.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes.

In conclusion: a good product that is not the port of all CB's.
It is not far from the irprochable.
No background noise. The solid knobs does not seem quite important.
Manipulations attention in the "live".
teddys09/18/2005

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

PreSonus FireBox
What technical specifications motivated your choice?
the number of I / O, size, weight, price ... sound!

For what purpose?
models, semi-professional recordings, but commercialiss

What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Apple G5 Dual 2GHz. 4GB Ram. 300GB HDD.

Which instruments or Systmes (console, prampli, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
All ... almost. Guitar, bass, sampler, keyboards, vocals, brass ...

UTILIZATION

Installation is no problem it?
Plug & Play

Have you experienced any incompatibility?
no

Gnrale configuration is easy?
rarely seen as simple, flexible, practical.

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
I sr a day can be found manuals to use a mouse ...

GETTING STARTED

The drivers are stable?
use on mac ...

Are they often put day?
no ide. and if not why? seen as operating in the state ...

What software do you use most often?
DP, Peak, iTunes

What you get lag?
zero, nothing, that slab, nada.

How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment? ...
6 inputs, 6 tracks for recording. Logical is not it? ditto for the exits. it is in FW, is a road all alone with only 16 I / O grate. DCON is not. hold even in a USB.

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
six months

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
the excellent quality price. one of the default map: CLAT SP / DIF noon. dbile. but not good for MIDI (me) is nothing.

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
prs little everything is done by PCI (Motu, Creamware, RME) and FW (Motu, Mbox, Edirol) on the Mac in recent years.

How do you report qualitprix?
EXCELLENT!

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...
have a 3 cte cte would do well. well yes sr. is no doubt this time (09 2005) best capture card in the FW price.