PreSonus FireBox
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PreSonus FireBox

FireBox, FireWire audio interface from PreSonus.

muld 10/01/2007

PreSonus FireBox : muld's user review

5

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Value For Money : Excellent
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
Connections Firewire Midi connectors, standalone operation
- For what purpose?
To make and live tracks.
- What is your config?
Macbook pro 2ghz 2gram
- Which instruments do you use or Systmes the connection and how?
I use it with a religious EMX1 midi and audio directly into Ableton Live 5.2
I connect my firewire firebox directly.
The output of the Firebox is a small mixing desk, which she released on a lamp amplifier (home).

UTILIZATION

- Installation is it without problem?
No worries .. In fact I have not done much right branch I put the cd for
the two management apps. Otherwise she dtct automatically.
To my surprise reboot the mac in the sound of my emx still running! it works so well and truly stand alone.
- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
Pb no incompatibility.
- The configuration gnrale is easy?
I thought that she silent as easy I done nothing and walk nickel
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Read during the journey, we can not help it. So I find English manual has
shame there against him by no more details on its capabilities ..

GETTING STARTED

- The drivers are stable?
Yes, start the mac and red LED ests when the interface is dtcte it turns blue. The card is dtcte everywhere even in my games. It's not necessarily so CoreAudio third installation.
- What software do you use most often?
I use Ableton Live 5.2 and Reason 3
- What you get lag?
No and it's the only I found my Intrets before I had just a small interface midi / usb c'tait and delay settings in any way. With the presonus I press Play and my emx and is perfectly in sync with Live, just 10 ms of delay settle once and for all and that's good. It is the one really sees the capacity of dialogue noon on the firewire instead of USB! Regarding latency gnral level sound is the core audio so I see no real diffrence from before. Still fluid.
- How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment? ...
I have not tried m'nerver really on its capabilities, but dej test on 10 tracks and it's perfect.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
Two days, so I bought his new universe. I expect not to have a pb quelquonque with this interface it works so well!
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
I love its connectivity in large jack and firewire port connector SERIES noon so that the map does not take much space and can quickly be forgotten.
Fortunately, because it is ugly .. I do not like at all its design but not buy a sound card because she is pretty ^ ^
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I tried the m (firewire audio> retard excessive twelve o'clock
I tried the tc Konnekt 24D> Too expensive and unnecessary for what I did.
I tried the echo indigo io> input / output minijack to avoid!
- How do you report qualitprix?
Excellent! So I bought new 279 euros.
I find it really excellent I wait a map like this for a long time, the sound is much better, I complained of not knowing make the difference between a particular sound, but there is still a marked change from the sound (dj excellent) of the original mac. For what I intend to make this interface for me, I make music for the live then only with machines, not with instruments, it is on there especially mieu level converter, but it is perfect for beginning and very cheap.
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
I have long hsiter buy a sound card as a given that I'm going abroad soon. When I dpart I sell it for some money before leaving and it is clear (even after two days of use) I do it again the same choice.