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FireStation, FireWire audio interface from PreSonus.


13 user reviews
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PreSonus FireStation tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:PreSonus
  • Model:FireStation
  • Category:FireWire audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 12/07/2004

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PreSonus FireStation user reviews

Average Score:3.5( 3.5/5 based on 13 reviews )
 5 reviews38 %
 4 reviews31 %
 1 user review8 %
 3 reviews23 %
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stompboxjon04/03/2012

stompboxjon's review"firewire is fast"

PreSonus FireStation
The Presonus Firestation is the perfect interface for recording into your computer DAW. Plus its very affordable so it’s a win win for all of us! A couple things that I love about Presonus is they always keep you updated with product updates in this case new drivers. But you really wont need different drivers if its working fine and you don’t make any major changes with your daw then you should be ok. But if you do need an update Presonus will take care of it without a problem or if you are having in issues at all give presonus a call and they will take care of you without any questions they provide some of the best customer service I have every experienced with buying gear.


UTILIZATION

I have experienced NO latency when using this with firewire. Its really fast, but there really is no such thing as 0 latency, but It feels like there is none which is hard to accomplish when it comes to hardware and software linking together. Make sure all of your audio cable’s and stuff are going straight from your get to the Firestation with no connectors or anything like that. Remember the more things (connectors/cables) you have between your gear and your interface causes lag issues big time.


GETTING STARTED

No compatibility issues at all, works like a charm and the manual is easy to understand if you need it. Which you probably wont.


OVERALL OPINION

Overall, great piece of hardware. I was using usb before this interface. This was my first firewire interface and I am hooked on firewire now. Its just so much more responsive and quick. This is a great value for the price and these things go bloody cheap online! Look around on eBay and check some of the prices, most of them even come with some sort of a DAW just incase you have none this will be an all in 1 package for you.
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Alexbaryton12/28/2012

Alexbaryton's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Although at the time"

PreSonus FireStation
Balance with a MOTU 828 at the time of purchase, it was the only store and then there were these preamplifiers lamp ...

I first used a Mac G4 733MHz, there were a lot of latency. Today with a imac G5 2GHz and 1MB of RAM, no problem.

I mainly record my voice, a guitar or a horn with one or two microphones via the integrated preamplifiers. The synthesizers go through a mixer before entering the line.

UTILIZATION

I never had a driver problem or OS 9 or OS X. There is now more updated (thank you Yamaha mLAN and that did not work).

Latency is negligible and does not pose a problem recording.

GETTING STARTED

I've never had a problem with the sound card driver. Configuration has always been simple.
Manual and pdfs always enough to answer my questions.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 10 years. I like the ability to color the sound a bit with the lamp.
Since I do not have any compatibility issue price / quality ratio is good.

If I had the choice again, I would have bought a MOTU which I think is always updated. But as it meets my needs and it can be used stand alone, it can be used again when I change my configuration.
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simeone.chris03/03/2003

simeone.chris's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus FireStation
Its superb quality of preamp, mLAN firewire ...

UTILIZATION

Installation on a PC takes a lot of patiente.notice ridicule.preampli down after two mois.sav nonexistent.
not so for PC
making sound when she walks.
Quick presonus has not finished his prodiuit and the card is not yet ready.
I lost a week of taking the sound of a singer, so a lot of money.

GETTING STARTED

Often picks up the card only, no deferment.
latency is random even keeping the same config.
I decendu a 4 ms, it is now a 24ms.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for over 2 months.
q / p unbeatable.
I strongly discourages the purchase until it is out of date.
presonus sell its product, but is not in a probleme.aucune answer to 11 e-mail.
Unlike its big compared to another card. the sound is truly exceptional.
but it is not yet ready; damage.
I end up with 1200 euros in nature and registration fees and loss of the label has 8 tracks which I promised for today without result.
'Jai singer pays for 1 week for nothing.
Help me to encourage short presonus to do an update and instructions for FIREstation.
thank you.
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virgule flottante06/05/2003

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

PreSonus FireStation
8 Analog I / O + 2 main outs of monitoring, an i / o SPDIF, 1 I / O ADAT, an I / O word clock, 1 MIDI I / O.
2 superb pramplis on inputs 1 & 2 which can be used thanks to the outputs indpendamment pramp.
Several modes of operation:
mLAN> with PC, there are the 8 analog I / O or anal sex. + 7 and 8 in SPDIF or ADAT.
ADAT> without a PC uses analog to ADAT and ADAT to analog. Possibility to mix 8 ADAT inputs to outputs via the mixer Main out.
STANDALONE> without a PC lets you mix the entries on the main outs.

UTILIZATION

Unlike simeone.chris, I had no problem.
Fast installation (with drivers v1.1): we start the installation file, it is guided, then restart, the card is connected, and you're jou. The PatchBay is a little subtle understanding, but the history of rflexion 5 minutes (I think the PDF on the site of Presonus advise the above ...).
The only problem that I face are those of the connection: I chang d 2 Firewire cable again because of bad contacts ... (Provided the original is still, however, it)
Indeed, an external hard drive for example, is less sensitive to bad contacts being given that is not isochronous transmission as the Firestation.

GETTING STARTED

Again, I have not suffered the symptoms of simeone.chris.
a latency of 5 ms allows to run many VSTi MIDI in real time while recording 8 tracks of audio ... and this on a laptop (Win XP SP1 - 1.2 GHz Celeron Tualatin). I can go without ms 2 VSTi.
No problem of stability. It can be dyed and switch the card without problem (without restarting the PC), it is recognized in 5 seconds.
The drivers have been t day a few weeks ago (version 1.1) and can have tracks WDM, ASIO and others. It should also be aware that drivers are those of the Yamaha mLAN and do not dpendent Presonus who is only using the transmission protocol.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since January and I am fully satisfied.
The sound of pramplis is beautiful (probably the same as the BlueTube).
The converters are high quality.
qualitprix excellent.
I do it again the same choice today.
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