PreSonus FireStudio
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PreSonus FireStudio

FireStudio, FireWire audio interface from PreSonus in the Firestudio series.

toskidus 10/19/2013

PreSonus FireStudio : toskidus's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent
8 entries combo jack / XLR make a small mixer. outputs too.
we play as a group with a bass guitar, a stereo keyboard, vocals and electronic drums.
Each musician personalized headphone listening. (The top for rpeter)
The PC is a Toshiba P300-220 (PSPCCE) laptop (proc: P8600) 4 GB of RAM under Windows XP. I added a hard drive go 600 7200 r / min, but the original 5400 rev / min cashed as well.

UTILIZATION

The drives are often (5 -> 10%) of the time of interruption, loss of data (config).
More on my config it take 20% occupancy processor lighting the carte.J 'have a generic firewire chipset. I bought a firewire / expresscard card chispet texas instrument does not change much.
On my fixed config Husky (I7 2600k ssd / 8 gb ram) the driver takes 10% (firewire card chispet Texas instrument purchased from kalea computer.)
I use Cubase 5.
You can record eight tracks simultaneously. The SPDIF input is very temperamental. (Too)
I do not use my system (mobile) requesting latency. I did test can have a latency of 5 ms buffer card 128 using one or two plug-ins without it cracks (equa + reverb on track live)
but do nothing else running (not curly synth ...)

then the system is stable.

The card is no longer sold there is no new update.

GETTING STARTED

Installation is simple. must update the firmware if it is not already.
The config needs to be addressed but it is normal considering the possibility.

incompatibility: The occupation processor shows that it takes a particular hardware configuration that only a specialist can optimized.
I had a set with a P4 3 ghz firewire card chispset the integrated VIA processor occupancy was negligible compared to the idle mode (idle = no action) ... (will include Charles)

The manual is a little light I put it 4/10

OVERALL OPINION

I have the card since 09/2009 I used six hours per week.

I had before a top 64 home sound studio pro (1998). Then a Marian Marc 4 midi 2003.

What I like most is that it replaces a mixer'' Acquisition'' in addition to being a sound card.
what I like least is the instability on the drivers.

The value for money is good considering the price of the competition (rm-universal audio ...)

I think I will not repeat that choice and I save to make the most stable malt. But must also follow the PC so it is always a history of investment (money).
Today I still use the card rehearsal (it manages clik for the drummer) + samples and we can make some nice models. In terms of studio recording experience I have is rather positive. it is the enlightened amateur home studio.