PreSonus FireStudio FireWire Recording Interface  

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Gives you professional I/O options, integrated mixing, and Class A preamps.

The FireStudio from PreSonus is a 26-in/26 out FireWire recording interface loaded with 8 of PreSonus' acclaimed mic preamps. It has MIDI, S/PDIF, word clock, and ADAT (dual SMUX) I/O plus a 36x18 DSP matrix routing mixer. Firestudio also gives you up to 26 simultaneous inputs and outputs. Combined with the speaker volume and mix control of the optional Monitor Station Remote (MSR), it gives your studio advanced digital capabilities.

You can easily think of the FireStudio as the big brother to the award-winning FirePod with more I/O, and adding the MSR (Monitor Station Remote) really upgrades your setup. The MSR is a complete surround-capable desktop remote control that gives you the ability to switch between Track, Mix, and Surround modes, as well as a talkback, dim, mute, mono, and dual headphone amplifiers. Track Mode delivers nine stereo mixes for monitoring in headphones during tracking, Mix Mode allows the user to switch between three sets of stereo monitors, and Surround Mode enables 5.1 surround control for mixing in surround sound. See the Recommended Accessories box below to add the MSR to your FireStudio order.

FireStudio Includes Studio One Artist - Plus Gigabytes of Creative Resources
The FireStudio is bundled with an exceptional software package, featuring PreSonus Studio One Artist, the amazing new DAW software for Mac OS X and Windows XP and Vista that makes producing high-quality projects easier than ever before. As part of the Studio One Artist package, you get 20 new PreSonus Native Effects plug-ins and virtual instruments and a generous bundle of third-party loops, software, and instrument sounds.

Note:As of 5/26/09, you can make your FireStudio 64-bit compatible via a PreSonus web update.

  • FireWire audio interface
  • 24-bit/96kHz sampling rate
  • 8 Class A mic preamps
  • 8-channel 96kHz ADAT I/O (dual SMUX)
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • MIDI I/O
  • Word clock I/O
  • 32x18 DSP matrix mixer/router
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • MSR Features (optional)
  • Connects via cat-5 cable
  • Main speaker volume control
  • Two headphone amplifiers
  • Track Mode: 9 stereo mixes available during tracking
  • Mix Mode: switch between 3 sets of stereo monitors
  • Surround Mode: enables 5.1 surround
  • Switch between surround and stereo
  • Talkback, dim, mute, mono, and more
  • Studio One Artist
  • All-meat, no-bloat, music-creation software with an intuitive, practical, single-window interface
  • Unlimited tracks, insert effects, sends, virtual instruments, buses, and effects channels
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
  • Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
  • Full-featured, flexible automation
  • Powerful real-time auto/manual time-stretching and resampling engine
  • Control Link (advanced MIDI mapping made easy)
  • Twenty 32-bit Native Sound plug-ins, including reverbs, amp modeling, and EQ
  • Four new virtual instruments, including a sampler and an analog-type subtractive synth
  • Ability to control the software mixer in any FireStudio-series interface to create zero-latency cue mixes.

FireStudio FireWire Recording Interface Specifications:

  • System Requirements:
    Windows XP SP2 (32- or 64-bit) or later or Vista (32- or 64-bit; 64-bit requires driver version 3.4.1 or later)
    Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion) (2.5GHz or faster recommended)
    1GB RAM (2GB or more recommended)
    Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later (10.6 supported in driver version 3.4.2)
    PowerPC G4 1.25GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor (2GHz or faster recommended)
    1GB RAM (2GB or more recommended)
    Windows and Macintosh Systems
    IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Port
    Internet connection recommended
    DVD-ROM drive
    Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended

    Other Specs
    Microphone Preamp (XLR Balanced)
    All measurements Microphone Input to Direct Output

    Frequency response (+0,- 0.5dB): 20Hz to 50KHz
    Frequency response (+0/-3.0 dB): 20Hz to 150KHz
    Input impedance: 1600Î
    THD+N (unwtd, 1KHz @ +4dBu Output, Unity Gain); <0.003%
    EIN (unwtd, 55dB Gain, 150Î Input, 20Hz to 22KHz): -126dBu
    S/N ratio (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4dBu, 20Hz to 22KHz): >101dB
    Common mode rejection ratio (1KHz, 55dB Gain): >55dB
    Gain control range (±1dB): -6dB to 55dB
    Maximum input level (Unity Gain, 1KHz @ 0.5% THD+N): +17dBu
    Phantom power (± 2VDC): +48VDC

    Instrument Input (1/4" TRS, Preamps 1 & 2)
    Input impedance: 1 MegaÎ

    Line Inputs (1/4" TRS, Preamps 3 to 8)
    All measurements Line Input to Direct Output
    Frequency response (+0,- 0.5dB): 20Hz to 50KHz
    Frequency response (+0/-3.0 dB): 20Hz to 150KHz
    Input impedance (Balanced): 10KÎ
    THD+N (unwtd, 1KHz @ +4dBu Output, Unity Gain): < 0.003%
    S/N ratio (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4dBu, 20Hz to 22KHz): >101dB
    Gain control range (±1dB): -9dB to +12dB
    Maximum input level (Unity Gain, 1KHz @ 0.5% THD+N): +23dBu

    Insert Jacks (1/4" TRS)
    Send Output impedance (Unbalanced, Ring): 51Î
    Return input impedance (Unbalanced, Tip): 10KOhm

    Direct Outputs/DAC Outputs (1/4" TRS)
    Output impedance (impedance Balanced): 51Ohm

    Signal Level LEDs
    Clip (± 0.5dBu): +18dBu

    Digital Audio
    ADC dynamic range (Awtd, 48KHz Sample Rate): 107dB
    DAC dynamic range (Awtd, 48KHz Sample Rate): 110dB
    Bit depth: 24
    Reference level for 0dBFS: +18dBu
    Digital audio output (2-Toslink Connectors, 8 channels): ADAT/SMUX
    Digital audio input (2-Toslink Connectors, 8 channels): ADAT/SMUX
    Internal sample frequency selections (KHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96
    External sample frequency inputs: BNC, ADAT (SMUX),SPDIF
    BNC Word Clock output level (75Î load): 4.5V
    BNC Word Clock input level Range: 3.0 to 5.5V

    Input Voltage Range: 18 to 30VDC
    Power Requirements (Continuous): 24W
    DC Input Connector Type: 5.5mm OD/2.1mm ID Barrel, Center Positive
    External Switching Power Supply: 90-230VAC/35W

    Jitter: <20ps RMS, 20Hz-20kHz
    Jitter Attenuation: >60dB, 1ns in=>1ps out
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