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PreSonus FireStudio FireWire Recording Interface  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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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)
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.
Gigabytes of third-party resources, including Native Instruments Kore Player with custom SoundPack (150 instruments), Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE, Toontrack EZDrummer Lite, and over 1.4GB of loops

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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