Cost-effective with Plenty of I/O!The PreSonus FireStudio Project interface and software bundle fits the bill nicely when you're serious about making incredible recordings but don't have a big-time budget. The FireStudio Project's FireWire interface has eight Class A microphone preamps, 24-bit/96kHz sample rate conversion, near-zero-latency monitoring, and an array of in and out options. You also get mixer router software, plus PreSonus' Studio One Artist recording and sequencing software, with pro effects, nearly 1,400 drum loops, and instrument plug-ins, all included with FireStudio Project.
PreSonus FireStudio Project Interface and Software Bundle at a Glance:
- Cutting-edge platform technology: DICE II and JetPLL
- Low jitter, high conversion performance
- Near-zero latency DSP mixing/routing
- Quality microphone preamps
- FREE bundled Studio One Artist recording software
Quality microphone preamps
The FireStudio Project starts with eight custom-designed high-voltage, discrete, XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers. The job of a microphone preamplifier is to boost microphone level signals to line level so that the signal can be converted from analog to digital. This microphone to line boost is generally a preamplification of over 400 times the voltage of the original microphone level signal. This preamplification stage is one of the most important stages that the signal will go through before converted to digital, and is why a high performance preamplifier is important to achieving sweet results.
Cutting-edge platform technology: DICE II and JetPLL
The FireStudio Project is loaded with the new ultra strong DICE II FireWire chipset delivering 26 channels of simultaneous inputs and outs at professional-quality 24-bit. The strength of the DICE II chip lies with its ability to easilly handle high channel count at high bit-rate while minimizing latency and load on your computer.
Low jitter, high conversion performance
The synchronization of the FireStudio Project is handled by patented JetPLLTM jitter reduction technology. JetPLL incorporates noise shaping to virtually remove all audio band jitter. JetPLL ensures the highest converter performance possible, resulting in better stereo separation and clearer more transparent audio. JetPLL delivers ultra-fast locking to any digital format, through a bunch of frequencies and is extremely robust, and tolerant of wide variations in clock frequencies. JetPLL ensures near perfect clock performance when networking audio devices thus creating the most stable and robust synchronization to the computer and all devices synchronization with the FireStudio Project.
Near-zero latency DSP mixing/routing
The FireStudio Project also includes the FireControl mixer/router a 18x10 DSP mixer/router for flexible mixing and direct routing any in to any output including the headphone out, with zero latency. The FireControl software application lives between your FireStudio Project interface and your DAW software enabling the mixing and routing of input streams coming into your FireStudio Studio Project interface and playback stream coming from your DAW software. The FireControl is capable of creating up to five stereo mixes and then routing to the outputs of your FireStudio Project for headphone mixes and various aux sends. This way everyone in the band and the recording engineer can have a custom mix. Also, the FireStudio Project is loaded with internal flash memory so that all FireControl settings are saved and recalled in the FireStudio Project during power off/on. This lets you configure your FireStudio as a stand-alone device, without being connected to a computer for uses such as a submixer, A/D and D/A-converter, headphone mixer, format converter, instrument or microphone pre-amplifier!
FREE bundled Studio One Artist recording software
Don't have recording software? No problem. The FireStudio Lightpipe comes with PreSonus Studio One Artist for free. This killer DAW software suite features a really easy-to-use design, and you can record unlimited tracks. To develop your mixing and production skills, you can use Studio One Artist's lots of effects library, including 20 dynamics processors, reverbs, modulation effects, amp simulators, and more. Beyond that, Studio One Artist offers versions of Gutiar Rig LE amp-/effects-modeling software, EZDrummer Lite for creating realistic drum tracks, and nearly 1,4000 drum loops. You won't believe the recording power you with your FireStudio Lightpipe for free!
PreSonus FireStudio Project Interface and Software Bundle
- High-speed FireWire (IEEE 1394) audio interface
- Up to 96K sampling rate
- 8 XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers (+60dB gain) w/trim control
- 8 analog mic/line inputs, 2 instrument inputs
- 8 analog line outputs
- S/PDIF digital input and output, MIDI input and output
- Balanced send/return for channels 1 and 2
- Zero-latency monitoring with FireControl mixer/router
- Separate balanced main outputs and 8 balanced analog outputs
- FREE Studio One Artist recording software