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PreSonus FirePod FireWire Audio Interface

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The FIREPOD is a complete 24bit-96k recording studio combining eight high-quality PreSonus microphone preamplifiers, 24-bit 96k sample rate conversion and Steinberg's Cubase LE 48-track recording software. The perfect hardware and software combination to deliver professional quality at an amazing price. High-Speed FireWire Network Audio Interface Up to 96K Sampling Rate 8 Discrete Microphone Preamps (+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 Separate Main and Cue Mix Outputs Cubase LE Audio Production Software Included Hardware The FIREPOD FireWire recording hardware interface is equipped with eight high-quality PreSonus microphone preamplifiers, 24-bit/96K analog to digital conversion along with SPDIF and MIDI inputs and outputs for professional quality convenient and compact no-hassle recording. The FIREPOD is loaded with eight custom-designed ultra low noise, high headroom microphone preamplifiers perfect for recording a wide variety of sources including vocals, drums, guitars, bass, piano, keyboards, guitars, synths, horns, orchestras, choirs, and more. Eight potentiometers are on the front panel to easily control the input level of each preamplifier. Inputs one and two of the FIREPOD can be switched between microphone or instrument level while inputs t...

Product Details

  • ASIN: B000O5SHSI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #306,405 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James Shannon Bussey on February 7, 2006
When these first came out I was somewhat sceptical of them. I had been using a stand alone recording system with a built in CD burner. Eventually I outgrew the recorder because you could only record 2 tracks simultaneously. Thus came the Firepod. I can say from experience that the Firepod is one of the best, if not "THE" best, firewire recording interface out there. It is by far the best recording interface for 600.00 dollars and under. I tried several and tested them before I settled with the Firepod, but I couldn't find any to match it. I should have listened to the numerous reviews in magazines and on the net.

- Guitar Player Magazine July 2005

- EQ Magazine May 2005

- Pro Audio Review October 2004

- Audiomidi.com February 2005

It's not that I completely ignored the reviews but lately companies have made mixers with firewire recording interface. Phonic and Alesis are the two latest to come out with one. Neither comes close to the Firepod.

The Firepod has 8 of the new inputs that can be used for either XLR (microphone) or 1/4 (instrument) and all 8 channels can be recorded at the same time. Each channel has a built in mic-preamp, something Presonus is known for. Each channel has a gain control and that's it, which makes it very simple to use. On the back are numerous outputs. There are 8 individual outputs that can be routed to a mixer so each instrument can be individually controlled in case you wanted to record in a live environment. Also on the back are two outputs for powered studio monitors and / or a headphone amp. I also forgot to mention that there is one headphone input (1/4) on the front. The syncronizing software is very easy to instal and it is very easy to connect the Firepod to your PC.
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