#1
I'm thinking of getting the PreSonus FIREBOX and am wondering if anyone would recommend it.

I record vocals using a MXL 990 mic and 991 for my acoustic, if it makes a difference.

For those who do have the FIREBOX, how's the quality? If possible, a short audio clip would be appreciated.
#3
Yep - a very nice little audio interface. Recommended
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#4
I also have it and I recommend it very much so. Its the best bang for your buck.
#5
The reviews for the Firebox say the Cubase software isn't very good? It says you can only use 2 virtual studio instruments. I assume you can just use Mixcraft instead?
#6
i would go with a m audio firewire 410

they sound great, and you can use it with pro tools
that way if you want pro tools you dont have to buy a new interface too.
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Quote by guitargod5
i would go with a m audio firewire 410

they sound great, and you can use it with pro tools
that way if you want pro tools you dont have to buy a new interface too.


But doesn't the 410 only allow 2 simultaneous inputs?
#8
^^The Firebox has more!?!?!?!

i would still pick the 410 over that just because of the pro tools support
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#9
Quote by guitargod5
^^The Firebox has more!?!?!?!

i would still pick the 410 over that just because of the pro tools support


Apparently the firebox runs 6 simultaneously.

http://www.zzounds.com/item--PRSFIREBOX

EDIT - Damnit, I just realized it only has 1/4" inputs. I need 4, damnit.
Last edited by glooper23 at Nov 25, 2007,
#10
Is the Firepod ("old" FP10 ) compatible with Pro tools?

Because im reading "Pro Tools M-Powered" and seem that only M products will work... i could be horribly mistaken.

I get a student discount on Pro Tools M-powered ($149.00)
#11
No, it is not compatible. Is there a specific reason for opting for Pro-tools m-powered? It is not as stable or as good as normal Pro-tools, as well as the fact that Protools is not good beginner software at all.
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No, it is not compatible. Is there a specific reason for opting for Pro-tools m-powered? It is not as stable or as good as normal Pro-tools, as well as the fact that Protools is not good beginner software at all.


Is Mixcraft or Cubase good for beginners?
#13
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#14
Quote by glooper23
Is Mixcraft or Cubase good for beginners?

Well it depends on what exactly your experience level is. If you are just starting out I recommend Audacity. However, if you have been doing this for a while, then Cubase might be the better option, as it is compatible with quite a few more interfaces than Protools M-powered, and is at least a little bit easier to use. Don't let that make you think that learning Cubase will be a breeze - there will be a learning curve either way.
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No, it is not compatible. Is there a specific reason for opting for Pro-tools m-powered? It is not as stable or as good as normal Pro-tools, as well as the fact that Protools is not good beginner software at all.



i like m powered because of the hardware options.
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#16
While you do have more hardware options you are still limited to only M-audio products.
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#17
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While you do have more hardware options you are still limited to only M-audio products.



true but i am using a home studio. Im happy with what i have for now, i can get near studio quality with the stuff i have, and if i need studio quality i would got to a professional studio.
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