So i was pretty intent on getting an Presonus fp10 to record my band.

However, while looking at alternatives i came across the Alesis iO 26 26 interface http://www.dv247.com/invt/32250/product.htm?gdftrk=gdfV2356_a_7c416_a_7c1181_a_7c32250

Now both this and the fp10 have 8 inputs, 8 outputs, 8 pre-amps and both come with Cubase LE. Yet the Alesis is £50 cheaper.

Can anyone pick up on any reasons for this. Will there be a difference in sound quality?
Probably just the Presonus is a more renowned brand, so it costs more. It'll be a minimal difference I would say.
I'd hazard the guess that the Presonus will have the better preamps, giving a slightly nicer sound quality. Presonus is known for having decent ones.
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The PreSonus FP10 has more solid drivers, better preamps, and better ADA converters from what I have heard.

The newer Firestudio Project is another $100 and most Sonar users report it doesnt work as great as the older FP10.

If I had the cash, I would go with the PreSonus FP10 over the Alesis, I just dont trust Alesis as much...

This little poll from the SC board also leads me to believe the FP10 is the better choice:

(FP10 and Firepod are the same thing)
Last edited by moody07747 at Sep 27, 2008,