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PreSonus FireStudio Project Recording Interface for Pro Results

PreSonus FireStudio Project

The Presonus FireStudio Project is a practical, user friendly, yet powerful member of the Presonus Fire Studio family and is an affordable solution for professional audio recording applications.

This powerful recording interface sports 8 XMAX super discrete Class A mic preamps, 8 line in and out, as well as two channels of SPDF digital in and out giving the Firestudio Studio Project 10 channels of simultaneous audio ins and outs.  In combination with the complimentary Universal Control software, up to five individual monitor mixes can be sent with zero latency to the artists so that you can build a “More Me” cue system without the need for additional gear to be added to your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).   Signal routing options are virtually limitless making this not only an incredibly versatile recording interface, but also a pseudo digital patching system for post tape signal routing.

The FireStudio Project can be daisy-chained with one or more FireStudio family units including:  the FireStudio, FireStudio Project, FireStudio Tube, and FireStudio Mobile to expand your number of recording inputs and outputs.  Presonus recommends no more than three units be the total number of units that can be daisy-chained depending on your computer’s processor speed, amount of RAM and computer configuration.

In addition to the superior mic preamps the Firestudio Projects A/D/A converters are equipped with rock solid JETPLL jitter reduction technology, which ensures the highest quality digital converter performance and crystal clear pristine audio at 24bit 96kz.

This is a great unit for a project-recording studio or for pod casting as well as a perfect solution for multi-track recording of live performances.

The FireStudio project comes with a DAW program developed specifically by Presonus called Studio One Artist. This software is bundled with gigs of third party software including Native Instruments Kore and Guitar Rig as well as a plethora of other native plugins and samples.  Though Studio One Artist isn’t the only DAW the FireStudio Project is compatible with. The FireStudio is able to function just as well with top DAW software such as Apple Logic 9 and in a most recent, and quite exciting, development Digidesign Protools 9.

The Presonus FireStudio is the perfect piece of equipment for anyone looking to take his or her music production to the next level.   The expandability options of daisy chaining multiple FireStudio units allows you to expand your system to keep up with a growing digital music technology while producing really professional sounding results.


Portable FireWire Recording System – PreSonus FireStudio Mobile

PreSonus FireStudio Mobile (FS Mobile) Firewire Professional Recording System

By David D. – Product Specialist

Since PreSonus launched the FireStudio Mobile Professional Recording System, it has been a very popular choice in studios. This super-compact, but yet very durable recording system is constructed with a brushed aluminum finish that will resist scratches when transporting from studio to studio. The FireStudio Mobile is equipped with front panel controls including a pair of line/XLR inputs, headphone port, level dial, master output knob, 3 LED level/clip indicators for checking channel levels, and gain control for each channel, making it very user friendly. The rear of this mobile recording system is supplied with two FireWire 400 ports, stereo pair for the main outputs, and 6 ¼” inputs. These ins and out’s allow you to enjoy superior audio performance for music recording and creation anywhere you take your laptop.

The PreSonus FireStudio Mobile has a built-in XMAX Class A Microphone Amplifier that runs on power rails of 30 volts, this provides more headroom, deeper lows, smoother highs, and rich sound. Its strategic component design produces low-noise operation and excellent transparency. Being that this integrated microphone amplifier has class A circuitry, distortion is eliminated and a clean, pure musical sound is created.

FS Mobile is also equipped with JetPLL Synchronization Technology; this great feature incorporates noise shaping to eliminate audio-band jitter. JetPLL technology will provide flawless converter performance when combining two or more digital audio devices. Bottom line, you will experience enhanced stereo separation with clearer transparent audio.

As with all PreSonus FireStudio products, FS Mobile Recording System comes with Universal Control Software. This easy-to-use control panel application allows you to daisy chain up to 4 FireStudio devices to acquire up to 52 inputs/outputs. With this software, you can set the sample rate, clock source, safe mode, buffer size, and WDM routing. When these daisy chained, each separate device will be listed at the bottom of the interfaces window. Studio One Artist Software is also included in this package. This software supplies you with unlimited tracks, insert effects, sends, instruments and effects channels. It also gives you easy-to-use drag/drop functions, sort options, preview player feature, real time auto/manual time stretching, Control Link, and twenty 32-bit native sound plug-ins including reverbs, amp modeling, and EQ. Both these software packages are compatible with Windows and Macs.


DJ Equipment now at Sonic Electronix

Numark DJ in a Box S7

By David D. – Product Specialist

Looking for DJ Equipment? Look no further; Sonic Electronix now carries the best manufactures in the DJ game including Numark, PreSonus, Mackie, Technical Pro and many more. Sonic Electronix has everything you need to become a complete DJ such as Mixers, Headphones, Preamplifiers, Speakers, Drum Machines, Microphones, Turntables and plenty more. Below I will summarize some of the items I have had a chance to use.

Numark DJ in a Box
Every DJ needs a set of Turntables, there is no better starter set than the Numark DJ in a Box Package. I previously purchased this package, it has everything you need to perform or record with vinyl and or iPod. The built-in TT1610 belt driven turntables are simple to use and produce a clean, crisp sound quality. My favorite feature has to be the built-in iM1 Mixer, this allows you to record your personal mixes to your iPod or iPhone, which I love because I can make my own ringtones from mixes I create. Numark couldn’t have made this easier to use for beginners, so if you’re looking to get started in the DJ game, I strongly suggest this DJ package.

PreSonus Monitor Station
When you get a little more advanced, the PreSonus Monitor Station is a must have. This is the ideal desktop monitoring and communication system for a recording studio. Equipped with three input audio streams, you can switch between and compare different inputs. Knowing that communication is key during recording, my favorite feature is the Talkback Microphone with volume control, this stops yelling between you and the person wearing the headphones and allows efficient communication. Some other cool features are the three sets of speaker outputs, fully adjustable main speaker volume control, and the main and cue stereo output with independent input source selection. I’m still learning how to use this to its fullest potential, but from what I’ve learned already, I made the right choice when I purchased this monitoring station.

Mackie Loudspeakers
You can’t be a DJ without some loud speakers and the Mackie SRM350V2 10” 2-way loudspeaker will not let you down. These speakers are equipped with a 10” neodymium woofer that provides a punchy bass response, titanium compression driver to enhance clarity, and a 1” titanium tweeter which produces incredible high frequency clarity. With a speaker like this, I’m always playing it loud and for long periods of time, so the 3-way protection system and the signal/power/limit display LED’s come in handy and keeps this speaker pumping for hours. When I purchased this speaker, I knew I was going to be moving it around from place to place a lot, so the 2 handles (one top, one side) and the lightweight polypropylene cabinet (26 lbs) make this a very convenient speaker. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I do.