Presonus Firestudio Project Recording Package  

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This bundle includes the PreSonus FireStudio Project recording interface, an MXL 990/991 mic package, Fostex PMO.4n studio monitors, two Musician's Gear MS-220 Tripod mic stands, two 5 ft. LiveWire TR... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

This bundle includes the PreSonus FireStudio Project recording interface, an MXL 990/991 mic package, Fostex PMO.4n studio monitors, two Musician's Gear MS-220 Tripod mic stands, two 5 ft. LiveWire TRS-TRS balanced patch cables, and two 20 ft. Musician's Gear Lo-Z mic cables to get you started on the path to home recording.

PreSonus FireStudio

The FireStudio Project is a premium computer recording interface combining 8 Class A XMAX mic preamps, 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution, a zero-latency matrix DSP router/mixer, and the ProPak Software Suite. Great for professional studio recording, live recording, performance, podcasting and more, the PreSonus FireStudio Project is designed for flexibility and ultra-high sonic performance.

Note:As of 5/26/09, you can make your FireStudio Project 64-bit compatible via a PreSonus web update.

Based on the award-winning FP10 (formerly the FirePod) the FireStudio Project starts with eight PreSonus Class A XMAX microphone preamplifiers found in the FP10 and adds the following improvements:

¢Improved analog to digital converters (114dB dynamic range) for more headroom and cleaner sound
¢Improved syncronization with JetPLL (jitter elimination technology) for more accurate sound
¢FireControl Mixer/Router to send up to five separate zero-latency stereo mixes to musicians during recording
¢Three-segment LED input metering on all analog channels for instant audio feedback
¢Internal IEC-based power supply for easy portability and compatibility
¢ProPak v3 software suite with Studio One Artist music creation and production software which has the same platform and intuitive interface as Studio One Pro but with an unlimited track count., BFD Lite, Wave Arts Plug-ins, and more

XMAX Class A Preamplifiers

The FireStudio Project starts with eight custom-designed high-voltage, discrete, XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers. PreSonus knows that your preamps are a key component in the sonic quality of your recordings. 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 mic to line boost is generally a preamplification of over 400 times the voltage of the original mic 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 great results. A cheap off-the-shelf, op-amp type preamp found in most interfaces translates into thin, noisy, and harsh results. With the XMAX preamp you get full-sounding, true-to-life sonic performance to serve your music best.

DICE II and JetPLL advanced platform technology
The FireStudio Project is loaded with the ultra-powerful DICE II FireWire chipset delivering 10 channels of professional-quality 24-bit inputs and outputs simultaneously. The strength of the DICE II chip lies with its ability to easily handle high channel count at high bit-rate while minimizing latency and load on your computer.
The synchronization of the FireStudio Project is handled by patented JetPLL 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 wide range 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.

FireControl”zero-latency DSP mixing and routing
The FireStudio Project also includes the FireControl mixer/router: an 18x10 DSP-based application for flexible mixing and direct routing of any input to any output (including the headphone output) 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. It allows you to provide everyone in the band with 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 allows you to configure your FireStudio as a standalone 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 preamplifier.

MXL 990/991 recording mic package

The MXL 990/MXL 991 Recording Mic Package is a 2-microphone kit with the latest in MXL's range of studio condenser microphones. The 990 has silky, sweet high end and a tight solid bass, perfect for recording vocals. The 991 is a superior instrument microphone designed for recording acoustic guitar and drum overheads. Both have gold-sputtered diaphragms (20mm) creating a professional sound perfectly suited for digital and analog recording. The MXL 990/MXL 991 recording mic package includes a high-impact carrying case and mic stand adapters.

PM0.4n Powered Studio Monitors

Since its debut the Fostex PM0.4 has earned a reputation for high performance and sonic clarity. The Fostex PM0.4n adds impressive good looks to an already stellar resume of sound reproduction. Need an attractive-looking speaker with great sound for installation in a club, bar, restaurant, or retail environment? No problem. With its compact size and wall mountability the PM0.4n fits right in. Available in a range of 5 high-gloss colors, this new monitor sounds even better than it looks. And it looks stunning.

2 LiveWire TRS-TRS Balanced Patch cables

These cables are nickel-finished balanced (TRS) 1/4" phone to same professional interconnect for serious-minded musicians, with the strength and durability to withstand more than everyday use. Their sturdy construction enhances signal and performance. Flexible design eliminates kinks and twists for a tangle-free performance whether you're in the studio or on the stage. Their superior wiring allows your signal to be quiet, eliminating frustrating hums, buzzing, and crackles.

Features
  • PreSonus FireStudio Project
  • High-Speed FireWire (IEEE 1394) audio interface
  • Up to 96K sampling rate
  • Improved syncronization with JetPLL (jitter elimination technology)
  • 8 XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers (+60dB gain) w/Trim Control
  • Improved analog to digital converters (114dB dynamic range)
  • 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
  • Up to 5 separate zero latency stereo mixes with FireControl Mixer/Router
  • Separate balanced main outputs and 8 balanced analog outputs
  • FREE ProPak Software Suite including Studio One Artist and more
  • Internal IEC-based power supply
  • Three-segment LED input metering on all analog channels
  • Studio One Artist
  • Elegant, single-window work environment
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
  • Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels
  • Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
  • Automatic delay compensation
  • Advanced automation
  • 32-bit audio processing
  • Easy-to-use sidechain routing
  • Stunning virtual instruments
  • User-friendly sampler
  • Most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available
  • Realtime audio timestretching and resampling
  • K-System metering
  • Compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or Core Audio-compliant audio interface
  • Works with key commands from Pro Tools, Cubase, and Logic.
  • Native Effects 32-bit effects library with 20 dynamics processors, reverbs, modulations effects, amp simulators, etc.
  • Ampire - Amplifier-Modeling
  • Auto Filter - Envelope Filter
  • Beat Delay - Tempo-Synchronized Delay
  • Binaural Pan - Stereo Panning Effect
  • Channel Strip - Dynamics Processing and Equalizer
  • Chorus - Mono/Stereo Chorus
  • Compressor - Mono/Stereo Variable Compressor
  • Flanger - Stereo/Mono Flanger
  • Limiter - Mono/Stereo Limiter
  • Mixtool - Phase and MS Utility
  • MixVerb - Mono/Stereo Reverb
  • Phase Meter phase-correlation analysis
  • Phaser mono/stereo phaser
  • Pro EQ 7-band parametric EQ
  • Red Light Distortion distortion processor
  • Room Reverb stereo/mono room reverb
  • Spectrum Meter frequency analyzer
  • Tricomp 3-band compressor
  • Tuner instrument tuner
  • X-Trem mono/stereo tremolo
  • Four virtual instruments
  • Impact Sample Trigger Drum Instrument with 32 drum kits by Ueberschall
  • Presence Sample Player Virtual Instrument with 200 sampled instruments by Digital Sound Factory
  • SampleOne Sampler Virtual Instrument
  • Mojito Analog-Modeling Subtractive Synthesizer
  • Native Instruments Kore Player with 150 instruments
  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE
  • Toontrack EZdrummer Lite
  • Nearly 1,400 drum loops (1.4 GB) by Bandmate Loops
  • MXL 990/991 package
  • The 990 for vocals with silky highs and tight, solid lows
  • The 991 for acoustic guitars and drum overheads
  • 20mm gold-sputtered diaphragms
  • Comes with carrying case and mic stand adapters
  • Suited for digital and analog recording
  • PM0.4n Powered Studio Monitors
  • Ultracompact - can be wall mounted using a suitable bracket such as K&M model 24185
  • Exclusively designed aromatic polyamide LF driver and UFLC (ply Urethane Film Laminated Cloth)
  • HF driver for maximum sound performance
  • High-efficiency bi-amplification with 18W LF, 18 HF
  • Offers superb audio transparency and quality
  • Beautiful glossy front baffle with gently tapered top
  • Black finish
  • 2 Musician's Gear MS-220 Tripod mic stands
  • Thread adapter
  • Tubular legs
  • Adjustable height from floor to top thread is 35" to 61-7/8"
  • 30-1/4" boom is not adjustable
  • 2 Musician's Gear Lo-Z Mic cables
  • Flexible
  • Neutrik male XLR to female XLR connectors
Specifications
  • PreSonus FireStudio Project
    System Requirements
    PC: Microsoft Windows XP SP1, Pentium, Celeron with 1.6Ghz or higher
    FireWire port.
    512MB RAM, 1GB recommended

    Mac: MacOS X 10.4.x or later, PowerPC G4/Dual 1GHz or faster, all Intel-based Mac models
    On-board FireWire port.
    512MB RAM, 1GB recommended

    Monitor resolution should be no lower than 1024 x 768 pixels

    Studio One Artist
    System Requirements for Studio One Artist
    Mac: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.2 or higher, PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB RAM
    Recommended: PowerPC G5 or better or Intel Core Duo or Intel Xeon processor or better, 2GB or more RAM
    Win: Windows XP or Vista, Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion), 1GB RAM
    Recommended: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz EM64T or better or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or better, 2GB or more RAM
    Windows and Macintosh Systems: Internet connection, DVD-ROM drive, a monitor resolution no lower than 1024x768 pixels

    Power
    Input Connector Type: IEC
    Input Voltage Range: 90 to 230 VAC
    Power Requirements: continuous 20W

    MXL 990/991 package
    MXL 900
    Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with large 20mm gold diaphragm capsule Frequency Range: 30Hz ” 20kHz
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
    Impedance: 200W
    S/N Ratio: 80dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
    Equivalent Noise Level: 20dB(A weighted IEC 268-4)
    Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 130Db Max SPL with -10dB cut: 130dB
    Power Requirements: 48V Phantom Power (± 4V)
    Current Consumption: <3.0mA
    Size: 60mm x 130mm
    Weight: 1.2lb.
    Metal Finish: Champagne

    MXL 991
    Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with 20mm diaphragm
    Frequency Range: 30Hz ” 18kHz
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
    Impedance: 110W
    S/N Ratio: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
    Equivalent Noise Level: 20dB (A weighted IEC 268-4)
    Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 137dB
    Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V ±4V
    Current Consumption: <3.0mA
    Size: 22mm x 134mm
    Weight: 0.35lb.
    Metal Finish: Champagne

    PM0.4n Powered Studio Monitors
    Enclosure system: 2-way bass-reflex
    Drivers: LF 4" cone speaker; HF 5/8" soft dome tweeter
    Freq. response: 60Hz to 30kHz
    Low-frequency cut-off: 60Hz (-10dB)
    Low-frequency cut-off: 22Hz (-10dB)
    Output power: 18W (LF) x 18W (HF)
    Input terminals: TRS phone (balanced), RCA (unbalanced)
    Distortion: Less than 0.1% T.H.D. @12W, 4-Î 20Hz-20kHz
    Signal-to-noise ratio: Less than 75dB, 20Hz-30kHz, unweighted
    Power Consumption: 40W
    Dimensions: 5-5/8"W x 8-5/8"H x 7-1/8" (144mm x 220mm x 180mm)
    Net Weight 8.26lb. (3.75kg)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty.


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5.0

Great to get started in recording

By Tom Spinelli

from Rochester, NY

Comments about PreSonus Firestudio Project Recording Package:

This combo pack is great to get you started in recording. The presonus firestudio is a fine 8 track recording unit and has great output and clear sounds. The mic that come with this setup arent the best but the deal is worth it alone for the presouns firestudio. I use this to demo tracks and record bands. If you think about it this way, the 2 cables, 2 stands and 2 mics are just an added bonus so go out and get better mics and the you will love what you get from the firestudio. The Monitors are great as well. they are loud and great of mixing. Bass boost on the monitors for a more "true sound."

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3.0

Great interface and software, but a little weak on the mics and monitors

By Andrew Schukencht

from Portland, Oregon

Comments about PreSonus Firestudio Project Recording Package:

If you read my reviews of the firestudio and the Studio One software, you know that I love them both and feel that you can go wrong with them. However, this package overall is a little weak with the mics and monitors. Basically, the Fostex monitors are terrible. They lack clarity and separations. The low end is muddy, and overall, they are weak. You would be better off with the KRK RP5 monitors. The MXL mics are OK for beginner mics, and they do cover a lot of needs such and guitars, cymbols, wind and string instruments with the small diaphram, as well as vocals and drums with the large diaphram instrument. You are getting a discount with this package, but in the end, you will be replacing the monitors and mics sooner rather then later. With that being said, this does get you up and running now, and at a decent package price.

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