The FireStudio Tube is a complete 24-bit/96kHz professional FireWire recording system loaded with a comprehensive combination of inputs and outputs for bands, producers, musicians, and engineers to produce commercial-quality recordings.Note:As of 5/26/09, you can make your FireStudio Tube 64-bit compatible via a PreSonus web update.Two SuperChannel... Click To Read More About This Product
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The FireStudio Tube is a complete 24-bit/96kHz professional FireWire recording system loaded with a comprehensive combination of inputs and outputs for bands, producers, musicians, and engineers to produce commercial-quality recordings.
Note:As of 5/26/09, you can make your FireStudio Tube 64-bit compatible via a PreSonus web update.
Two SuperChannels - Tube Preamplifiers with Limiter
The front panel of the FireStudio Tube is loaded with two "SuperChannels" featuring Class-A vacuum tube microphone and instrument preamplifiers, along with full-featured analog limiters.
The tube preamplifiers use a high gain, military grade 12AX7 tube for maximum gain, low noise, and high headroom. Neutrik combo connectors allow both XLR microphone input and hi-Z instrument input. Preamp controls include preamp gain and tube drive to achieve a wide range of sounds from smooth, clean and clear, to warm tube saturation. An 80Hz high pass filter is also located on the front panel to remove room rumble and unwanted lows.
The FireStudio Tube's Limiter features a VCA-based, ultra-fast RMS and peak detection circuit used in the award-winning DigiMax 96K, delivering the most musical limiter available; able to catch the fastest transients eliminating the possibility of clipping during recording while maintaining musicality. Controls for the Limiter include Threshold and Gain make-up as well as an in/out button.
Fast-acting LED metering on the front panel displays preamp input and limiter gain reduction for the two tube SuperChannels.
Perfect I/O for Music Production
The FireStudio Tube delivers all the analog I/O needed for professional recording sessions, featuring 16 analog inputs including two tube SuperChannels on the front panel, as well as eight Class-A XMAX microphone preamplifiers and six balanced TRS line inputs on the rear panel. Outputs include eight balanced TRS outputs and PreSonus' signature ultra loud and clear headphone output. MIDI I/O is also included on the rear panel for MIDI instruments, keyboards, and controllers. The FireStudio Tube's combination of microphone, instrument, and line inputs is perfect for a band to simultaneously record drums, bass, guitar, vocals, and keyboards without any additional preamplifiers.
The FireStudio Tube includes PreSonus' 16x10 FireControl mixer/router delivering up to five zero-latency custom monitor mixes easily and quickly.
Digital Converters and JetPLL Sync
The FireStudio Tube touts A/D/A converters with a dynamic range of over 114dB for unbelievable clarity as well as synchronization using patented JetPLL jitter reduction technology. JetPLL incorporates noise shaping to virtually remove all audio band jitter, ensuring the highest converter performance possible, resulting in better stereo separation and clearer more transparent audio. It 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.
ProPak Software Suite
As with all PreSonus recording systems, the FireStudio Tube includes a complete suite of software featuring 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, along with a number of third-party plug-ins, loops, samples, and virtual instruments delivering a complete music production solution.
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Comments about PreSonus Firestudio Tube:
I acquired this interface 6 mos. ago. I'm incredibly happy with this. I used this for drums and I don't need anything else. It covers everything and covers all my needs. 16 channel inputs and 10 of them XLR's @2 of them super channels with limiters. I used this for my snare drum top and bottom . I recommend this this with my eyes closed!
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