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  • 8 dual-purpose front-panel channel inputs, each with high-headroom Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifiers
    • 6 mic/line inputs
    • 2 mic/instrument inputs
    • Individual channel-trim controls with -20 to +20 dBV line / 0 to 60 dBu mic range and clip LED
    • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones (Inputs 1-4 and 5-8, bank-switchable)
  • Headphone jack with level control
  • Main-output gain control
  • Power/Sync LED (indicates unit is synced to word clock)
  • Daisy-chain multiple FireStudios or other FireStudio-family products to create a large, custom system
  • Remote controllable via optional Monitor Station Remote (MSR)
  • Studio One Artist™ digital audio workstation software included
  • Input/Output
    • 2 FireWire 400 ports
    • S/PDIF digital input/output
    • 16 channels of optical ADAT I/O @ 44.1/48 kHz (8 ch. @ 96 kHz via dual SMUX)
    • 6 combination XLR/¼” mic/line-level inputs
    • 2 combination XLR/¼” mic/instrument (high impedance) inputs
    • Unbalanced stereo line-level inputs (RCA)
    • 2 stereo ¼” inserts
    • 2 ¼” main (L/R) analog outputs
    • 8 ¼” general-purpose outputs
    • MIDI in/out
    • Word-clock in/out (BNC)
    • Remote-control input
    • ¼” headphone output
  • Digitalia
    • 24-bit resolution, up to 96 kHz sampling rate
    • High-definition analog-to-digital converters (118 dB dynamic range)
    • DICE II chipset for ultra-efficient data transfer
    • JetPLL™ jitter-elimination technology
    • Zero-latency monitoring via 36x18 DSP matrix mixer/router
    • Mac®- and Windows®-compatible, including Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Windows 7
    • Supports ASIO, Core Audio, Direct Sound (Windows XP), Windows Audio Session API (Windows Vista and Windows 7)
  • Physical
    • 1U 19” rack-mountable, rugged steel chassis
    • Sealed, detented, metal rotary controls
    • Internal power supply with standard IEC power cord
  • Software
    • Studio One® Artist
      • PreSonus’ revolutionary new digital audio workstation, with unlimited track count and 6+ GB of 3rd-party resources. With Studio One's Nimbit® extension, you can immediately start selling your music.
    • Universal Control control-panel application for Mac® OS X and Windows®

Pietro Foresti

Spend a few minutes chatting with globe-trotting Italian producer/engineer Pietro Foresti, and it’s easy to see that he’s passionate about... read more