PreSonus FireStudio 26x26 Professional Recording System

Special Price $599.00 Regular Price $769.95

All-meat, no-bloat, music-creation software with an intuitive, practical, single-window interface Unlimited tracks, insert effects, sends, virtual instruments, buses, and effects channels Powerful drag-and-drop functionality Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player Full-featured, flexible automation
PreSonus FireStudio 26x26 Professional Recording System The PreSonus FireStudio is the next generation in FireWire recording systems from PreSonus. Based on the award-winning Firepod, the FireStudio combines superior analog circuit design with new advanced platform technology to deliver enhanced performance for music recording and creation. The FireStudio is a 26x26 24-bit/96k professional recording system combining eight XMAX Class A PreSonus microphone preamplifiers, up to sixteen channels of optical ADAT input / output, S/PDIF and MIDI input / output, along with the Control Console - a 36x36x18 zero latency mixer/router. The FireStudio is bundled with PreSonus Studio One Artist, our groundbreaking music creation program, and over 4 GB of virtual instruments, plug-ins, loops, and samples to get you started making music immediately. 8 XMAX Class A Preamplifiers The FireStudio includes eight custom-designed high-voltage, discrete, XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers for all types of microphones. Many other companies offering recording interfaces add the cheapest possible microphone preamplifier as an afterthought to the interface. PreSonus knows that the preamplifier is a key component in the sonic quality of a recording. 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 mic preamp that is found in most interfaces translates into thin, noisy and harsh results. All XMAX preamplifiers are built with the same three elements: High Voltage - The XMAX preamplifier runs on power rails of 30V. Most off the shelf op amp based designs run on power rails of 10V to 18V. Higher voltage power rails deliver more headroom, deeper lows, smoother highs and an overall fuller sound. Discrete - No op amps. Only transistors, resistors and capacitors. Op amps add noise, coloration and harshness to a signal. Discrete designs deliver ultra low noise and transparency. Class A - When a circuit is running in Class A mode the circuit is always in an "on" state operating at its optimal voltage requirements. Class A mode has zero crossover distortion and delivers purer, clearer and more musical sonics than class A/B designs which are found in most op-amp circuits. The net result of the XMAX preamp design is high headroom, low noise, wide dynamic range and wide frequency range, and most importantly, musicality and transparency - smooth highs, solid deep lows, and everything in between.
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Features 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 4+ GB of 3rd-party resources. Universal Control control-panel application for Mac® OS X and Windows®
Specs Computer system requirements: Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for your FireStudio. Windows Windows 7, Vista, XP (32-bit and 64-bit) Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion) (2.5 GHz or faster recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended) Macintosh Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later (32-bit and 64-bit) PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor (2 GHz or faster recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended) Windows and Macintosh Systems IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Port Internet connection recommended DVD-ROM drive Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) that you might experience while monitoring audio or MIDI signals. Monitor resolution for both PC and Macintosh should be no lower than 1024x768 pixels. Known compatible and incompatible hardware Microphone Preamp (XLR Balanced) All measurements Microphone Input to Direct Output Frequency Response (+0,- 0.5dB) 20Hz to 50KHz Frequency Response (+0/-3.0 dB) 20Hz to 150KHz Input Impedance 1600 Ohm THD+N (unwtd, 1KHz @ +4dBu Output, Unity Gain) <0.003% EIN (unwtd, 55dB Gain, 150 Ohm Input, 20Hz to 22KHz) -126dBu S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4dBu, 20Hz to 22KHz) >101dB Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1KHz, 55dB Gain) >55dB Gain Control Range (+/-1dB) -6dB to 55dB Maximum Input Level (Unity Gain, 1KHz @ 0.5% THD+N) +17dBu Phantom Power (+/- 2VDC) +48VDC Instrument Input (1/4” TRS, Preamps 1 & 2) Input Impedance 1 Mega Ohm Line Inputs (1/4” TRS, Preamps 3 to 8) All measurements Line Input to Direct Output Frequency Response (+0,- 0.5dB) 20Hz to 50KHz Frequency Response (+0/-3.0 dB) 20Hz to 150KHz Input Impedance (Balanced) 10 KOhm THD+N (unwtd, 1KHz @ +4dBu Output, Unity Gain) < 0.003% S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4dBu, 20Hz to 22KHz) >101dB Gain Control Range (+/-1dB) -9dB to +12dB Maximum Input Level (Unity Gain, 1KHz @ 0.5% THD+N) +23dBu Insert Jacks (1/4” TRS) Send Output Impedance (Unbalanced, Ring) 51 Ohm Return Input Impedance (Unbalanced, Tip) 10KOhm Direct Outputs/DAC Outputs (1/4” TRS) Output Impedance (Impedance Balanced) 51Ohm Signal Level LEDs Clip (+/- 0.5dBu) +18dBu Digital Audio ADC Dynamic Range (Awtd, 48KHz Sample Rate) 107dB DAC Dynamic Range (Awtd, 48KHz Sample Rate) 110dB Bit Depth 24 Reference Level for 0dBFS +18dBu Digital Audio Output (2-Toslink™ Connectors, 8 channels) ADAT/SMUX Digital Audio Input (2-Toslink™ Connectors, 8 channels) ADAT/SMUX Internal Sample Frequency Selections (KHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 External Sample Frequency Inputs BNC, ADAT (SMUX),SPDIF BNC Word Clock Output Level (75 Ohm load) 4.5V BNC Word Clock Input Level Range 3.0 to 5.5V Power Input Voltage Range 18 to 30VDC Power Requirements (Continuous) 24W DC Input Connector Type 5.5mm OD/2.1mm ID Barrel, Center Positive External Switching Power Supply 90-230VAC/35W Digital Jitter <20ps RMS, 20Hz-20kHz Jitter Attenuation >60dB, 1ns in=>1ps out
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