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4 mic audio interface?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Boswell, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    If you really need ProTools LE compatibility and at least 4 mic inputs, you are stuck with the Digidesign 00x series of interfaces. If you can widen the spec to include M-Powered PT, you have the M-Audio range of interfaces to choose from, and also the Mackie Onyx-i series of mixers (used as a multi-track interface). Neither the Digidesign nor the M-Audio interfaces will give you audio quality to get excited about, but that's what you get when you buy into a closed system like ProTools.
  2. adman130

    adman130 Active Member

    i've discovered the presonus fp10, otherwise known as the firepod. seems pretty kickass for $400, does anyone know of its quality off the top of their head? otherwise i'll do some research
  3. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    The Presonus unit is a good midrange unit for a home studio, it has decent preamps, ADAT, and 26 x 26 i/o, midi. There have been some complaints regarding Vista driver compatibilty and Presonus does recommend a texas instrument firewire chip which few computers have stock installed. The units ship with Studio One recording software which most people seem to like but the upgrade to a full version (allowing the use of other VST plugins) costs another $100-$200 depending on whether the upgrade coupon is included in your purchase. I have been using its brother FS Project for almost three years without any problems. It is not Profools compatible, but I don't think that is a drawback, it does work with nearly all other DAWs though the included software is more than enough to get started with.
  4. adman130

    adman130 Active Member

    i've got a macbook (pro once i hit college) with logic pro, i think i'll be fine. thanks though!
  5. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Huh? What happened to the original post?
  6. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    It appears to be in a separate thread...
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