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A no brainer??

Discussion in 'Recording' started by 62Jazzbass, May 25, 2007.

  1. 62Jazzbass

    62Jazzbass Guest

    OK, I'll come right out and say it, I currently record as if it were circa 1994, using a big ass fuzzy sounding Fostex mixer and blackface ADATs ( :oops: ) and some rackmount processing.

    Sometimes I feed this into my computer via LIGHTPIPE and mix in a DAW, but usually I don't bother and mix out of the box. I am still far more comfortable having knobs, faders and little blinky lights in front of me.

    But............today I saw a couple of used Presonus Firepods, 300 bucks each.

    At this price, I could move ITB for good and actually learn how to use my DAW. Been pondering it anyway, this looks like a good way in.

    Unless this unit is a POS.

    Thoughts on the Firepod anyone??
  2. i just read someones post saying that there firepod just stop working on them. don't know how common this is but running into an item with problems this early. there is no telling how good of a product it is
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    I have been hearing that many various audio firewire interfaces can be damaged and/or can even damage your firewire port on your computer if you hot swap them without a powerdown first. M-audio firewire interfaces are known to have this problem and they even make mention of this warning in their documentation.
  4. tifftunes

    tifftunes Active Member

    Jan 13, 2003
    I had two Firepods, and now a Firestation (I needed SMUX which the Pods didn't have) and really appreciate the near plug n play simplicity with good to great sound. No problems in two years. Highly recommended from me!
  5. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    I don't understand why you would bother with anything other then the light pipe.
    IMO it is much better then fire wire (but I'm no engineer)
    get a better digital mixer if you want and go straight to the sound card.
    If I could aford it I would get the Mackie Onyx 1640
    or the Mackie Digital X Bus

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