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Chain Gang question

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Vaylence, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Vaylence

    Vaylence Guest

    Hi I was wondering if someone could clear up for me how exactly you go from mic pre-amp to sound card. I'm looking here at lets say a Presonus firepod http://www.presonus.com/images/firepoddiagram-big.jpg and lets say an M-Audio 1010 sound card http://www.m-audio.com does the firepod run all 8 pres to the comp through the firewire?

    If so what uses all the inputs on the M-Audio card. Do most pres have a 1/4inch out that goes into the little red and white guys on the M-Audio card, or did I just make that up in my head?
     
  2. sickyboy

    sickyboy Guest

    A mic pre is a amp for one of your mics, each mic pre has a output. a output goes to a input of your sound card. you need to read up about both interfaces now.
     
  3. Vaylence

    Vaylence Guest

    Thanks for the info, what is the name of the mic pre out, and the cound card in. Like guitars use a 1/4inch jack, headphones usually use and 1/8inch jack. The firepod uses a firewire out. I understand the function of the preamp, its the connectors I need info about.
     
  4. sickyboy

    sickyboy Guest

    Well i think if you have the firepod you dont need that sound card. the firewire routes the signals into your computer. you just need the software to run the firepod. that diagram on the firepod sums it up. you need a firewire port on your cpu. just like my 002R. mics or direct into the pod and all 8 channels go out through the firewire to your software.
     
  5. gucci

    gucci Guest

    i believe that to be true...al your inputs coming into your pod are transferred via the firewire into your recording software..you obviously coinfigure the corresponding inpouts thru the software window...btw..the little red and white things are called RCA jacks...they are unbalanced wires...and unless you have a 1/4 ' to rca male...i dunno how you'd go thru your card...in any case..the shortest path is the cleanest..so try sticking to the 8 I/O of yopur pod directly into the cpu thru the firewire...btw way..jst wantd to knw if the firewire is quick enuff foryour 24 bit 96 ki hz sampling...for all 8 I/Ossimultaneosly..

    thanks
    Gucci
     
  6. Vaylence

    Vaylence Guest

    sorry to mislead you there gucci but I'm just kind of shopping around and getting a little knowledge base, I dont actually own any of the things I posted, well not yet at least. The firepod seems like it would work pretty well for what I need. I'll put up a review if I do decide to get it.
     

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