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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Z_o-S-o, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. Z_o-S-o

    Z_o-S-o Guest

    I was prepared to purchase the Firepod, when an employee at SamAsh tried to talk me into the M-Audio.

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    If anyone has had experience with either interface, are the M-Audio pre-amps significantly better than the Firepod?

    On almost every Firepod review I've heard something about deficiencies with the preamps. If anyone has a firepod, could you please elaborate if you share this same opinion?

    And one last important note: Does anybody know about the support on a machine running 64-bit Windows Vista?

    Thanks in advance to anyone who responds to this.
  2. moisiss

    moisiss Active Member

    Sep 19, 2006
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    I don't think that that preamp connects to a computer by itself (unless you have ADAT lightpipe on a soundcard).. so you would have to get this also (or something like it)....

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    ...to hook it up to your computer... so that's $600 for the Octane and another $500 for the firewire 1814... so $1100 total.... compared to the $500 dollars for the Firepod...

    As far as the quality of the m-audio preamps... I have no idea...
  3. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

    Mar 15, 2007

    Hi Z_o-S-o;

    In MHO I would loose the vista before I got to much setup done, my personal opinion that is. Its way to heavy.

    I use xp pro 64 bit Edition and the supports not bad and getting better.

    I cant tell you first hand with either of those but my experience with m-audio drivers and support has not been easy.

    Read more reviews and buy a xp pro 64-E disk and you will be happier in the end.

    BTW I'm going to get the firepod

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