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The Presonus firestudio project!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Burntside, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Burntside

    Burntside Member

    Mar 2, 2011
    HI everybody!

    I about to invest into my home studio and purchase the presonus "Firestudio Project".
    I'd really like to know what you guys think of it since it's the first time I'm buying an audio interface.
    I'm aiming for a really good sound quality knowing that I'll be using it to record Vocals, Guitar, bass, piano and who knows maybe drums. Is it a good choice for the price? 375€.
    Please let me know asap what you reckon of it.

    Just one last thing, I wanted to know what is the major component of a home studio? I know that everything is important in the chain, but what amongs all improves the audio quality?

    Thanks for your replies,

    David :wink:
  2. mdb

    mdb Active Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Okanagan, Canada
    Never used one of those interfaces so I can't comment on that.

    For the audio chain, I believe what affects the quality of your recordings the most literally follows the order of the signal path to the DAW (this is my opinion only)...

    1. Individual talent and performance of the artist
    2. Instruments used
    3. Acoustic room treatment/ performance space
    4. Mic selection and placement along with a GOOD microphone preamp
    5. Your A/D converter (interface)
    6. Good Mixing skills (a good ear)
    7. A good mastering engineer
    The best sounding recorded music has all of these things IMHO.
  3. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Moderator Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    Presonus has a good reputation for it's level of gear. It is superior generally to anything by Tascam or M-Audio. Make sure you have enough ins and outs.
  4. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    Moving this, but don't let that stop you. Let us know how you get on.
  5. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    It is definitely a great option for the price. When I got mine, it was called the firepod, and I got it brand new off ebay for $400 AND it came with an AT2020. So see if you can find some combo deals on ebay or something, they are out there!

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