Presonus Firestudio Tube

Discussion in 'Recording' started by scjohnsons, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. scjohnsons

    scjohnsons Guest

    Hey!

    I'm wonderin' if anyone has any experience, recommends or otherwise on the Presonus Firestudio Tube? I'm thinking of picking up this unit for a new home studio setup. If not this unit, then what would be comparable?

    I'm wondering if it isn't just the blue tube's added onto the amp or something like that?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I'm surprised they went down that road. It seems more like a gimmick than anything. I would be concerned about heat. Can you imagine that thing in a rack? I just think, if the tube is even powered properly, how long will it last in such a small enclosure. I'd be waiting for road tests.
     
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

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    This, I think, is worth a second glance:

    http://www.m-audio.com

    Yes it's USB 2.0 but what struck me is that this unit also has a buit in DSP for effects processing. Very cool. That and the fact that it's protools compatible make it a very attractive bit of gear in my eyes. It's like the budget version of a full on ProTools HD card. Not bad.
     

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