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by toastchee
Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Want to get started, need advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: Want to get started, need advice

Gotta mention the presonus firepod. It is an amazing piece, and has 8 real pres, 4 more than the 002.

I use it via a PCMCIA firewire card and am blown away by the sound.
by toastchee
Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: science behind preamps
Replies: 23
Views: 2255

Re: science behind preamps

I'm in love with the Presonus stuff. IMO, you can get some fantastic pres for little $$. I have the Firepod.
by toastchee
Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: usb sound cards
Replies: 8
Views: 2109

Re: usb sound cards

Ya, I know, this is > $200, but the good dudes at Presonus are making the Firebox, which is the Firepod's smaller sibling. You gotta remember really good pres need more voltage than the USB bus can provide, IMO. I have the Firepod and am amazed at its quality. And it's american made, which is kind o...
by toastchee
Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Fruity vs. Reason?
Replies: 11
Views: 2484

Fruity vs. Reason?

I'd like some opinions on this epic battle. Fruity has Buzz machines and Buzz effects which are fantastic. It also has some cool features like super easy midi controller mapping. I can very easily mix with my Oxygen 8. On the other hand, I wasn't knocked out by the built-in machines, and I haven't r...
by toastchee
Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Aardvark Q10 or Presonus Firepod !!???#?&!????????
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Aardvark Q10 or Presonus Firepod !!???#?&!????????

cedric,

that is correct. i bought a PCMCIA firewire card and all is super happy.
by toastchee
Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:19 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Aardvark Q10 or Presonus Firepod !!???#?&!????????
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Aardvark Q10 or Presonus Firepod !!???#?&!????????

PCI soundcard? That's not what it is for, simply the hookup to your cpu.

One is PCI, the other is firewire. I have the firepod and am very happy with it. It was $599. Are you sure they are the same price?
by toastchee
Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Presonus firepod mini-review
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Re: Presonus firepod mini-review

I traded the firepod in for another at GC with no problems.

Now the clip lites are red instead of the cool blue...wahhhh

Everything works perfectly and sounds great!
by toastchee
Sat Oct 23, 2004 10:19 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: firewire vs. USB audio interface - does it matter?
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: firewire vs. USB audio interface - does it matter?

one thing to think about is that mic pres are compromised when powered only by the usb bus. There's not enough juice to make an outstanding pre.
by toastchee
Sat Oct 23, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Presonus firepod mini-review
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Presonus firepod mini-review

Hi recording brothers and sisters... I bought mine a week ago and have overall been extremely pleased with it. As you've seen in the pics, it's a 1-rack-space unit with 8 pres on the front and some gazintas and gozotaz on the back. The knobs on the front mic trim, control headphone, main level, and ...
by toastchee
Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:56 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Presonus Firepod
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: Presonus Firepod

I just bought one after trading in my MBox, which I didn't like. We'll see in a couple of days when it gets here.... Hi guys, I tried my new firepod last night and it is really, really nice. Very clean, clear and my mics and bass sound unbelievable. I do have a complaint, and that is the trim knob ...
by toastchee
Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Need help choosing new A/D firewire
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: Need help choosing new A/D firewire

my firepod should be here in a couple of days, I'll post a review...
by toastchee
Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Presonus Firepod
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: Presonus Firepod

I just bought one after trading in my MBox, which I didn't like. We'll see in a couple of days when it gets here....