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M-Audio FireWire 410 Computer Recording Interface  

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    Convenient 4-in, 10-out connectivity.

    The M-Audio FireWire 410 Computer Recording Interface gives you everything you need: flexible routing, unsurpassed fidelity, superior driver technology, broad compatibility, zero-latency monitoring, bit-for-bit accurate digital transfers via S/PDIF, 24-bit/96kHz recording, and control over SCMS. It also has 8 analog outs and 2 analog ins, configured for -10dB unbalanced signal level plus S/PDIF digital I/O on gold-plated RCA connectors. It's perfect for combining with an analog mixer for a computer-based music recording system that behaves more like a traditional analog setup.

    Features
    • Flexible routing
    • Unsurpassed fidelity
    • Superior driver technology
    • Broadest compatibility of any card
    • Zero latency monitoring
    • Bit-for-bit accurate digital transfers via S/PDIF
    • 24-bit/96kHz recording
    • Control over SCMS
    • Gold-plated jacks and connectors
    • System requirements PC: Windows 95, 98, 2000, or ME; Pentium III 500 MHz and 128MB of PC100 RAM for 96kHz operation
    • Pentium II 400 and 64MB of SDRAM for 48kHz operation

    Order today to expand and speed up your system.

     

    FireWire 410 Computer Recording Interface Specifications:

    • 4x10 24-bit/96kHz full-duplex recording interface
    • 8 analog outs, -10dB unbalanced signal levels
    • 2 analog ins, configured for -10dB unbalanced signal level
    • S/PDIF digital I/O on gold-plated RCA connectors
    • Settings include AC3 or DTS surround and copy protection schemes configurable with included control panel software
    • High dynamic range (A-weighted measured): D/A 101.5 dB, A/D 99.6 dB
    • Low distortion (measured THD @ 0dBFS): A/D and D/A less than 0.002%.
    • Frequency response:
    • 22-22kHz, -0.2,-0.4dB @48kHz
    • 22-40kHz, -0.2,-0.7dB @96kHz
    • All data paths support up to 24bit/96kHz performance
    • Comprehensive digital mixing, routing, and monitoring capabilities
    • with included Delta Control Panel software
    • Hardware sample-accurate sync allows linking of multiple units
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    3.9

    (based on 65 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good product, but fickle

    I've had this unit for about a year and a half. For the most part, it's an EXCELLENT device. And really, for as many outputs as it has, it's hard to find a...Read complete review

    I've had this unit for about a year and a half. For the most part, it's an EXCELLENT device. And really, for as many outputs as it has, it's hard to find a better deal. However, there are a few quirky driver issues. When I first bought the device, a warning slip was in the box (from M-Audio) which warned me "You Cannot Hot-Plug This Device". Well, after trying to use the device in Windows XP, I found this to be very much true. In order to use the device, I had to follow a strict process of: 1) powering the device, 2) plugging in the firewire, 3) turning on the device, 4) then turning on my computer. Failing to do follow these steps meant failing to use the device at all. And originally, I had to follow the same steps when using it on Mac Tiger OS. But... lately I've found it to work much differently (probably due to multiple driver updates). Now I can firewire-power it and hot-plug it all day long in Mac OS; and although I still follow my strict power-up process in Windows, it works great. The preamps aren't great, but they're better than most low-cost audio interfaces. (And, for those wondering, I work in both OS's regularly, using a variety of interfaces... so I have a point of reference for comparisons). All of this is to say, "It's not a perfect device, but it's still a steal." Especially if you're running multi-outs (i.e. programmers), this device is a wonderful mobile unit.

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    First impressions mean zilch

    I've had this product for over a year now and I am disatisfied, why? First of all, the mic pres sound terrible. I hooked up a USB mic to my computer and that ...Read complete review

    I've had this product for over a year now and I am disatisfied, why? First of all, the mic pres sound terrible. I hooked up a USB mic to my computer and that sounds better than a good condenser hooked up to the 410. All of my guitars and bass sound like sound tiny through this and the pres get real hot easily when I try to turn the gain up to even hear my instrument. I switch on the pads but they only make the sound even smaller than they already are. Another problem I have with this is there is a huge lag when I try to adjust the output volume for my monitors using the volume dial on the box. When I try to change the volume through my computer, there is also a huge annoying lag. At first I didn't think it would be a big deal, but having independent phantom power for each channel is a neccesity when trying to record more than one channel simultaneously. I nearly fried one of my mics when I switched on the phantom power. Overall, just do not get this no matter if your hobbyist or a professional. There are so many more out there that are better in every possible way.

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    2.0

    Great when it works (repeated driver failures)

    By Chris-ePKOX

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    I've had my M-Audio FireWire 410 for about a year and a half so I can use Reason when I play keyboards at my church. When it works, it's great. However, the drivers fail periodically: I connect everything and then the drivers simply fail to load when I boot my laptop. When this occurs, I have to uninstall and re-install the drivers. Today, I had to re-install the drivers 3 times because it didn't take the first two times. This is so frustrating that I'm starting to shop for a new interface.

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    1.0

    only IRQ problems and blue screen crash

    By Gebaloh

    from berlin

    I've own this machine for 2 years, and never got to use all the advertised specs, because the machine never really work. Lets say, the only way to make it work in my good quality PC or in my laptop is to reduce to 44Hz, whats pretty devastating when composing bass oriented music. The support is weak, to say the best of. All I get from the beggining is a supposed to be IRQ conflict, and very often blue screen crashes (yes, the blues survived..), due to firewire device connection problems. I've already to change my PCI external Firewire card to one of recommended by m-audio, useless.. And so on, and so on. With this card Im expending most of my time and energy with problems, instead with music... sad... Very expensive card to use only in 44Hz with eventual crashes...

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    5.0

    I REALLY LIKE IT

    By etwoodruff

    from Asheville NC

    I have had this unit over a year. I have had NO problems with Vista on my laptop or my PC. I move it almost every weekend and it has taken a beating, still with no problems. I use Sonar 7 Producer and the only glitch I have is: if you touch the small end of my firewire while plugged into my laptop, it defaults to the laptops sound card. I then have to re-asign the device in Sonar. I wish I had bought the one with more inputs, I love this unit.

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    5.0

    Midnight Rider

    By MidnightRider

    from Fredericksburg, VA

    I bought this about a year ago. I had a little trouble getting the drivers to work, but since then, no problems. I use it with my band's recording and it works great. sounds clear and no delay.

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    5.0

    I would buy another...

    By CaptainCaustic

    from Lower Left Corner of USofA

    I've had mine since '04. Have run it on different computers, with both Audition, Protools, Win 2000, and XP. Never really had a problem with it and It has been rock solid and very stable. My only gripes with it are that the hardware is not the best quality and that's why it gets a 4. I wouldn't take it on the road or go gigging with it. Your best bet is to hook it up in your for home studio and leave it alone. I would also suggest running whatever inputs you have though a low noise Pre to give you more control over the signal levels. If your not looking to sink a large amount of cash into a recording rig, I think the 410 is the place to start.

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    1.0

    Not Worth It

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    After using other products in the past I decided to try out this Firewire one. I was very unhappy with the whole process. Nothing but problems with Windows Vista even with the updated drivers. Did not work well with Sonar 7 Producer Edition. Caused computer to crash and when I tried to uninstall drivers and controller it caused my computer to freeze up and I had to hard boot. Very unhappy with the product and would not recommend any M-Audio products if they all end up like this one.

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    4.0

    Not the best, nor the worst

    By Sir Les

    from Vancouver B.C

    I have owned the firewire 410 for about two years now.Some issues with it at first with On Off button/LED not lighting up, and flashing when turned on... but a fix by unpluging the unit and repluging seemed to fix that. Then new drivers came out..and I haven't had any problems since.I find for what I use it for (Line recording)to be a good buy for the price range it is in.I intend to use midi eventually..and one day some good mics through it.I haven't noticed any pops or clicks/noise on the out puts at all.I can't recommend it, because I haven't tried all the features out yet...but for what I do with it, it rocks!

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    4.0

    Very pleased

    By Oyo

    from Seattle, WA

    I've had mine for about a year. I'm happy to report I have had no issues with mine except not being able to hot-swap it on my MacBook (however, I can do that on Windows XP). I use mine in combination with a 5 stereo channel DJ style mixer and it sounds lovely. My only complaint is that now I want more inputs! :)

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    4.0

    Good product, but fickle

    By Jason-eV8v5

    from Nashville, TN

    I've had this unit for about a year and a half. For the most part, it's an EXCELLENT device. And really, for as many outputs as it has, it's hard to find a better deal. However, there are a few quirky driver issues. When I first bought the device, a warning slip was in the box (from M-Audio) which warned me "You Cannot Hot-Plug This Device". Well, after trying to use the device in Windows XP, I found this to be very much true. In order to use the device, I had to follow a strict process of: 1) powering the device, 2) plugging in the firewire, 3) turning on the device, 4) then turning on my computer. Failing to do follow these steps meant failing to use the device at all. And originally, I had to follow the same steps when using it on Mac Tiger OS. But... lately I've found it to work much differently (probably due to multiple driver updates). Now I can firewire-power it and hot-plug it all day long in Mac OS; and although I still follow my strict power-up process in Windows, it works great. The preamps aren't great, but they're better than most low-cost audio interfaces. (And, for those wondering, I work in both OS's regularly, using a variety of interfaces... so I have a point of reference for comparisons). All of this is to say, "It's not a perfect device, but it's still a steal." Especially if you're running multi-outs (i.e. programmers), this device is a wonderful mobile unit.

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    5.0

    Great Interface, very versatile

    By Jrums Rule

    from Spring, TX

    I have to start off this review by saying that this is a great unit, despite the somewhat surprisingly low rating it receives. If you make sure that your system meets all of the specs and you read the installation instructions you probably have no problem with this unit. I have had mine for about 8 months and it is the center of my modest home studio. Latency is low, I play drums and monitoring the audio while playing an e-kit is no problem. The preamps sound clean, and there are enough routing options for most people. The only reason that I don't give it a 5 is because it is in no way expandable, not having ADAT in/out. For this reason I will eventually upgrade to the 1814 or the Lightbridge. You can't go wrong with this one, though.

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