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M-Audio FireWire Audiophile Computer Recording Interface
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The M-Audio FireWire Audiophile Computer Recording Interface takes the legacy of M-Audio's award-winning Audiophile line to the next level. 4x6 audio...Click To Read More About This Product
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A compact, FireWire-compatible audio/MIDI interface.
The M-Audio FireWire Audiophile Computer Recording Interface takes the legacy of M-Audio's award-winning Audiophile line to the next level. 4x6 audio I/O combines with powerful onboard mixing in a mobile package that's perfect for live performance, home recording, and digital DJ work. Stereo headphone output with A/B switching between assignable sources allows pre-cueing for DJs and mobile musicians, and the assignable aux bus is perfect for creating dedicated headphone mixes and effect sends. You also get near-zero latency hardware direct monitoring, ultralow latency ASIO software direct monitoring, and 1x1 MIDI I/O. FireWire Audiophile even has AC-3 and DTS pass-through for surround sound playback.
- 4x6 24-bit/96kHz I/O
- 2x4 analog operation (RCA)
- Digital S/PDIF coaxial I/O with 2-channel PCM
- Digital out also supports AC-3/DTS pass-through
- Headphone output with dedicated level control
- Flexible software controlled mixing of hardware and software I/O
- Aux sends on all channels and aux output assign allows for dedicated headphone mixes and sends to external effects
- User-assignable front-panel level control of output, input software return, and aux send
- Near zero-latency hardware direct monitoring
- Low-latency ASIO software direct monitoring
- Momentary switch for A/B cueing to software-assignable headphone sources or ASIO monitoring on/off
- 1x1 16-channel MIDI I/O
- Power on/off switch with indicator LED
- Powered via FireWire bus or included DC power adapter
- 2 convenient high-bandwidth FIreWire ports
- Rugged steel construction
- Requires 6-pin connection
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FireWire Audiophile Computer Recording Interface
- Frequency response: 20Hz - 40kHz +/- 0.40dB, 96kHz sample rate
- Dynamic range: 108dB A-weighted
- Signal-to-noise: 106dB A-weighted
- THD + N: 0.00s% (-94dB)
- Sampling rates: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96kHz
- Compact size: 7-1/4"W x 1-3/4"H x 5-1/2"D
- 1.7 lbs.
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I have been using this soundcard for some time now. It never runs without problems. It has left me without any sound in the middle of 3 sets when playing live... I use both pc and mac, none sucessfully.... As quoted down below, You were warned! M-audio is not trustworthy!Search for some other brand. I am never buying anything from M-audio ever again!
This is a great piece for any intermediate producer. My only complaint about this is the amount I/Os. If you are using hardware equipment you will also need a mixer to get everything into the interface. But other than that its a great interface. The control panel is very easy to understand. And it has a more detailed sound than any soundblaster card that I have heard.
Awsome for the price! This box is the key component in my home recording studio. Its a 24-bit interface and is up to its specs. I use it for studio recording doing track-at-a-time recording and a high end studio mic, and this box introduces nothing - just as it should! The hardware controls are simple and the software interface provides lots of easy-to-understand control over mixing and routing.Plus, it comes with a limited version of Live Delta which is an extremely versatile and powerful program that can be used for multi-track recording, live DJ clip-sessions, and much more. It took me a week to go through this software and learn all its ins and outs, and when I was done, I sprung for the $225 upgrade to the full version. The M-Audio box cost $150, so for $375 I had a powerful hardware/software solution for a home studio that cost less than the price of the software alone ($500). A great deal!There?s a warning about not connecting to your computer when its turned on which is dissapointing. FireWire is supposed to be hot-pluggable. But, with my laptop, it works fine if I just close the cover so it goes to sleep, plug in the M-Audio box, turn on the box, and then wake up the laptop.
Works seamlessly with all my software. Sound quality is great. Drivers are solid, works great at what it does. I do have some big problems with this that have caused me to upgrade. It has only RCA unbalanced analog inputs which is not ideal for most gear; I lose a lot of signal when I have it convert a signal from one track to another using its digital mixer (software), necissitating a bump in gain when bouncing a track or recording a softsynth from MIDI to audio.I do like having the SPDIF in, but it is only good if you have a preamp that spits out SPDIF signal in the first place, in which case, you are probably gonna buy much nicer gear than this. As for home recording, I would recommend getting something with balanced inputs....didn't think much about it before I bought this a couple of years ago (was using line6 podxt to get guitar into my DAW, didn't think I'd need the balanced inputs, but now find myself with this extra box in my pile o' gear.
I am using this with an iMac G4 running OS X 10.3.9, and I have to reload the drivers every single time I want to use it (yes, I have downloaded the latest drivers from M-AUDIO). If I leave Logic 7, or the Mac goes into sleep mode, or if I turn the Audiophile off, then I have to reload the drivers, and even then it may not work. I have yet to record any audio through it after several months. POS for sure, but may be usable if they sort out the driver problem. Until then, you were warned.
A great alternative to internal sound card, as it uses less cpu power and allows direct monitoring. Installation was very easy with immediate results. The very best in sound quality with no audible latency during recording. The only drawback I can see is the lack of a guitar/instrument input. Excellent product.