PreSonus Inspire 1394 FireWire?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by marinblues, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. marinblues

    marinblues Member

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    Has anyone had the chance to check one of these out?

    The small form factor and price are very appealing.

    I am looking for a low latency soundcard to use with Guitar Rig or Amplitube.

    thanks

    Marin
     
  2. killerburst

    killerburst killerburstguitars.com Silver Supporting Member

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    I had one. Upgraded to a FireBox for the hardware gain and level controls, front mounted headphone jack, MIDI and S/PDIF. If none of those things are a factor for you, the Inspire is perfect as a low-latency I/O box. The software bundle is awesome. You can't beat the package for $200.
     
  3. marinblues

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    Hey thanks.

    I actually would prefer a SW-only control and I'd use midi on my existing soundcard.

    I hope that its fairly robust so I can carry it around.

    M.
     
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    killerburst killerburstguitars.com Silver Supporting Member

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    It's solid. No knobs or switches to break.
     
  5. Nick from WMC

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    When the Presonus stuff works, it works well, but they are still a fledgling soundcard company. Although they may be well versed in analog gear, and even A/D converters, that doesn't mean they know how to write drivers, and I know that they get OEM firewire chipsets from China. I would look at the Focusrite Saffire LE if you want firewire. Or even an internal card like the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 (soud quality aside, those cards are very stable).
     

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