Reviews and Problems with Presonus FireStudio Mobile
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At the top of its class. Had installation issues.
14 February 2013
Summary: What a great product, overall. I upgraded from USB interface and there's definitely a difference in latency for the better. The knobs are sturdy and you can feel each click while turning. The set-up was what I had the most difficulty with. I use Logic Pro for my DAW and I wasn't getting any sound out at first. I checked my system and software preferences and both were defaulting to the PreSonus, so I wasn't sure what the issue was.
muttonchops "Fortune Favors the Brave", amazon.com
6 December 2011
Summary: Presonus retired the FireBox which I have used in my home studio for about 3 years. This FireStudio mobile is pretty much the same thing. + The sound quality from this unit is good. + The preamps are also good. + The phantom power works and I have used my Rode NT1A with this without a problem. + Chassis is made of metal - The knobs are flimsy - The FireWire connector(s) are easy to break. One of the ports on my FireBox broke. I have no idea how.
the best mobile audio unit available for the money
Jake Smith, amazon.com
25 November 2011
Summary: I love my Presonus Firestudio Mobile. It's got good preamps and they're pretty quiet. The setup was easy and the Studio One software works like a charm. Everything about this unit makes it a first choice for fast, easy recording. I like the firewire interface, they tend to be less jittery than USB. I also like the fact that the latency is not an issue. Everything records smoothly and accurately. I'm probably going to buy a second unit.
Summary: I've really enjoyed this unit for times when I'm on the go. I haven't used it in my studio yet, but I've done several live recordings with it, some with a pair of Earthworks SR25 mics and it was CRYSTAL CLEAR! I've been a fan of the XMAX preamps (for budget preamps) for a while, but wasn't convinced they could put a pair in a bus-powered interface AND provide phantom power until I used it. Sounds great!
Summary: I have had this one for 3 weeks now, and have been using it for recording since. I'm using it to replace the Mackie Onyx Satellite I have (which doesn't work with Win Vista) in my home studio. The first thing I "must" notice was the 4 rubber feet at the bottom of the unit keep coming loose. Presonus didn't do a very good job gluing these to the unit. I got tired of sticking them back on and just leave them off, but that's harmless.