Excerpt: The inspire 1394 is manufactured by preSonus, it is a firewire audio interface that is small and very portable. It has two mic preamps and two instrument ins. It comes with a software that is needed to use and control the functions like phantom power and gain/sampling rate since there are no hard buttons right on the device to take care of these functions. It is very easy to set up and only takes a few minutes to have it up and running.
Excerpt: Connected Firewire (what motivated my choice at the time compared to the usb, now it's not necessarily a plus), I use it for all my recordings, guitar, bass, voice (condenser microphone 48 v), keyboard etc. ..
Excerpt: When selecting this device, I was specifically interested in inexpensive devices using FireWire 1394 only, as I'd max-ed out the native USB ports on my iMac, and I did not wish to run through a USB Hub, because I saw nothing but heartache there.
Excerpt: The price and the fact that you can plug in two instruments have motivated my choice. I do not need a hardware pro and I want to record a symphony orchestra. I play alone with my guitar. The card connects with firewire, which it seems is better than USB, but I never had the opportunity to compare.
Excerpt: 28 / 11 / 2005 * 24/96, Fire wire , 6 inputs including 2 direct boxes and two phantoms, potentiomtres CONTRL numriquement via software. 4 channels of simultaneous recording. It is chainable for 4 machines (16 in simultaneous rec). everything for 190 Euros.