The PreSonus FP10 FireWire recording interface (formerly known as the FirePod) is a complete 24-bit/96kHz recording system combining eight high-quality PreSonus XMAX microphone preamplifiers with 24-bit/96kHz analog to digital conversion.
The FP10 interface comes with the PreSonus Pro Pak Software Suite featuring Steinberg's Cubase LE 4 48-track recording software, more than 25 real time plug-in effects, and more than 2 GB of drum loops and samples for music production.
It also has SPDIF and MIDI inputs and outputs for convenient and compact, professional-quality, no-hassle recording.
XMAX Class A preamps
The FP10's XMAX Class A preamps are custom designed by PreSonus.
They run on power rails of 30V with no op amps, and are always in an "on" state for zero crossover distortion.
This allows them to deliver high headroom with low noise sonic performance, wide dynamic range, wide frequency range, and, most importantly, musicality and transparency.
This gives you smooth highs, solid, deep lows, without losing everything in between.
It's perfect for recording diverse sources.
Eight potentiometers are on the front panel to easily control the input level of each preamplifier.
Ins and Outs
Inputs one and two of the FP10 interface can be switched between microphone or instrument level while inputs three through eight can be switched between microphone or line input.
Phantom power (+48V) is available on every channel in groups of four.
Channels 1 and 2 feature fully balanced send and return TRS connectors on the rear of the rugged metal chassis for inserting outboard dynamics, EQ, and effects processors.
There are eight balanced TRS line outputs, two balanced TRS MAIN outputs, and CUE outputs for addtional monitoring.
Using a stereo headphone output on the front panel, as well as mix control to balance monitoring levels between mixed input and main output signals, zero-latency monitoring is achieved.
Two channels of SPDIF input and output as well as MIDI input and output are also included.
Two FireWire ports make it possible to daisy-chain multiple FP10's together creating the possibility for adding additional inputs and outputs (with mic preamps) to your system.
ProPak Software Suite
The PreSonus FP10 also comes with the ProPak ver.1 software suite, which includes:
•Cubase LE 4 48-track music recording and production software
•Audio Damage FuzzPlus2, Filterpod plug-ins
•Pluggo Jr. Average Injector, Chamberverb, Feedback Network, Filter Taps, Generic Effect, HF Ring Mod, Jet, Limi, Nebula, Resonation, Resosweep, Spectral Filter.
•Camel Crusher Distortion Compressor plug-in
•Voxengo - SPAN, Boogex, EssEQ , OldSkoolVerb, Tempo Delay and Tube Amp plug-ins
•Discrete Drums Sampler over 1GB of drum loops and drum samples
•Twiddly bits 100 MIDI drum loops created by real drummers