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Jack Barry
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I did a few searches and did not find what i was looking for. Please direct me to the correct thread if there is 1.
I just received a Mac Mini 2012 i7 quad and I have decided to go with PreSonus for a small interface. PreSonus Has a wonderful reputation for customer support and your gear is solid. I had a ACP 88 back in analog, live rock, world, many of my competitors were quit jealous!
But I didn't know anything about your customer support because I never had any problems with it and it kicked @ss !

I like the 22vsl and the FireStudio Mobile. I am looking for advice between the 2. A $50 difference, is it worth it? I will just be fooling around with GarageBand (because I have some experience with it) and learning StudioOne. The Mini has a FW800 jack and 4 USB 3 BlaBla.
I am also considering a StudioLive 16.0.2 down the road so that is somewhat of a consideration.
I think there is a question in here somewhere? Please help me burn the last few dollars I have left to spend. I'm itchin to mix
2012 Mac Mini 2.3g i7x4 16 gig ram, Presonus FireStudio Mobile, SM58, AKG271 MKII phones. External rack effects, Lexicon, TC Helicon, TC Electric. M-Audio Venom keys, 1/2 brain.
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Biggest advantage of the audiobox over the FS is the VSL software. You don't have that kind of control of the FS.

Other than that the FS has more ins and outs. It's biggest advantage over the audiobox is the ability to chain other firestudio devices to increase the input and output count. This will be really handy if you're gonna add a StudioLive later.
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No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

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Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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Jack Barry
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Thank you kind sir. Is all the software for these products happy with Mountain Lion or vice-versa? Does VLS software work with Fire studio, it's just not bundled?Another concern is the headphone outputs. I would like to be able to overcome the PA in my headphones to (for short periods of time) monitor what I'm recording. I have AKG K271 MKII. 55 ohms @ 200mW max input.
FireStudio Mobile 150 mW @ 60 ohms output,
22vsl 30mW@60 ohms
Do these numbers mean the FireStudio will provide more usable volume or the 22VSL would be plenty? Thanks again .
PS I did 6 years in the Navy, made it to E-6 before I bailed.
2012 Mac Mini 2.3g i7x4 16 gig ram, Presonus FireStudio Mobile, SM58, AKG271 MKII phones. External rack effects, Lexicon, TC Helicon, TC Electric. M-Audio Venom keys, 1/2 brain.
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The firestudio works fine on ML. There are mixed reviews on the beta of the AB22

VSL is only possible with the AudioBoxes and studiolives.

And I honestly can't answer the headphone question as I've never used the firestudio for that purpose. Hopefully another user will be able to answer that for you.

And I'm on the doorstep of 18 years and been E7 for a few now. Gonna bang out the last two and hit the ripcord.
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Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
Win Vista 64/XP Pro/7 x86/7 x64 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion
Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
Studio One v1 Pro x64
Studio One v1 Artist
Studio One v2 Artist
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Jack Barry
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Thanks again and good luck with your retirement, I'm lovin mine
2012 Mac Mini 2.3g i7x4 16 gig ram, Presonus FireStudio Mobile, SM58, AKG271 MKII phones. External rack effects, Lexicon, TC Helicon, TC Electric. M-Audio Venom keys, 1/2 brain.
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