Highly anticipated eight-channel tube-driven FireWire audio interface now shipping
The TubeFire8™ was debuted in its early prototype stage at the NAMM show and created immediate buzz in the industry. The final version which is now in general release packs eight quality second-generation discrete Class–A vacuum tube microphone preamps in a single rack space unit with balanced I/O and FireWire connectivity. Ideal for any recording application, the TubeFire8™ adds eight incredibly warm tube driven mic or line inputs and eight balanced outputs to any FireWire equipped PC or Mac based direct-to-drive recording system.
ART’s mic preamps provide clean quiet gain while maintaining incredible transparency through the input stage. The eight balanced outputs of the TubeFire8™ can be driven from either the analog mic preamp inputs making the TubeFire8™ an in-line eight channel tube preamp, or from the internal high quality D/A converters making it a high quality multi-channel audio output for your PC.
Every input channel on the TubeFire8™ offers both XLR input and ¼-inch TRS balanced input with 70dB of gain. All inputs have –10dB Pad, High Pass filter, Phase Invert clip indicators and a wide range LED meter to monitor the preamp levels. The eight balanced outputs can be summed to an integrated headphone output providing either a mono or stereo mix function for low latency input monitoring and for monitoring audio playback from the computer.
The ART TubeFire8™ ships with Cubase LE for Mac or PC, and is fully ASIO compatible for OS-X, Windows-XP and Vista.