Hi, I just joined the forum seeing as I will be starting a little personal home studio soon. From my research it seems like either the Presonus Firepod (now called FP10) or the Fire Studio would suit my needs. Just a question for anyone who has experience with these:
Is it worth is to get the Fire Studio over the Firepod? Also, is the newly named FP10 any different/better than the Firepod?
Based on the product comparison, the Fire Studio has Word Clock IO, DSP mixer/router, and 9 stereo simultaneous mixes. Compared to the FP10 which only has 1 simultaneous mix and none of the other things.
My local music shop has an old Firepod just sitting on the shelf for $500 which is a pretty good price around here (BC, Canada). I imagine the Fire Studio would be a few hundred more, but I'm not sure if it has anything that I might need in the future that the Firepod doesn't have.
I plan to record drums, guitar and bass - all separately. This will be my first purchase for the studio, so I want to make sure it can handle everything I need. I will probably start off with only 3-4 mics and plan to eventually max it out with 8.
Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. I'm pretty new to this. Thanks,