Mixer or Firepod

All about drum recording technique, mics, software etc...

Moderator: Moderators

Mixer or Firepod

Postby thegetupkid7 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:38 pm

Hey guys,

I'm looking to start recording drums and I'm not sure which audio interface I should buy. I want to be able to record drums, guitar, bass and vocals directly into my computer. I think I've narrowed it down it down to a Presonus Firepod FP10 or a Behringer XENYX 2442FX. Both fit my price range and appear that they will meet my needs. I was wondering what your opinions are for one over the other, and also the advantages of a stand alone mixer versus a firewire interface like the Firepod.

Thanks!
thegetupkid7
new
new
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:22 pm

Mixer or Firepod

Help our forum grow and visit our sponsors pages!

Help DML grow and visit pages on left!
 

Re: Mixer or Firepod

Postby J-rod » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:14 pm

my first interface was a firepod, its a solid piece of gear, i never had any problems with mine and i get a pretty damn decent sound with it, also the cubase software it comes with is a really good software for a beginner to get their feet wet with, but it is limited, at some point your gonna want to upgrade to a better recording software. Im not familiar with the behringer model you mentioned but i dislike behringer in general as a brand so id say go firepod lol.
dw collector series maple
zildjian and saluda cymbals
dw and yamaha snares
dw hardware
User avatar
J-rod
drumming adept
drumming adept
 
Posts: 360
Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:56 pm
Location: Oneonta New York

Re: Mixer or Firepod

Postby drumur » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:44 am

Firepods are the bomb.
I have 3 of them daisy-chained together.
User avatar
drumur
session drummer
session drummer
 
Posts: 910
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:41 pm
Location: New Jersey(Suburbs of Philadelphia)

Re: Mixer or Firepod

Postby TamaDude » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:15 am

Same here on the Firepods. I also have three daisychained but upgraded to Cubase 4 to replace the LE program that came with them. Super easy to set up too.
John W. ("J-Dub")

http://www.soulonfire.us

6pc Tama SCM Platinum fade
6pc Tama SCM Blue Silk (shells signed by Jason Bittner!)
4pc Tama B/B White Silk wrap
5pc Tama Bubinga Scorched Copper Fade
5pc Tama Superstar Copper Mist Metallic
User avatar
TamaDude
drumming adept
drumming adept
 
Posts: 209
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:16 pm
Location: Bloomfield, NJ

Re: Mixer or Firepod

Postby anojeezick » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:05 pm

I highly recommend the firepod. I use one and it works really well. Simple and effective. The only problem i've ever had was with the firewire outputs, but other than that. It's solid.
Mapex Mafia.

GET INTO IT

Mapex M Birch in Honey Amber
Iron Cobra Pedals
Sabian Cymbals
Evans Heads.
User avatar
anojeezick
drumming adept
drumming adept
 
Posts: 327
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:50 pm
Location: Rot-chester NY

Re: Mixer or Firepod

Postby rockon2112yyz » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:28 pm

FP10 = Awesome.

I don't know much about the mixer, but I know berringer has a reputation with mixers dying
rockon2112yyz
drumming adept
drumming adept
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:31 pm

Re: Mixer or Firepod

Postby AgDrumma07 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:15 pm

hear a Firepod here:

http://www.myspace.com/luckyenglish

did those tracks myself (i'm a 100% amateur)

for better stuff on a Firepod:

http://www.myspace.com/farawaynow
User avatar
AgDrumma07
drumming adept
drumming adept
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:49 am
Location: Houston, TX

Re: Mixer or Firepod

Postby Alan_ » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:30 am

well, the first thing to address is this: unless you already have a multitrack audio interface installed on your computer, that mixer will be useless.

presonus units have really good microphone preamps. I say go for the firestudio.
User avatar
Alan_
groove master
groove master
 
Posts: 4207
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:47 am
Location: austin, tx

Re: Mixer or Firepod

Postby SGarrett » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:06 pm

This topic's almost six months old, but I use a FirePod for all of my tracking.
"If the goal is for me to give up my reality for your reality, then the goal is for me to give up my self for your self--a goal I have to reject."
SGarrett
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 5167
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:59 am


Return to Recording Drums

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 2 guests