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M-Audio Firewire Solo

FireWire audio interfacefrom the M-Audio FireWire series

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Very well

By jyeff, 12/04/2012
I wanted a firewire card to use Ableton Live with low latency and be able to record guitar (via jack) and voice.


Easy to use.

The drivers seem OK but are not updated.
My computer has blown some time ago. After repair means more to recognize the card. In fact the SAV of the computer was tearing their hair but the problem was with the internal card which bore the firewire ports. I think M-Audio was not there for nothing.
As it works well since I try not to touch the drivers.


The installation was done without much difficulty.
The interface for the settings is not very nice, but ...

However, the connections / disconnections hot are not permitted!


This is my first and only external sound card.
She is still appropriate. It allows me to play with my midi keyboard to Live with virtually no latency.
The sound of guitar is good if the sound is clear. However, for the distorted sound I is not yet found a way to save it so it sounds like out of my Marshall amp and not as a small amp with 10 watts made in china (the e). I tried to connect the amplifier output to the input of the card or use a microphone in front of the amp but it gives a disappointing result ...
But what good is another matter.

I think I would do this choice.


By laplanete, 26/10/2011
I wanted to do the computer music ...

... Taken voice, guitar, bass ...

... I have not had the opportunity to use it for this purpose.


Need to make the scene, and find cheap stuff, I dug up a Behringer Xenyx 1002FX at 45 Euros, but there are only two slices preamp that I intended to vote.

How to add sound to scratch, bass, knowing that the other units are not and have no preamp Aqualisa?

Well I just plugged the FW Solo and offering me two separate preamplified inputs (XLR and jack).

On the XLR send the sound of scratching my amp picked up by a microphone Audiotechnica mb2k which, incidentally, is excellent and I get a Péchu his faithful and without having to touch anything else that 'to my guitar amp.

The input jack I plug my bass directly (an old Rickenbacker 4001) and nothing more I have a wicked sound.

Until we have more in this small FW Solo does more than help me ...



No problem for the implementation (sound) ...


It's all a little (lot) of démerder, a little off topic ...

... But the result is surprising ...

You still think that I use this little box for what it is for one of these four ...


(Very) Far from being disappointed!

By Ivanplo, 31/05/2011
What characteristics have motivated your choice?
Firewire, the price!

With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) and you use the connection with what? Connected to the Firewire port of the Macbook, HS80M output (Jack 6.5 sound card side, XLR side monitors)

For what purpose? What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk ,...)?
Home studio, connected to a Macbook 2007, 2.16Ghz, 2GB RAM, 160DD, MACOS X.6.7


The drivers are stable?
RAS, even at low latency.

What software do you use most often?
Logic Pro 9, Ableton Live 8.

They are often updated?
No idea, I have recently.


The installation is done it without problems?
Yes, under MacOsX we insert the CD, it installs, it works.

The general configuration is easy?
Very simple, the software is fairly succinct.

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
Not at the moment.

The manual is clear and sufficient?
Clearly yes, plenty enough ...


For how long have you been using it?
Two days ...

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
That incorporated into the BCD3000 which I used to do anything other than sound card backup (Even though quite bulky as sound card if you know what I mean ...).

What thing do you like most/least about it?

+ The price (199 euros at Energyson)
+ Firewire
+ Fairly compact
+ Power Phantom
+ Quality of preamp
+ Audio Quality

- Unable to use the connector on the front in addition to the rear facade
- No balance on Outputs
- The simple design (which can also do its charm)

What is your opinion about the value for the price?

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Everything depends on the number of In / Out that is desired, it good enough for me personally.


By El_Becko, 17/11/2010
Purchased in order to make the taking of good quality and rere at home: guitar via DI in AmpliTube
taken acoustic micro + di
taken a few voice
for use in portable stereo recording

preamps are excellent for the price and collect fairly
HI-Z is a blessing to play with the amp simulation style or AmpliTube guitar rig ... and it is indispensable

acien on my config (Pro Xeon Dual-generation S604 SURT pc-dl + 2 GB RAM) I had to go back many buffers to mix without problems

with the new config (on p5wdh E8400 + 4 GB ram) I play and I do not lag up the buffers when the project is already very busy: good point.

It is a perfect tool for msusiciens soloists, guitarists singers, nomadic or not you can make recording at home and send your tracks to the studio without getting burned by the sound engineer for the preamps are very good.

I now feel a boundary with the XLR only because my skills were better that 5 years ago I feel the need to refine my acoustic and taken to use several microphones.

The other drawback is that the headphone output is driven by the same knob that monitor outputs: clock at night, fancy a bit of his I plug my headphones j sends the high impedance level and there ..... aaarg my monitors that I had forgotten to turn off wake the whole house ... and it is especially peinible damage to the mix when you switch from headphones to monitors.
So many small console routed quality essential.

The big downside is the lack of midi interface. If you are equipped with a USB keyboard but do not worry if your keyboard dude comes home with his gear or you need a live sync you should invest in an external interface which significantly reduces the side nomad machine ...


I'll respond to some opinions that talk about problems with the drivers: the firewire card (which also supports the PSU) is not hot-pluggable, so it is normal that after a bet Standby or re-connection of the card it is no longer recognized by the system.

but frankly that takes the risk of seeing his project planting in the making with his standby in windows activated??

The updates are regular.

Buffer adjusted to 128 samples I work with 4 ms latency without problem.


Installation is not very clear: we must let the software install multiple components and wait for Windows to recognize them and you often have to try several times even if you always follow the same procedure.


So I used it and it made me so many services that would be hard to note too severely.

To have worked on 410 of the same brand more upscale, I confirm that the audio quality is identical and very good.

The high input impedance Instrument is a blessing and is essential for direct take on pain of being left with a sound all rikiki.

Think twice before buying these two points:

- I'm fairly sure that jaume need more than one XLR input?
- I am sure never need MIDI?

... And make your choice.

The price / quality ratio is excellent, especially on the second hand market. The companion
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M-Audio Firewire Solo tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:M-Audio
  • Model:Firewire Solo
  • Series:FireWire
  • Category:FireWire audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 02/04/2005

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