The ART TubeFire8™ delivers the best of all worlds in one tube driven digital audio interface package. Ideal for any recording application, the TubeFire8™ packs eight incredibly warm second-generation discrete Class-A vacuum tube microphone preamps into a single rack space audio interface with balanced I/O, headphone monitoring and FireWire connectivity.
Every input channel offers both XLR input and 1/4-inch TRS balanced input with 70dB of gain. All inputs have independent -10dB Pad, High Pass filter, Phase Invert, clip indicators and a wide range LED meter to monitor the preamp levels. Phantom power is available on all XLR inputs making it ideal for complex multi-track recording with high quality condenser microphone sources.
Two front mounted 1/4-inch instrument level inputs (Channels 1 & 2) allow quick direct connection of any keyboard, acoustic guitar or bass without re-patching the rear panel or reaching for an additional direct box.
ART's microphone 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 microphone 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.
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.
Complete FireWire Based Studio Solution
Designed as a complete studio package, the TubeFire8™ is shipped with Steinberg's Cubase LE 48-track for both Mac and Windows operating systems making it a truly plug and play recording solution, although it is compatible with many popular ASIO and Core Audio based applications.
Multiple TubeFire8 units can be easily combined for larger 16, 24 or 32 input / output studio setups. Wordclock i/o is provided for multiple unit synchronization in complex studio configurations.