Mixtape, Muxtape, MuddleTape

I was quite excited about the Muxtape idea that mentioned the other day, and it even got a mention in Dreamrapper’s blog too. However, it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped over at Muxtape’s HQ and I feel a little bit foolish now. It looks like my twelve tracks have gone from my virtual tape and ended up in someone else’s, as there’ve been one or two problems with their software and servers.

On May 21st, Muxtape experienced an error that caused every song in the database to be overwritten with the wrong artist & title. (from Muxtape’s blog)

I must say that it was a very good concept, and right now I hope they manage to get everything sorted as soon as possible.

If you’re not too sure what Muxtape is, have a look at the article I wrote the other day for more information.

By the way, I’m still on the hunt for recommendations etc., about the Presonus Firestudio. If you’re using one, can you give me some info about it (pros and cons, that sort of thing) as there’s just too much info to wade through on the web.

Advice wanted about the Firewire audio interface

More on the possibility of me getting a Presonus Firestudio, I’m a little bit more convinced after reading this interesting article on Recording Review‘s website:

Just ordered a presonus firestudio

“So my first goal was to find an audio interface that had a powerful headphone mixing system with zero latency…..I ended up selecting the Presonus Firestudio. It has just about everything I need for $700.”

It looks like a very indepth review.

I’m trawling the web for reviews, articles, videos of firewire audio interfaces, particularly the Presonus Firestudio, to help me make my mind up. If anyone’s got any suggestions, please let me know.


Presonus Firestudio – shall I get one?

I’ve been using Acid Pro, samples, plugins, etc for ages but I’m now seriously thinking of going “hardware” (much more fun!). Thought about getting a basic mixer but I need more flexible routing and control (MIDI/Audio), and someone recommended the Presonus Firestudio. It looks like it’s the sort of thing I need, so maybe someone who’s reading this has used one? I think it’s around £500 and seems to be worth it – it includes loads of plugins and comes with Cubase 4 LE, Reason Adapted, and loads of other stuff. I’ve already got a computer so it might be the complete package – it got a great review in MTM too! There’s an offer on at the moment where you get a rebate on the MSR remote control for the Firestudio….

Anyone else used one of these? If you have or can offer some advice, please let me know….It’s a big outlay so I want to get it right!

presonus firestudio