PreSonus Audio is now shipping the V-FIRE ($299) interface, which allows the user to convert Roland’s proprietary R-BUS digital audio format to FireWire (IEEE 1394), thus providing a multichannel computer interface for Roland products equipped with R-BUS output.
The V-FIRE features two R-BUS ports and two FireWire ports, allowing 16 channels of digital audio to stream at sample rates up to 24 bits/96 kHz. The V-FIRE is also equipped with R-BUS 1, R-BUS 2 and master sync LED indicators.
The V-FIRE is compatible with Windows XP and Macintosh operating systems, and ships with a software control panel that enables the user to select the sample rate (44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz), latency, buffer size and clock source.
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