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Presonus inspire 1394 as a soundcard?
darrvid
post Dec 23 2005, 04:53
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This might be a very stupid question, but I'm planning of purchasing a presonus inspire 1394 audio interface for recording using my laptop. It connects through firewire. My question is, can I also use this as a soundcard upgrade for regular music playback through foobar2000 (or any other app)? My integrated audio sucks, and I wanted to get an upgrade card, but will the inspire be able to serve that purpose?

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dreamliner77
post Dec 23 2005, 07:46
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How about a link to tech specs of the card?


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naelq
post Dec 23 2005, 11:33
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here is a link: http://www.presonus.com/inspire1394.html wink.gif
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post Dec 23 2005, 12:42
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edit 2: I made a loop of questions which just brought me back to the beginning.... so the original question remains, can a regular audio player like foobar send audio to a firewire (specifically the inspire) audio interface? Would this question be better in the foobar forum?

edit: thanks for the link cool.gif

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AndyH-ha
post Dec 24 2005, 00:50
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Yes, this is a soundcard, along with other hardware in the same package. It does both input and output. It can serve as the output device for any reasonable audio application.
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post Dec 24 2005, 10:36
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QUOTE (AndyH-ha @ Dec 23 2005, 05:50 PM)
Yes, this is a soundcard, along with other hardware in the same package. It does both input and output. It can serve as the output device for any reasonable audio application.
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post Dec 24 2005, 14:06
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QUOTE (AndyH-ha @ Dec 24 2005, 12:50 AM)
Yes, this is a soundcard, along with other hardware in the same package. It does both input and output. It can serve as the output device for any reasonable audio application.
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Looking at the specs it supports both WDM and ASIO. ASIO is a driver standard invented by Steinberg for Pro Audio applications. This means that it will look like a standard sound output device to any windows application using the WDM path.

You can also get higher quality (by bypassing the kmixer and therefore resampling in the NT kernel) by using ASIO instead. ASIO output plugins are available for Foobar and Winamp amongst others.

One slight caveat is that you will probably have to use the Presonus control application to change volume when using ASIO.
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