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M-Audio ProFire 610 Firewire Interface Announced

August 28, 2008

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M-Audio has announced the ProFire 610 FireWire audio interface, which extends the legacy of the FireWire 410. 



In response to demand from customers needing a compact unit, the ProFire 610 audio interface was created using many of the same design elements found in the flagship ProFire 2626 interface and features 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution, M-Audio® Octane preamp technology and onboard DSP mixing in a bus-powered unit.

  The ProFire 610 is compatible with both PC and Mac w/ 6-inputs and 10 outputs

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ProFire 610 Firewire Inteface Features:


  • Up to 24-bit/192kHz for high-definition audio
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Flexible onboard DSP mixer
2 preamps with award-winning M-Audio Octane technology

  • 6 unique inputs including
  • 10 unique outputs including

  • 2 ¼” TRS headphone outputs with independent volume controls

  • Built-in 1 x 1 MIDI interface

  • 2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports

  • JetPLL jitter elimination technology for stable synchronization
  • 
Standalone operation as 2 mic pre/2-channel A/D-D/A converter
  • 
User-assignable master volume knob for total control over output levels
  • 
Powered via FireWire bus or external power supply
  • 
Half-rack-space form factor fits in Universal Rack Tray

  • Compatible with most major audio software

 

The ProFire 610 interface is currently expected to ship Fall 2008 with a list price of $499.95.
See M-Audio for more info.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Sugs September 15, 2008 at 7:24 pm

Hi…i’ve realised that a lot of sites are actually listing the Profire 610 to be compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered…on the other hand, the M-Audio Website doesnt really specify that the Profire 610 is Pro Tools M-Powered compatible….also, theres a forum i came across that confirms that the Profire 610 is not Pro Tools M-Powered compatible for now…the reasons for this however were not given…

Its sad that an awesome tool like the Profire 610 is going to be limited….its also sad, that some of the sites are giving out inaccurate information on the product as well…this could pose a major problem for those who want to pre-order the product…

Therefore, all i want to know for sure is..is the Profire 610 compatible with Pro Tools M??……….

Thanx!!

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Steve September 25, 2008 at 4:46 pm

The ProFire 610 IS NOT compatible with Pro Tools.

I just bought it along with a ton of recording stuff from GC with hopes of recording with Pro Tools – wrong there.

I was dissapointed while trying to use it and Pro Tools wouldn’t fully boot, which led me to search online and found that it wasn’t compatible.

The salesman at GC told me it was compatible. Awesome.

Thanks M-Audio. Really fucked yourself as well as the customer this time.

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Semantik September 25, 2008 at 5:03 pm

I have some great stories about clueless Guitar Center employees… like the time I walked in to purchase TRS cables. You should have seen the way the salesperson tried to pretend that he knew what I was talking about! Very entertaining.

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Bongo October 12, 2008 at 7:16 am

I’ve gone through the same problems of trying to boot Pro Tools with the Profire 610. However, luckily I’ve found out it will be compatible when Digidesign releases Pro Tools 8 within the next month! I can’t wait!

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Sugu November 26, 2008 at 6:35 am

Hi Bongo & Steve….geesh guys..so sorry to hear about your ordeal with the Profire 610 & Pro-Tools M…i actually emailed a rep from M-Audio directly to confirm this and was informed that the Profire 610 isn’t compatible…i understand how u guys would feel…cos i almost purchased the Profire 610 without knowing this…thanx also to all the bullshit reviews online about the product’s compatibility with Pro-Tools M….

Also, i really hope its gonna be compatible with Pro Tools M at the soonest….lets all hope Bongo is correct! : )

Cheers guys!

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aballan3 December 8, 2008 at 5:33 pm

NOOOOOO!!!! it really sucks. i dont understand why they’d release the 610 and not have it fully compatible with the industry standard protools 7.4. i mean i know pro tools 8 is coming out soon, but its been coming out soon for months. i’ve heard october release, november, december and now it looks like january at the soonest. i bought the 610 so i could have a portable protools rig over christmas but i guess those plans went down the drain with the 610….. i guess i can wait a few more months to use my brand new interface to its full capabilities…. in the mean time, GARAGEBAND AND ABLETON LIVE DEMOS!!!! (N)

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aballan3 December 8, 2008 at 5:34 pm

NOOOOOO!!!! it really sucks. i dont understand why they’d release the 610 and not have it fully compatible with the industry standard protools 7.4. i mean i know pro tools 8 is coming out soon, but its been coming out soon for months. i’ve heard october release, november, december and now it looks like january at the soonest. i bought the 610 so i could have a portable protools rig over christmas but i guess those plans went down the drain with the 610….. i guess i can wait a few more months to use my brand new interface to its full capabilities…. in the mean time, GARAGEBAND AND ABLETON LIVE DEMOS!!!! (N):(

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itamar March 13, 2011 at 8:09 am

i got my profire 610 yesterday and the 2nd headphones output jack is not working.
has anyone had the same problam? any ideas how to solve it?

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