SNAMM06: Convert Roland R-BUS to Firewire

PreSonus V-FIRE provides a multi-channel computer interface for Roland products equipped with R-BUS output      15/07/06
SNAMM06: Convert Roland R-BUS to Firewire


Roland’s proprietary R-BUS interface may have left some users of Roland equipment wishing that they had a more universal digital audio interface and now they can have one with a new product from Presonus, just announced at the show – the V-FIRE.
The V-FIRE allows the user to convert Roland’s R-BUS digital audio format to FireWire (IEEE 1394), thus providing a multi-channel computer interface for Roland products equipped with R-BUS output.
The V-FIRE features two R-BUS ports and two FireWire ports allowing sixteen channels of digital audio to stream at up to 24-bit 96K sample rate. It is also equipped with R-BUS 1, R-BUS 2 and master sync LED indicators.
Windows XP and Macintosh compatible, the V-FIRE will also ship with a software control panel enabling the user to select the sample rate (44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, and 96K), latency, buffer size and clock source.
Jim Odom, President of PreSonus, told us “We are very pleased to offer the V-FIRE to Roland’s loyal customer base. The V-FIRE is an amazing solution for file transfer and sharing between R-BUS devices and computer-based recording systems giving the customer further flexibility and power for music creation.�
Roland Recording Product Manager Michael Barrett added, "This is a very exciting advancement that will be appreciated by Roland customers worldwide. It adds tremendous value to our R-BUS devices and we're thrilled PreSonus is now offering this dynamic product."
Price and Availability
The V-FIRE will be shipping during the Summer of 2006. Price TBA
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