AudioFire 12

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AudioFire 12 is the only FireWire digital audio recording interface of it's kind on the market that offers 12 balanced analog inputs and outputs for 24-bit 192 kHz recording and playback.

AudioFire 12 also has two FireWire ports so you can daisy-chain two AudioFire 12s for 24 tracks. It also includes MIDI I/O and Word Clock for synchronization. If you already have an audio mixer, tons of microphones, instruments, mic preamps or you are in need of a digital audio replacement for your reel-to-reel analog tape machine look no further!

Hardware Features

  • FireWire (IEEE 1394a) interface with 15' cable
  • 12 balanced ¼" analog inputs:
    • 113dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
    • +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
  • 12 balanced ¼" analog outputs:
    • 114dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
    • +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
  • MIDI I/O
  • Sync via word clock
  • Supports full duplex 12 channel in, 12 channel out operation at 24 bit, 192kHz sample rate
  • Rack mountable single space breakout box
  • Heavy-duty aluminum case
  • 32-bit / 1.6 gigaflop DSP for digital mixing
    • Near zero latency hardware monitoring

Software Features

  • Software console for monitoring, metering, and setting levels
  • Low-latency drivers support all major pro audio software:
    • Windows: ASIO 2.0, DirectX and WASAPI
    • Mac OS X: CoreAudio & CoreMIDI

System Requirements

  • PC System requirements:
    • Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit)
    • 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
    • 400 Mbps FireWire port (IEEE 1394a)
  • Mac System requirements
    • Mac OS X (10.4 or later)
    • Intel processor
    • 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
    • 400 Mbps FireWire port (IEEE 1394a or 1394b with adapter cable)

Product Specifications

Echo Digital Audio uses only specifications of production units. While other companies quote specs of their converters alone in laboratory settings, the numbers you see on this page represent the actual unit in your hands. Since people often rely heavily on specs when deciding what gear to buy, we like to bring you numbers that really mean something.

Analog Inputs

  • 12 balanced TRS connectors
  • Accepts unbalanced signals
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz, ±0.1dB
  • Dynamic range: 113dB A-weighted
  • THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted
  • Nominal input Level: +4dBu or -10dBV (software configurable)
  • Maximum input Level: +17.5dBu

Analog Output

  • 12 balanced TRS connectors
  • Frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz, ±0.1dB
  • Dynamic range: 114dB A-weighted
  • THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted
  • Nominal output Level: +4dBu or -10dBV (software configurable)
  • Maximum output Level: +17.5dBu

General Converter Specs

  • 128x oversampling converters
  • 24 bit data resolution maintained throughout signal path
  • Multiple standard sampling rates supported: 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, 192k*

*192K not supported in Win7*


  • MIDI input
  • MIDI output

Digital Sync

  • Word Clock I/O


  • On-board 32-bit / 1.6 gigaflop DSP:
    • Digital mixing
    • Near zero latency hardware monitoring


  • 19"(w) x 7"(d) x 1¾"(h)
  • Fits in a single rack mount space
  • Includes rack mounting brackets

Host Interface

  • 2 1394a (FireWire) ports


Windows Drivers

Operating SystemDriverFile SizeDate PostedDocumentation
Windows XP-SP2, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 5.8 download 4.3 MB 01/28/2013 Readme
Windows XP-SP2, Vista, Windows 7 5.7.6 download 4.25 MB 02/01/2012 Readme
Windows XP-SP2, Vista, Windows 7 5.7 download 4.10 MB 10/17/2011 Readme
Windows XP-SP2, Vista, Windows 7 5.5 download 4.00 MB 12/14/2009 Readme
Windows XP-SP2, Vista 4.8 download 1.41 MB 05/05/2008 Readme

Mac OS X Software

Operating SystemDriverFile SizeDate PostedDocumentation
Mac OS X (10.7 or later) 5.7.6 download 2.96 MB 01/31/2012 Readme
Mac OS X (10.4 or later) 5.7.1 download 2.84 MB 11/02/2011 Readme
Mac OS X (10.4 or later) 4.8 download 2.67 MB 05/27/2008 Readme
Mac OS X (10.4 or later) 4.6 download 2.61 MB 01/14/2008 Readme


Operating SystemVersionFile SizeDate Posted
Windows 2.2 download 1.32 MB 09/25/2009
Macintosh 2.2 download 1.45 MB 09/25/2009


Product Comparison

Specification Echo 2 AudioFire Pre8 AudioFire 4 AudioFire 12 Layla3g Mia Midi

*Universal inputs support mic, guitar, & line level signals over XLR or 1/4" (balanced TRS or unbalanced TS) cables. Meters, trim knobs, & phantom power switch are provided.

**Analog inputs for the AudioFire Pre8 feature Mic phase, Impedance, Pad, Hi-Pass, Direct Input and separate Phantom Power buttons.

All cards have output levels for analog outputs and monitors that can route from any input to any output.
All cards support internal input clock.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Analog Inputs 2 universal* 8 universal* 2 universal*,
2 ¼" (TRS)
12 ¼" (TRS) 2 universal* 2 ¼" (TRS)
Analog Outputs 2 ¼" (TRS), 1 ⅛" (TRS) 8 ¼" (TRS) 4 ¼" (TRS) 12 ¼" (TRS) 8 ¼" (TRS) 2 ¼" (TRS, 8 virtual)
Microphone Preamps 2 Digital Trim, EZ Trim 2 Analog Trim 2 Analog Trim 2 Analog Trim
Selectable +4 dBu -10 dBV
Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz Up to 96 kHz Up to 96 kHz Up to 192 kHz Up to 96 kHz Up to 96 kHz
Dynamic Range 115dB in, 113dB out; (A-weighted) 112dB in, 113dB out; (A-weighted) 112dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted) 113dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted) 113dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted) 106dB (A-weighted)
Other Independent headphone output; stand-alone operation 2 headphone outputs, main volume control headphone output; bus power supported 12 channels full duplex 192kHz headphone output 8 virtual outputs
Interface USB 2.0 or 3.0, iPad via Apple's camera connection kit FireWire FireWire FireWire PCI PCI
Price $399.00 $599.00