ProFire 610

High-Definition 6-in/10-out FireWire Audio Interface with Octane Preamp Technology

Designed by the company that revolutionized mobile music production, the ProFire™ 610 FireWire audio interface transforms your Mac or PC into a powerful 6-in/10-out recording studio. Premium digital converters deliver high-definition, 24-bit/192kHz audio throughout the signal path. Two preamps with award-winning Octane™ technology offer clean, transparent sound with low noise and exceptional headroom. Onboard DSP mixing provides a totally flexible recording experience—perfect for creating multiple, independent monitor mixes. The user-assignable master volume knob gives you flexible control over output levels. MIDI I/O allows you to connect keyboards and other outboard MIDI hardware. The half-rack-space unit also doubles as a standalone two-channel microphone preamp and A/D-D/A converter. ProFire 610 is compatible with major audio software including Pro Tools*, Cubase, Logic, Sonar, Live and GarageBand, making it an unbeatable choice for personal, high-definition recording.

Continuing the Legacy

The M-Audio® FireWire 410 audio interface helped ignite the mobile music revolution by delivering power and flexibility in a travel-friendly form factor. Musicians and producers tapped into a new level of creative freedom, using the FireWire 410 to make music in the field and on the go. ProFire 610 continues this legacy by introducing new features like Octane preamp technology, DSP mixing and high-definition, 24-bit/192kHz audio quality. By combining these professional, studio-grade tools in a half-rack-space unit, ProFire 610 delivers the most powerful mobile recording experience.

Award-winning Octane Preamp Technology

Great recordings start with great preamps. ProFire 610 brings you the same award-winning M-Audio Octane preamp technology that audio professionals trust for clean, transparent sound. Each preamp delivers low distortion and an extremely high signal-to-noise ratio—providing pristine audio fidelity right from the start of your signal path. In addition to exceptional sound, each preamp has a generous 73dB gain range**, 20dB pad and 48V phantom power.

Onboard DSP Mixer

ProFire 610 features an onboard DSP mixer, giving you an extra level of flexibility and improving the overall performance of your system. Use the software control panel to create custom configurations for different recording setups, then save the settings and instantly recall them later. You can set up five unique stereo mixes sourced from any of the hardware inputs and software returns simultaneously—ideal for assigning separate monitor mixes to multiple musicians. The onboard DSP mixer also enables you to monitor while tracking, just as you would with a hardware mixer.

High-Definition 192kHz Sound and Solid Performance

M-Audio designed the ProFire 610 using carefully selected components, including premium A/D-D/A converters that keep your audio signal uncolored and true to any input source. We engineered the electronic circuitry to provide an optimal signal path between input and output, resulting in extremely clean recordings that capture every nuance of your performance. ProFire 610 also features critically acclaimed JetPLL jitter-elimination technology for stable synchronization and exceptionally low audio band jitter. Building on M-Audio’s time-proven FireWire driver technology—found in the best-selling FireWire 410 interface—ProFire 610 delivers solid performance and reliability at sample rates up to 24-bit/192kHz.

User-Assignable Master Volume Control

The ProFire 610 interface delivers flexible control over output levels, allowing you to create a monitoring setup tailored to your specific needs. The master volume knob can be assigned to attenuate all output pairs simultaneously—ideal for controlling a 7.1 surround mix. Alternatively, the master volume knob can control the levels sent to your main monitors, while headphone outputs 1 and 2 operate independently. With four analog output pairs and an intuitive software control panel, ProFire 610 offers a wide range of options for unique monitoring scenarios.

Standalone Operation

ProFire 610 also functions in standalone mode, allowing you to use its premium preamplifiers without connecting to a computer. Just power up ProFire 610, connect your microphones or instruments, and the preamp outputs automatically route to analog outputs 1 and 2, and S/PDIF. You can also connect digital devices via S/PDIF and convert to analog. This unique feature makes ProFire 610 ideal for both front-end preamplification and A/D-D/A conversion.

Best-in-Class I/O

ProFire 610 features greater connectivity than any other interface in its class. Four unique analog inputs, eight analog outputs and stereo digital S/PDIF combine to form an impressive 6-in/10-out channel configuration. Easily access analog channels 1 and 2 via XLR/TS combo jacks on the front panel. Connect line-level instruments and effects processors to analog channels 3 and 4 via TRS. Use the eight 1/4" TRS balanced line outputs and digital S/PDIF to monitor and interface with outboard gear. Connect keyboards and outboard MIDI hardware to the 1 x 1 MIDI interface. The two front-panel headphone jacks are sourced separately with independent level controls for additional cue mixing flexibility. ProFire 610 allows you to enjoy full 24-bit/192kHz operation on all inputs and outputs simultaneously.

Professional-Quality Design—To Go

Once upon a time, choosing a mobile recording interface meant sacrificing some of the features and quality found in big-budget studio equipment. Now ProFire 610 changes the game by delivering the same advanced technology and design elements found in our acclaimed ProFire 2626 recording interface. Harness the power of award-winning Octane preamp technology, DSP mixing and 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution in a bus-powered unit perfect for recording on the go.


  • Up to 24-bit/192kHz for high-definition audio
  • Flexible onboard DSP mixer
  • 2 preamps with award-winning M-Audio Octane™ technology
    • Phantom Power
    • 20dB pad on each preamp
    • Signal/peak LED indicator lights

  • 6 inputs including:
    • 2 XLR/TS combo jacks for mics or instrument level inputs
    • 2 ¼” TRS balanced line inputs
    • Stereo S/PDIF in

  • 10 outputs including:
    • 8 ¼” TRS balanced line outs
    • Stereo S/PDIF out

  • 2 ¼” TRS headphone outputs
  • Built-in 1 x 1 MIDI interface
  • 2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports
  • JetPLL jitter elimination technology
  • Standalone operation as 2 mic pre/2-channel A/D-D/A converter
  • User-assignable master volume knob
  • Powered via FireWire bus or external power supply
  • Half-rack-space form factor fits in Universal Rack Tray
  • Compatible with major audio software including Pro Tools*, Cubase, Logic, Sonar, Live and GarageBand


  • Line Inputs (Balanced)
    • Frequency Response: +/- 0.1dB, 20Hz to 22kHz, +/- 0.2dB, 20Hz to 80kHz (192kHz)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -108dB (A-weighted)
    • Dynamic Range: 108dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: 0.002% (-94dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS
    • Crosstalk: <-110dB @ 1kHz
    • Maximum Input level: +16.1dBu, typical
    • Input Impedance: >20k ohm, balanced

  • Mic Inputs (Balanced) At Min Gain, No Pad
    • Frequency Response: +/- 0.2dB, 20Hz to 22kHz
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (min gain, no pad): -108dB (A-weighted)
    • Dynamic Range (min gain, no pad): 108dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N (min gain, no pad): 0.0022% (-93dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz
    • Crosstalk: < -110dB @ 1kHz
    • Maximum Input level: from +28dBu @ min gain, pad on to -45dBu @ maxgain, no pad
    • Input Impedance: 3.7k ohms, balanced, no pad
    • Adjustable Gain: >53dB without pad
    • Pad: -20dB

  • Inst. Inputs (Unbalanced) At Min Gain, No Pad
    • Frequency Response: +/- 0.2dB, 20Hz to 22kHz
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (min gain, no pad): 107dB (A-weighted)
    • Dynamic Range (min gain, no pad): 107dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N (min gain, no pad): 0.0025% (-92dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS
    • Crosstalk: < -110dB @ 1kHz
    • Maximum Input level: from +14.5dBV @ min gain, no pad to -39dBV @ maxgain, no pad
    • Input Impedance: 1M Ohm unbalanced
    • Adjustable Gain: >53dB without pad

  • Line Outputs (Balanced)
    • Frequency Response: +/- 0.1dB, 20Hz to 22kHz+/- 0.2dB, 20Hz to 80kHz (192kHz)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -108dB (A-weighted)
    • Dynamic Range: 108dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: 0.0016% (-96dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz
    • Crosstalk: < -105dB @ 1kHz
    • Maximum Output Level: +15.9dBu balanced, typical
    • Output Impedance: 940 ohm balanced

  • Headphone Outputs at Maximum Volume into 32 ohm Load
    • Frequency Response: +/- 0.1dB, 20Hz to 22kHz
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -108dB (A-weighted)
    • Dynamic Range: 108dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+Noise: 0.003% (-90.0dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS
    • Max Output Level into 32 ohms: +2.9dBV, typical
    • Power into Ohms: 60 mW into 32 ohms
    • Output Impedance: 75 ohm
    • Load Impedance: 24 to 600 ohms
    • Crosstalk: <-75dB @ 1kHz

  • *Typical measurements at 48kHz sample rate unless otherwise stated.


  • Compatibility
    • ASIO
    • WDM/MME/DirectX
    • Core Audio/Core MIDI
    • Pro Tools M-Powered

  • Minimum System Requirements (PC)
    • FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) port
    • Windows XP (SP2) / Windows Vista* 32-bit (SP1) / Windows Vista SP2 (32Bit , 64 Bit) / Win7 (32Bit , 64 Bit)
    • Pentium 4, 1GHz, 512MB RAM
    • *1GB RAM required for Windows Vista.
    • M-Audio recommends that you check your software’s minimum system requirements as they may be higher.

  • Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
    • Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 10.8.4
    • Macintosh Intel processor
    • 2Gb RAM (4GB recommended)
    • FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) port
    • M-Audio recommends that you check your software's minimum system requirements, as they may be higher.