M-Audio Delta 1010
M-Audio Delta 1010

PCI/ISA + Rack Soundcard of the Delta series

User Reviews: 4.514

All user reviews for the M-Audio Delta 1010

Average Score: 4.5 ( 4.5/5 based on 14 reviews )
  8 reviews 57 %
  6 reviews 43 %
Value For Money: Excellent
FP User 10/31/2008

FP User's review

Features are very basic..has midi, 8 I/O's plus SPDIF to make it 10 I/O's, thus the name 1010. Wish it had a headphone jack but with a mixer that is solved. But has a very clean look to it and fits in my rack perfectly.

Price paid: $280 USD


Very easy to setup--just make sure you update to the latest drivers but it is 64bit and PCI-X compatible also. There is some compatiblity issues with Apple Dual 1.8 / 2.0 G5's. http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=support.faq&ID=b9f145c1c2ef3fd398ae0c17b1a4cb48


Quality is top notch...There are many M-audio interfaces to choose from but this one is right up there with the best for analog. Considering it came out years ago..it is still very good. Just make sure you check PCI compatiblity with Macs when purchasing. http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/Delta1010-main.html


Very clean for a package in this price range..So clean that with proper speakers, cables and line conditioners...the sound of bad humming is non-existant. Read other reviews from other retailers to get more information.

Love it..for my purposes for a in home studio..I am glad I bought this to go with my protools m-powered 7.0 setup.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Smithy ( 4-, 2006)
kevinkxproductions 10/09/2013

kevinkxproductions's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " STANDBY negligible, 24b, 92k, very good sound"

requires attention to old computer because large format PCI BUT old computer very easy to find at flea pro ... I find my pentium 4 4ghz 20 euros for 3 years no problem.
THE TIP: buy OCCAZ 1010 Delta and you are with a great sound card input and output numbers for its nickel and far more acceptable to release an album (some pros are amazed at my audio output) with Vovox of cables and good stuff behind obviously AND ABOVE ZERO LATENCY (inaudible these is 5ms so for me it's zero latency).
Not plugging anything noon ever tested ... ALL plugging in audio no problem, very good return, approaching perfect with VOVOX cables


I was able to register and manage the longest 90 minutes of recording without problem against beyond 24 audio tracks (stereo) but it crashes due to the computer and not the card ...
HOWEVER zero latency mixing and adding effects réèl time, any cash card (computer too)


everything is very easy, now I only work with Windows XP Pro for years


BUDGET very low for a computer and a great card that can invest in other high-end, large gear because even if you buy the latest card and computer, if you use the average range gear you have the sound of this you plug in your card.
And do not overlook the cables, when you have high-end gear, the difference is obvious as it is with guitar, keyboard, speaker AND microphone ... (I read that not really hear the difference between a VOVOX and a normal cable with microphone, well it depends once again the microphone)

In short, this is the day and night with VOVOX, good stuff plugged into this card for a budget card / computer and you have an amazing sound ... never bothered with latency AND mixing in réèl time with added effects
READ THE TEST Audiofanzine

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

I bought it there are at least five year's 8 in / out
and also for its quality converters


really well
simplicity, stability
used on cubase with a lucid audio cucu
cubase playback and management of in / out flawless
already tested also with 2 ... Delta nikel!


management as well as on pc cubase is very simple


She was highly recommended by a professional highly competent at the time of its release. I, who drove off a home studio price was quite remarkable. Also I think it must be one of the best, if not the best quality / price ratio point of view of its converters. I have seen for some home studio that did not better for bigger prize. Also I have several machines that hardware interface 8 in / out is a real pleasure. So I was totally pushed to buy a second for comfort :)
jp39 10/03/2010

jp39's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) "super"

Good sound card used with win 2000 and XP.
PC 2 g, 512MB, 32GB HDD.
8 inputs / outputs for the recording of a battery or more musicians.
Desktop PC required because the rack is affiliated to a PCI card.
No problem to sync to MTC or word clock.
M-Audio very serious when it comes to updating drivers.


Latency insignificant. Perfect for live recording, raw, with a sequencer like Sonar, Cubase.


The set includes the rack + PCI card + software + installation manual + manual english or French, (all will depend on the version and is downloadable on the M-Audio site).
Installation is simple, but read the manual well and understand electrical wiring operation and how it works.


Today we can say that this card is outdated: preamp no, no XLR connection, no direct connection to USB or Firewire, so impossible to connect to a laptop. But for the price, second hand, can't beat it.
Studiocreuse 09/10/2010

Studiocreuse's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

use pro, quad core 2.9 - 6 GB DDR3 1600 Corsair-4 Raptor 10 000 trs SATA2
xp up to 100 audio tracks in 5.3 ms latency with no problems


excellent under XP sp2 but I have been unsuccessful in win7 64-bit, waiting for new drivers


very easy


for the price it is very good
I have 2 in sync since 2003, under xp it is a gem
Dinnis 09/06/2010

Dinnis's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) "Simple and effective"

8 in / out analog
2 in / out SPDIFMidi

(For the rest please visit M-Audio)

I have a console on which the vintage pre-amps are excellent, I wanted a card with inputs and outputs line ... (The console with 16in/16out + 4 bus I'll take a second one ...)

I toured with Samplitude 11 Pro and I wanted compatibility with ProTools for customers who want to absolutely work with it ... So M-Audio card.

(Note that I put here is related to what comes out now, the card is a bit old so I try to remain objective)


As I said earlier I use mainly with Samplitude 11 Pro, for now 10 track recording (1 card 10 entries), for reading I must be at over 40 tracks ... for the latency I get around
1 ms after mixing in, I go back for comfort ....


Side installation is very simple pci card on one side connected to the rack on the other updated drivers from M-audio no surprises and no crash.

I regret just one thing no inter On / Off ...


I used it since March, I had a lot of cards on hands before (EMU 1820m, FireStudio Presonus, Tascam FW1884, Digidesign Digi 002 M-box and digital consoles ...) but I would repeat my purchase without hesitation because it is the one that is best for me to date, plus secondhand it is not very expensive, brand new I think there are cards that offer better value for money .....
aerato 03/06/2007

aerato's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

The number of input and output is determined my choice.
I use it for home recording and fed with a Mackie SR 32


The installation is done quickly and without any worries. No problem, really plug in play.
The config is transparent and the English manual is easily french. I have not used.


The use for over a year, I do not know what it means unstable. it works that's all.
I use Sat with full compatibility to recognize that the card itself.
11 ms latency ASIO driver.
I use 8 tracks simultaneous 48k no surprise.


More than a year in my computer without me default. reliable as possible, high quality, I had one before Isis, there is no, but no comparison.
Now I just turn on the computer and work.
Not only does this choice I would do but I will take to increase the number of tracks.
For those who hesitates, I said "eyes closed, go ahead." to date, value for money unbeatable.
Only downside, I have sometimes raluumer 2 times the computer for the map lights.
Bbsounddesigner 02/07/2006

Bbsounddesigner's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

Excellent map, very stable.Qualité undeniable converters, so the return of the records in the highest frequences.Compatibilité almost complete with key software marché.Je uses it for 3 or 4 years, so many versions software and various PC configurations have succeeded without any soucis.Une one thing, however, compared with an RME Multiface (at the same time using the two cards on two machines synchronized), which has the same characteristics in terms of output volume +4 dBu, the sound quality is slightly less "tense" for Delta.La RME is slightly more accurate.






See above
jmabate 05/26/2005

jmabate's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

Map bit/96 24 kHz digital audio format with PCI 1U Rack
8 input / output jacks 1 / 4 with selector output level of -10 dB 4 dB (rear)
Between an I / O Stereo SPDIF format (on the PCI card)

no prampli and output monitoring or phones!

An input / output worldclock (rear)
MIDI In / Out (Front)
spar power (transformer)


Installing the PCI card into the PC or MAC
installation of drivers (without the rack religious map)
redmarrage with the rack religious and food!
dtection a new hardware installation finished ...!

works with Cubase, Cakewalk Sonar, Logic, Pro tools etc. ...


Once rqlages input and rated output (single interface dedicates), it only remains for you that play and record!


Easy to use map that features 10 I / O in 24 bit/96 kHz on a PC or MAC with trs trs converting of good quality and quality assurance and operation of the reputable worthy of M-Audio, which does acquired by Avid (Digidesign tec.)!

AllCapone 05/01/2005

AllCapone's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

No need to specify ...

High interest, the AD / DA converters of very good quality and sampling frequencies available (especially considering the release date!)

My config: P4 - 3.00 Ghz gen C
CM Asus P4P800 Dlx (Classique. ..)
2 GB DDR 3200 NN
DD 200 GB Seagate 7200 rpm / m

I use the Art Tube MP from home to catch his voice


No problem to install. However, think back to the latest drivers on the site of m-audio: the latest is the most stable ... Creamware would do well to take a leaf!

No inconsistency encountered except for GigaStudio (I must be round, which then can be Tascam questions ...), anyway, the last is not worth anything, so ...

Attention to the dashboard, a small adjustment period is required ... That said, it's a cinch once taken over the dock.

Manual clear and precise. Pdf on the site of m-audio, but more examples of configs have been beneficial to the grip.


Drivers ultra stable, no crash to mourn

Random updates, but the manufacturer following products: old update mid-2003, updated following the end of 2004 ...

I mainly use Nuendo, but the card is stable in cubase sx, wavelab, samplitude, SoundForge, and ableton ... Not tested other

Correct latency: 4 ms input and output without stalls, even with M5 ...

I tried four tracks simultaneously, with effects ... Result: Flawless'. I think the 8 tracks in sync are not a prolem bare.


1 year of use, and no problems.

The CAN / NA are excellent: a very light color in the lower midrange, and his present, a good dynamic and permanently rendered faithful, what more? A lament the lack of preamp input line but hey, that price is not better ...

A quality / price ratio with the fire of God to the flagship M-Audio ... One question: does it pourqoi digidesign not inspire for future cards?

I would do without hesitation choose ... Long live the material that is worth its price!
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