Edirol U-8
Edirol U-8

U-8, Digital Multrack-studio from Edirol.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 5 reviews )
 3 reviews60 %
 1 user review20 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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Mad Max08/30/2013

Mad Max's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Small Controller time!"

Edirol U-8
Easy to handle, slide the faders well and not flanchent under the fingers; certainly not very strong (plastic), but if have not sudden, everything is fine ... for them anyway!

When the buttons for selecting various parameters of the console, they do not present any weaknesses, and should take the shock over the years!

The material itself is all hard plastic, I would not bet if the launches are on the 4th floor, it comes out unscathed!


Passive use only (without USB so), I was able to connect Midi, a sampler and a sound module to my 1820M, to also connect in audio this time, out of my 1820M via a tape deck!

I have not tested the USB connection, as useless for what I wanted out!


The headphone output, unlike inputs, spring low, prompting to set the level almost fully, perhaps, construction defect ...


It has to be a buying opportunity for me, but that has served me throughout the time I've used!

A choice I would if there was only this one on the market, but for the current competition ...

Inexpensive and useful at the time, both for the nomad, as the home studio, it's still a controller to test and keep, if have is in love with Roland and his old products!

Mad Max

StolenSpirit's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Unexpected capabilities"

Edirol U-8
I will not go on, and on what was said before.
- It's a Swiss Army knife.
- No phantom power.
- The buttons and fader me look strong and long lasting.
- I have not had the opportunity to install the app to use the effects. But stand-alone mode, you can apply a default reverb built in, which allows for a handy extra reverb used with a console without effect (good point)


I mainly use the remote control mode and on this point, I was really pleasantly surprised by the capabilities of this tool.
- I am running XP.
- In Cubase, with 8 faders can control the equal (gain, bypass, q, frequency), the insert, the fx send, pan. In short almost all the common commands.
- It is important to say that under older versions of Cubase, the possibilities are even greater control. Audio capability


not tested, but I think it can satisfy a small home studio or a beginner.


Regarding sound cards, I tried a lot of stuff. It's not over I make a comparison but compared to other DAW controller as the BCF 2000 I également.Le big advantage of the BCF is the motorized faders
I use it in conjunction with the BCF and there is royal. The BCF controls the volume faders and transport (as it is motorized, and U8 control the editing of each track).
I thought the sale but not anymore. She has hidden abilities.


laurentraymond's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edirol U-8
How many lanes, bus attendant, of dparts, returns ...)?
What is the type of connection (RCA, Jack, XLR ...)?
The qualiseur Is paramtrique?
An effects section intgre is it? ... For consoles numriques:
What is the precision of chantillonage (bits / kHz)?
Automation is it support?
What type of sync are supported? ... see Opinion Previous


Configuration gnrale Is it easy? Relatively
The usual functions are they easily accessible? yes APRS quelaues manipulations or some of conaissance squenceurs because you have to follow the tree qualos effects and mastering
The manual is clear and sufficient? ... although in English it can actually help


The A / D and D / A are transparent? trs correct
Effects and filters are effective? equalos effective effects efficient trs
The dynamic is it respect? ... No I have not felt any sense of loss when I say yes


How long have you use it? 4 years
What is the particular feature you like best and least? as c is to mix with real potentiomtres and hardware that we have in hand is relatively strong. I have the lugs around a lot of time with a minimum of attention and no
Have you tried many other models before acqurir? J have not used on pci sound cards with external rack
but without power mix is top notch c
How do you report qualitprix? excellent
Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ... without hsiter

Eros2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edirol U-8
- Surface CONTRL combining all functions ncssaires the production of a CD:

- Audio Interface (20-bit converters) / MIDI (1 in 1 out)
- Mic XLR / Jack, Guitar (Hi-Z) In, Headphone, S / PDIF;
- USB connection with PC (P2 300Mhz min. 64MB RAM min. Win98/Me)
- Professional Multi-Effects (136 types + patch paramtrables)
- Compatible with Cakewalk, Steinberg and other squenceurs piles directly on the surface (Shuttle Button, Direct)
- 4 assignable potentiomtres
- EZ-Recording Function facilitating the registration process for non-express
- Comprehensive Help manuals


- Some possible incompatibilities with VIA Chipsets (All INTEL ok)
- Installation very easy
- Manual ROLAND well Retailer


-Drivers: OK
-Last day of Possession CD
- Utiliss Software: Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 with the panels of the U-8 + Full Control of JV-1010, Cool Edit Pro
- No latency noon lgre audio and correctable via software paramtrage
- Playing 20 simultaneous audio tracks with no jumps


- 6 months of use
- Hardware handle compact and enjoyable
- Good value qualitprix

Laurent0375's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edirol U-8
Console Direct to disk USB MIDI / Audio compatible with cubase or sonar (book with Cubase or Cakewalk home studio of your choice)
8 audio tracks and 16 MIDI tracks
* Between: 32/44.1/48 kHz
Output: 44.1 kHz
* Convert A / D and D / A 20-bit
DSP effects processor
* Mic jack and XLR
* Line jack stereo / mono assignable
* Between the RCA
* Taking guitar
* E / SS / PDIF optical
* Stereo RCA output
* Jack pedals (startup / stop of reading)

Automation complte with Cubase or Sonar

Warning: some motherboards based on VIA are not supported by the U-8
Windows 98SE/ME
Windows XP (new drivers on the Edirol site with instructions)
Is not compatible with MAC OS


English manual in HTML and paper (setup)
An adjustment period is Necessary for understanding the "spirit" U-8. especially the assignment of the inputs, the operation of "controller". As for the edition of DSP effects, there are standard functions.


Good multi-effects including:
* Mastering effects (compressors, limiters, etc.)
* Effects "multi space" o found rverbe, chorus, phaser, delay etc..
* Efferts guitar and effects to organs (rotary)
* Finally, the effect RSS (Roland Sound Space) is included


The most
* Good multi-effects, including those for mastering
* Syncro complte (MIDI and audio) with Sonar or Cubase

The least
* No input / output S / PDIF coaxial