Sound card pci simple. Warning plan to buy a second card, with a single one is quickly limited freezer tracks in Cubase SX is a temporary solution.
No problems with installation, you install the card, the latest drivers and presto!
Especially not reach on time as I did because of a virus sasser ##*"% c ... otherwise you lose all demos 14jrs. Reinstalling Windows does not change it ' is too late. To believe a change is made on the chip card itself, finally I do not know ...
Only the purchase of plugs is a bit complex, because you must register and go through a lot of manipulations tt a little long pr get a file that allows the plug purchased.
Very good drivers, no crashes & really they are often updated.
With one card, you can count 6 or 7 & 1176SE compressor is full. It may sound little but nothing that buying one of these compressors is up to € 1500 so no worries.
The sound is terrrriible! Really no comparison with the waves plugs that were already very good. We can compare the solution to the UAD hardware (I even had a dbx160a I sold).
Compressors 1176 are extraordinary, they compress the heat added monstrous & vintage, very musical. The Pultec is magic, he adds emotion to bcp a voice made for example, is simply beautiful. The precision limit also amazing, the L3-bye! In short the next purchase flat 140.
In short go for it, I never heard that a computer ds. My mix has a pro now and his vintage hot side is very significant. Universal Audio has been very strong.