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All user reviews of 4/5 for the TC Electronic Impact Twin

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 10 reviews )
 5 reviews50 %
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Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent
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stompboxjon01/11/2013

stompboxjon's review"comes with Ableton "

TC Electronic Impact Twin
The Twin is made by TC Electronic and it is a very simple interface to use with a lot of ins and outs. It is a 14 in and 14 out interface that has two great microphone preamps and comes with a few plug ins and Ableton software. I have used this interface with Abelton, Acid, Reason, FL Studio and a few other programs and it has worked fine with all of them. For a while this was the only interface that I had owned due to getting my home studio redone so I had to use it on my PC running Windows XP (at first) then on my Vista PC and it never gave me a single issue no matter which computer I ran it on or which software I ran it with. It seemed to be very versatile and had great preamps for it to be this price.

UTILIZATION

I love everything that TC Electronics puts out because it is always made with quality and they have great customer support. I have had some smaller issues with TC stuff in the past but the support people on the phone always walked me through it without paying a penny. This interface was great right out of the box and I had no issues with installing and the drivers where very stable.

GETTING STARTED

This interface was small and compact, the manual was clear and sufficient (though it was a lot of pages and I don’t understand why). All of the main and basic functions of this interface are easy to use and work with. If you use Ableton than this interface will pretty much automatically work and you will not have to do anything if you install the Ableton that comes with it and follow the instructions you will be up and running in as little as 15 minutes.

OVERALL OPINION

This interface is compact and small, it gives a great quality and the preamps are clean and warm. This unit should cost about 50 dollars more than what it does considering the quality of the preamps and how universal the interface is with other software and computers.
Green_Pintade09/12/2013

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

TC Electronic Impact Twin
Chosen for the Firewire port, midday connectivity, 2 headphone jacks (one that mutes the output HPs, the other not), sample rates up to 192 kHz, stability, and quality preamps.
I use it plugged in FW on a mac mini via a small adatptateur comes with the sound card in a home studio

UTILIZATION

The drivers seem stable, I get to 5/7 ms latency under Logic / Reaper / Guitar rig with qques audio tracks / VSTi

GETTING STARTED

Installation nickel, no bp, software installs (TC Near) to manage the config, routings, different plugs supplied with the card (compress, reverb & co). No inconsistency noted in Logic Pro / Reaper and various VST I use, plugs in or standalone. I'm not even sure I opened the manual ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it regularly for 3 months, then headphones with monitor speakers, preamps seem good (headroom, little breath), and the map is stable from a software point of view. It seems super solid, well built, so I think I would buy this eyes closed. Q / P ratio pretty good :-)
DipterePow08/21/2013

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

TC Electronic Impact Twin
What technical characteristics have motivated your choice: firewire, the conversion rate and simplicitbr />
Which instruments and systems (console, prampli, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...: Macbook Pro and Live 8; Keyboard Alesis Micron and Wavedrum X Firewire

For what purpose? What is your config (Map mother / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...): Composition and mix (ps live in public for the moment)

USE

Do they fool stable drivers: Yes the compatibility with mountain lion pos of problems for installation: I dt again several times before the installation was working;? Installation on Seven (to test) does not pos problems.

ZERO latency

IMPLEMENTATION

Is Gnrale easy configuration: The interface is clear enough to quickly understand the operation.

Is the manual clear and sufficient: Yes

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for about 2 years; This is my first sound card; so I learned and discovered how a sound card through it, and without any problems. (To know that I do not use virtual among)
Peculiarity that I love the most: Despite firewire, it is not very greedy in power, and the conversion rate is maximum;
Peculiarity that I like least:-controlling volume should be ALSO accessible via the front panel; not just by the software.
Bought B-Stock, and in comparison to other in its class, its price is everything - is reasonable.
I would do this choice without hsiter.
Sky Fu11/18/2012

Sky Fu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" "I ais no way!" So we ferras with"

TC Electronic Impact Twin
The road was long and winding and you can select a sound card! I went to this little TC by following the various opinions here and there. You should know that this is my first (and for a moment I hope) sound card worthy of the name. My opinion of this product is not very objective, but it is an opinion all the same.

So the technical features which are motivated me on:

-The preamps built renamed (to repel the purchase of a real preamp)
The fx-integrated (I do not use donations not final)
-The numbers entered and outputs
-The switch / stereo / mono / side / (great for mix)
-Setting "mix" in front (a relief for me)

UTILIZATION

So we must remember that it is FireWire! And that this reputation is bad PC (firewire eh not TC).

I therefore warn potential buyers that it will opt for a firewire pci card "texas instruments" is that I was done and I ais has (almost) no problems.

When you first install it works very well, after NOT TOUCH! At the risk of having to re-install all.

Else NOT CONNECT THE TC UNTIL YOU INSTALLED THE CD!! Otherwise walk in. / blue screen / hysterical!

But do not panic as it works and it works ca not move (at least for me)


I taf with Sonar x1 and latency since I practically making sounds that I do not care! it is I was 5.8ms (from memoir)

GETTING STARTED

To install it I was told the above, and to follow the protocol as it works, not touch!

No incompatibility meet tested under win xp / win7 / Win8

Manuel????? know in.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a few months

Is that I love the most is:

Them preamps which seems correct that +
Switch-stereo / mono / side really top!
-Access "mix" in front

Is that I like least:

No-button for volume headphone!! that is to say that either you or you listening monitors branch headphones that came in the mute monitors, but you do not just turn down the volume of the monitor by the sounds in the headphones, it's not all practice ca!! But if made or are invested in a controller monitors.
-It does not "cut" it!! The volume, there is sound coming out again!! Not much, but as itself.
The whistle-feeding slightly, namely that I board opted for immedia sector.
One little-not racker!! it would have been good as well!


All good but it is actually set asse quickly adapted my work I board!

Note the money, I do not no this is my first card!

I would be re choice but surely I would manage to get a discount or a demo model


A studio you!
Wasserstoff05/21/2011

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

TC Electronic Impact Twin
I was looking for an external sound card of good quality at a reasonable price to start. As I am mostly electronic music, not need a lot of inputs / outputs.
I use it on a PC with Win7 64 with 4GB of RAM

I hesitated with Saffire PRO 24 DSP but for lack of notice, I took a little chance.

UTILIZATION

No worries for the drivers, the updates do not seem as frequent as in RME, but it works ...
Side latency is not terrible but I guess my old PC is responsible, it will be changed back to a Core i7

GETTING STARTED

No problem with the installation, I checked my Firewire chipset was indeed a Ti because Via has a bad reputation.
The French manual is fairly brief, but with simple patterns

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a few months and I am satisfied for now. The choice was made on the reputation of TC electronics and the presence of the sequencer Ableton Live Lite.
The quality of plastics is good, the finishes too.
Its side, it's clean but I did not reference because it's my first card.

If I were to buy a sound card now, I'd probably for a card equipped with USB for firewire (IT) becomes more difficult to find on newer motherboards.