E-MU 0404
E-MU 0404

0404, Internal PCI/ISA Sound Card from E-MU.

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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 44 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent

veda95's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" For the price, unbeatable!"

E-MU 0404
At the time I was only very small ways and it was all the same in terms of well equipped came out, and integrated dsp is sacred anymore!

I used to catch channels and for the price, it made me very great services.


The drivers are stable, everything works fine and plugins presets and backgrounds are nice and helpful when have started.

Some crackles at low latency plugins, but quickly finds parades, using reverb dsp provides example .. they replace it with one of his choice to the mix.


Nickel interface a little hard to understand at first, but after it's all good!


I had to use 2 years, I record my first album and I must say that for a small budget it's worth it!

laurent_conte's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" ca is the coffee"

E-MU 0404
I bought for decision midday after being disappointed by a cable usb / midi

I'm working on ableton live with, and I have a EMX1 the midi ports.

My PC is a dual core windows 732bit.


Dars stable under Windows 7 32 and XP. Never tried in 64bit.

I use Ableton Live and Reason.

Live on with the emx, I went down to 2ms latency, but this posed problem with passing a Reason 3ms.

I do not use the recording channel.


easy to install
by the cons is a bit obtuse ligiciel.


I use it since 2010.

I tried a U.S. cable / midi disappointing and integrated sound card ...

I did not use thrust of the card, I just use the function midday.

no black spot can be had from the connector, it makes two bunches of cables, I have preferred to be separated and only the branch that I use.

I will ever buy if the opportunity presented itself.

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

E-MU 0404
- My son cheap, cheap, mostly chosen to take advantage of my Vst without latency. I have 3 years

- Of Mao, layout, making voice projects a cubase SX2

- My pc is an old cuckoo, with 720mo of RAM, enough to make things simple and not too hungry RAM.

Presonus Tube Pre-in preamp voices, Rode NT2 microphone and miserable Edirol MA1010 to mix-often I mix with AKG headphones, much better.

Go to this price, it goes.


- I had a problem with my first card, I can return it for service playback, they have given me another two months later, it started well but were kind and generous.

My other card was installed without problems

- No record of inconsistency, the general config is simple, but is really hard PatchMix to use and understand, I'm going willingly.
To meet an incompatibility with some software including VLC video player: the sound skips when you want to watch subtitled versions ....
- Ooh la, the manual, yeah blah blah ....


- Drivers unstable, often jumps my card, it cracks in the middle of a recording is difficult.
The map is hard to collect input levels consistent, careful to set the In the PatchMix ...

It's cheap, you said ....

- Drivers rarely updated, in short, do not expect a big change in this type of product ...

- In Cubase, I can get a minimum latency of 4 ms: thus largely exploited for the Mao.

- After twenty tracks played simultaneously, ca train. VSTS some RAM intensive I do not make it easy.
With a little courage and determination is reached, however, to circumvent the thing, in short, it's OK ...

I do not register in simultaneous tracks (bad) luckily ....


- I have three years
- Unstable drivers, in fact, the load times really breaks Patchmix candy at snack candy
- No, not tried that much of models, my first card computer music, but frankly, for an interesting introduction to the subject-ca forced to be attentive to the RAM, explore its software, and frankly it does.

- Yes, good value, the sound is not tip top, the signal that is slightly deformed po evil, go ...

- Indeed, as the first card, why not.
Strongly that I am rich

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

E-MU 0404
I bought this card about 6 months ago, and I even suggested to several friends who are extremely satisfied. (They use almost the same as mine).

I wanted to make mao, to finally put my audio riffs in guitar and bass. and incidentally fly VSTi (EZDrummer in particular).
I started with a sound blaster live, and the ASIO4ALL driver, made not too bad, but clinched when using multiple effects (guitar rig 2, among other things).

P4 2.8 HT
1 GB of ram
1 x 80 GB + 2x200 GB

Map used with guitar and bass and SM58


First installation, the first galley. Indeed, we must know that E-MU was acquired by Creative Labs, and the installation of drivers is more capricious if it had already produced such a sound card installed in them before, which was my case.
So installing the drivers, reboot and ... nothing, saying no card is detected.
I had not deleted the drivers for the SB Live, which has caused an error in detection. Solution found on a forum, you uninstall all sound cards, and we start the installation ... you configure the card by referring to the manual (the PatchMix not obvious to understand, even if it knows a little, I not find it easy to access) fortunately a preset is available and sets the concerns quickly (CF Manual ).
Since I needed to format my pc, and I reinstalled the card in less than 5 minutes. And everything works perfectly the first time!


In my case, no worries at the stability of drivers, absolutely no worries in sight. I use it mainly with Cubase 3 and Guitar Rig 2 on stand Alone.
Since I have the card, I saw only one update.
Latency level, I turn to about 10, below, sometimes I have some cracks, it all depends on what one has the effect using the resources of the card. Plus there are, the less you can go dormant.
Record level, I'm just the acquisition of track by track.


I have the card for 6 months.
This is certainly the best value we can find.
However, I regret that we can not boost the volume a little more input, because with my guitar (Epiphone SG Special Cherry) the amount obtained in cubase is pretty limited.
So I invested in a preamp Berhinger MIC200 TUBE ULTRAGAIN. and no worries since.

Without hesitation, I would do this choice.

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

E-MU 0404
I bought it for my Yamaha SW 1000 complter before (but still INTERESTED for MIDI), it to improve the quality of audio recordings, and decrease the latency to control the VST i.

Config. Pentium 4 D, 3 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB SATA HD, Yamaha DX 11 Keyboard matre, console Yamaha MG 12 / 4


No problem installing, and I did not even Yamaha vir my card, as the manual advised ...

The two live cards with no problem, and has MIDI ports and more (Obviously you can not combine the two ASIO cards ...)

The manual is big but if you want to read to understand the Patchmix


The drivers seem stable and rarely renewed, the latency can drop below 8 ms; curiously must juggle the latency and buffer size, the two n'voluant apparently not all, unlike I knew before.

Some are bizarre VSTi, but they taient dj with Yamaha ... You can always install asio4all, who also works with the E-MU, which may give better rsultats the drivers of brands, both in stability and latency ...

I record a track once, 8 tracks with internal effects and / or card reading without problem (I have not tried more)


I for a month and a half, and I'm glad trs.

Goodies: Intgr effects, easy to use with the Patchmix, but yes it is RTFM (Read The Fucking Manual), and it is my opinion not a consumer card, the bottom of Creative range of cards, and then learns how to walk a console ...
Good quality audio.

Cons: cables derrire a bit short, the default PatchMix with dj effects (not practical).

Trs quality good value for money, I'm happy with my purchase.

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

E-MU 0404
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?
Number of I / O, DSP

- For what purpose?
computer music: Reason 3 and Cubase

- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
MSI K8N Neo-Platinum, AMD 64 3400 +, 2GB Ram

- Which instruments or the systems do you use? ...
Reason 3 and Cubase with MK 449C and Yamaha DD-50


- The installation is done it without problems?
Yes c is a PCI

- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?

- The general configuration is easy?
Use of PatchMix is ​​quite complex, consider aspirin ...

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
I have not read the :-)


- The drivers are stable?

- Are they often updated?
J have never changed ...

- What software do you use most often?
Reason 3, Cubase

- What you get lag?
2 to 5 ms

- How many tracks you get to record / play time? ...
?? J've never tried it holds


- How long have you use it?
3 months

- What is so special that you like most and least?
+: DSP
I / O

-: Patchmix

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Creative but AC has nothing to do for that price

- How would you rate the quality / price?

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
On a OCCAZ 60 euros but happiness

killer2k2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU 0404

I have this card for a year and I find it good. No problem EXCEPT PatchMix a little difficult to understand at first but with reading the manual and a bit of practice no problem. Why EMU wanted to recreate the ambience of a table of hardware mix on a map rather eco? go figure ...

Use recording guitar, vocals, piano, bass but now dual-use (alesis firewire 16)


Installation ok
no inconsistency
General config hard for those who do not know the "routing"
but the above manual very clear


Drivers very stable
I was not for vrifier Updated
5ms latency!


+ Sound, price,
- Not practical dangling cables (like Delta). The PatchMix <-

good value for money, but with the experience ... I prefer a firewire card for 100 euros more ...
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>you have the sound of the worst part of your audio chain. Do not forget</span>

digital45's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU 0404
E-Mu quality converters with pros for less than the dreadful Multimedia cards (I had a bunch of soundblaster so I know what I mean).
config: P4 2.4 Ghz + 1 + 2 MB HDD 80 MB minimum install XP to not load the bike unnecessary service (network support, antivirus ...). Besides those ranting on this map (like on the other cards pros) should have a look at the many specialized forums and site (eg audiofanzine.com!). There are lots of tricks to optimize your PC for computer music. in my case, I have a dual boot: XP as a light as possible to make only the music, and another to mumuse. Verdict: there is no picture! by putting hands dirty you get a get a bike that runs like a Swiss watch: latency ridiculous, no cracking, no crash, disk access fluid (the OS on a disk, the DATA on another).
SONAR sequence + + few soft synths hard driving synth (Korg 05RW/Kurzweil K2500).


Installation ok.
It's all about organization. Many rush headlong.
I'm going doccumenter sites and forums, I catch the maximum information (in particular thanks to those who have had a problem - hehe!). AND I'll get the latest drivers.
Then I install. Initial loss of time saves time permanent.
It's true that the PatchMix is ​​a particular concept, but the developers had a sense close enough to the hard and finally got used to it quickly. I am not a sound engineer and I created my first slice after a half hour and everything worked (the sound going in and out or I had told him).


No problem on this


I use it for almost a year and it suits me perfectly. With a little more money I should have taken the 1820M.

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

E-MU 0404
Ben is the main motivation on the relationship quality / price, simply excellent.
I use a small mixer (TAPCO 6306).


The installation does not empty but I have not removed my old sound card (SB Audigy) to keep the firewire port as is recommended by the manufacturer.
So, a priori no worries. However, I find it unfortunate that we should first install the drivers on the CD to apply the update. I think a standalone version would be more practical and would be less of PBS. They also share the application of the driver. In all three files were installed and two reboots, is easier!


Good drivers are not super stable. I can not go below 10 ms. And even when a appears stable, there are occasional small cracks.
The PatchMix is ​​very practical and plutt well done when we understand the trick.
I do not use the DSP (shame on me!) So I can not tell if it's good. That said, I found the window of the known effects SETTING THE trs not ergonomic.


So it is but I have a more stable driver, their installation a mess reminds me of the old Audigy facilities so it does not reassure me.
The Routing options are powerful trs.
I can not judge her too in so far as I touch my hardware at the same time.

Therefore résumé: yes but strongly stable of drivers and standalone.