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

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

E-MU 0404
Value for money

Pc dual core 3.4 GHz 1 GB of memory dedicated solely to music

Arturia Moog Modular with the FM and 7 of native Cubase LE comes with the card


Installation delicate hours of research on forums only to find that I was not the only one with a gallery with this product.

The manual is very comprehensive, an encyclopedia: you get lost!


Drivers unstable: as soon as you install new software, the PatchMix plant, we do not know why

latency very good indeed, but after several months of testing various galleys and

significant number of tracks


After a year of use, it happened again to set:
Rage, I disassembled and restored to its board: I can not even give it to a friend, I'm afraid to get angry with him

General Notice: it is a cheap product, I now know why.
Ideal for lovers of research in the forums: I was looking for a sound card, not a participation in "Wanted!"
I have put in place my old audigy: balance, latency, etc. are also sounds good, it works the first time and is super stable.

I can not redeem more than many professional creative products of course ...

Rs0035's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU 0404
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
My micro involved a chipset AC97 sound with just good sounds Systm windows.

- For what purpose?
computer music and games

- What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
ATHLON 64, Windows XP Home, 1GB RAM, 250 GB HDD

- Which instruments do you use or the Systmes? ...
YAMAHA PSR350 keyboard


- Installation is it without problem?

- Have you encountered incompatibilities
Yes, with music recording software to: KRISTAL, AUDACITY, POWER MP3 RECORDER

- The configuration gnrale is easy?
No, it's really complex trs. The first one is PatchMix unnecessarily complicated: why make the user which can be DTECT a program? I regret having to go through a manual configuration of PatchMix to record an instrument, it is not acceptable.

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
The manual is far too complicated.


- The drivers are stable?
Few notches with blue Proteus X

- Are they often put day?
Too often has shown that EMU does not matrise this product

- What software do you use most often?

- What you get lag?

- How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment? ...
Read at least one
Save: None


- How long have you use it?
two days

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
most: difficult to say
the least: after 2 days I have not only Russia recorded its ...

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I know an Audigy and SB Live 24 bit external. Much more convenient than emu 0404.

- How do you report qualitprix?
Trs bad, both because the complexity that I am not able to use it for recording, and in terms of sound it is not so good as that ...

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Certainly not, this card is really avoid. I'm totally screwed.

edit: 13 months APRS, I always regret that choice. Map avoid, DEFINITIONS.

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>

P.Arthur's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU 0404
I was looking for a card that can do recording guitar, but also voice and bass.
I use it with ACID Pro 6 compatibility impeccable.
my pc is a p4 1.8 Ghz, 1GB of memory ...


The installation is simple: PatchMix is ​​a no name crap but it works.
general configuration is simple, according to what seeing and the manual is simple patterns.


I always use ACID Pro 6 is an exellent jRecording sequencer with which everything and very good quality (in contrast to previous opinions, you just know how to use)
the drivers are stable


I use it for a year and a half, I love the sound quality, I like less PatchMix apara is inseparable from the card value for money is allucinant, there is nowhere else. Even with the experience, I would do this choice with his eyes closed.

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

E-MU 0404
I bought the 404 emu for the price it was that or nothing.
Moreover, it was perfect for my personal use:
Record track by track to see record two instruments simultaneously

I use it to record the bass / guitar / mic / synth / groovebox

I have an xp pc with a Serial ATA hard drive.


I had no problem installing on my part on two different computers.
Only the default vst Warp had a tendency to crash half the time to start but since I reinstall windows I have no problems.

Configuration is quite PatchMix cotton, I have spent a whole afternoon to capture how to record anything, but hey I'm not very smart and I bought it as it exits the coup there was not all the support that the forum brings Audiofanzine.

Now the PatchMix no secrets for me, I am also extremely useful.
I love being able to record what comes out on slaps, to record MIDI tracks to wav it saves valuable time.


No problem with drivers, they have been updated regularly (currently not too good but everything was already done to improve the capabilities of this sound card I think)

I use Adobe Audition, Reason, Fruity Loops with.

I arrive at a latency of 5ms no problem but I use it to 10ms is enough even for the effects on the guitar.


I use it for 2 years and she rendered great services.

Positive, it does very well even without preamp, plugging a microphone directly and by boosting the sound we get a very acceptable result.
I have no noise-recording my bass (musicman stingray us too) directly into the sound card.

Only thing that disappoints me is the wiring that is not very ergonomic, but good for the price .... ultimately more quickly we forget this.

With the experience I was bought direct! I am fully satisfied with the sound card.
I do not understand people who were disgusted by the sound card, I never had any problems with really important too.

After I've never had the opportunity to test other computer music dedicated sound cards so ...

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

E-MU 0404
Card cheap, it's a cousin to me as new thread because I am not in France in Morocco and I am not worth even thinking about stuff found here ... mao
so I accept even if c not what I wanted.
I made the mao over 2 years now and c is the thing I currently
2.4 ghz intel proc, 512 ram, 2 80G hard drive (7200rpm) / 160G (7200rpm) backups.
I use a midi keyboard M-Audio Keystation 49e for samples of my compos


I had to install twice to the third I could get a response at the end


The driver changed regularly it stabilizes at times obtained on the latency of 5ms with Reason is sometimes a lil crack unimportant, but one patch probs c mix as an interface for routing a line and can complxe have already in grill because I do not know if c Spurious manip. present or the presets are made for this.


In all no need to wonder if I will repeat that choice or not because it will be a no no no

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.

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

E-MU 0404
Just to tell the band finished morons that are part of this generation of sat, who can not read a manual or use a professional audio sound card (yet very easy to use), who have no intuition and coming pourrire criticism of this card is currently the best quality / price (personally I recorded my first song at the end of half an hour) ... do not we have rocked a little too close to the Wall ...?

192Khz 24-bit sound card for under 100 euros
bought 8 months ago and not had a single problem ....
small cons that I have read make me rage! it's not the card that does not mess, c is your lean neurons foirent!


No prob, the simplest way .... and not c is not Santa Claus who will come to ask you about your motherboard .... sorry for those who had ... then I break their dream.
the manual is very comprehensive and responds to all the questions that may arise at the beginning.
configuration very easy for someone smart (except for a 6-year course)


No worries drivers
nickel with cubase
latency of 5ms and can still do better


Use for 8 months
j fond of all the possibilities offered by this card ... we find that the equivalent from 200 euros (at least).
I would buy the closed eyes

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

E-MU 0404
Drle a choice to make models in its decision (voice - guitar and bass) + a battery from a soft wav.


Installation without any problem - in fact the problem is APRS they arrive. First you must know that the pack includes: a PCI card - the drivers for the PatchMix DSP and a suite of software ... of ... m. ... e, of poor quality. Gnrale configuration is relatively simple. you just need to understand how the GRE which is ASIO what in the chain. I have a lot in Ralite galr. The manual is trs commplet - well if you know what you're looking!


The drivers are stable but the apps ... pffff CUBASE VST 4.0 is a stew of braised chaez. First, it all goes gnre crunch, the tempo of acclaration will know why, saturations do you want to sail. Simply go out and go again and everything will be fine ... last for ten minutes! Steinberg amme Intgr a simulation of false contact for opening a voice recording. Change squenceur!! I rsolu this problem by doing an update of pathcmix ...


I use it for 2 months and I never do it again this election! I almost prfere my old TASCAM K7 - he at least is silent simple and effective. Sincrement same model to make it unhappy. I'll try to change the software. Depending on the rsultat ...

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

E-MU 0404
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
card simple and efficient with the internal DSP and a fantastic bundle for proof, I gave up Cubase (which is a source of problem) and replace it with the fantastic Sonar LE, even in light version, this app is a marvel of efficiency that has never planted in two months of use!

- For what purpose?
demo home

- What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
P4 2.8G, Win XP, 1 G RAM, 2 hard disk

- Which instruments do you use or the Systmes? ...
Ibanez Prestige 750 SERIES S, amp VOX Valvetronix AD120

for 150, this purchase is unbeatable, the bomb!!


Easy installation, no problem, I downloaded the latest drivers and everything is OK, hold said, it worked perfectly before the update of drivers.


Perfect stability, I use Sonar LE now and Battery 2
latency 7ms
I recorded both track 2 and I read a dozen


I useful for 2 months and j'apprcie all in this product, even the PatchMix is ​​a bit confusing at the beginning ... Great for the price, and yes I would do without this choice hsiter!