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 )
 20 reviews45 %
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Value For Money : Excellent

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

E-MU 0404
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?
Converters --- very good quality
--- Effects managed hardware
--- Software Bundle!
- For what purpose?
--- Check my guitar
--- Applying effects on the guitar
--- Mixing with MIDI tracks as with my Emu APS
- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
--- 64-bit Sempron 2500 + MSI KN8MM CM + 512 mo + Emu APS + SBLive
- Which instruments or the systems do you use?
Casio Midi Keyboard --- Small
--- Electric guitar

Only downside for me is not the native support of SoundFonts, you have to use a free plugin (SFZ) and it is not managed matériellement.Pour are followers of sound may be needed to turn to Proteus comes with the card.


- The installation is done it without problems?
--- Just two CDs: one with drivers and other apps with
--- Super simple and trouble-free

- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
--- No even with two sound cards already installed (+ SBLive Emu APS)

- The general configuration is easy?
--- Without reading the manual and without knowledge of a mixer is super complex. Patch mix seems super complicated at first.

- The manual is clear and sufficient?
--- Yes it is quite clear, but also sufficient essential!. After reading the manual config is very simple and you realize the possibilities of the card.


- The drivers are stable?
--- No crash so far: Very stable
- Are they often updated?
--- A priori yes
- What software do you use most often?
--- Cubase LE (bundled with the card and very adequate for amateurs like me)
--- THE Proteux X (comes with map)
--- SFZ sound font to read
- What you get lag?
--- It's going to 7 ms ASIO

The big plus of the map: the bundled software!


This is clearly not a multimedia card for users (too complicated for that), but more for people wishing to learn at home studio.

I love this card for the following reasons:
Effects-friendly materials
-Very stable
Possibilities of large-patch mix (the mixer of the card)
-The software bundle which contains everything you need to use the card.

Small least:
-No sound management of native fonts
-No of entries / outputs for the pros
No management-Mac, I had to buy a dedicated PC!

- How would you rate the quality / price?
--- Excellent for a very good card and the bundled software (I know I said 20 times ...)

- With experience, you do again this choice?
--- Yes, yes, and yes, for a beginner like me in computer music is the ideal card

Ceddie1974's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU 0404
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?

Good reputation ... DSP board

- For what purpose?

Recording guitar, vocals, keyboards, bass etc ...

- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?

Home PC: asus, P43Ghz, 1280 Ram, 300 GB HDD etc..

- Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...

She goes in and out of a MG12 / 4 Yamaha


- The installation is done it without problems?


- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?


- The general configuration is easy?

The PatchMix is ​​taking the lead at the beginning and always a little ... Ultimately I have not really need!

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

Clear, but enough to print!

8 because not that easy to deal with! Also thank you to the forumers for knowledge sharing;)


- The drivers are stable?

Home yes nickel

- Are they often updated?

Apparently yes

- What software do you use most often?

Cubase SX2 ... no problem

- What you get lag?

4 to 7 ms

- How many tracks you get to record / play time? ...

Dunno ... I do not care, I do one at a time!


- How long have you use it?

1 month

- What is so special that you like most and least?

For the DSP +

Patchmix for - (fairly complex and not well explained)

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?


- How would you rate the quality / price?

My goodness, very good!

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Not ... I will go to top! But to start, that's great!

Update of 01/06/06: and that's what I said some weeks ago is true ... I loved this little card but it became too small for me especially in terms of input and output ... So I go over but I stand by my opinion;) A +

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

E-MU 0404
-entre/sortie jack + midi to posibility of direct effects
-Use to save power / sample with my em1 (live => impulse) / synth e-mu
-a8n-sli/3500 + / 120 1go/80 go
Em1 +-MIDI keyboard


-Explained preceded


-The drivers for this sound card extremely unstable on my config (Athlon64 3500 + 1GB ram XP2Pro win)! I need to reinstall the card every 6 demmarage
Drivers often put a-days but no change on the stabilitbr />-The software's quite unfortunate that the majority either version, but for the price on the bundle and fairly complete


His now-6 months I use this product corresponds very well with my expectations for a price pe is more cheap, quality price ratio apreciation (although the right bundle version is limited!), I not test the other stuff before so hard to make a difference, I doubt that I redo the same choice as it boring and need to reinstall all the drivers loaded all four windows

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

E-MU 0404
- To 192kHz, low latency, direct monitoring, the price!
- Recording a track by track home studio (style rock / metal)
- Athlon XP2000 + PC assembler, 768MB RAM, 40GB HD, on gigasys motherboard / chipset VIA KT400.
- Digital Battery (Jack), on guitar pod (jack) on bass preamp

I enjoyed having two independent outputs (one for speakers, a headphone amp for) and the DSP active at all frequencies (44/48kHz only) but hey at this price (95 €) ...

no sound as the 'PatchMix' is not launching (20MB RAM ... we recognize creative)


- Installation without any concern, after removing my other sound card.
- No conflict for now, she lives together with my carefree hercules fortissimo 3
- There are many configuration options and it is a bit complex because you have to juggle the concepts usually reserved for mixers, but you can save configurations to suit its own needs.
- Paper just enough to install, very detailed manual in PDF, I have not yet read!


- Por drivers ok now
- Free updates with new features
- Cubase sx v2 walk nickel, just remember to give the latency with the load of plug ins and the number of track, if it cracks necessarily.
- Cubase measures:
- 1 audio track 96kHz: 3ms input / output 2ms
- 32 audio tracks + various plug ins 44kHz: 9ms / 7ms
- I record a stereo track by reading a 20taine of audio / midi


- 3 months
(+) Clarity of sound I / O, despite a low-end PC assembler I have no noise, the output power is very adequate on monitoring speakers
(-) A single analog output
- I tried the usb audiophile, much less stable, not latency direct monitoring
- Excellent value for money
- I do it again this election!

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

E-MU 0404
- 24-bit and up to 192kHz sampling rate! Knowing that work is already very good 24/48. S / N ratio excellent. Connectivity enough to the small home studio (2 inputs / 2 analog outputs, 2 digital inputs / outputs in RCA or optical, 1 input / 1 output noon). After all, she remains close to its characteristics of my Terratec Phase22. I changed because of the DSP and above the bundle software provided by E-Mu, I will return
- Usage: DTD for recording guitar, vocals, some synths VST
- My config info: Sempron 2500, 1GB ram, 2x40Go in Internet and a 250GB USB2 in
- My audio config: table behringer 1002; microphones Behringer Studio Project B1 + B5


- No problem, no conflict
- The manual is complete (and it remains essential reading for many take advantage of the beast, mainly management PatchMix)
- The configuration is not difficult as long as we take a little time to peel the instructions and understand how the PatchMix. Some notions advanced audio are also recommended (to know how a mixer)
That said, do not worry, a quick tutorial is provided for each sequencer (Cubase, Sonar, Ableton Live WaveLab), and factory presets allow you to quickly put Boulo


At first the drivers do not ask me any concern and E-Mu appears to be updated regularly (unlike Terratec)
I use it mainly with Cubase SE and get the best latency with my Terratec! (7ms without stalling!)


This card is fantastic value! Only "black spot" Patch management is a complex mix that ... but complete! You can do everything and route the signals as you want like a real mixing desk! For example you can route the monitor to put a little reverb when recording voice (without saving the reverb of course) or better yet put a small compressor before entering Cubase history not to have too much overhead to recording. In short, the possibilities are enormous. PowerFX plug-in allows for him to use the hardware effects like any other VST standard without complicating their lives. Only restriction to enjoy the effects: having to work in 24bit/48kHz max but it's not bad!
Finally, a few weeks (or months?) It is delivered for the same price (99 €) with a software bundle dream
- Cakewalk SONAR LE
- Steinberg Cubase LE
- Ableton Live Lite 4
- Steinberg WaveLab Lite
- IK Multimedia AmpliTube LE
- SFX Machine LT
- E-MU Proteus X LE with over 1000 sounds included
Very nice initiative that makes available to all pro sequencers, albeit in "lite" version but more than adequate for amateur use (even confirmed). A nice snook at hacking (it was all for the same price!) And the policy of certain software licenses.

For my part, I bought the card because of the bundle: I was looking to acquire Amplitube Live / LE, which costs around € 100 and I fell for the card that offered me the same price in addition to everything else Amplitube!
Thank you E-MU

stealth35's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU 0404
- The 24bit converters / 192khz, the breakout cables
- Home Studio
- P4 3GHz RAM: 512 DD: 140GO GPU: FX5200 OS: Windows XP Home
- Coupl with MPC 1000


- Installation impeccable as I know the others really need debrouille with difficulty to insert a CD and click Next
- No no
- Yes so easy you just have to choisr map in its its software
- No need the manual


- Yes no problem
- Few update
- Samplitude, Fruity Loops
- 5 ms
- I read my tracks on MPC so I will not say peus that it gives


- From one week
- (+) Interface, the sound quality, single use
(-) Nothing I like everything
- Nan I avai the systems intergsa the motherboard
- This is the top
- Yes I would do without a problem and if I had more money I would have taken a 1820

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

E-MU 0404
The value for money


Help !!!! I have a amd 64 3200+ processor 1GB of RAM, although the PC detects the card only when I put the installation CD and I get the end of this one, it asks me to restart and this is my pc is completely Blocked .... I am obliged to force the stoppage remaining 5 seconds press the start button and after restarts when I it's the same pc is completely plant on the welcome screen!
I am obliged to make a boot in safe mode to restore my pc !!
please that's going on ?????
my processor is compatible ????? I think so .....
I cursed !!!!! I rage !!!
thank you to all those who them answered me


Unfortunately could not test


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

E-MU 0404
Price motivated my choice
Personal use
by against big worry with cubase sx the cut between her and I can not save bizare, cubase plant sometimes I do not know why the install t done correctly, and I size several times, I I not understand dsespere quelqun little help.







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.

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

E-MU 0404
My motivation to buy?? The price!
I did not need a whole lot of input and output, but a good cheap card with a low latency asio trs.
My config: Athlon64 3400 +, 1GB DDR400, GeForce 6600 GT, 2 * 80GB Maxtor HDD.
Which instruments: a MIDI keyboard and all my collections of VSTi!


Installing the hair, not against incompatibility by Systm config console EMU totally no! Why make clear when you can do almost no manual ... complicated ... it's not much Mr. EMU!


Stable drivers, no pb with my cubase sx 2.2 APRS a battery of stress tests effectus!
5ms latency
Yet the number of tracks?? DSOL I did not count but a lot!
Great dception: the DSP. Intgr effects and hardware are in grams (my opinion) put all the trash! I would still use my Waves later ... so it is important not to believe that the price was right and more a PowerCore! But I do pnalise too much on the note because for 99 Trs do not push it ... but no good at multimedia for the pros (I hear the effects)


It is well worth the note!
Not easy to implement the FIRST TIME, effects Intgr anecdotal, but we forgive her everything so she gives! : Good converters, stable drivers, connectors complte short, it's all good!