E-MU 0404
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E-MU 0404

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

marco_fot_hxc 08/26/2007

E-MU 0404 : marco_fot_hxc's user review

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Audience: Beginners
NB: on my PC config, see my personal details

Connectors:
- 2 between 6.35 mono jack
- 2 mono output jack 6.35
- Between 1 and 1 SPDIF output (Coax)
- Between 1 / 1 optical output
- 1 / 1 out MIDI

From this point of view, we can say that is enough or at least provided enough variety. Just might regret the absence of RCA connectors ...

A highlight:
The DSP is Intgr I think a strong point of this card because it vritablement discharge to the CPU. However (and I do not know if it comes from my PC or the card strictly speaking Intgr effects do not seem extremely powerful and so little optimiss ...

Price:
Petit, trs small! And is a strong point, especially when looking at beginners and the computer music was not excessive but need to connect more to have a good panel and a map to have low latency etc ...

NOTE: 6 / 10 because it is a good map for beginners but not enough I think

UTILIZATION

Installation:
As long as we know install a PCI card, installation is no problem (note that windows dclenche a warning on the certification of pilots, but this does not affect the right operation).

Incompatibility:
So l. .. worries! On Windows there is no problem but on Linux Alsa drivers have not yet dvelopps t! So no sound unless you use the chipset Intgr card when you switch to Linux (or have a second sound card).

Configuration:
I said earlier that it was good for beginners in investissment computer music. I will Modre somewhat this statement because the configuration is not very easy (unlike). The card is powerful and many opportunities in terms of routing, but for nophytes (and even more advanced for some users) the PatchMix can be somewhat Drout (who said dgoutant? !).

GETTING STARTED

Stability:
The only trouble encountered is: Does he told me to reinstall the card ncessaire several dj (for unknown reasons) because I had no sound while the VU meters indicates activation of the card ...

Latency:
Asio forces, no problem from this point of view l. One can easily get up to 5ms latency.

Number of track record:
This is the connection limits of this ct l. Honestly, the maximum that I used up the two tracks must be mono guitar track MIDI + 1 + 1 track Coax (Roland TD20) with simultaneous recording ... No worries.
In reading, I can not quantify it because much of VST dpend utiliss ...

NB: I use Cubase SX3

OVERALL OPINION

It's been two years since I use it and I do not regret this purchase allowed me to beginners in computer music. It is a safe buy for beginners and provides more than acceptable performance. Over time we come to regret the absence of an external enclosure or connectors ddi potentiomtres level of etc ... PatchMix and sometimes heavy grate.
At this price, however the is a good deal but I stress it takes a willingness to tame the card and rglages.
All in a card powerful but complex to use.
The 5.5 does not exist here, is 5. : S