E-MU 0404
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E-MU 0404

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

Neolabs 08/12/2007

E-MU 0404 : Neolabs's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent
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).

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

Map used with guitar and bass and SM58

UTILIZATION

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!

GETTING STARTED

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.