E-MU 1212M V2

E-MU 1212M V2

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1212M V2, Internal PCI/ISA Sound Card from E-MU.

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E-MU 1212M V2 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: E-MU
  • Model: 1212M V2
  • Category: Internal PCI/ISA Sound Cards
  • Added in our database on: 03/12/2008

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E-MU 1212M V2 user reviews

Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 3 reviews )
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Tbop's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU 1212M V2
This card is probably the best sound card for beginners because of its daughter card and its price / quality ratio surprising. EMU is a trusted brand and I sincerely advocates to spend € 40 more in a 1212M V2 than in 0404.

I currently use Cubase Studio 4 with banks EWQL sounds.

My equipment:

Windows XP Pro SP2
Intel Quad 6600
3 HDD SATA-II 3Gb / s Seagate (including one dedicated to libraries)


The installation was no problem on my setup. The daughter card is connected by a sheet provided, I think all this must easily integrate in any case.
The interface of the virtual console is fairly simplistic but well thought out and intuitive.

The printed manual is not very clear and it does not mention that the installation of the same sound card and its drivers. So little about its use.


It is important to update its drivers on the EMU site.
Yes, I had some latency issues with respect to the card as well as crackling.
Everything is back to normal, and I do not drop below the 20ms of the largest projects EWQL (in 40 tracks).


I've had a week I think will probably be published soon.

I really like ease of use and installation. Ergonomics seems perfectly still I notice a serious lag I expected to easily reach the 10 ms for a single track VST!

This is my first sound card so I have no other experience on the matter.

The price / quality ratio seems correct.

I do not know yet if the latency persists, if I do it again this choice. Maybe I'm not going soon to buy his eldest the 1616M ...

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

E-MU 1212M V2
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?
The A / D converter 24 bit 192Khz "high quality" ...

But then what is found in the manual:
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>PatchMix DSP can operate at
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88 kHz, 96 kHz, 176 kHz or 192 kHz, but all its
function is only available at 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz.</span>
Morality before buying stuff, it is better to enter the manual on the manufacturer's website, otherwise basta ...

- For what purpose?
Recording instruments, voice, virtual instruments

- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Initially I intended to use it on a pentium core 2 to 3GHz, 4GB of RAM.
Then I kept it for use as a box effect on Pentium 4 3GHz, 1GB of RAM.

- Which instruments or the systems do you use? ...
sm58 microphone, Neumann TLM 127
Ibanez 4 string bass
Fender Stratocaster Deluxe
acoustic electric guitar Yamaha FPX-300
Korg SP-200 Keyboard


- The installation is done it without problems?
no problem

- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?

- The general configuration is easy?

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...


- The drivers are stable?
not used enough

- Are they often updated?
not checked

- What software do you use most often?
Logic Audio Platinum

- What you get lag?
with the keyboard, too bcp

- How many tracks you get to record / play time? ...
no opinion, I record a still or two tracks at once


- How long have you use it?
3 weeks

- What is so special that you like most and least?
Minimum: No effects dsp emu do not work beyond 48Khz. see manual
cracking in analog recording from 96khz.

the most: software provides? Whatever I balance a little.

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Audiowerk 8, Luna 2

- How would you rate the quality / price?
It's a scam

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Absolutely not
clark d.05/25/2009

clark d.'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU 1212M V2
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
The converters of high quality technical performance (noise, crosstalk, THD ...), the price!, The reputable E-MU, the DSP

- What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)
Intel Viiv PC QuadCore 2.4 Ghz, 2GB Ram, 500GB HDD, Vista and XP now

-Which instruments or the Systmes do you use?
Eclerc Smac Pro 30 mixer, nothing else


- Installation is it without problem?
No problemo

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?

- The configuration gnrale is easy?
just a little hard for some config to do the routing in the Patch Mix (software for routing)

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Yes I believe


- The drivers are stable?
Perfecto, not a bug or not as I can remember

- Are they often put day?
Not anymore but there are 1 year E-MU has released Vista drivers

- What software do you use most often?
Fruity Loops / FL Studio, Ableton Live, Cubase, Sound Forge

- What you get lag?
About 5ms

- How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment? ...
I would say 10 tracks in cubase read with compressor, EQ on each track and some reverbs, adpend use CPU ... but hey if you go online and you Tlcharger you open MSN, an active antivirus ... has decreased rapidly


- How long have you use it?
1 ½

- What is the particular feature you like most?
quality of sound, possibility to reconfigure the routing thanks to the DSP which also allows to use a lot of free plug-in latency, possibility to add the E-MU Dock for more I / O ... twelve o'clock, the possibility to Emulator X (virtual sampler E-MU)

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Sound Blaster, M-Audio, Hercules and cheap solutions pro type Pyramix and Pro Tools

- How do you report qualitprix?
Excellent, can not do better given the quality (we have a right of A / D converter interfaces Pro Tools HD!)
Frankly it to take a technical specifications and compare with other cards

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
yes for a PCI card there's no better and if you want more I / O or take the 1616m in 1616.

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