RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632
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RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632

Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632, Internal PCI/ISA Sound Card from RME Audio.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 12 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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FP User11/09/2008

FP User's review

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632
I can't say that I've been much more pleased with any piece of gear I have ever bought. It does exactly what they say it will. It sounds great, and is incredibly stable. In fact, this audio card alone is a major reason why I am going to stay with the PC platform for a while longer.

Price paid

$900

UTILIZATION

No hassles.

GETTING STARTED

I've used it with it's pcmica host card at gigs. I use it at home in the studio. It made of metal. I fly with it all the time. Customer service is awesome even though they are all the way over in Germany. I tend to get a response via email in less than 6 hours. Oh, and their techs know what is up.

OVERALL OPINION

I like it so much I'm probably going to get an digiface to turn my laptop into a reaktor beast. I trust the reliability of this card as much as the audio outs on my hardware synths. It's just solid.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 6-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632
Solid preformance, no bugs or glitches, total mix software lets you control each channel input and output, also includes a headphone mix out for easy monitoring

Price paid

somehow i got it for $650 used

UTILIZATION

Very easy, no need for manual, 8 in 8 out, midi port

GETTING STARTED

Solid construction, have had some problems with PCI card but my card was a older version R 1.3

OVERALL OPINION

Convertors are great, professional results when combined with quality preamps

great sound, perfect center for a professional qualuty studio

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 0-, 2003)
zédlamix08/01/2011

zédlamix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" sastisfait"

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632
What characteristics have motivated your choice?
PCI 2 inputs 2 outputs 1 headphone output and MIDI in out
For what purpose?
small home studio wanting to grow up
What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
dual core 2.6g, 3g ram xp

UTILIZATION

driver hyper stable, low latency, use an old samplitude 8, c is a matter that rolls

GETTING STARTED

instalation without worries, we put the card, it installed the drivers and all is well
j likes the ability to change the skins of TotalMix

OVERALL OPINION

used for a week, coming from a Hoontech adda 2000, you can feel the difference, I like the ability to add extensions to 4 inputs and 4 outputs
disappointed not to have start with and have wasted my time with Hoontech, map honorable way, and for that price it is 330th in rm
acromontagne01/14/2010

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

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632
I use it for recording pre-production mainly guitar voice
But I have 4 mini album out in 2006-2007 with other musicians (Vibraphone, Clarinet, Violin ...) recorded entirely on the EMR.
I use it with a TLAudio Tbone 1100 and 5051 (attention this card it has no preamp)

I record in 24 bits and 44.1kHz or 96.

UTILIZATION

Is stable.
I have Cubase SX2.
A prehistoric Athlon 1.2 GHz computer but not for long.
I record 2 tracks simultaneously. I use the 2 analog inputs.
I can read more than 20 simultaneous tracks.
Latency, it's been a while since I've recorded so I can not remember the figure but low enough to have never had any pb on that side.

GETTING STARTED

Installing without pb. English manual
Was no inconsistency.
Sometimes Cubase startup bug on the sampling frequency but just a click away everything returns to normal.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since 2006.
The +: excellent converters! What sound. I got a replay of my disco. Fabulous.
The -: If I may be wiring trouveun not very practical. It's a PCI card, there is no case (but not the end of the world either)

With the experience I would do this choice a thousand times yes!
But now I'm going on my Mac Book Pro so RME will soon be unusable for me for SALE. Snifff! Especially because I see not much equivalent to the price soundcard FW
Substance8702/22/2006

Substance87's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632
What technical specifications motivated your choice?
converters,

For what purpose?
homestudio vir my table I have a place Mackie

Which instruments do you use or the Systmes? ...
a PowerCore

UTILIZATION

Installation is no problem it?
if we know c install a PCI card without problem even never so simple
Gnrale configuration is easy?
yes except the mixing desk and some may Drout routing because the manual is not too prcis on this topic

GETTING STARTED

The drivers are stable?
ever
What you get lag?
I do not know but very little elsewhere with this type of material It has not even a question pos!

OVERALL OPINION

What I love about this card's c's and above its line of dynamic
this internal model is not really seen chert I find the quality product comparable to models such as that Dirol fraule the 700 euros and I assure you m-audio has nothing to do cot y
With this card you receive an equipment professionnnel ears
Bruno1006/25/2005

Bruno10's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632
This card is multi-use if one does not need more than two track analog input and output
I use it with a little soft and GIGA seqenceur
PC 1.5 Ghz
Mackie 1402

UTILIZATION

No installation problem
no incompatibility on the contrary! RME is the card that focntionne with everything!
The manual is not always clear trs (in English and trsdtaill lacks synthse)

GETTING STARTED

Driver: this is the best card

OVERALL OPINION

2 years of use
In the beginners I found that I pay a pretty expensive card among competitors seems cheaper (even CHARACTERISTICS), but after 2 years is not true! In 2 years RME has update drivers several times, make up two days of the BIOS (updated without worries). TOTAL MIX software (mixer of the card) has made surprising progress:
- It became compatible MACKIE CONTROL
- We can make dsormais loopbacks (out of a record in a soft squenceur) thanks the card without using ReWire
- They were all lies GIGA 3 World Records (GSIF2)
You really have to emphasize: we achte RME card one day but throughout the time s'amliorent CHARACTERISTICS!
The only BMOL: the sound can be just as good as or on MOTU DIGIDESIGN, but the compatibility of these cards seems infrieure
le-riz-se-tourne05/31/2005

le-riz-se-tourne's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632
APRS is more than a month qute of any kind that I have chosen this card, there is a 3 months.
The key for me to have a silent sound card drivers in terms of both performance as real time. The multitrack as secondary in my daily use.

Config:
Asustek P4C800
Intel P4C 2.4 Ghz
2x512 MB DDR PC3200
Maxtor Diamond Max 40 plus9 GO, GO 120
Maxtot SATA 80 GB (Bank of samples)

Here for TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

TECHNICAL http://www.rme-audio.com/english/hdsp/hdsp9632.htm #

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Top

Supported sample frequencies: Internally 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz. Externally 28 kHz - 200 kHz
8 buffer sizes / latencies available: 1.5 ms, 3 ms, 6 ms, 12 ms, 23 ms, 46 ms, 93 ms, 186 ms
All settings changeable in realtime
Automatic and intelligent master / slave clock control
Enhanced Mixed mode: All inputs and outputs simultaneously Operational
TMS (Track Marker Support): Supports CD / DAT Start-IDs and the read out of CD subcode
Unique status windows for record and playback, mode and sample rate Showing
Digital inputs and outputs ground-free turn coupled
3-stage hardware level control for analog inputs and outputs
Servo-balanced analog input and output, DC-coupled signal path
192 kHz / 24 bit converters. SNR 110 dB RMS unweighted, 113 dBA
Maximum input and output level (0 dBFS @ HiGain): +19 dBu
Low impedance headphone output (75 ohm), stepless output level-through software faders
Headphone Speaker Protection minimize noise DURING power on / off
Super low jitter design: <1 ns in all clock modes

UTILIZATION

Installation is no problem if you read English. The manual is quite poor but is clear on this point. No software bundle, but it's ultimately not what we search such a card.
The drivers are set days at least once per quarter. Some utilities come with the card including a mixer, simple and effective, with the map at a "zero latency" between the management of output.

Two utilities measures on e / s.

Well, that's the stuff German: Not pretty but super reliable.

GETTING STARTED

The drivers are trs trs stable, trs trs latencies low (even zero in the pure audio).
I use it mostly with Yellow Tools Culture (Software has welcomed the passage) to make my compositions. Nothing to say no more about the misuse of virtual instruments. For example 3 ms latency on a project using two instances of yellows tools, and virtual synths 3 trs greedy, the block RAM and CPU 50% ...
I also had the opportunity to record with the card using the two entries. The converters are not bad, at least out of all comparison with that found in the competition in the same price. APRS is not a Digi 002, but I think we can make excelente dj sound recording, if they have the rest.

OVERALL OPINION

In rsum I love this card, reliable, simple, effective, drivers followed regularly, it prciser yammer of drivers ALSA (Linux).
Ngatifs points: ugly interface, manual a bit sketchy and not clear on the trs Utisa the mixer ... but hey, the rest ct (price, quality ...), the scales tip and we must!
Etienne G11/20/2004

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

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632
Following properties:
MIDI I / O.
Optical Interface ADAT / AES-EBU (XLR optional adapter cable) / SPDIF.
Interface RCA (phono) SPDIF.
Internal digital interface (CD-ROM/Sync-I/O).
I / O with analog stereo balanced converters 24bits/192KHz last generation (dynamic range> 110 dBA - 4 dBu/-10dBV sensitivity configurable via software).
Headphone output with independent level.
software / DSP
DIGICheck 3.0: Analysis Tool configuration.
HDSP Meter Bridge: level meter (RMS and Peak) with computing hardware.
All outputs / inputs used along with TotalMix (router / mixer real-time hardware).
Zero-latency monitoring.
Announced minimum latency: 1.5 ms!

After much debate (with myself!) And reflection, reading forums comparative mags ... I ordered it, and the optional breackout xlr cable in, and therefore unlike the symmetric delivered (RCA)
config: Motherboard A7N8X-Deluxe
-Amd barton 3200 +
Enermax power supply, (remember the model, not the courage to go behind the tower)
-CPU fan Cooler Master V73-asb
Schieftech-box grand tour
-HDD: Western Digital Raptor Serial ATA (10000 rpm) + Seagate 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB baraccuda cache
- ATI Radeon 9200 fanless
- 512 mb ddr 400 ram in dual channel (2 x 256) Brand Samsung

9 because perfection is not of this world!

UTILIZATION

Installation on wheels, the least it is for the manual, in English or German

GETTING STARTED

Drivers hyper stable, 3ms latency in recording or playback
reading of 20 + track recording with a virtual full of instrumentals and effects without any problems.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a week.
what I like most is the dynamics and precision converters, both in recording in reading (I replayed all my favorite CDs by rediscovering directly on the headphones sennheiser hd580 with my accuracy, I hear things I had ever heard!)
before I had an Audigy 2 Platinum; as a garbage compared to a roller rolls!
I've worked with friends with echo layla, without exaggeration, it is below the quality of the converters, the stability of pilot frankly I do not even talk about the edirol School of Music where I work or Hoontech dsp 2000 of a friend is just as incomparable.Conclusion the best cards ever!
what I like least is not translated the manual (but it makes me revise my English)
value for money is amazing for me! (499 euros with an option symmetrical and shipping included in Thoman) double my old soundblaster toy (just good for games !...)
dinkytoy05/15/2004

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

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632
I use it to master a large collection of LPs on CD because I am DJ
My config:
Motherboard INTEL D875PBZ
Pentium IV 2.8C
2 * 512 MB DDR PC3200
2 Western Digital 80 GB HDD in RAID 1 on an Adaptec 1200A
Matrox G450 graphics card
Adaptec 4300 Firewire card
Pioneer DVD Player
Plextor Burner CDR

The card is connected with RCA cables shielded monitor
a stereo amplifier DENON PMA1500
which are connected a CD player DCD1550
and a Technics SL1200 turntable with a Stanton
I'm working on a pair of monitoring DENON M1
I use Sennheiser HD25 headphones

I had the opportunity to recover the SPDIF digital signal to a mixer Denon DNX1500
It works nickel

UTILIZATION

Nothing to say about the installation is simple and accurate
The manual ... uh, I can not call the loose sheet in English and German only, a manual
only available in PDF and in English on the CDR

GETTING STARTED

The drivers seem very stable and ultra followed by RME

WAVELAB I use for my recordings
and I plan to use CUBASE SL

5 ms latency in wavelab using asio

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a few days, I repost a few months
I love the precision of converters
I get out of bad experiences with a sound blaster platinum (stable but sound quality bof)
and a Terratec DMX 6 fire (red card and Terratec support, not an answer to my three emails, plus follow-up of drivers for a year and in my case spdif digital input has never worked or ASIO drivers delivered, only asio4all worked .... I'd still get paid 279 euros ...)

I bought 490 euros in home studio
nothing to say this is slightly more expensive than the best multimedia cards, but we feel right now that is in the same category. No unnecessary gadgets, no bundle of soft light version but a quality design and drivers really successful, I now understand why this card has received an award at the Musikmesse 2004

I referrer this choice without hesitation and I want to thank all those helped me on the following forums Audiofanzine.
Tuent02/23/2004

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

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632
It is true that once the card is paramtr top
dynamic level of the silence
I use both analog numrique that without pblme

UTILIZATION

Level install everything is done alone
level inputs and outputs, it is better to go in the asio paramtrer not always empty, but is
I speak for a configuration with cubase for example

GETTING STARTED

Level latency rglages are made to play the vsti, this is not always empty but hey you get there qd same!!

OVERALL OPINION

Apart from some small rglages bring the card is excellent quality price ratio can not be anything to him repprocher except the install cd is serious but hey all is that it works and works pretty well.