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.

le-riz-se-tourne 05/31/2005

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP HDSP 9632 : le-riz-se-tourne's user review

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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
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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!