The number of entries was the first selection criterion then its price.
Having previously Maya 44 card which I was very satisfied, this product seemed the logical evolution.
I record a multitrack drum machine midi, two guitars, a bass and a microphone with no noticeable latency (5.8ms) with a good old Pentium 4 dedicated to the computer music.
Connecting the card, installing drivers, it's ready in 15 minutes.
Everything goes without problems, the card is recognized immediately.
More update for a while, a window greater control would be welcome.
I use it for 7 years and it still runs perfectly.
In my small amateur level practicing for fun, it's a great product.
Comprehensive routing capabilities, number of outputs, correct quality converters, stable drivers and prices.
For the home studio recordings and "live", it is nickel.
I'm thinking of switching to a Motu 828mk3 to benefit from some additional inputs and also to check if we really changes-end but until then this map satisfies me.
I chose this interface on the advice of a salesman, not knowing much at the time. A friend had a WamiRack 192XL and was happy.
I wanted maximum input and output for a scalable system ...
The update of drivers are regular and I always use.
No problems at all, good stability and suitable format except for the number of XLR inputs a bit limited now.
I have a latency of 5ms in seven 32-bit
Simple installation, management interface complete (including DirectWIRE which is very useful)
About the manual, I've never opened!
I use it every day since its purchase ...
It has evolved now to the PCI Express version I regret a USB or Firewire that I probably crack.
With experience, I made the right choice for € 400 for 6 years of use, it manages.
I was looking for a sound card with enough inputs and outputs to manage my various instruments and my mixer.
I have a PC with a Pentium 4, 2.6Ghz, MSI motherboard with 1 Giga of RAM running Windows XP.
J'utilse a sequencer, Cakewalk Sonar, or with virtual instruments, plug-ins, etc ...
Installation was done without any problem. The drivers are stable and my applications started to work perfectly with a minimum effort, which had not been the case with Marian card I bought a few days ago and I bring the walking.
gnrale configuration is very simple. The settings panel is very user friendly despite a rather crude manue. The only shortcoming is the absence of adjustment of the South (filtering, echo ..).
The drivers are stable trs.
I use Cakewalk, Sonar, WaveLab, Sampletank and some virtual instruments. Latency is very satisfactory, almost imperceptible.
The card seems to work well with Cubase.
The application allows DirectWIRE to juggle applications using different types of drivers, it can be convenient in some circumstances.
I use it for 2 months. I made other tests before this card with another material (Marian Midi March 4) that it has proved impossible to work properly.
It is a bit expensive but it is quiet once it is installed. The rack with 8 inputs / outputs and two MIDI ports provides some comfort.
Installation is simple, no conflict.
I had some small problems at start of some software, even more, the manual included is English / German. Prblèmes quickly resolved with the help of the hotline in IPE Music, the manual I was French ships in 3 days, and advice hotline allowed me to configure the card.
The French manual is clear.
I use this product for several days (and nights ...), currently no problems.
log: Cubase SX 2.0, Cool Edit Pro 2, Guitar Pro 4.
The latency is not noticeable.
Reading 4 tracks (for now ...)
recording 3 tracks.
I did that for qques days.
I like the possibilities of Direct Wire, Control Panel.
I have essyé the youngest of Hercules in the F / W. I find it less ... suitable, more expensive, less intuitive for the non-technical I am.
The ESP 1010 is, in my opinion, a exellent price / quality ratio.
Yes, without hesitation.