Hoontech DSP24 + ADDA2000 / DSP2000 C-Port
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Hoontech DSP24 + ADDA2000 / DSP2000 C-Port

DSP24 + ADDA2000 / DSP2000 C-Port, PCI/ISA + Rack Soundcard from Hoontech.

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iXtlan23 12/13/2003

Hoontech DSP24 + ADDA2000 / DSP2000 C-Port : iXtlan23's user review

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The DSP24 Hoontech presents all carracteristiques a big MOTU card type at a reduced price:
24 bits / 96Khz, 8 inputs / 8 outputs 6.5 + TRS 2 input / output XLR with gain control, direct monioring on the map via the headphone jack, power supply etc. phnatom 48V. on the PCI I / O jack 3.5 and in optics (AES / EBU and SPDIF)
engros it has everything except a great price! :-)

personally I use it in the DTD homestudio to multitrack and has done its job.
the hardware fault has nothing but soft could be improved ... especially the drivers who tend to reinstall the necessarily ....

UTILIZATION

The XP install is done without too much trouble ... better yet grab the latest driver from STA before. the installation of PCI cards is easy as pie and the obvious connection to the rack ...;
where it starts to sompliquer it when faced with the management software of the card. The interface is simple ...; simplissime same ... c recess convenient for novice DtDs ... but if you want to use a little push ... it's not terrible, the DSP 24 deserves better than soft ca ...

GETTING STARTED

At the ASIO driver is ca ca road maintenance, but even when I reinstall twice after a sudden malfunction and loss of sync in Cubase?
if in general the map responds very well very quickly with Cubase SX or Logic as well as most of VST / VSTi that I use (lots of synth or effect rather greedy in CPU / DSP)

The routine use of the card is very well is located in front of the rack entries jack / XLR and gain control ... arrierre has two outputs and MIDI connections A and B (the south could be placed at the front). The preamps are very good considering the price of the card and can record directly from the microphones without additional gear.

It is true that sometimes recalls the basic components that the card does not cost very much
(Converter quality good but not at the top, limit headphone preamp, preamp 1 & 2 not great) quality over price, but it remains very good.

Personally I use it directly out of the bus console for recording and
each output of the card on a track. no problem!

I record on a disk Athlon XP2400 with 2GB of DDR RAM and a SCSI disk so I can record 6 tracks with no problem in simultanment 48Khz (although the map may be pushing it away I do not essyer)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 2 years now and I do not regret my purchase (especially for that price) but if Hoontech decides to make a more powerful software to manage the internal onnect and virtual mixer that greatly improve its use.

Today I think change cards for MOTU but obviously it's not the same price ....
if not in this price range I see no better tjrs :-)