M-Audio Delta 1010
M-Audio Delta 1010

Delta 1010, PCI/ISA + Rack Soundcard from M-Audio in the Delta series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 14 reviews )
 8 reviews57 %
 6 reviews43 %
Value For Money : Excellent

kevinkxproductions's review"Negligible LATENCY, 24b 92k very good sound"

M-Audio Delta 1010
Careful, you need an old PC because it works with a big PCI card, BUT you can easily find one in a garage sale... I found my Pentium 4, 4ghz for 20 euros 3 years ago, and I haven't had a problem to this day.
THE TRICK: Buy the Delta 1010 secondhand and you'll end up with a soundcard with multiple inputs and outputs and an awesome sound that is more than enough to produce an album (some pros have been surprised at the audio quality of my productions). You should obviously use quality cables and gear with it. It has ZERO LATENCY (5ms only, which is inaudible, so, to me, that's zero latency).
I have never used MIDI, I use it exclusively for audio and have never had a single issue. Very good reproduction. It's nearly perfect with vovox cables.


I have been able to record up to 90 minutes without a sweat, although it crashes with more than 24 tracks, due to the computer, not the soundcard.
HOWEVER, it has zero latency. I can insert effects in real time during mixdown and the soundcard doesn't even flinch.


Everything is very easy. I only work with windows XP pro.


You need a very low BUDGET to make yourself with a PC and a great card, which will allow you to invest your money on high-end gear. And this is an important point, because even if you get the latest computer and soundcard but you only use average gear, you'll end up with an average sound.
And don't forget the cables. When you have high-end gear, the difference is flagrant, be it with guitars, keyboards, speakers, AND mics (I read somewhere that you can't really tell the difference between a vovox and a normal cable with a mic, but I think that depends more on the mic).

Bottom line, it's like night and day with the vovox. Connect good gear to a cheap pc and this card and you'll get a fantastic sound. I have never had a single problem with latency mixing in real time with effects.

Anonymous 's review

M-Audio Delta 1010
I bought it less than 5 months ago due to its 8 ins/outs
And also for the high-quality converters


Very good indeed
Simplicity, stability
I use it with cubase with an old lucid audio
Playback with Cubase and ins/outs management is impeccable
I've also tested it with two deltas...and it's awesome!!


It's very easy to use on a PC with cubase


A highly competent professional recommended it to me when it came out. I was just starting out with my home studio, so the price was quite remarkable. I think its value for money is almost unbeatable, given the quality of the converters. I've been in some home studios with more expensive gear that isn't as good. Having hardware gear, its 8 ins/out are a real treat. I'm seriously considering buying a second one for more comfort :)

jp39's review"Great"

M-Audio Delta 1010
Good soundcard. I've used it with win 2000 and XP.
PC: 2 gb, 512mb, 32GB HDD.
8 inputs/outputs to record a drum kit or several musicians.
Desktop PC mandatory because it works with a PCI card.
I've had no sync issues with MTC or Wordclock.
M-Audio takes driver updates very seriously.


I've had no sync issues with MTC or Wordclock.
M-Audio takes driver updates very seriously (see site). Insignificant latency. It's perfect for live recording, with a sequencer like Sonar or Cubase.


The pack includes the rack unit + the PCI card + installation software + user's manual (but it can also be downloaded from the M-Audio website).
Easy installation, but make sure to read about the electrical connections and to understand how it works.


This card is outdated today: It has no preamps, no XLR connectors, no FireWire or USB ports, so you can't connect it to a laptop. But its (secondhand) price is unbeatable.
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

M-Audio Delta 1010
Features are very basic..has midi, 8 I/O's plus SPDIF to make it 10 I/O's, thus the name 1010. Wish it had a headphone jack but with a mixer that is solved. But has a very clean look to it and fits in my rack perfectly.

Price paid: $280 USD


Very easy to setup--just make sure you update to the latest drivers but it is 64bit and PCI-X compatible also. There is some compatiblity issues with Apple Dual 1.8 / 2.0 G5's. http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=support.faq&ID=b9f145c1c2ef3fd398ae0c17b1a4cb48


Quality is top notch...There are many M-audio interfaces to choose from but this one is right up there with the best for analog. Considering it came out years ago..it is still very good. Just make sure you check PCI compatiblity with Macs when purchasing. http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/Delta1010-main.html


Very clean for a package in this price range..So clean that with proper speakers, cables and line conditioners...the sound of bad humming is non-existant. Read other reviews from other retailers to get more information.

Love it..for my purposes for a in home studio..I am glad I bought this to go with my protools m-powered 7.0 setup.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Smithy ( 4-, 2006)

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

M-Audio Delta 1010
use pro, quad core 2.9 - 6 GB DDR3 1600 Corsair-4 Raptor 10 000 trs SATA2
xp up to 100 audio tracks in 5.3 ms latency with no problems


excellent under XP sp2 but I have been unsuccessful in win7 64-bit, waiting for new drivers


very easy


for the price it is very good
I have 2 in sync since 2003, under xp it is a gem

Dinnis's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Simple and effective"

M-Audio Delta 1010
8 in / out analog
2 in / out SPDIFMidi

(For the rest please visit M-Audio)

I have a console on which the vintage pre-amps are excellent, I wanted a card with inputs and outputs line ... (The console with 16in/16out + 4 bus I'll take a second one ...)

I toured with Samplitude 11 Pro and I wanted compatibility with ProTools for customers who want to absolutely work with it ... So M-Audio card.

(Note that I put here is related to what comes out now, the card is a bit old so I try to remain objective)


As I said earlier I use mainly with Samplitude 11 Pro, for now 10 track recording (1 card 10 entries), for reading I must be at over 40 tracks ... for the latency I get around
1 ms after mixing in, I go back for comfort ....


Side installation is very simple pci card on one side connected to the rack on the other updated drivers from M-audio no surprises and no crash.

I regret just one thing no inter On / Off ...


I used it since March, I had a lot of cards on hands before (EMU 1820m, FireStudio Presonus, Tascam FW1884, Digidesign Digi 002 M-box and digital consoles ...) but I would repeat my purchase without hesitation because it is the one that is best for me to date, plus secondhand it is not very expensive, brand new I think there are cards that offer better value for money .....

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

M-Audio Delta 1010
The number of input and output is determined my choice.
I use it for home recording and fed with a Mackie SR 32


The installation is done quickly and without any worries. No problem, really plug in play.
The config is transparent and the English manual is easily french. I have not used.


The use for over a year, I do not know what it means unstable. it works that's all.
I use Sat with full compatibility to recognize that the card itself.
11 ms latency ASIO driver.
I use 8 tracks simultaneous 48k no surprise.


More than a year in my computer without me default. reliable as possible, high quality, I had one before Isis, there is no, but no comparison.
Now I just turn on the computer and work.
Not only does this choice I would do but I will take to increase the number of tracks.
For those who hesitates, I said "eyes closed, go ahead." to date, value for money unbeatable.
Only downside, I have sometimes raluumer 2 times the computer for the map lights.

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

M-Audio Delta 1010
Excellent map, very stable.Qualité undeniable converters, so the return of the records in the highest frequences.Compatibilité almost complete with key software marché.Je uses it for 3 or 4 years, so many versions software and various PC configurations have succeeded without any soucis.Une one thing, however, compared with an RME Multiface (at the same time using the two cards on two machines synchronized), which has the same characteristics in terms of output volume +4 dBu, the sound quality is slightly less "tense" for Delta.La RME is slightly more accurate.






See above

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

M-Audio Delta 1010
Map bit/96 24 kHz digital audio format with PCI 1U Rack
8 input / output jacks 1 / 4 with selector output level of -10 dB 4 dB (rear)
Between an I / O Stereo SPDIF format (on the PCI card)

no prampli and output monitoring or phones!

An input / output worldclock (rear)
MIDI In / Out (Front)
spar power (transformer)


Installing the PCI card into the PC or MAC
installation of drivers (without the rack religious map)
redmarrage with the rack religious and food!
dtection a new hardware installation finished ...!

works with Cubase, Cakewalk Sonar, Logic, Pro tools etc. ...


Once rqlages input and rated output (single interface dedicates), it only remains for you that play and record!


Easy to use map that features 10 I / O in 24 bit/96 kHz on a PC or MAC with trs trs converting of good quality and quality assurance and operation of the reputable worthy of M-Audio, which does acquired by Avid (Digidesign tec.)!


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

M-Audio Delta 1010
No need to specify ...

High interest, the AD / DA converters of very good quality and sampling frequencies available (especially considering the release date!)

My config: P4 - 3.00 Ghz gen C
CM Asus P4P800 Dlx (Classique. ..)
2 GB DDR 3200 NN
DD 200 GB Seagate 7200 rpm / m

I use the Art Tube MP from home to catch his voice


No problem to install. However, think back to the latest drivers on the site of m-audio: the latest is the most stable ... Creamware would do well to take a leaf!

No inconsistency encountered except for GigaStudio (I must be round, which then can be Tascam questions ...), anyway, the last is not worth anything, so ...

Attention to the dashboard, a small adjustment period is required ... That said, it's a cinch once taken over the dock.

Manual clear and precise. Pdf on the site of m-audio, but more examples of configs have been beneficial to the grip.


Drivers ultra stable, no crash to mourn

Random updates, but the manufacturer following products: old update mid-2003, updated following the end of 2004 ...

I mainly use Nuendo, but the card is stable in cubase sx, wavelab, samplitude, SoundForge, and ableton ... Not tested other

Correct latency: 4 ms input and output without stalls, even with M5 ...

I tried four tracks simultaneously, with effects ... Result: Flawless'. I think the 8 tracks in sync are not a prolem bare.


1 year of use, and no problems.

The CAN / NA are excellent: a very light color in the lower midrange, and his present, a good dynamic and permanently rendered faithful, what more? A lament the lack of preamp input line but hey, that price is not better ...

A quality / price ratio with the fire of God to the flagship M-Audio ... One question: does it pourqoi digidesign not inspire for future cards?

I would do without hesitation choose ... Long live the material that is worth its price!