M-Audio Delta 44
M-Audio Delta 44

Delta 44, PCI/ISA + Rack Soundcard from M-Audio in the Delta series.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 25 reviews )
 19 reviews76 %
 6 reviews24 %
Value For Money : Excellent

themaddog's review"Good entry level sound card"

M-Audio Delta 44
The M-Audio Delta 44 has a PCI card that connects to your computer, which is connected to a breakout box via a cable.

This is a four input/output sound card. Up to four tracks can be recorded simultaneously to your home PC DAW. With the virtual mixer in your DAW software, multiple tracks can be recorded, you are only limited by the hardware capabilities of your PC. This means overdubs can be recorded with up to four separate tracks at a time.

There are no MIDI facilities on this card. Multiple Delta 44's can be installed onto the computer for more simultaneously recordable tracks, but I haven't had any experience in performing this operation.


I use this hardware with Windows XP Service Pack 2 and haven't had any problems. There is some latency, but this is the nature of the beast with digital audio workstation recordings (on of the big reasons why I record mostly analog).


It is a pretty easy, straightforward installation. If you get confused, just refer to the manual. As with any sound card or other hardware installation, there may be compatibility issues, but I had none with my Dell desktop.


This is an OK sounding card. Much better sounding cards with better sounding digital converters exist, but not really at this price range, and those installations are a bit more complicated. It served its purpose. For my desktop I know have a Delta 1010, which also adds MIDI and SPIDF, a greater number of channels and direct XLR inputs for microphones. If I could go back in time, I probably should have gotten the Delta 1010 instead, because the type of recording I do usually requires more tracks at a time than a mere four. But, for a solo recordist, four tracks may be plenty.
Audiofanzine FR01/03/2011

Audiofanzine FR's review

M-Audio Delta 44
Originally written by fred le castel on Audiofanzine FR.

The main reason why I bought this sound card is that it was a bargain on ebay. M-Audio products have a very good value for money, they are Mac compatible (I have a Mac G4). I wanted an external interface because they make connections easier. The two ins/outs are enough for me to connect my mixer.


Installation was a bit difficult because the seller didn't have the driver nor the user's manual. I found the manual on the M-Audio website but it was much more difficult to find the drivers. M-audio provides only updates but I finally found a website that provided drivers for Mac. Installing the driver was very easy, the general setting is quite simple, the manual is very comprehensive.


The drivers are stable and are updated automatically (there are few updates because it has no bugs). I use it with Logic Audio.


I've been using it for a few days. Easy to use, no useless features, wide in/out frequency range. It's a huge difference compared to internal sound cards. Very good value for money. The only reason I would sell it is if I ever need more connections.

Sg111's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" perfect"

M-Audio Delta 44
I have chosen the following characteristics:

need for ASIO sound card, 4 registered and 4 separate outputs, very low latency, its price.

I use it for recording and listening I spend my always with mixer (recording electric guitars and dry, voice, percussion ...).

I utlise xp pc with a single processor at 2.53 GHZ HP


the drivers are very stable, no problems over time, the updates are not frequent, but as long as it works ca poses no worries. Most often I use it with cubase sx2, zero-latency direct monitoring, and in most cases 8 ms mixing.
maximum track reading a dozen and a dozen audio midi, note that in my system is my processuer the limiting factor, I never reached the limit of the delta 44.


stable and trouble-free installation, no incompatbilité encountered, the interface is not enough fuss, everything is clear, everything is in the manual, you just read ...


I had to buy it around 2005, I did not utililité a rack with 150 connections in the products offered the choice to require a relatively simple like mine was, therefore, limited comparisons were fast. the last very good value for money no failure, no bugg it meets ever-present, if I had known I would have taken the Delta 66 for SPDIF I did not know at the time.

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

M-Audio Delta 44
The main reason for my Torné to this map, was in fact the correct OCCAZ found on e bay as immediate purchase for 80 euro, but before confirming my purchase, I have been looking at the functionality and compatibility, because I possesses a Power Mac G4, and indeed, M-Audio products have a very good value for money, it was the quality for cheap, and compatible mac.De more, I preferred eu external interface, because it is more racoder the easy in and out when they should not make the tower more than two in and two out for me sufisent leads connected to my console.


The installation was a little hard, the seller had no driver, no manual, I had to get by, the record, it's easy on the m audio site, but the driver, has the ca was the obstacle course. M Audio does the update, then pares qq hours of research, I found a site that offered me such 01net the driver for both the driver mac.Une while it is alone, pretty simple config, comprehensive manual.


The driver is stable, updated automatically, may rarely as no bug. J Logic uses audio with 2 inputs for the stereo, with the frequency I want, and that's the best!


I have been using qq days, ith the distinction of being easy to use, no option of no use, good band in passnte in and out, makes me funny compared to other sound cards, internal computer historically used, a very good value for money, and if one day I rid m, c is that it will take me a card with more inputs and outputs, but I do not count m apart.

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

M-Audio Delta 44
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?

The rack, the jacks

- For what purpose?

Recording, editing and production of original compositions / reading sequence rehearsal 'and live from a PC

- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?

HP Pavilion 6167 / 4400 II core duo / 2x1, 5G RAM / 320G + 80G External HDD / Nvidia 8400GS CG / All under WindaubeVista

Edict of 16/11/08: I recently tested computer music LINUX (ubuntustudio 8.04). The card is automatically recognized. His driver: ICE1712 and the config, use the application envy24control.

- Which instruments or the systems do you use? ...

Guitar (Lag RX100/Telecaster US) / Micro Song (Samson)


Thomann commissioned in February 2008 (received in 10 days, RAS)

- The installation is done it without problems?

RAS, I stuck on the PCI slot furthest from the CG

- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?

None at the moment (or system or device or software)

- The general configuration is easy?

The fingers in the nose, thanks to the clear and intuitive interface.
Except, perhaps to find and understand how to route the signals I / O (because of pb described below)

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

It looks ...
In fact, it is for everything concerning the installation, parameters and main characteristics.
But the manual interface is written for positions running XP. No manual or existing doc (even on the manufacturer's website!) For the Vista interface (simplified compared to the apparently XP)


- The drivers are stable?

Vista version: It looks stable ... (No pb for the moment)

- Are they often updated?

Edict of 16/11/08: [/ u] an updated Vista driver since its inception.

- What software do you use most often?

Cubase SX2 / NI GuitarRig2

Edict of 16/11/08: And Linux - Ardour, Hydrogen, Freebirth ...

- What you get lag?

Cubase latency displayed in: 5 to 7 ms to smaller buffer size (after that little ride very fast)

Edict of 16/11/08: On LINUX - 1.67 ms (!!!... no comment) ok some X-runs ("plop") but when you have not eaten a third of the RAM by the OS, changes everything anyway ...

- How many tracks you get to record / play time? ...

Not yet been tested ...
(Larger project: 12 track simultaneous playback ... it is a buffer size sufficient to make it "plop" it)


- How long have you use it?

February 2008 (four months to write this opinion)

- What is so special that you like most and least?

The rack and analog I / O (more than enough for one who does not need S-Pdif/optique/etc worse ...), the jacks for a scratch is sacred. The appearance of strong and serious stuff (rack metal rack compact and cable / PC as big as your thumb). Quality of its nickel output (I put my system to listen twice as hard now ...)

Edict of 16/11/08: Great recognized and usable in Linux.

No less ... Apart from the lack of preamp, but hey it is the fault not in my budget card ... The same with an integrated preamp p'tit and it would be ultra-happy

Tip: The outputs of the beast are in mono, plan, purchase a double-Cable Jack / RCA for connection to an amp show.

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

No, this is my first "real" sound card (other than SoundBlablabla bidulinity)

- How would you rate the quality / price?

I feel unbeatable.

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

I plan to redo this choice very quickly and buy me a second ;)... NO, the preamp first (essential with this card)

<p class="bbcode-offtopic"> Off topic: <span>For the record, I use for now, my old Valvestate-8080-with-the-HP-death as a preamp (I cut with a jigsaw to retrieve only the head ... some would say sacrilegious?! OK, but it has its mouth in my living room above my old amp Scott 70 years) and scratched it's a joke, for against a vocal microphone, c ' is not the top ...</span>

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

M-Audio Delta 44
What characteristics have motivated your choice?

pci to change the format of my galleries usb (m audio) and firewire (echo, m audio and motu)
rock solid driver announced on the site m audio.

What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?

quad-hd 4gig am 500mega

With which instruments or systems to use you? ...

Windows XP64 ableton live7


Incompatible with xp 64 but there is a beta driver (ineffective).
the manual it is developed. ;)


The driver does not exist.

I exclusively in the User asio on ableton

latency in a down 88Khz ms, 2 x ca consumes more cpu, (
not necessarily need to live or 88khz cpu is already solicited
44 in the latency of 2, with small cracks Xms from time to time.

The problem is that after a ten minute live latency becomes longer!
15 msc genre, plus the opportunity to play pad ect ...
redemarage of a live AC is working again 10 min

I reconnect my map echo audiofire2 which have a latency of 8 ms, too long to play as fluid or retaiter external signals, it is stable in May platitude.

I could record anything, it's not funny to play with lots of lag!

RAPORT the signal noise is incredible to. but can be ece video card pc card parasite that may be on the other pc is more moderate.


3 days

I like the multiple frequencies of ecahntillonage proposed and the case simple.
card did not like the driver for xp 64, how to take advantage of a good machine without using vista now?

I vai the meter for sale on ebay or af .. I lost 100 euro vai
I really know what to do to provide for live play without latency.
jarrete not change the config, no way to be a really lese to play live ...

I put a note here since 7 can be on another pc with another OS it runs without lag and without parasite.

Alien57's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Delta 44
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?

The rack, the 24/96, the four inputs / outputs

- What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?

I started using it on a PC-based Pentium 3 800mhz, 258 MB SDRAM 133 MHz. (Assembler fujitsu)

Submitted I use it on a PC that I assembled:

Asus P5ND2 SLI CM =
PROC = Pentium D 945, 3400 MHz, dual-core.
RAM = 2 GB of DDR2-666 (333MHz) dual channel mode, MODEL VS512MB667D2.
CG = Asus NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache (TM)

- Which instruments or the Systmes do you use?

Behringer Eurorack MX console = 2642A
Monitor Behringer Truth B2031 =


- Installation is it without problem?

No problem.

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?

Yes, for applications such as instant messaging or VoIP softphone (msn, skype etc).

- The configuration gnrale is easy?

More comfortable with the latest drivers I think.

- The manual is clear and sufficient?



- The drivers are stable?

I just discovering a new driver for my OS (xp sp2) amliore GUI, I love. He seems to be stable.

- What software do you use most often?

Wavelab 5, Ableton Live 7, acid 6, Reason 4.0, Cubase SX3.

- What you get lag?

96kHz - buffer 64 samples:

Ableton Live 7 Indicator 1.11 ms of latency, and 0.96 ms latency output

Propellerheads Reason 4 shows 0 ms. weird ...
With the latest driver, my programs are set to 0 latency.


- How long have you use it?

I started in the computer music in 2000. Do not know much, I have been advised by a seller. (I remember pay in francs, 2600 francs I think.)
So I use this card from prs eight years. Incredible as it holds the road, always on top.

- How do you report qualitprix?

Trs good, well cushioned ...

- With the exprience, you do again this choice?


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

M-Audio Delta 44
What motivated my purchase:
- The price (159 nine)
- Compatible with Linux (ICE1712 + module Envy24 mix)

My config is Asus CM / Core2 Duo 2.2 GHz / 1 GB of RAM on GNU / Linux Debian. I use this card for personal records.


Installation is no problem set by the choice of PCI. There may be conflicts of IRQ rsolus easily by reversing the arrangement of cards.
Under Linux, there's nothing else to do, the ICE1712 module is loaded automatically. Once you install the mixing SPECIFICATIONS Envy24 there do anything.
The manual is not so much getting started is simple.


Modules (drivers) on Linux is stable trs. I use this card with Jack (routing of sound), Ardour (like ProTools), Hydrogen and other software computer music Linux.
Thank you to the authors of the site Linux computer music ( http://www.linuxmao.org ) for items Help Ardour in particular.
I work in a timely rl (yes, even when Linux has some advantages), but I have not pushed far trs track the number of reading and WRITING simultaneously.


I use this card for a month, so I have not been around this hardware. My beginners this card seem promising. I exprience with this choice or j'achterai remake the M-Audio 1010

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

M-Audio Delta 44
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
I was looking for a sound card with the bare minimum I needed: a PCI card with a jack or two entries, preferences rack, and a Stereo output, with a trs good to avoid the latency DSP ... and I had everything with that l.

- For what purpose?
to make the best caf ... it's not a. .. uh ... to record instruments? ah ben lends a rather good! more srieusement, c'tait to plug a guitar and a microphone.

- What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Gigabyte GA-M55plus-S3G / AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 + (2000 MHz) / PC4200 Corsair 1Ghz (2x512Mo) / Seagate 250GB 7200 RPM S-ATA II 16Mo (Barracuda 7200.9) / WinXP SP1 optimized (tons of unnecessary services stop s to boost the box)

- Which instruments or the Systmes do you use?
When I bought it I had no guitar amp and suddenly I could only connect my guitar on the pc and use an amp simulator. So now I plug either a microphone positioned in front of my guitar amp or my guitar directly, and then always a microphone for voice, harmonica or percussion.


- Installation is it without problem?
Installation is on-can-do-more-simple: It plugs into the PC, the PC is switched on, the windows DTECT, we choose the right drivers (rcuprez the latest version of the manufacturer's website before to get the latest version), and voila!

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
No incomptabilit however, I regret that M-Audio does not dveloppe drivers for Windows Vista.

- The configuration gnrale is easy?
trs really simple.

- The manual is clear and sufficient?
I can not talk about it. I did not use


- The drivers are stable?
not a single crash or bug in 4 years

- Are they often put day?
I have not seen since mid 2006 up day

- What software do you use most often?
Cubase VST instruments and more, Reason, Rebirth

- What you get lag?
0 to 4 milliseconds according to my rglages is to say inaudible latency, which I really change my old card Guillemot ISIS (about 700m)

- How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment?
I never had the opportunity to test more than 2 tracks but I can easily get 4


- How long have you use it?
I use it for 4 years

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
the most: its simplicity the possibility of coupling with another card delta (44 or 66), the rack (not to be forced to go under the desk to plug in his guitar, its really effective DSP (but hey, I compare then with ISIS has can only be better ...)
the least: the absence of amplification. I did not realize right away and I have to buy a t prampli.

- How do you report qualitprix?
qualitprix excellent. is a simple map with a reasonable price

- With the exprience, you do again this choice?
trs certainly. I have not the usefulness of having more input or output, and I go through the USB port to control my MIDI keyboard.

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

M-Audio Delta 44
I bought this card because it supports ASIO 2, Cubase, it has more inputs / outputs and has a low latency.
I use it in my home studio for making his voice / instrument or to dub a sound module or synth. I seldom lack of when recording.
My config: P4 3.2 GHZ, ASUS CM, 2GB DDR, 160GB of disk.
I use it with a lamp prampli ART for my condenser microphone with a PODxt, for which the record is as good with this card directly via USB.

It's generally a good map, efficient and simple. But it is not powerful trs trs. I arrive in 24bit/98kHz easily crack or 3 or 4 virtual instruments ...


Installation is very simple. Since I had a dj midi interface M-Audio drivers taient Submitted, so I did not need the CD. All software DTECT no problem associated with the ASIO driver the card is easy!
Up Submitted, I had no incompatibility with my software, and no conflict with other hardware lments.
It is a simple card set trs. All paramtres runic is a panel you can change the o to frquence chantillonage, the buffer size for latency, levels of input / output ... etc..
The manual is succinct and English trs. Any fawn, I do not need.


The drivers are stable. Although sometimes it crashes when I save the south, and it's ASIO does not work anymore (thundering). I then have to restarting the PC to the card with my rutiliser squenceur. The update, which are rare, do not really have this problem solution. But since now I work primarily with real instruments, I use less than the south, and it works like clockwork.
I use it with all my audio software (Cubase, Wavelab, ...).
I walk gnral 24bit, 44kHz, with 256 samples per sample, and the latency of 5ms is almost inaudible ...


I use this card for the past 4 years. This is convenient for connections to have an external box computer, MMME if once in the studio was not moving. It is well suited what I do, but I regret that she eats too much CPU. I have never had any other, so I can not compare. But if I had the choice again, I think I would look for a card with the same CHARACTERISTICS but more powerful.
However, it remains a good value qualitprix trs (~ 150)