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

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

M-Audio Delta 44
I work alone on a PC, so I needed quality material, with few inputs and outputs, all at an affordable price.
4entrées/4sorties analog 96 kHz and so on. (See other comments and data sheet)
config: AMD 64 3200 +, Asus K8N-E Deluxe, 1024MB DDR Samsung, Seagate 200GB HDD 7200rpm 8MB cache, NVIDIA Geforce 6800GT (ASUS), one Maxtor 80GB hard drive in a box that looks like a broken toaster ( connect land), Altec Lansing CS21.

I use it for the sound of singing, guitar, bass. I also use a MIDI keyboard (on MIDI / gamepad independent) and VST instruments. All under cubase.
I use a presonus preamp TubePre lamp.

10/10 for the use I make of


No problem, open the PC, we make sure to have some distance from the PCI and AGP graphics card (not create conflict, it seems) is pushed the card into the port, is screwed, is closed , finished.
I decided to do a reformat and reinstall windows so that everything is clean (do not forget to disable the integrated audio chipset in the bios if there are integrated chipset). The card is easy to use, efficient machine panel.
That is, if it is a notice in English a little short (but very useful)
no conflict, ras

9 for the manual a bit tacky


The drivers appear to be stable.
I get a 1ms latency in cubase in 24 bits 96khz, which is more than adequate
of the use I make of this card, I never led to record more than two tracks (left + right) together
I did the update of drivers and I have not seen any difference.

10/10 because it sounds good, it's cheap, it's easy to use


I have now for several months and she fulfilled her role very well. I use the preamp for a little boost input which otherwise is a bit feeble for taking the microphone or line.
I had, before using a chipset built into my motherboard, I hear the difference
The value for money is excellent, I even think it's the best that we can find on the market. This card semi pro really works for solo musician who records in his corner, but who wants quality at a lower price.
I had a little trouble finding it, obviously, it is really made. The only difference with 66 is that there has not spdif.
If I had the choice, I still have a repeat. With a preamp, it's really a very good card.

9 / 10 because the inputs slightly lower

Sul-fury's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Delta 44
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
The 4 inputs and 4 output jack.

- For what purpose?
Recording songs in home studio.

- Which instruments do you use or the Systmes? ...
The inputs are connected to an insert taken from my mixing desk on which I plug the microphone. The output jacks are used for the return.


- Installation is it without problem?
Impeccable. Long live the plug'n'play

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
No, I turn on Windows XP family edition.

- The configuration gnrale is easy?
Routing software redistributes I / O and volume as it sees fit. The software is simple handle.

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
The manual that came with is in English but a French version is on the drivers CD in pdf format. I personally have not read it all ...


No worries drivers.
Easy setup in any software mixing and other (cubase, coll edit ...)
Record 4 mono tracks simultaneously.


- How long have you use it?
6 months

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
The 4 inputs allow you to save a battery with 2 OH, a kick mic and a snare mic.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

- How do you report qualitprix?
Impeccable! 4 inputs / outputs at 24-bit/96kHz was worth more than a in all other brands!

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
The exprience I have no advantage, I have not tried other models, but I think I would opt for a USB console.
Dj mod (mud-v)05/25/2005

Dj mod (mud-v)'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Delta 44
4 mono output. (2 Stereo output)
and low latency

I DJ, so for a multiple CD player with a double consular software just for the use (VirtualDJ)

AMD 1200
256 meg
60 gig

sound mixer with a red infader.


The installation takes a few minute
no incompatibilitbr /> the manual is not helpful in view or the product is a simple starch

we are left with two card that nome "Delta 1 / 2" and "Delta 3 / 4"


The driver never causing any problems
The updates are rare, since the product has grown in age and that is stability table.

I use my card with 64 sample of latance, giving about 1.44 ms latency output. I have never seen better!

I use this card to its maximum capacity without problem (4 input and 4 output simultaneously


I used it for 6 months
I like the "Break Out Box"
many say that the wire one meter long is too short, but I have my computer at Intgr Rack Mount, this length is IDAL.

report made quality is good, but the general public new product joins PRO product quickly.

APRS sudden I will not repeat the same choice, I bought a Delta 66, same product, but it has two more output.

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

M-Audio Delta 44
The intrt this sound card is twofold:

4 input jack possible
external rack to connect the hardware

my config is a PC PIV 3GHZ 1GB RAM XPS2 often and I work with CUBASE SX2
also I use a Midisport 2x2 midi interface MAUDIO prampli and a lamp for micro ART


Super easy install, recognized immediately by any software on XP, both audio (CUBASE SX, REASON) and public (media player)
even not need to read the manual, it is childish to install and configure


No problem driver, no need to put everything works days, the latency is 12ms with Cubase SX, but the direct monitoring allows for 0 seconds latency recording.
everything works really well, can be operated at the same time any type of software, and everything works without conflict.


I've had 15 days, and it's really a good choice trs
That said, I did not try other cards before
again without hsiter

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

M-Audio Delta 44
That attracted me CHARACTERISTICS:
- 4 inputs / 4 analog outputs Jack 6.35
- ASIO driver
- No Functions "useless"

Used to store models.

Matos connect: Phonic MR1843X console.

My config:
- DFI motherboard (VIA chipset)
- Celeron 850
- 384 MB SD-Ram
- 40 GB HDD
- Windows 2000


Installation without any problem.
No incompatibility meeting.
Configuration gnral fairly intuitive and efficient.
Manuel ... I throw an eye for BTIS not do the installation, but otherwise it is superfluous.


Drivers stable up Submitted.
Software utiliss: Kristal, Cubase SX.
Latency not measure, but very small (between 10 and 60 ms prs little).


Used for 3 months, I am thrilled! I do not have all the hardware available to me to test it as I want, but what I saw and heard, it's just gnial.

This is the first model that I tried so I have no point of comparison. I was up a Sound Blaster AWE64 Submitted (although the mp3 to cost any more). The Delta 44 has its patant I n'tait Discoveries that blows no one fatal)

For 129 euros, what not to buy? (Plus it is compatible Multi!)

1 point less for the difficulties of routing.

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

M-Audio Delta 44
I bought it to save the BMD of my group (quartet rock guitar-keyboard-bass-drums), I pass normment time looking at the reviews on this full-MODELS types (semi-pro card or entry-level pro) and I ended up choosing it for the following reasons:

- MODEL PCI (I had a Tascam USB and stability in a silent nightmare on my config)
- External box (admittedly it is not long as it says in the notice but the fact Previous whether external fact that the card is not disturbed by noise the the indoor pc)
- 4 inputs / 4 outputs, it is not extraordinary but saves battery with the possibility to touch her a little later (2 entries took the console on which taient pr mixes overheads and 2 inputs for the snare and bass drum is a solution for poor but honest amliore your exact relation between o 2 card can not can send a stereo mix of the battery)

CHARACTERISTICS now this card can just Exceeds stepfather but for recordings of this type is more than enough. Nanmoins compares the tascam us 122 I had for some time, even when I regret the absence of some lments extremely practical: the headphone output and volume directly SETTING THE available on the case. the absence of Intgr preamp is also a cot it will prvoir

the machine config:
Athlon 2.3 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB HDD, motherboard asus AS7N8XE

the config record (I repeat it is a poor config:
for battery:
overhead microphone -> console preamps with 8 tracks-> [stereo line out] -> 1 to 2
sm 57 -> presonus TubePre -> between 3
sm 57 -> art tube mp -> between 4 (for a more in deuxime TubePre

for voice and acoustic guitar:
Studio Project B1 -> TubePre -> between 1
(+ Preamp of the Ovation electroac -> art tube mp -> between 2 to double the take with two sounds without really DIFFERENT shuffled twice)

electric guitar:
Jazzmaster -> TubePre -> from 1 (prvoir an amp simulator, the preamp tube is good, but did not expect miracles)


No problem setup, ss march right away ... but on the machines with their rcentes Intgr lot of peripherals, I had to remove a number for an irq that is not shared with 3 other priph Americas (that is the usb2 or firewire are INTERESTED in addition to the ct nomad, the irq on the pc it has become modern ingrable on maps that do not allow a real manual config)
the manual is very well, no incompatibility on softs music but it's really not against an all-purpose card for multimedia: eg, the drivers are not recognized by the prog from my tv tuner so can not record sound, and there are lots of little quirks like a.
Having said that most are easily adjustable and the sound is so much better than a intgre you might want to use as a


Never had a crash li card. updates trs frquentes not for some time, but knowing that the card works well trs is not shocking
latency of 512 for recording and mix, no dcrochage except with a ton of effects that come eat CPU time. In 512, I play the synth connected in midi player soundfonts or dxi without feeling latency, same for the guitar and amp simulators
the number of tracks, recording the maximum of the map then 4. in playback, we had to go up twenty runs


I use it for several months and I do not regret this purchase is quite a card dpouille compared to other models of the same type but that is what many trs 'asked.
with exprience, I would do the same can be no choice because it is a map at end of life and for the price I put in nine the era I better now .
o nanmoins price it sells for now, see occasionally is a good deal of stuff and not taking srieux head that allows you to work in good conditions, you just see that unless you want to just connect a console or line-level genre instrumentals of synths, it will prvoir pramps of tinkering and a cable to get a headphone output.
Lars Ouille11/04/2004

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

M-Audio Delta 44
I t attracted to 4 I / O in high-resolution external jack rack.
I wanted a card to record the output of a console so no need to micro pramplis or of low impdance. Dj Possdant a multimedia card, no need either to noon.
I also flash on the inputs symtriques. You may say, nothing is a given with me as I have 2.5m cable to connect the console but it happens from time to time to record our RPTES and the PC, it is derrire the studio door.


No problem if the installation is to place the external box. The connecting cable is too short (1m) and you can place it on the tower of the PC or on the floor. We all pert intrt a external enclosure.
The configuration is pretty and easy to use console. You still even a little to widen the head to set up the patch, especially when you are not familiaris with this kind of device. But once you master it, it's really powerful.
The manual did not really aid in this opration.


The drivers work impeccable and often updated.
I use this card with Sonar and Soundforge: it is very well recognized and becomes transparent to use.


I use this card for the past six years. In the era, it was worth 2500frs. It went downhill since. and I think for the same budget, I can have a more powerful card now, with e / e numriques, for example ...
Otherwise, the price o her side now, it is not hsiter pounce.

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

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

Frquence 96Khz
USB PCI card and not = less latency
4 * 4 Input / Output Ports

- For what purpose?

Records of models
Multimedia (Music video and games)

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

Abit motherboard IS7-E
P4 3Ghz
512 MB DDR
Windows XP SP1

- Which instruments or Systmes (console, prampli, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...

AT4033 Microphone audiotechnik
Guitar Sche Garisson
Electro-acoustic guitar Ibanez Tallman
Fender Electric Guitar Tlcaster United States
Gibson Studio Electric Guitar Lespaul
Synth Yamaha PSR640
Piano 1 / 2 Tail RX3
XLR connectors and 48V Jacks 6.35
Pramplis Prsonus BlueTube
Mixer JCB

9 / 10 BECAUSE few Midi ports would not hurt ...


- Installation is it without problem?

If there are no compatibility problems avecun VIA chipset, no problem ...
Unfortunately my motherboard silent behind a Gigabyte GA-7VAXP with a VIA chipset and I dt replaced.
If one is in possession of a crack all windows not running on wheels ... If it's crap ..!

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?

Gigabyte GA-7VAXP with a VIA chipset

- The configuration gnrale is easy?

Childish ...

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

Except in case of problem, the usefulness of the manual is not ncssaire.
However, it is clear enough.

7 / 10 Because of the incompatibility Chipset VIA ...


- The drivers are stable?

Supplied drivers are stable and often updated.

- What software do you use most often?

Sonar 2

- What you get lag?

0 msec

- How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment? ...

16 track, I have not tried more. As audio!

10/10 A pure sound, which changes the UA5, believe me! A real pleasure ...


- How long have you use it?

3 months

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

The more clear and no noise.
Less = Lack of MIDI ports and possible additions of Casing for other input-output ports.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

Sound Blaster Live
Edirol UA5

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?


- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
With the same budget, yes, now there are better cards to other prices, Digidesign I/O92 if you know what I mean. But I'm really pleased ...

Despite 10/10 compatibility bp (Whose fault? M-Audio? Gigabyte?) Since the config is working properly ... it's a rgale I advice ...

buggy12's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Delta 44
Sound card very practical with its outer casing, 4 input + 4 output jacks 6.35. I use to play and record my guitar + voice (= micro) as an amateur musician! These go through a mixer for convenience and in order to pramplifier sounds.
My config = PC Pentium 4, 512MB Ram, Windows XP, Maxtor 120GB SATA and of multimedia speaker misrables !!!!(= future purchase)


The installation was done without any problem, plug and play recognized by Windows XP and roll!
For cons, the record is in English so difficult to understand everything! For cons, the same instruction in French is tlchargeable on the site of M-Audio. No inconsistency with my config and the Control Panel is very easy to grate.


I use the Delta 44 with the original drivers, = I did not find any notable amliorations with the new driver download on the site!
Utiliss software are: Rt Player Pro Sounds home (excellent also as multi-effects), Sound Forge 7 (as a recorder) and I try to understand Cubase SX 2.
The resulting latency = 4 ms is ridiculous and I use only 3 tracks recording / reading max 6 tracks (I = beginners!) The sound suits me perfectly and no interference with the same point disto hard.


I use it for one month and frankly, I am delighted by the sound card. In fact, beginners I was afraid of getting lost in the installation and paramtrages while this one has t snap! This is my sound card and Premire for the use I made, it is excellent. BMOL The only case of withdrawals Monos = must use an adapter mono 2jacks mle / female jack 1 Stereo (6 euros) to s'couter both speakers ... His report seems qualitprix be one of the best in its class, this choice I would do without any hsitations.

bioman666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Delta 44
4 input jack on 24/96 in large external box: everything I wanted!
ASIO drivers


NO PROBLEM. installation, recognition ... Registration!


Drivers often put day / work well with trs VEGAS (not like the false full duplex with my sound blaster live: crunches, amazing echo + delay: a true FX rotten at all!)

I Sets the latency 1024 cycles (96 kHz) because I do not care, I use that as monitoring the return, the limit to the headphone for the singer.

4 tracks full duplex

the drivers are not bloody well trs (I've seen much worse, such kx project for soundblaster) but it comes out without too many problems.


I've had two months.

Trs good quality recording, background noise for me -70 dB -40 dB while silent on my soundblaster (all under SoundForge).

Trs happy with my purchase, I do it again ...