Echo Indigo I/O
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Echo Indigo I/O

Indigo I/O, PCMCIA Soundcard from Echo in the Indigo series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 18 reviews )
 11 reviews61 %
 4 reviews22 %
 2 reviews11 %
 1 user review6 %
Value For Money : Excellent
jeanpaulkiki06/01/2009

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

Echo Indigo I/O
Motivation of choice: need a PCMCIA interface in-out to put on my laptop. Desired compactness and ability to catch its simple audio (voice speaking). Especially, need low latency to work with VSTi in FL Studio 7 = ASIO driver.
Config: HP Pavilion DV1000 Laptop, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB HDD. Win XP SP3.

UTILIZATION

Easy installation, driver nickel.
General configuration without pb: ASIO panel access to the interface of FL Studio. Impeccable works with a buffer of 512 samples, or low latency for gaming in midi keyboard, voice catches or restitution.
Little access to the manual, the card is basic: volume knob, jack 1 / 8 "input and output.

GETTING STARTED

Stability of drivers, good performance of the signal with a lot of VSTi (synth and effects), not stall or crash. Very good value for money.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this sound card since the summer of 2007 and I am very satisfied. I am now forced to change because I bought a new laptop and the PCMCIA port is no longer :-(.
+ Point: compact, good signal holding in ASIO, simplicity.
Point -: fragile connections, although being careful, no pb.
Not test other products before buying it. However, I tried several now and galley is to find an interface with good drivers (need to fall back on Asio4All with poorer perf). I therefore regret my ECHO Indigo.
Good value for money. If the PCMCIA port had not been replaced by the ExpressCard, I would not change that choice now and do it again without hesitation
Marech2107/01/2008

Marech21's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Echo Indigo I/O
I bought parcqu it is compact, and method of connection appears t pcmcia is it more reliable for the audio. I use it with Sonar 6 asio mode, for the composition, recordings from time to time. My laptop is a Dell Precision M4300 with a 2.4GHz Pentium T7700, 3GB of RAM, a 160GB disk 7200trs, and an external drive connected by SATA for audio.

UTILIZATION

No worries for the installation, no incompatibilities, and no problems for the configuration, at least I do not see what I can do better at this level

GETTING STARTED

The drivers of the sound card but not stable performance. M I said, with the config cited above, and complete optimization of my system to the audio, I get it even when 11.6 ms latency asio mode, which is huge! Below, c is all 2sec stalls, while the process shows no not even 20% load. With my old computer, I can 'run has the same projects with half the latency, while the latter, has just had an athlon 2800 + 1.8GHz and 1GB of RAM! Against big difference, my sound card, esi waweterminal in pci. I can not say that it becomes impossible to work, but I m ​​waiting when even at best, given the characteristic of my brand new computer! C The problem is that this provides low latency, I think, a lot of concerns, among others, stalls, not reading some notes noon, and sometimes not reading the automation!

OVERALL OPINION

it will make the 3 months that I used, and I confess that I am quite disappointed with this card. I do not think that makes it much better than the internal card to a laptop, anyway to make the composition, the n is not powerful enough. I can be planted in the configs, but I think I just try to reduce the latency without success. I think that it is better to turn to a PCMCIA sound card connected, but with a plug, I will not take long to do in addition ...
luchogie03/29/2008

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

Echo Indigo I/O
I wanted a high quality sound card to put on my laptop.
Primarily for recording guitar / voice and use of virtual synths.

UTILIZATION

Install no soucy. The manual I have not read. It is pointless.

GETTING STARTED

The card is perfect sand.

OVERALL OPINION

What I like most is the quality of sound, both in reading and recording.
Can be forgotten that the record a little low ... But nothing annoying. A small
EQ behind and kick things back to normal.
In short if you find a OCCAZ 80-100, go for it. This is the ball.
tony-blackman03/16/2008

tony-blackman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Echo Indigo I/O
"I bought this card in relation to advice on AF.
to have a good quality recording on my laptop and I t's not but ....

-I have a HP Laptop AMD Turion 64 2gb ram 900 160dd 5400tr go outside and yes ... lol
. I had a few clicks and audio problem of slowing down in my records, the sudden I sold the card Indigo and myself bought a Toneport KB37 more complete ... I even worry .... think it's my setup (AMD..) which is the cause of those clicks / audio delays. I will sell this damned laptop and try HP's competitors (like Asus for example) but also a processor-based Intel.

UTILIZATION

Easy Install xp ok

GETTING STARTED

Good drivers rgulirement Updated, super Echo, I will continue!
I use Cubase SX with a reasonable track, Reason, Soundforge

OVERALL OPINION

I used this card for 2 years or so, it made me good and loyal service.

I well liked the dynamics and quality of the sound that emerges.
In my humble opinion, the infigo I / O is very well for those who want a card from a simple arch / output quality and no more USB PCMCIA but then, nothing is connecting / d connect every time you want to move with his laptop.

but too bad they have not Russia to a 6.5 jack lol and the plastic starts to crack is because of connections / unplug constant but mine had too much VCU.
troublegum05/15/2007

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

Echo Indigo I/O
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?
PCMCIA. dailleurs was the struggle to find a laptop with a PCMCIA port. but I did not want usb card (too bad) or firewire (no top).
- For what purpose?
music production and electro scene (liveset)
- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
core2duo5500 1G ram and hard drive laptop musty
- Which instruments or the systems do you use? ...
zindoz

UTILIZATION

- The installation is done it without problems?
yes
- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
not
- The general configuration is easy?
for there is to configure ...
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
not even consulted

GETTING STARTED

- The drivers are stable?
Yes. the occasional freezes that I come from the software I use
- Are they often updated?
update old this year so it's not bad
- What software do you use most often?
FLStudio 7
- What you get lag?
11 ms / 512 samples. the times when AC shit, sometimes less (to save, for example)
- How many tracks you get to record / play time? ...
bah given the number of in and out is anyone's guess ... on the other hand I did not see the usefulness of virtual tracks

by jai against the first card to replace my echo indigo parcequ'elle 3db had more than one side (cool). and the replacement with a slight asymmetry. but ca not get on to the ear. it shows only graphically by measuring with another comp with low volumes. but hey it's less "pro". same integrated card realtek is symmetric.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
4 months
- What is so special that you like most and least?
sound quality is still great. potato ca, ca plenty of decibels (as opposed to my sound card on my old pc: an m-audio pci on stage have to get the sound through the mixer for the correct level. so it was blah. there is the ball with the indigo). then it is super convenient, PCMCIA requires, I do not understand this connection that drops on consumer notebooks (we have not all the dosh to buy portbles pro). small problem at the connector. The mini jack is cheap. but hey we have something for nothing
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
this is my first PCMCIA card
- How would you rate the quality / price?
I was skeptical at first, I was a little difficult to purchase, but ultimately it's still much of the ball. good report.
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
I will keep it when I buy my next laptop (unless there have better by then for about the same price and size)
STUDIOPHONIC03/20/2007

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

Echo Indigo I/O
The portability & technical characteristics.
Studio for mobile & place.
Asus A4 S
3.4 Ghz Pent IV M
2 G DDR 2
60 G HDD 7200 rpm
Cubse Studio Case II
Hypersonic 2
Virtual Guitarist 2
Sample Tank XXL

USE

No problem
No
Very explicit
Reduces essentially English

IMPLEMENTATION

Yes
I need regular.
Cubase
12.0 ms
I make rere

NOTICE GLOBAL

1 months
Pcmcia at least the mini-jack
yes only 1
Good
Yes
Gooliver710/13/2006

Gooliver7's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Echo Indigo I/O
P4M 1.7
40GB HDD
512DDR

I use it for everything: recording del'audio, the south, the virtual ... everything!
It is convenient because it has no power transformer! weight savings and space!

UTILIZATION

Manual: everything is done alone!
there is no need for any manual is super simple
I encountered no compatibility with my system (I am the specialist Normalmente incompatibilities)!
However, you can hear parasites that can be resolved very easily by putting an adapter to power our laptop to make the connection land. I did it works great!

GETTING STARTED

Drivers top!
I use all software classic computer music:
Cubase, Reason ...
latency: impeccable!

OVERALL OPINION

For 6 months!
is the quality I remake that choice and consseillerai to all!
great look and how attractive price .... nine 190 euros!
My only regret is to have the RME Multiface Achte before that (1000 euros! Not cheap!) But at the time the indigo did not exist
mouhineel05/11/2005

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

Echo Indigo I/O
Purchased in January for its compactness and simplicity, it was very musical and a huge momentum very low latency, 2 to 6 ms at 48k. We just play "Live"
I'm just wandering musician and I make my arrangements around with a mini keyboard and a PCR-M1 COMPAK Presario Notebook: Celeron 1.4G, 2x512M RAM, HITACHI Travelstar 7K60 hard disk, 60 gigabytes to 7200 mt.
One problem though: in addition to the mini jack, the output is unbalanced, one can clearly hear the clock of the PC. To solve this we must isolate. I found two small tranfos line (MONACOR LTR-110). Installed in a plastic box the size of a matchbox, they provide an impressive silence, a very detailed and contribute to the dynamics. That's perfect.

UTILIZATION

For installation just follow instructions, or else watch ... The Update 6.11 is very stable, though somewhat laborious to install.
No problems in use until 15 days ago when it suddenly refused to walk while screaming the laptop, like "lawn mower". Tested on other machines, it was ok. As for the offending COMPAK I accepted it without flinching other PCMCIA cards. A puzzle that ended with a reference card. Waiting ...
Configuration, very easy, even when asked to carefully observe the console ... a mute unwanted happens so quickly, especially in CUBASE.
The English manual is not really necessary but it is on paper, it is already.

GETTING STARTED

Software: Cubase VST, KOMPAKT, Symphonic Orchestra Silver, Plugsound 1, 2 and 6, WINAMP, Audacity is all. This machine is dedicated to music (mini XP optimized, no IE or Outlook, no network connection, 16-bit video without sleep or wallpaper, etc. ...). XP uses 64 million at rest.
Latency perfect: between 2 and 6 ms at 48k.
I noticed, however, only had to use moderately WINAMP plug in the genre Vocal Remover pacemaker or if you want to avoid some unwanted cracks.
As a craftsman two tracks are enough for me. I do not have audio, but the MIDI.

OVERALL OPINION

The PCMCIA is exquisite: it swipes the card and you get the "sound". I use another until his return.
Since January she has been busy, warm, just above the hard drive. (8 to 12 hours per day)

For that price and simplicity are there other choices?
As for sound, with the case of isolation, it is huge, more than the "Audiophile" my sets.

A again, I do it again, even if we always remember to always handle with care.
03/25/2005

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

Echo Indigo I/O
Contrary to opinions expressed prcdemment I have the impression of being the exception that proves the RULES: I have known in fact the worst trouble with this card.

Not give, keep in mind that its main selling point is the zero-noise rduire gnrs particularly during ACCS hard drive and CD / DVD and render meaningless the latency ...

Hardware configuration: Portable bought Tekneo offer at a major retailer: Athlon 2000 + / 256MB RAM / Windows XP Pro /
Utiliss software to test the map: Cubase SX 1.0.6 / Windows Media Player / WinDVD

Your exact is simply catastrophic: the noises are always Submitted (or even more than the card's original low-end yet trs). Worse, in addition to unbearable crackling when using Cubase, and WinDVD. Information taken from the manufacturer's website, and APRS have tested every possible paramtrages number and size of audio buffers, your exact remains the same ... dsesprant.
About Windows Media Player is total stalemate ds dpart paramtrages since these are not even on offer!

UTILIZATION

- Installation is it without problem? No particular problem to install it.

- Have you experienced any incompatibility? -> A big YES.

- The configuration gnrale is easy?
- The manual is clear and sufficient? -> With these two questions, the rponse is clearly NO.

GETTING STARTED

Impossible to use.

OVERALL OPINION

There is little doubt that I make judgments STRID about this product that I hurried to go to my distributor.
I fell back on a simple USB card, not Folichon in latency, but at least almost completely eliminates unwanted noise. Tired of being a pigeon, do not push it!
01/09/2005

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

Echo Indigo I/O
I needed a super easy card transport / use, to use the VSTi on my Fujitsu / siemmens amilo2400 800 of ram, DD20G.je also wanted to save my dirct waves from awa16g without going through the burn.
I need so that between 1 / sortie.....je not know existed, j'tais in the store to buy a MIDI keyboard .... then with the seller, we chat and he Submitted this product.

UTILIZATION

Install no problem, it' trs well explained in 4 points derrire the cover of the CD.
Provided with the driver, Windows Media Player not work, then the version 6.11 is available on the site echo, and everything works nickel.
I am a big stew in info, and I get to do what I wanted was to say to make music.

GETTING STARTED

Use could not be more simple.
It works, period.
Port pcipcma or something like a, is the format Credit Card, no cables for power supply .... nothing trane, but happiness.
For latency, I do not know the trick o checker, but when I play with the midi keyboard synt TRIANGLE with lots of effects, well there is no audible dcalage.

OVERALL OPINION

Bought last week, I lack nothing.
That's exactly what I needed with my stuff.
I'm happy!
C "is super small, is going anywhere, I do not scne with, then the small jacks, I do not care. As long as I pass signal, a roll for me.
Bought 200 euros in Music Action Toulouse (I made them the pub, because guys like a, not a short fields!), I am not sr m'tre plant and if I had not, well I need them.