E-MU 0202 USB
E-MU 0202 USB

0202 USB, USB audio interface from E-MU.

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Average Score:3.0( 3/5 based on 15 reviews )
 2 reviews13 %
 6 reviews40 %
 1 user review7 %
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 4 reviews27 %
Value For Money : Excellent
Audiofanzine FR12/08/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

E-MU 0202 USB
(Originally written by frankk/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Two 1/4" jack inputs, and USB.

No Spdif, etc.

No Midi in/out... it's a pity.


It takes only 10 minutes to install.


I use two tracks at a time plus some plug-ins.

The driver is not very reliable. I set the latency at 10 because the sound is altered with lower values! If

you set it to two, you'll notice frequency losses, etc.

The software bundle contains only limited versions so it's useless.

The preamp and converters sound only ok. It's a pity.


One month of use

Pros: power supply via USB.

Cons: Average preamp sound.

Not very stable like all Emu Creatives I've tested.

Useless software bundle.

Latency time too high.

I wouldn't buy it again.

I'm happy I replaced it after testing a 0202 and a 1212...

both of which sound no better and are even less stable.

That's the reason I bought an M-Audio and an Edirol.

They work seamlessly with my different PCs, and their drivers are reliable.

They sound much better and the latency time is not audible.

erazore's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" To me good starting map"

E-MU 0202 USB
Then I summarize for those who have problems with this card ... for me it works fine in win7 64bit should be with my experience:
1) disable the device manager the USB line or USB hub to allow the device to suspend its food for energy savings.
2) put your pc in maximum power mode not in the eco power management go into the advanced options and disable suspend this device for eco energy.
With these tips my card works fine and I get on a laptop HP 2009 i3 2330m 9ms latency without rowing nexus with reference Sylenth1, ableton live 9 etc. .... Everything works perfectly
Your stalls are due to the fact that usb is not at its maximum power and micro usb cuts to save energy crash the driver for my part I use driver version 1.40 beta ÉMU and especially that your machine is optimized for audio win7 zapped some services and voila.


Yes for my machine even my quad core desktop pc
Not often last date 2010.


For me everything is ok
No manual with beta drivers


3or4 years know more
Not that I had no other means
The sound is more than adequate
Very good value for money for the time

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

E-MU 0202 USB
I was looking for a small external sound card with 2 inputs to start the computer music.
I used it mainly to make a combo mic + guitar.

Config: Core 2 Duo 3.6GHz, 4GB ram, seven 64-bit


Drivers stable.
Record 2 tracks simultaneously without problems
Latency of around 6ms.


Installation simplicime.
Some problems desynchronizations XP, which disappeared after passing under seven.


Is what is asked.
Never had a problem with, yet I abused, it's solid ^.
Never understood what the purpose of the monitor volume knob ... never worked with me.
We would love input XLR / jack instead of XLR / JACK + JACK.
Preamps correct.

Mandelson's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not good my E-mu?"

E-MU 0202 USB
I am a singer / songwriter and I write about instrumentals (reggae)

I wanted a sound card to connect via USB which I have an XLR microphone input (because there is one XLR).

Output jack of 6.35 for direct attack of studio monitors.

I came from a project with a motu 1202 and I wanted the same facility but easier.

pc intel core2 duo 2 ghz 2 gb ram


Accustomed to Cubase, I tried came with Sonar LE. Since I paid for an update and I work only with that.

I do not exceed 5 tracks when I add the vocals.


The first box did not work, the seller was not proud. It was one of the first he sold.

Then everything was installed nickel.
plug n play (music) yeah you can say it!


I never left her. I plug in and sing. Once when I want studio quality; guess? I'm going in the studio.

I've read reviews where she cracks! not with me
I connect, I sing point. When I see now dearest card rca output, I think I have a great card. Too bad that the outputs are not balanced.
See ya!

mandelson@<span class="skimwords-unlinked">bandcamp.com</span> (if I may say so)

hiboulefou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Just enough"

E-MU 0202 USB
2 inputs (mic / instrument or instruments stereo). Low price.

I use it for the monitoring with Reason, Cubase and Live. On 2 PCs.
a netbook, then it necessarily galley, the processor is not powerful enough for large VST, but to play the piano, I manage to have a low latency ASIO driver with (15ms)
On a PC fixed input range of 3 years. with an AMD 3000 + and 1GB of ram that runs at ease!


One thing to say. In Reason I can choose between 3 driver: If ASIO is very fast, but takes a bit on PC resources. The other two often has more latency but by setting them we can manage.

I had the opportunity to connect an electric guitar and it is true that the entries do not have super good preamp. it blows and it saturates quickly. Ptite not mind a little saturation ears. it saturates ugly!


Trouble free installation. The software is reduced to a small window where the little select the sampling frequency and a small box TOOLS TIPS allows the use of the card with several applications simultaneously. Itunes and video dansFireFox it works. No Reason and Cubase at the same time not cons.


This is my first card. It does everything I expected of her.

It is lightweight and portable, but the pre-amp should be pretty mediocre.

DiZ69's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU 0202 USB
Prices, output monitor + multimedia output, 2 inputs my (1 stereo) preamp ...
PC, Intel c2dE8400, Gigabite EP45-UD3P; BlackCaviar WD 640GB 32MB, 2GB DDRII (current config)
This card was purchased until they could offer me better (this is done for a long time ago)
used with Reason


The drivers they are stable: NO

They are often updated: NO

Soft: Reason

Latency: time (I remember, but with these drivers crap, I rather not better be a little greedy)

I tested only one


trouble free installation

I met a lot of blue screens, a "floral" config on two very different ...

General configuration ultra easy

Manual: perfect


I no longer use this card, I keep it to help me in case, has the opportunity

I used it a few months

A good point that there was the bundle comes with: WaveLab Lite, Cubase LE, Ableton Live 4, Sonar etc. ...

bad point: the very poor performans of drivers of machines .. The breath unbearable input audio quality - preamp (but at this price ... normal ^ ^)

value for money: a little extra in the competition, I am sure we have good drivers correctly coded, but the time was the best compromise function for money for me

With experience, I would save more to buy a real sound card.

DiZ69's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU 0202 USB

What technical characteristics have motivated your choice?


External sound card
2 among mono / 1 stro exit monito + multimedia output

(Better than the single m-audio fast track competitor model)

For what purpose?


Home studio / computer music (com / Prod)

Multimedia (listening music, film, video games ...)

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


New: Gigabyte EP45T-UD3P DDRIII / Core2Duo E8400 / 2GB DDRIII Gskill / Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB, 32MB / MOTU mk3 Ultralie

Former CM compaq, AMD Athlon XP 1200Ghz Ram 768 MB DDR / Maxtor 60GB / multimedia sound card "can"


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


In the period, or I used the card: only software, and some samples taken headsets rotten ...



Are the drivers stable?


Not really


Are they often put day?


What software do you use most often?


Reason, Wavelab ...


How many tracks you record / play simultaneously?


records: 1 (no test 2 ^^), but with a big foul breath
read: complete project

Caution: for recording go your way, audio in, really mediocre



The installation being done without problem?




Have you encountered the incompatibilits?


On my old config, has suffered level cpu resources, setting apart the sound quality, the built-chipset or my little basic multimedia card were more efficient level conso cpu / drivers

On my current config: I had a couple of pretty blue screens (chipset's built-dsactiv in bios)


Is Gnrale configuration is easy?




Is the manual clear and sufficient? ...dropoff Window





How long have you use it?


I had used the card a few months, I currently have a Motu ultralite mk3, the 0202usb is in its box, case, as emergency card / Troubleshoot


What is the particular feature you like best and least


+ Price
+ Output stro "parallle" multimedia that well dpanne
+ His compar Its built-in chipset of a computer
+ Compact
+ Direct monitoring
+ Software bundle that may well dpanner
+ Headphone volume facade

- Stabilit drivers / config cpu performance for lightweight
- USB port of the quality
- Quality of Pramp / audio converter in
- Control of direct monitoring (knob strange without stumbles)
- No audio routing / control software = 1 or 2 fader.
- No volume Main facade out in ...

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?



How do you report qualitprix?




With experience, you do again this choice? ...dropoff Window


No: becaufe my first PC config was deprecated
Yes: with correct pc but not in order to have a cheap asio card for small computer music session only software (without using the in audio so)

NB: we talk about audio card of range, I had no more than 90 euros to ...

marzacdev's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good map, drivers of m *** e"

E-MU 0202 USB
- What characteristics have motivated your choice? The sampling frequency of 192kHz which is not common in this price range and confidence in the brand EMU. - For what purpose? computer music mainly live recording of songs and games Video from time to time. - What is your config (Motherboard / CPU)? HP Motherboard, CPU AMD Turion 64 - With which instruments or systems you use it and how connections? ... microKorg synthesizer, expander by JV1010 Jack connectors


- The installation is done it without problems? Few problems when I moved in with a friend, no problem under Windows XP at the beginning, however, requires that you install the drivers when the card is plugged in and turned. - Have you encountered incompatibilities? No inconsistency found with the mode WDM, ASIO drivers by running against the very evil in Live, WaveLab, energyXT (incessant crackle even increasing the latency in an exaggerated manner) ... - The general configuration is easy? Very easy, nothing to do but set the recording levels. - The manual is clear and sufficient? ... The manual is not necessary.


- The drivers are stable? Stables yes, but slow and rotten. They cause cracking or random saturation ASIO mode, even with a very large buffer size. - Are they often updated? Never and that's the problem. MAC drivers seem to be less buggy than those available for Windows but begin to age and are compiled for a PowerPC architecture, if I remember correctly - What software do you use most often? EnergyXT, Live and Audacity - What you get lag? About 8 ms when the card is in great shape.


- What is so special that you like most and least? The ease of setting standards and monitoring live that can be used in conjunction with the playback, which allows you to 'mix' the return of a expander with the audio stream without using a table, I like also the 'ground lift' that allowed me to solve many problems with my laptop. The supplied software bundle is rotten, as demos versions or very limited in their use. It should also turn on the PC for the monitoring works. In WDM mode, no recording capability. - How do you price / quality ratio? The value for money sucks because the drivers are bad, I bought it anyway € 100 new. - With experience, you do again this choice? ... Not because of the incessant crackling that makes the card almost unusable in Windows XP.

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

E-MU 0202 USB
What technical specifications motivated your choice? For what purpose? What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)? Which instruments or Systmes (console, prampli, DtDs ...) you use the connection and how? * ...

So first of all the price t dcisif clearly a factor. As yet LYCEN, and therefore not pay, I had to find a quality product at the lowest cot, this card silent solution.

My goal silent can record my guitar and my drums electro and mix with all other virtual instruments.

My config: AMD Athlon 3000 +, 512 MB RAM, Windows XP SP2. A basic pc for several years bought in supermarkets.

I have plugged my logitech 2.1 kit and my guitar jack connections. Know that there is a port xlr I do not use.

However, it lacks a MIDI port, but it n'tait certainly not possible for the same price.


The drivers are stable? Are they often put day? What software do you use most often? What latency you get and how many tracks you get record / playback simultanment? * ...

Drivers trs stable and extremely simple to install. Few days up I think.
I use most often cubase. Mo silent nLast project consists of two MIDI tracks and 10 audio tracks. I started feeling some limitations, surely put on the account of my pc configuration.


Installation is no problem it? Have you experienced any incompatibility? Gnrale The configuration is easy? The manual is clear and sufficient? * ...

Installation very simple and quick handling thanks to the manual trs.
Please refer to the Cubase LE bundle and a tutorial PDF that tells you how to do basic things such as configure the card, record, etc ... In short, in ten minutes you'll master the bte


How long you use it and what is the particular feature you like best and least? Have you tried many other models before acqurir? How do you report qualitprix ? With the exprience, you do again this choice? * ...

I use it for 6 months is my Premire card. I am discovering the joys of home studio, I have no point of comparison, but for beginners as I shut it a few months ago I strongly advise trs.
With xprience may be I will try to find a card that includes a MIDI port.

Price, two entries 6.35/mini jack jack, all knobs on the front, discretion, grip, stability.

The -:
Lack of "characters" of which I had the prampli to beginners. I do not know if this exists but it would be really nice to be able t custom settings <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_lol.gif" alt="" /> .
The USB cable can be a bit short.

tedw@rigo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU 0202 USB
This card has a trs good signal / noise ratio. This is not an RME card ... She is doing well with trs trs a mini price.

Tests in a project exprimental, it works really well.

Use with XP SP3, trs is stable. The sytme is operating on clean installs with no games.

Used with live guitar and microphone, she ton technicians every time!


The drivers are stable.

Latency of 6ms.


Installation is no problem.

Gnrale configuration is very easy.

The manual is clear enough.


Uses in a year.

The report is qualitprix trs good.

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