Purchased for use in a home studio with Live (mainly working with VSTi and Audio) catches her.
Asus laptop PC with i7, 6GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.
Stable drivers windows 7 64bits in use with Live 8, against cracking as soon as I used the XLR to live with the performer. A slightly larger latency (6ms) solved the problem.
I have not managed to crack with a large number of tracks, but I'm far from being efficient on this point ...
Trouble-free installation, the most difficult was to find the driver for windows 7 (still in beta).
No need for manual, all buttons are accessible directly on the top side of the card, it is very convenient.
I use it for 2 years now, no worries except those crunches recording, solved by increasing the buffer.
I've tried other cards before a fast track pro and audiophile firewire M-Audio.
What I like most is the strength of the connection card / computer, the quality of its output (headphones or monitors), the buttons very accessible and quality péamplis.
Against by the fact that it is not self-powered by USB port imposes an additional constraint compared to other cards. But the quality of the preamp is also this aspect to be seen in relation to its own use.
In the end I am very pleased with this card in the same situation I would do this choice certainly.
heyknock's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
E-MU 0404 USB White
USB port can record with no latency.
I turn on Intel with very little RAM (1024 I think) and a hard disk on which it must remain 16 gigabytes of free
I am a professional musician programmer, so this is the center of my mini home studio
Equipment connected to the EMU 0404 USB White:
With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) and you use the connection with what? Yamaha MG12/4FX a table, a master keyboard Prodipe 49C, Expander Korg 03R / W, that's about all.
The drivers are stable?
Rather, often need to restart but never one on / off do not crack the driver when I use a stand alone software that does not support the card.
THE SONAR 6, I have not had the opportunity to use it with something else
How many tracks do you manage to record / playback simultaneously?
An infinity, assuming that I have a nearly full hard drive I'm limited, but someone with a normal config should be able to do what he wants.
They are often updated?
The drivers are updated enough I found, and the update allowed me to reinstall the driver after I left the installation CD to 8000 km from here
0 under Sonar, Cubase LE 4 light but I have not pushed the buffer settings
The installation is done it without problems?
Without problems, a baby would arrive
The general configuration is easy?
It is a true plug and play, at least under Vista.
Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
Yes a few, with plug ins stand alone pre-Vista
The manual is clear and sufficient?
I am satisfied pleintement, there is not much to look inside, it is very easy to use.
I use it now for 3 or 4 months, I shot under Creative Basic before but I never had sound card without latency.
What thing do you like most/least about it?
The color is still white, it looks cool on a PTI office home studio as mien.Le side plug and play me like a lot too.
The fact that both input faders are not linkable is a little handicap because we must set them manually to achieve the perfect level of stereo.
Value for money:
Excellent, especially on the net that it's cheaper price than I bought it or
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Yes really, because the few problems I met with do not change its practical