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All user reviews for the E-MU TRACKER PRE-USB 2.0

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Average Score:2.8( 2.8/5 based on 5 reviews )
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  • 05/22/08E-MU's Tracker Pre - The Test

    E-MU's Tracker Pre - The Test - E-MU Tracker Pre USB 2.0

    In a world of myriad low-cost audio interfaces, E-MU has made a bold move with it’s new Tracker Pre USB 2.0. Though somewhat similar to it’s predecessor, the 0202 USB 2.0, the Tracker Pre has created a stir due to E-MU’s new CurrentMorph circuit design, which allows the Tracker Pre to offer +48V phantom power and the use of its converters (24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A ) while using only USB bus power! Is this the answer to the nomadic recording artist’s prayers? Let’s take a closer look…

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zoubidoux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good map"

I chose this card to get a better latency with a MIDI keyboard at first.
I used the onboard sound card on my motherboard and it worked very well.
My machine is a dual core intel E8400 running at 3GHz normal. 2 GB of RAM and a 10,000 RPM Velociraptor hard drive.
So for all this software mao, the latency of the MIDI keyboard to record and instruments connected to the 6.35 adaptable.
Output of an amp I plug the show ...


I use the drivers are stable and therefore the last date of 2007.
I turn to 4 ms in Reason as it goes a little below.
And I record with the sonar, recording wave 96000 HZ Stereo 24 bit for a piano.
It will be possible to add an instrument I never tested in any case the jacks used to connect to just about any type jack 6.35 or large wide that are clipped by turning.
With "the Sonar" that allows for a multi-end if we each instrument separately.


No worries installation of the driver manufacturer's website is compatible seven.
As soon as it starts up, it takes over the sound card integrated on the motherboard.
Instruments can be recorded in stereo with the software that came with Sonar LE.
I did not have the manual I downloaded the pdf and I can print it.


I use it for two years, is a card that not many functions but the functions that have the merit of working well.
It was a great value for money two years ago (110 €)
I can not compare with what is being done because I do not want me more aware. So I do not know if I remake that choice.

makoshopstore's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Simple and effective"

I needed a sound card in order to properly record the guitar tracks and bass with low latency. Tracker Pre and does it very well.

I wish I had I / O MIDI for this product.


I produce my songs on FLStudio 8 and Ableton Live.

I can get a low latency (about 10ms) without problems. The computer on which I record / edit my pieces are not very powerful, I am sometimes forced to increase the latency to avoid cracking.


The CDs provided allow easy installation of drivers required to run the sound card under Windows. However, no official Linux driver.

Configuration is also a simple way.


For the price that I bought this product (€ 50), I must say I'm quite satisfied. I use it for over a year now and this choice I would do without hesitation.

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

Motivation for choice need to make audio jacks with APEX 415 condenser microphone.
Self-powered USB port. Low latency ASIO driver with the announcement.
Config: ASUS X73 brand new PC, P 8600 Core2Duo, 4GB RAM, 2x 300 GB HDD, Screen 17 "... on WIN XP SP3
Impossibility of my card rutiliser ECHO Indigo IO PCMCIA slot as standard on most new phones.
DAW: FL Studio 8 XXL, using VSTi synths and effects.


Last day drivers: bof,
Quality of support E-MU: medium, they provide avenues for debugging but I found the solution alone (see below).


Installation: 1 month and a half dbuggage, relationship with support for E-MU US, making head unbearable! The ASIO driver supplied by E-MU trs worked evil in low latency (<20 ms), a grsillait after 40 50 seconds then the sound s'arrtait. I tried everything (update via the website E-MU install on config Vita ...), nothing. J'tais have to use the driver Asio4All, which worked but gave rguliers cracking.
Ultimately, it is through a forum that I found the solution: DPC Latency checker.
<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">
</a> Small test app that the latency of your PC and watch via a bar-graph the evolution. 1 bar per second. And I saw every minute for 5 seconds, I had five red bars exploding the graph. I followed the advice prodigus sit on it and disable the driver in my PC with WiFi I rsolu my bp (disable the WiFi button on the PC or option prs Tait Clock insufficient).
Submitted On his madness in 7 ms, not a crack, it works. But what a nightmare, j'tais two fingers to purchase a 3rd interface ...
Otherwise, the config Reduces gnrale is a small sign with the SETTING THE freq. of Sampling and precision in bits.


Use for 2 months, 1.5 months DBUG mode = big catch of head.
+ Particularity: compact, nice look, double input mic / line, power fantme.
Particular -: config trs tedious, but it may be of my ASUS ...

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

What technical specifications motivated your choice?
for the high-resolution sampling rate, latency.
For what purpose?
Only computer music
What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Samsung R60 laptop over: 1.83 GHz CPU, 3 GB Ram, 250 GB HDD
Which instruments or Systmes (console, prampli, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
Only Virtual Instruments


Yes, installation is easy and clear manual trs


Trs trs trs disappointed driver cot At EMU:
-Supported only a single application!
-Need to fiddle to find the sound disappears systmatiquement the midi track
-The CPU is only a flat by launching three virtual instruments (not greedy) of 3 MIDI tracks necessarily freeze the tracks like before you buy this sound card so the zero-profit equal.
-Main use cubase and wavelab
2-ms latency


How long have you use it?

-Just three weeks

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
as the price
minimum: performance
Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

How do you report qualitprix?
the price is good and the quality is a review

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...
Definitely not
Dj Kyk07/30/2008

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

I chose this card to its low cost and sufficient number of features and connectivity.
I thought at first a 0404 USB, but the dealer I went to do the longer provided.

My config:
_PC Dell Vostro 1700
_Intel Core2 Duo T9300 - 2.50Ghz
_3Go Ram
_Windows XP SP2

My use:
_possédant already a MIDI / USB, I did not need this card to play with very low latency
_enregistrement with pre-amplification (micro)

Few connections, but not need more in my case.


Trouble free installation.
Not really need a manual, but it looks pretty clear.

The problem is that ... not implemented on Linux-_-


Big disappointment on the driver:
_a my knowledge no opportunity to record what happens on this sound card (input "stereo mix"), except by plugging a cable connecting the intermediate outpouts (two jacks 6.35mm, located before the headphone output in audio bus) to the microphone or best two XLR inputs.
_réelle disappointment that the drivers do charge an application! You can not make the computer music and juggle his favorite music player or even another program computer music (not running or other ReWire connection between software system) NOTE: Internet browsers can operate in conjunction with a reader multimedia audio level for example, because the application is "Windows".
_parfois need to close / reopen an application for the sound so good, but nothing too serious. on the other hand I sometimes had a bit of distortion in the sound with Reason. I switch off the Tracker Pre, I turn back, so good.

The installation of the software works well, but I do bugger Proteus totally my computer: blue screen and reboot, whether standalone or VST (not least when Cubase plugin detects the start of it, that bug same)

However, I can still OK to do what I wanted was a shame for Proteus VX for me.
Latency: 2ms.


I have for nearly three weeks.
I particularly appreciate the low-latency and pre-amplification quality I think.

This is my first sound card.
I think the quality / price is right but if I had to redo this purchase knowingly, trying to find a card with as few connections, but above all the functionality: better drivers! But that can not really knowing in advance ...