Edirol UA-25
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Edirol UA-25

UA-25, USB audio interface from Edirol in the UA series.

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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 39 reviews )
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theaudioandvideoguy04/26/2012

theaudioandvideoguy's review"yout gotta start somewhere'"

Edirol UA-25
The Edirol UA 25 is a good usb audio interface for you to use at your home studio and setup. Or if you are the type of person who is on the go a lot your can take it with you almost anywhere because its not that big. I wouldn’t expect to get great quality from it though, its pretty much like a started audio interface. It will serve its purpose though but for more complex stuff it just wont cut it.


UTILIZATION

Never had any issues with it and never had to pick up a manual. Everything worked like it was suppose to and never froze up my computer or my program. I did experience some more lag with it than expected. Maybe its because I was use to using firewire interfaced and then jumping on my laptop with a usb interface was a problem. I am not too sure if that’s what it was or not.


GETTING STARTED

Is very easy to get started, but as I said before don’t think that you can get great quality from it. Even if you have a good mic you still wont be able to see its full potential using the Edirol UA 25. Not saying the UA 25 isn’t good because it is, its very affordable and compact I would recommend it to someone who is just getting into recording at home and needs somewhere to start. It will provide a good understand of how interfaces work. The Edirol UA 25 would be a good starter interface.


OVERALL OPINION

Overall, it does the job. I couldn’t see my self using it for to long though I just felt limited to the ability to only do some demo stuff. that’s why I got it though was just for that reason. I didn’t expect much more. If you are looking for a smaller interface that will give you a better quality you can look into the Mbox line of products. They are small compact but better than this. Overall, still good.
yoTrakkz02/23/2012

yoTrakkz's review"great for a newb or a pro"

Edirol UA-25
The Edirol UA-25 is an audio interface that has two microphone preamps and can record two tracks at once. In addition to the mic pres, it has two 1/4 inch inputs as well as eight 1/4 inch line outputs. I have run the Edirol UA-25 on a Mac Book Pro that has a 2.2 Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM and have run it with an M-Powered version of Pro Tools.


UTILIZATION

With the UA 25 you are able to record two tracks simultaneously no matter if you'd like to use the mic preamps or the 1/4 inch connections. I haven't had any latency issues with this interface, but with these type of firewire interfaces this really has more to do with your computer than the audio interface itself. The preamps are decent sounding, but are definitely nothing to write home about.


GETTING STARTED

This audio interface has always run pretty smoothly for as long as I have used it as I've never had any real issues with it. I only use this interface when I want to record on the go and can't bring my whole set up, so I don't use it all the time. The make up of the Edirol UA-25 isn't complicated at all as all of the knobs and buttons are laid out well and easy to find. The features include the basic controls including gain knobs for the preamps as well as a pad for each and a mic/line toggle buttons. It also has two 1/4 inch headphones outputs and an assignable level control section. The manual for the Edirol UA-25 is complete and thorough and while I never had much use for it, if you are a beginner and this is your first audio interface, I would definitely recommend having it around.


OVERALL OPINION


I've had the Edirol UA-25 for about a year and I use it as a supplement to my Pro Tools rig so I can bring it around if I need to record on the go. It is a very reasonably priced audio interface and it is nice to be able to run it with some sort of version of Pro Tools, even if it isn't LE or HD. This is really a perfect audio interface for the user who wants something cheap to get some ideas down or to get their feet wet with recording. This isn't the most well made piece of gear out there, but it gets the job done at a cheap price that makes it a viable option for people with all budgets.
moosers11/06/2010

moosers's review

Edirol UA-25
The Edirol UA-25 is a simple, USB audio interface for use in home studios. This type of interface is a perfect way to start building your small home studio. It's definitely not going to be adequate for an sort of in depth recording, but if you're just looking to get some demos down it will do the job. There are a lot of audio interfaces out there like this, so definitely make sure to do your homework before deciding on one. The UA-25 in particular has two dual XLR-1/4" microphone preamps, each with their own gain knobs and a 1/4" headphone jack in the front. In the back it's MIDI and digital (ADAT) inputs and outputs as well as 1/4" and RCA outputs for your main monitors. It has built in phantom power and can support sample rates up to 96 K.

UTILIZATION

If you understand the basics behind audio interfaces, nothing should seem complicated to you about the Edirol UA-25. Once you make your initial connections, there's not too much to be aware of on this, as it's pretty simple. Of course I do understand that those who are looking at something like this probably are just starting out. If you feel lost just looking/hearing about this, grab the manual for some help...

GETTING STARTED

The sound of the mic preamps on the Edirol UA-25 aren't all that great, but are suitable for laying down demos at the least. Those looking at the UA-25 most likely aren't going to need the best sounding preamps, and if you are I'd suggest you stop reading this review and look elsewhere! You probably couldn't make a professional sounding recording, but if you just want something with a few mic inputs to use in your DAW, the UA-25 sounds just fine for that.

OVERALL OPINION

While there isn't too much that sets the Edirol UA-25 apart, it's still a solid USB audio interface for very small home studios where you might have this and a microphone and your DAW basically. I do however, think that you can find a comparable audio interface for cheaper out there, as this seems like it should be a bit cheaper than it is. Definitely check out the full scope of USB audio interfaces like those made by M-Audio and others if you're looking for the best bang for your buck in an interface...
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Edirol UA-25
The device offers direct monitoring, a very nice feature. Also, it allows a digital output to input bridge, allowing rewiring sounds into teh UA-25 without leaving the digital domain. It has two decent pre-amps, with phantom power on one and Hi-Z on the other. Less enticing is the fact that it cannot cope with 96 kHz play and record at once. To use 96 KHz, you have to flip a switch between playback and record, and -to make things worse- you have to unplug and reconnect the USB plug everytime you flip that play/rec switch. But the worse of all is that on my PC, everytime I disconnect the UA-25 and replug it in, my PC reports a new USB device, and apparently forgets where the driver is, forcing me to reinstall. A serious drawback, that has made me live with 48 kHz. If you are happy with 44.1 or 48 kHz, this isn't a big deal though.

Price paid: € 230

UTILIZATION

The interface is child easy. You have two inputs with sense potmeters, a Hi-Z and Phantom switch, digital in toggle, and direct monitor switch. It's all there, and easy to use.

GETTING STARTED

A sturdy aluminium case, that can take some abuse. The buttons are long and thin, I would have preferred short and stubby. Overall it's just fine.

OVERALL OPINION

This budget interface delivers a very clear sound, with no audible noise unless you really crank it all the way up. As far as I can tell, it lives up to expectations.

Except for the fact that it has this driver issue, I am totally happy with it. Looks good, red and blue led, rounded corners, I like it a lot. It is in use every single day.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Pruneau ( 8-, 2005)
Jamian02/18/2013

Jamian's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good on paper, but ..."

Edirol UA-25
Having foolishly burnt my Edirol UA20, I bought it to replace, especially for XLR inputs.
I used to save a little bit of everything (guitar, keyboards, vocals, sound effects). it found itself with a guitar input, a SM58 placed before a mouth or a guitar amp cabinet, condenser microphones, a keyboard output, etc.. I also have misused the midi input to connect a keyboard master.

UTILIZATION

Software side, I've never had a problem. Asio drivers had no audible latency (5 ms Tracktion told me). I recorded still 16bit 44KHz, so that I could record in stereo while having the sound from the computer back (which is not possible in 96 KHz, the card only works in one direction both, either by reading or recording).
on the other hand, black spot: a big interference clearly audible in the main output. This was due to the grounding and, in fact, using it on a laptop on battery power, the problem disappeared. Making in practice, the main output was not usable and had to settle for the headphone jack (!). There was a way around the problem by not connecting the PC to the earth, I am not too risky to do over the long term ...

GETTING STARTED

Install the driver, plug in the sound card. Everything worked nickel the first time. As I said earlier, the only "incompatibility" that I met was electric. At the software level, no problem.
I do not remember having read a lot of the manual. Everything is marked on the map itself.

OVERALL OPINION

I used it for two or three years (I bought a firewire multimix after, just to get the card directly integrated into the mixing desk). I had the UA20 before, but have not really tried other models at the time.

Without this interference problem, this card would have been perfect. Not very expensive, and with everything I needed (XLR inputs, phantom power, input-output noon). But here goes. To minimize interference, I can connect the headphones to the mixer, then find a point of balance on the volume of said headphone jack (too low or too high, the increased interference) and compensate Following the table itself.
It's a shame ...
DaRox08/21/2012

DaRox's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Swiss army knife handy"

Edirol UA-25
Very complete! I chose it for its special features (stereo input jack or XLR stereo output, midi, headphones, ...)

UTILIZATION

Used for recording on the fly, or when traveling (because it is very small and light). She has always fulfilled its role. I have stopped to use that when I bought a card with more inputs / outputs.

GETTING STARTED

Archi simple and intuitive, I think I've never read the manual

OVERALL OPINION

This is a great little machine! It's quite simple: despite the fact that I no longer use, I can not get rid of it as may be convenient!

I recommend it to anyone looking for a small sound card (for recording guitar and voice, for example).
Billy Boy 97207/10/2012

Billy Boy 972's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A big YES"

Edirol UA-25
Hello,
The Edirol UA 25 Sound Card was offered to me because I do a lot of records.
I use it especially for the sound of conferences, but also to catch live musical groups.
It is connected to my Mac and works great, the aillant used on Windows XP PC.

UTILIZATION

The drivers are very stable. The software used most often is Garage Band, in two simultaneous tracks, Left & Right.

GETTING STARTED

No worries about installation, general configuration is very simple.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it, more than five years. Before this card I did not, the experience with me if I will ever have to buy this choice, a very good price / quality ratio. It is compact and very robust as hardware, easy to use and convenient for transportation.
funkygroovyrhodes03/23/2012

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

Edirol UA-25
I needed a simple interface that is not the first prize. I stay on the left M-Audio and Edirol and then testing the Mac, I found it simple and effective.
I use a Mac and all types of instruments: Clavia Nord, Rhodes, Bass, Vocals, Talk Box, Micros.

UTILIZATION

Drivers stable latency OK, easy config.
It is simple to use and yet I hate computer music but I must admit that this interface has convinced me and I learned, intuitively, to make use of such equipment.

GETTING STARTED

Installs without problems on Mac. Frankly, there is not really need the manual. unless you want to use special features: compressor ...
Honestly, compressor and limiter are not great. Considering the price we would have suspected ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for over two years. It's solid, I took with me in concert and on vacation. It's solid. In addition, she also serves as an interface with my USB keyboard when I want to program the sounds from my computer (and not via menus, sub menus and sub menus in under keyboards including Roland)

To summarize: a simple and strong with perfect sound good (no major deformation or processing also improves the sound). The sound is consistent with the sound.

Professionals, go your way. Lovers on a budget: it's very good
gaetangaetan08/25/2010

gaetangaetan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Middle"

Edirol UA-25
I was motivated by price, MIDI input and output, and everything else that looked really good (it was my first card, I never knew absolutely nothing).
I used it a long time with a Toshiba laptop with external synths (DX7, CS2x + mc-303). Then now, I'm on an iMac i7. My monitors are Alesis MK2 (who are very poor, actually) and my table the Mackie 802 VLZ3.

UTILIZATION

The drivers are stable, no problem with that (it is on Mac or PC), it is nevertheless regrettable that there are no more updates.
I currently use Logic on, before it was on Reason and Ableton, I'm not too much to complain about latency.

GETTING STARTED

No problem installing the config is a little cheap but not complicated to implement. You pick the gear quickly.
The manual is pretty comprehensive for the installation but rather to use very brief.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years now and am having a big problem with cracking, which seems to be associated with MIDI playback. For example when I take a piano and I'm playing via MIDI many agreements simultaneously, the sound begins to crack and is super uncomfortable. It really limits to what one wants. This problem is likely due to years of use but it is regrettable to have to change hardware for this kind of glitch.
Nevertheless there are practical side, the case is pretty well done, the possibilities are monitoring well screwed. Cons by the headphone jack was very average interest since it is not independent of Out ...
The price / quality ratio is really interesting, I do not regret that choice at all but it is time to move on to something more powerful.
C1330303/10/2010

C13303's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edirol UA-25
Cheap, Portable USB, the limiter is nice in recording (nothing crazy but practical), the men 96khz I've never served, nor the mind, but otherwise everything is working normally now.
I'd rather robust because a lot trimbalée and after 4 years of using it fills all his part well.



UTILIZATION

I struggled at the time because of the small switch "advance" was set to ON under Windows ... Yes, I have not read the manual. Apart from that, she rarely spineless, drivers are opes.

Latency level we expect any miracles, of course, it is big enough for recording.

GETTING STARTED

RAS



OVERALL OPINION

Like:
- Limiter
- The price after all not abused
- Robust
In this price range, I do not know what happens. In any case I regret this one too, okay. I have often accused it of breath but that was my connection was rotten :-) Today I have enregistrment nickel.