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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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 ...
wark08/12/2006

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

Edirol UA-25
I chose this interface for its ease of transport, to catch his live with a couple of KM-184. At "portabilitquot and I must say I am satisfied.
Cot config:
IBM ThinkPad R40 laptop
CPU centrino
512 MB RAM
OS: Win XP / Linux Fedora Core 3

UTILIZATION

Install level
Windows: I have simple not even open the manual, the card is not recognized OS.
Linux: has become very complicated. as is often the usb is not the height of linux and manufacturer (edirol in this case) are not free port on the trs. To date I have run the Russian map more or less under a free OS.

GETTING STARTED

Began to be the least gratifying: the driver windows is moderately stable home. I have to reinstall the average once every six months.
Another major problem if not to emphasize: There is a small frequency constantly running to 13,000 Hz, which means the record! I think it's the power of the card via usb.
Personally I take always this little trick of all my recording with a filter but it is even a little sad qd ...
For the rest of this material should I use ready-made: taking the couple's Cubase SX.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this card from ending for two years and his j'aprcie ct easy to use and portable. I very much regret this inconvenience and the small frequency driver that is not a great stability of MODEL.
Otherwise report qualitprix level I think this material is worthwhile, but you can now make better choices as given the market developments.