Novation nio 2|4

Novation nio 2|4

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nio 2|4, USB audio interface from Novation.

6 user reviews
Prices starting at $190 Average price: $190

Novation nio 2|4 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Novation
  • Model: nio 2|4
  • Category: USB audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 08/21/2008

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Novation nio 2|4 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %

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

Novation nio 2|4
Apprhender easy (even for beginners), really cheap (watch prices fluctuate according to sellers normment sites), and it's Novation !!!

Manufacturing & materials are of good quality (for the price) in relation to other cards to rack formats here point knob wobbly, wobbly of connectors, the unnecessary step of widgets eye ... The nio 2 | 4 remains sober and robust (There even when some LED VU meters for in-out, but they remain apprciables).

My config (both XP DDI):

Notebook: TOSHIBA / Intel Dual-Core T3400 / 3GB DDR2 / 250GB HDD

Fixed PC: Intel Dual-Core E8400 + Zalman CNPS9700 / CM Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R / DD 2X Samsung SpinPoint T series 250GB / 3GB DDR2 Corsair DDR800 / Fortron Blue Storm 500W


Be careful when installing the driver, in principle I will always look for the latest issue driver on the manufacturer website rather than taking the available driver on the CD. Alas during my first use my master keyboard n'tait not recognized, a priori setup available on the website does not Novation Midi integrates the drivers so I had to load the CD driver to correct shooting.

Apart from this small problem, the set turns immediately after instal drivers, the manual is clear (manual pdf format).


This card is perfect for mobile use with a laptop and integrates perfectly within a lil studio. I use it in both cases and it largely takes the road !!!

I use Sonar 8 PE & Ableton Live 7 and nio 2 | 4 runs without any problem, at the moment I have not had any stall or artifacts, yet I have some projects with multiple tracks & effects VST plug & Concurrent ... I use two micro-electrostatic (I connect the second microphone via an external 48v power supply jack in between), and several instruments (electric & scratches sche , violin, clarinet, drums ...) and a master keyboard to the south.

The built-multi-effect is rather well done, but in the same area known softwares offer more presets and sharper modlisations ... The pramps are clear and relatively neutral (the 48v strongly apprciable but available on only one between), the monitoring system is well done and the two headphone outputs with hardware mix indpendants are more undeniable !!!

Level latency no concern that remains inaudible (even though it still loaded but must have a good config) without touching the buffers ...


Overall nio 2 | 4 is a range of perfect card for those who do not want to deceive the eye and gas plant. It possde arguments that blushing other competing (often more expensive) in the same range !!!

I do it again without hsiter choice.

The packaging is not bad to know: Bass Station, Guru, Arturia Analog Factory and Ableton Live Lite 6.

ghis6182's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Novation nio 2|4
Easy to install, great performance, but not easy to use for novices and rgler ... it took me 4 days intensive to manipulate + or-well, adjust and understand a little better.


Not very easy for novices


Everything is nickel 1ms latency ASIO driver is super stable while


4 days of use, finally, implementation and training with the vestax vci 100
Dj orbit at 195

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

Novation nio 2|4
It is a gift so I chose not. I have been offered to compensate for the sound card on my laptop. It 5623WSMI Acer XP with 2gig of memory and dual Intel T5500.


Instal nickel.
The card is easy to configure and French manual is rather full (but in pdf).


The drivers are rather stable, I never planted with Acid. I was cracking after loaded vsti (korg legacy among others) but it was just bad settings (DAW in 44100Hz 48000Hz and Nio in ...). With samples it tolerates some thirty tracks with effects.
And amp simulation and effects: terrible. Its deadly, powerful, clear ... And usable vst, recording pre and post ... Of the ball ... There are mode standalone vst settings and vice CERSA.
Mechanically, it is beefy, these knobs are just as resistant and requires ideal weight to avoid slipping (anti-slip material underneath) but be moved without weighing it down.


It is a gift so I chose not but I think it's a very good choice! Thank you bro!
I use it for six months and I found a rather complete and well done. It a bit complex at first but then we appreciate its many settings and options. And the sound!
Quality / price ratio, if I look at the price in stores I would say very good. This is the same as NOVATION.
Pros: novation bass station comes with live 6 lite + (upgradeable to 7 gratos lite) + other things ...

Azimut2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Novation nio 2|4
I chose this card because of its price is very attractive to 4 outputs and also manages the South.
It lacks an on / off button but it's a detail.
Manufacturing is serious and superb finish.
I use it with a guitar input and the Cakewalk Music Creator software (44 € chez Thomann) to give me the backing-tracks that I load from the site of Goran.
My config is an old PC with a Pentium IV 2.4 Ghz


The installation went without any problems and simplicity unmatched.
The manual is a little too short but it comes out without problems.


I have not encountered any problems.
There are many switches and pots on the box and this causes many trial and error before finding the right setting.
I do not use more than 16 tracks so I have no problems


I've had too little time to give you a definitive opinion.
What I like least is the lack of on / off button but it's a detail.
For the price (164 € chez Thomann) I have not found better. I hesitated with Guitar Rig Mobil that seemed better in modeling but I do not regret my choice.
Without hesitation I would do this choice because for the price I have an interface with 2 inputs and 4 outputs, management of the south of amp models and effects.
There is no digital output but to have it more expensive.
The Novation Nio 2 / 4 is the best choice.

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