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E-MU 0404 PCIe Audio Interface
PCIe Digital Audio System
The E-MU® 0404 PCIe Digital Audio System delivers everything you need to produce audio on a PC at a breakthrough price - pristine 24-bit/192kHz converters, hardware-accelerated effects and mixing, and seamless compatibility with your favorite PC audio/sequencer software. The 0404 PCIe also ships with ASIO2 and WDM drivers for Windows XP, XP x64, Windows Vista and Vista x64.The E-MU 0404 Digital Audio System offers the same hardware acceleration as the rest of E-MU's Digital Audio Systems, providing you with professional sound quality and powerful DSP an affordable price.
E-MU 0404 PCIe features:
|Premium 24-bit/192kHz converters |
111dB signal-to-noise ratio A/D converters and 116dB signal-to-noise ratio D/A converters for pristine recording and playback of your tracks
over 600 standalone E-MU plug-in effects for use in PatchMix with no CPU overhead
|PatchMix™ DSP zero-latency hardware mixing and monitoring|
with super-flexible patchbay - no external mixer needed
|Comprehensive analog and digital I/O plus MIDI|
two analog inputs, two analog outputs, optical/coaxial S/PDIF plus MIDI I/O
|Compatibility with most popular audio/sequencer applications|
ultra-low latency 24-bit/192kHz ASIO2, WDM and 64-bit drivers
|E-MU Production Tools Software Bundle|
includes Cakewalk SONAR LE 6.3, Steinberg Cubase 4 LE, Ableton Live Lite 6 E-MU Edition, IK Multimedia AmpliTube X-Gear, Celemony Melodyne essential, Waldorf Attack, Waldorf D-Pole, Waldorf PPG Wave, SFX Machine LT, Creative EAX® ADVANCED HD™ Alchemy (Vista only), E-MU Proteus VX - everything you need to create, record, edit, and master is in the box.
|Two 1/4" Unbalanced Inputs|
|Two 1/4" Unbalanced Outputs|
|24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)|
E-MU E-DSP Hardware-accelerated Effects, Mixing and Monitoring
E-MU's Digital Audio Systems include the powerful E-MU E-DSP chipset, which features a hardware-accelerated effects processor with over 28 separate effects plug-ins with over 600 presets. E-DSP also provides zero latency, hardware-based mixing and monitoring via the included PatchMix DSP Virtual Mixer, delivering unmatched flexibility in routing audio between all of your physical and virtual (ASIO/WDM) inputs and outputs- no external mixer needed. Depending on how you use the effects within PatchMix DSP Virtual Mixer, you can monitor with effects and record dry, monitor dry and record effects, or monitor some effects and record other separate effects. When you save your PatchMix DSP session, the effects and their settings will also be saved for instant recall.
E-DSP Effects presets include: Delays, Reverbs, Chorus, Phase Shifter, Frequency Shifter, Flanger, Eq's, Compressors, Gates, Leveling Amp, Distortion, Speaker Simulator, Rotary Speaker, Auto-Wah and Vocal Morpher to name a few.
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13 of 14 found the following review helpful:
An excellent buy for the money, though it has one major sticking point-Jul 28, 2005
By Jeff C
The card itself is wonderful. For what you pay, you get true 24/96, full ASIO support, 4 ins and 4 outs (depending on how you use them)and a whole bunch of professional level features. What kept me from giving it five stars however, is the audio utility that comes with the card. Maybe it's just me, but the Patchmix program is, for lack of a better term, awful. I won't delve into it too much, as you can read the reviews elsewhere for yourself, but suffice it to say, the program is just WAY to complicated for what you need. There's all kinds of channel routing, mixing, and FX options, layered into a very involved interface. I find this whole thing rather unnecessary, as anyone buying this card probably already has some sort of audio mixing/editing/FX program installed or ready to install. This makes the Patchmix program nearly useless in many respects (I haven't even needed to tweak with the thing once in over a year.) What it does succeed in doing though, is locating one more overblown piece of software on my computer that takes control of various settings, and has crashed my computer on several occasions.
That aside, the card itself is (as I've said) wonderful, and I chose it over its comparitively priced 2496 competitor for numerous reasons. I just hope that, down the road, E-MU releases some sort of "lite" audio interface utility -- without all the faults of Patchmix.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Get this if you're looking for a PCIe soundcard with MIDIFeb 01, 2012
By Kevin B.
I was a little skeptical at first, since there are multiple reviews that claim incompatibility with Windows 7; once I got it installed, however (on x64), my worries were gone. The card installed smoothly, and comes with a ton of optional software bundled inside. It's worth noting that the included The Waldorf Edition won't install on Windows 7.
Included with the drivers is a sound manager/mixer utility with effects built right in. The sound card processes all effects on its own hardware, maintaining the extremely low-latency input/output while outputting from the EMU utility. You can even use it to receive outputs from from or send inputs to ASIO or Windows WAV channels, making the whole process extremely flexible. Send your inputs to ASIO and then use a separate utility like Fruity Loops to record or process the signal, then do whatever you want from there. This card is highly recommended.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great card for the price!Mar 26, 2011
This is a powerful card that's paired with very powerful software. If you've used a physical mixer before, you'll probably catch right on. Otherwise, the software can be daunting. However it worked for me right out of the box, which was great, as I was able to figure out the software at my pace. The card puts out very good, balanced sound and has a great selection of inputs and outputs both physical and digital. You can output to 32 asio channels which is very versatile.
All in all this card does exactly what I need, for the best price I've found.
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Great pro-am-music cardNov 09, 2006
I bought this card for my girlfriend, who's a musician. We sut it up on her massively outdated PII 700. It worked great, the software that came with it ran fine on a system that slow. It was a bit slow at times, but fine. She finally upgraded the machine, and I moved the card to the new one, and it's just a dream.
E-MU 0404 Audio CardJan 13, 2014
I bought this to replace the software that I needed to reload my Cubase studio. I like this sound card as it works well with my Windows XP os. I've had this sound card and software for for more than 5 years. Not many options for multiple inputs for recording a live drum set unless you use a seperate mixer for all of your mics and mixing them down to record a stereo track of drums. But this sound card and Cubase works well with my computer.
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