E-MU 1616M PCIe Audio Interface
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Other than that, setup is not straightforward for novice people like me, since you have to go to the control panel manually and then choose the sound input/output for this unit manually. I wish the installation process would give that option and enable the unit automatically. I wasted some time trying to figure it out and it wasn't so clear on the instruction manual.
The software that comes with the unit is great and you can start recording (if you are using for that) right away. I specially liked the Sonar Software that came with it. I've been using it for about a month now and seems very powerful. Cubase was also good, but I personally liked Sonar. You can also play with patchmix DSP to get desired effects on your inputs and outputs. Patchmix documentation is pretty good and if you read through it, you'll be able to add/remove effects in no time.
Of course, just getting sound to come through is not the most difficult thing - it's getting all the settings working with your DAW. I'm using Reaper and it did take some experimenting and reading the manuals to finally figure out the correct configuration of Patchmix and Reaper. Although it was not always intuitive, the answers were not that difficult to find - either online or in the manuals.
So far the unit does an excellent job of capturing all my recording sources - even my violin, which has given me trouble in the past. So I am highly satisfied with my purchase and can give five stars. The fact that I got it on sale makes it even better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I haven't had this unit for very long. I had problems getting it to work. The patch software is complicated. Then it just started locking up the computer. Read morePublished on May 10, 2012 by J. Edward McDaniel
matched with my midi gear and bam ! The audio quality Heyyyy !!!! The effects are nice and included software superb. Read morePublished on December 19, 2011 by KL
I use this in my studio and the sound quality is amazing. I have never had any issues with this card. I will take away a star because they do not update their drivers very often. Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by Chuy
This is one amazing card for home studios. It is easy to use and the sound quality is tremendous. I have used this card in churches, live shows and at home.Published on October 1, 2011 by Celeratas
The thing looks like it's made well. It will be replacing/upgrading from, my old EMU 404 sound card that I have used for about 6 years with no major hiccups. Read morePublished on March 24, 2011 by Jesse M