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E-MU 1616M PCIe Audio Interface

by Emu

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  • Mastering grade 24-bit/192kHz converters - the same A/D converters used in Digidesign's flagship ProTools HD 192 I/O Interface delivering an amazing 120dB signal-to-noise ratio
  • Hardware-accelerated effects - over 600 standalone and E-MU Power FX VST plug-in effects 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 - MicroDock M offers 16 inputs/16 outputs plus MIDO I/O - everything from balanced analog and turntable inputs to ADAT and S/PDIF (switchable to AES/EBU)
  • Two E-MU XTC Class-A, ultra-low noise preamps (-129.5dBu) - Mic/Line and true Hi-Z inputs via Neutrik connectors, with analog soft limiter, 48V phantom power and 60dB of gain
  • 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 LE and T-Racks EQ, 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.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.4 x 8 inches ; 10.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 pounds
  • ASIN: B002VDQIP0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,798 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

E-MU's 1616M PCI Digital Audio System delivers everything you need to produce audio on a PC with professional results- 24-bit/192kHz converters (the same A/D converters used in Digidesign's ProTools HD 192 I/O interface), hardware-accelerated effects and mixing, comprehensive sync options and seamless compatibility with your favorite PC audio/sequencer software. The MicroDock M breakout box offers a total of 16 inputs and 16 outputs plus 32 channels of MIDI I/O, including two E-MU XTC Class-A ultra-low noise mic/line/hi-Z preamps with 48V phantom power and analog soft limiting circuit for clip protection. The 1616M PCI also ships with ASIO2 and WDM drivers for Windows XP and x64, as well as the E-MU Production Tools software bundle that includes E-MU's Proteus X LE, plus software by Steinberg, Ableton, IK Multimedia, and many more- everything you need to create, record, edit, master and burn your music.

Customer Reviews

Windows 7 64-bit driver works fine.
Thomas W. Fowler
All DAW's dont use submixing the same way but this dsp mix works in all of them.
K. Leonard
The fact that I got it on sale makes it even better.
Joseph A. Simunac

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dean thut on March 29, 2013
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This is a very powerful external sound card that has so many different features that I boubt very seriously if I`ll ever learn them all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Smokey Haze on April 17, 2012
The pre's and phantom power are nothing to write home about. But that's alright because the converters will smoke anything else but those costing thousands of dollars. Even the Lynx cards converters are rated less. Still don't know how EMU pulled that off but you'd have to literally spend several thousand dollars to beat it in regard to the converters. Bottom line is it's a no brainer if you're coming at if from that angle. And Patchmix is the bomb. Once you begin to wrap your head around it, you begin to see just how flexible and powerful it is for endless routing configurations. Hands down more flexible and capable than any other software mixer I've ever used.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By dialaball on October 20, 2010
This is a great product for the price and I did a lot of research before buying it. But I'm giving this product a 4 star just because of 1 thing: Phantom power supply on this unit is garbage. I bought audiotechnica AT2035 condenser microphone to use with this unit and there was a lot of crackling/popping. I contacted customer service and they asked me to do some usual stuffs (check driver version, try moving away from interference, swap cables blah blah etc.). I bought an external Nady phantom power supply for $20 and turned off the phantom power supply on the EMU unit and now it works perfectly. No crackling/popping sounds.
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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas W. Fowler on October 1, 2011
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This device has good mic preamps. It is capable of higher resolution than most home studios use. Windows 7 64-bit driver works fine.
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By J. Edward McDaniel on May 10, 2012
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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. I'm staring at it wondering how to replace it. get another one and write it off as a cost of production or move to something else.
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By K. Leonard on December 19, 2011
matched with my midi gear and bam ! The audio quality Heyyyy !!!! The effects are nice and included software superb. All DAW's dont use submixing the same way but this dsp mix works in all of them.Yup me and This one for life on my homeprojects. I burnt out my harddrive from leaving the station on 24/7..for when inspiration strikes...
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