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Have they hit on a winning formula? Later in the same year we saw the budget model, with less exotic converters, like the Despite the almost identical names, the USB 2. I was supplied with Windows XP software which requires Service Pack 2 to be installed and installation was quick and easy. I suspect this approach will be far more popular! The USB features two of the same Emu-designed, ultra-low-noise mic, line and high-impedance instrument preamps as their series, with the same Neutrik Combi sockets, rotary gain controls, global 48V phantom power and LED meters for monitoring input level.
The useful option of individual soft limiting enabled and disabled using the Control Panel utility is available for gently limiting signals above dBFS, to guard against the nasty sounds of digital clipping.
Of particular note are the new individual ground-lift switches for each analogue input, which should tackle ground-loop problems that may arise when you plug in earthed mains-powered gear such as keyboards.
As far as I know, this is a very welcome first on a desktop interface. The Direct Monitor signal even has its own rotary level control. Brief Technical Spec Sample Rates: Audio Quality The supports bit audio at sample rates from The quoted jitter levels look similar to those of other Emu models, and overall the USB should prove easier to integrate into some studios than previous Emu interfaces.
At a 96kHz sample rate the frequency response now extends to 37kHz Dynamic range is also good; not quite as low as the dBA I measured for the M, but very good all the same — and considerably quieter than many competitors — at dBA. The differences were subtle, especially with stereo imaging, but I declared the M the winner for its more open and natural top end and more rounded bass both, I suspect, courtesy of its more sophisticated converters.
A-D and D-A converters usually each impose a fixed 1ms to 1. However, USB and Firewire interfaces often employ additional hardware buffers, and a few less scrupulous manufacturers conveniently ignore these when declaring their total input and output latency figures to Cubase SX. With a concise yet informative display, this control panel is a doddle to use compared with the sophisticated but confusing Patchmix DSP utility of previous Emu interfaces.
Keeping the total input latency fairly low is important when monitoring with plug-in effects, and the extra 1. ASIO driver performance was good, running on my laptop down to its lowest 2ms setting, and giving a total real-world Cubase SX input latency of 3. Emu M, October www. Mic and Instrument inputs have handy soft-limit option and high impedance for guitars. Input ground-lift options. Better audio quality than the PCI model.
Cons USB buss powering is not an option.
Test: EMU 0404 USB / 0202 USB
If you do have any latency problems, you creative e-mu use the well-worn workaround that is direct monitoring. Sadly, the USB 2. The inputs are presented as Creativve combo jacks, which offer microphone, instrument and — surprisingly — balanced line inputs for both the left and right channels. On the front you can see left to right: Nov 05, And despite being overpriced, the first stock was sold out within 24 hours.
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