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    Hardware-accelerated effects and mixing with high-quality I/O.

    The E-Mu 0404 PCI Digital Audio Recording System is a 24-bit/192kHz* PCI audio interface that delivers everything you need to record, mix, and play back audio on your PC with hardware-accelerated effects and soft mixing. It works with all major PC audio and sequencer applications offering faultless analog and digital I/O, pristine sound quality, and all the hardware-accelerated effects, mixing, and monitoring of E-MU's popular 1820M, 1820, and 1212M Digital Audio Systems.

    I/O includes 1/4" analog, optical and coaxial S/PDIF, and MIDI. 24-bit/192kHz* A/D/A converters deliver an incredible 111dB (A/D) and 116dB (D/A) signal-to-noise ratio. E-DSP hardware acceleration taken from E-MU's more expensive systems gives you an effects processor that can deliver over 16 simultaneous hardware-accelerated effects. The E-DSP processor frees your computer from running CPU-intensive plug-ins to boost performance. It ships with over 500 effects presets with allowances to add more plug-ins to your system as needed.

    E-DSP also provides zero-latency, hardware-based mixing and monitoring via the included PatchMix DSP mixer, so no external mixer is needed. The E-MU 0404 ships with ASIO 2.0 and WDM drivers, Steinberg Cubasis, Steinberg WaveLab Lite, SFX Machine LT, and a trial version of Minnetonka's diskWelder BRONZE.

    The 0404 PCI ships with the Power FX software update, giving users the ability to run over 600 hardware-accelerated effects as VST plug-ins for Cubase and other applications. Power FX also introduces EMU's first expansion plug-in, with more reverb and delay effects.

    *NOTE: 192kHz software available for FREE download from the E-MU website.

    Features
    • PCI audio interface
    • E-DSP accelerated effects processing and mixing
    • Zero-latency, hardware-based mixing and monitoring via included PatchMix DSP mixer
    • 2 - 1/4" analog inputs (24-bit/96kHz, 111dB SNR converters)
    • 2 - 1/4" analog outputs (24-bit/96kHz, 116dB SNR converters)
    • S/PDIF I/O coaxial/optical (24-bit/96kHz)
    • MIDI I/O
    • Ships with ASIO 2.0 and WDM drivers
    • Includes Steinberg Cubasis and WaveLab Lite, SFX Machine LT, and a trial version of Minnetonka's diskWelder BRONZE

    Order your 0404 now and get started with digital audio.

     

    0404 PCI Digital Audio Recording System Specifications:

    • Intel or AMD processor - 1GHz or faster
    • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard & chipset
    • Microsoft Windows XP (SP 2) or 2000 (SP4)
    • 256MB System RAM
    • 900MB of free hard disk space for full installation
    • PCI 2.1 compliant slot for E-MU 0404 PCI card
    • CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation
    • XVGA Video (1024 X 768)
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    3.7

    (based on 43 reviews)

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    Solved all my latency problems!

    Please do not be discouraged by any negative reviews of this product. It is a professional product. It is not meant for someone wanting to play doom. It is for professional recording. I...Read complete review

    Please do not be discouraged by any negative reviews of this product. It is a professional product. It is not meant for someone wanting to play doom. It is for professional recording. I was using a Tascam US-428 USB interface. The problem I was running into was with hardware resources being consumed (CPU usage to 100% as soon as I added any reverb, for example). I am using the 0404 with Cubase SX3 and couldn't be happier. The sound is crystal clear. I can record 2 channels at the same time with 0 latency. In addition, I can use the onboard effects to add effects without affecting CPU usage. Awesome. Now the down side...It's a little annoying having to work with two programs to record (The EMU interface, and then Cubase). It can be a little confusing at first to figure out all the send and returns, but that's what the manual is for. They also provide samples for Cubase, Logic, etc.. The only other annoying thing is that when using the onboard effects, you need to do an audio mixdown of the specific track before you export your final mix. This could be a Cubase limitation, but I have a feeling it's not. For the money...there is no other option I'm aware of for 192khz recording and zero latency monitoring. Read the manual....this is worth every penny.

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    Smoke

    I bought this six months ago, and fooled around with it for two, before removing it to my draw of useless backup junk! The first thing you will notice after installation is you...Read complete review

    I bought this six months ago, and fooled around with it for two, before removing it to my draw of useless backup junk! The first thing you will notice after installation is you can?t hook up your computers speakers without an adapter, which isn?t included.The software is confusing. If you are a musician like me, and not a computer programer, you want to see something that looks like a tape deck, and a real mixer, with sliders and knobs, and not a bunch of lines.I gather the people who gave this a good rating, don't have too many other recording products to compare it with. I couldn?t use some of my other recording software because you are stuck with their mixer, and effects, unless you have another sound card installed that you can switch to. When I tried using my Guitar Tracks Pro software with it, I got a nasty echo, that I couldn?t get rid of, and none of the effects in this program worked with the E=MU.You can?t get the mixer, and the recorder up at the same time, so you have to keep switching back and forth between the two after changing settings.This product may be okay for someone who only has this card and nothing else; but as a recording studio for someone trying to record their own music who has other software, it sucks. You would be better off getting a Line 6 TonePort for a few bucks more. The software with this looks just like the stuff a musician actually works with. A fuzz box, looks like a fuzz box, a tape recorder, looks like a tape recorder, you have an interface box with a mike, and guitar import, and a simple USB connection. You can download settings, and lessons from the net, and if you already have a real mixer like most musicians, you can have all the connections this thing has without even taking off the cover of your computer, and having a bunch of more wires, sticking out the back of your computer. Recording should be simple. I?ve been recording my own music for 40 years on first tape, and then a digital recorder. I only bought this because my main recording studio is in another room with a real recorder, that if I were smarter, I would have bought one with it?s own CD drive so I could make CD?s right on the spot.My original Guitar Tracks Pro program looked like that, a mixer, and a tape deck that looked like a mixer, and a tape deck; then I upgraded to Guitar Tracks Pro II, and they gave me some crap that looks just like the garbage that comes with this card. I went back to the old version.Do yourself a favor people. If you want to go cheap get the Line 6. Now, that?s not bad for the price. But if you really want to record; save up and buy a decent digital recorder.

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    4.0

    Great beginner sound card with MIDI

    By Divinit

    from Fort Worth TX

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    I have had this card for a long time and have had very few issues with it....except if you don't know what you're doing! On the other hand, I'm an IT pro, so it's not rocket science. But I found their customer support to be actually helpful, if a little slow. They were one of the first to develop 64 bit drivers for their card and it has the same specs as their higher end cards, except for the digital I/O converters. I mainly use it as a MIDI interface, and it works great in that capacity. The BEST thing about it is that it allows you to use E-Mu's Proteus X2 software module or Emulator X modules, both of which are great sounding for the buck. Maybe I should repeat that part :FOR THE BUCK. This product doesn't cost as much as other products do, so why should you expect it to be too far over its own head? That's unrealistic. But it is worth WAAAAAYYY more than what it costs IMHO.Cheers!!

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    5.0

    Great Card, Great Software

    By HF Enterprises LLC

    from Harrisburg, Pa

    I bought this card for my personal studio 2 years ago. It takes some messing with to work properly. If you are not willing to do this get a line 6 or a tape recorder. For the rest of us who care about quality and hi-res recording we will stick with e-mu. I own and operate a computer business so ASIO drives and soundcard issues were not a problem. I can see were people of limited computer background would have an issue with this card. This card is chalk full of featues and options. If you are serious about getting a good solid sound and have a computer that is at least double the system req's, GET THIS CARD!!! E-mu has decades of experience and is now part of creative, which in my experience is the best computer sound card manufacture out there.

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    5.0

    Good product if you can read a manual

    By TB-i-L80

    from Oregon

    This is a snap to install and setup IF IFFFFF you read the instructions. If you are unable to do that don't buy it, it wont work. I installed it on a Vista box with the new drivers, it was a piece-o-cake. I had zero problems with the e-mu patchmix interface. The only thing I have had a problem with was WaveLab lite (part of the software bundle, you can google the vista issues to fix them, but you shouldnt have to, they shouldnt sell things that dont work) Very clear sound and recording, but I will say the wire harnesses look to be weak. If you want to use computer speakers be sure to buy the 1/4" Y splitter to 1/8 stereo add-on (It should have come with it since it is for a computer) I just plug it into my amp/s. All in all a good deal and everything you need to get started recording.

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    1.0

    Horrible customer support and more...

    By EverythingIsSound

    from West Coast

    The actual card seems ok and works good, the wires are flimsy/thin however. The software is awkward and not really worth considering when buying this card. The effects are just OK and their interface is not very good IMHO. After struggling with this card's software until I could at least use it with Live and Cubase I eventually got used to it a bit. Then the cables failed and a letter to EMU support brought a response in several days that did'nt address my issue. I offered to buy the connectors in order to replace the bad ones and after more than a year , still nothing but a form letter from support. A telephone call went unanswered as well. A good thing I changed my Brand or I would still be waiting...waiting. I resolved to NEVER buy EMU again and guess what? I could not even give this card away and donated it to salvation army in case someone had the wires but no card.

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    2.0

    Didn't know what i was doing

    By orchid man

    from seattle

    I was new to recording when i got this and it was a bad decision. The software required for this thing is a huge pain. I don't know how they managed to make it so complicated. I highly recommend some hardware interface that uses usb or firewire over this. There are a few in this price range and they also record 24-bit but with real preamps and real knobs for the input levels! Its so incredibly annoying to go into a whole different program just to change your input gain. And whats with all the effects? The whole great thing about digital recording workflow is that you can go back and change anything! Who wants to put reverb on the signal going in! Thats what your recording application is for! All the stupid effects just make the card more complicated. By the time ya finally get the dumb card working with the weird software it needs and then get your recording app to recognize the weird software properly you've pretty much lost the inspiration to record stuff. I would definetally not recommend this. I think something like the PreSonus AudioBox is lite-years better at this price point.

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    4.0

    Better off with M-audio

    By momo08hataz

    from washington DC

    I bought this card thinking I would get some hi definition recordings. I was wrong. I use it at 48Khz, anything higher and it won't play right. I use it with Acid pro. It skips when I get up to about 15 tracks. The effects are "alright". They have a cheap computer sound to them. overall

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    5.0

    Get what you pay for...

    By Flatlander

    from West Coast

    This card and software bundle does a lot considering the cost. I've been using this with XP for a year with no issues. works great with cubase. I'm sure there are better packages out there, but if your a hobbiest, this will get you off the ground at a value.

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    3.0

    Decent bang for the buck...

    I've used this card for a few years, in both a streaming audio server environment and in a production environment. The audio quality is average, but can be improved with various "mods" which are found by doing Google searches.The I/O connectors leave much to be desired. They are noisy and prone to failure if flexed too much. I opted to make my own break-out cables using high quality oxygen free copper. That immediately improved the S/N ratio to the factory specs. Prior to that - using the stock cables - I was lucky to get 100db S/N.The software that comes with the card is adequate for most basic editing. However, as others have noted, interfacing the card to other packages can be rather difficult. I regularly use Audacity to do editing, and found that the Audacity mixer doesn't play well with the card!Overall this is a good product. My two wishes for the card would be for balanced analog audio I/O and a more friendly way to connect audio into the unit. In other words, I'm content with it!

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    1.0

    Smoke

    By Triedthat

    from Whiting NJ

    I bought this six months ago, and fooled around with it for two, before removing it to my draw of useless backup junk! The first thing you will notice after installation is you can?t hook up your computers speakers without an adapter, which isn?t included.The software is confusing. If you are a musician like me, and not a computer programer, you want to see something that looks like a tape deck, and a real mixer, with sliders and knobs, and not a bunch of lines.I gather the people who gave this a good rating, don't have too many other recording products to compare it with. I couldn?t use some of my other recording software because you are stuck with their mixer, and effects, unless you have another sound card installed that you can switch to. When I tried using my Guitar Tracks Pro software with it, I got a nasty echo, that I couldn?t get rid of, and none of the effects in this program worked with the E=MU.You can?t get the mixer, and the recorder up at the same time, so you have to keep switching back and forth between the two after changing settings.This product may be okay for someone who only has this card and nothing else; but as a recording studio for someone trying to record their own music who has other software, it sucks. You would be better off getting a Line 6 TonePort for a few bucks more. The software with this looks just like the stuff a musician actually works with. A fuzz box, looks like a fuzz box, a tape recorder, looks like a tape recorder, you have an interface box with a mike, and guitar import, and a simple USB connection. You can download settings, and lessons from the net, and if you already have a real mixer like most musicians, you can have all the connections this thing has without even taking off the cover of your computer, and having a bunch of more wires, sticking out the back of your computer. Recording should be simple. I?ve been recording my own music for 40 years on first tape, and then a digital recorder. I only bought this because my main recording studio is in another room with a real recorder, that if I were smarter, I would have bought one with it?s own CD drive so I could make CD?s right on the spot.My original Guitar Tracks Pro program looked like that, a mixer, and a tape deck that looked like a mixer, and a tape deck; then I upgraded to Guitar Tracks Pro II, and they gave me some crap that looks just like the garbage that comes with this card. I went back to the old version.Do yourself a favor people. If you want to go cheap get the Line 6. Now, that?s not bad for the price. But if you really want to record; save up and buy a decent digital recorder.

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    4.0

    Decent, but not 100%

    By Vegematic

    from southern California

    I have had this card for over a year, and it has worked great for what I do. The dsp effects are lame and are just a selling point. The asio drivers are great, I use them with Guitar Rig 2.0 to great effect with cubase recording and monitoring at the same time.The negatives come in when the patchmix software sometimes will not emit sound, and the only way to fix it is to do a system restore. Happens not often but is a hassle.There are also a lot of other intermittent problems that pop up. Creative seems not to support this card, the last drivers are over a year old!!! And those drivers are in need of an update!!The card has a lot of potential, but the drivers suck. Find a company that updates the drivers of its hardware, and get that card.

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