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Echo Gina3G PCI Audio Interface
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The Echo Gina3G interface gives you 2 universal inputs with preamps, 6 balanced analog outs, and a headphone output. ADAT lightpipe, optical and coax...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Echo Gina3G interface gives you 2 universal inputs with preamps, 6 balanced analog outs, and a headphone output. ADAT lightpipe, optical and coaxial S/PDIF, and MIDI are included as well; so as your studio grows, Gina3G will be able to work with all your new audio equipment. The Echo Gina3G comes with an 8' cable and PCI card that connects to the audio interface. It is compatible with PCI-X (3.3 or 5 volt) motherboards and Power Mac G5 computers as well as older systems.
- 2 auto-sensing inputs (mic/guitar/line): meters, trim knobs, phantom power, and channel inserts
- 6 balanced 1/4" analog inputs: 113dB (A-weighted) dynamic range; +4dBu/-10dBV nominal levels
- 8 balanced 1/4" analog outputs: 114dB (A-weighted) dynamic range; +4dBu/-10dBV nominal levels
- S/PDIF I/O (coax & optical) at 24-bit/96kHz
- ADAT optical digital I/O
- MIDI I/O
- Stereo headphone output with volume knob
- Sync via word, S/PDIF, ADAT, or MTC
- Supports full duplex 10 channel in, 14 channel out operation
- Heavy-duty aluminum case
- 8' cable to connect to PC
- PCI bus mastering interface: bus powered; works with PCI-X (3.3/5 volt) & Power Mac G5
- A/D & D/A converters in external breakout box
- 56-bit/100mHz DSP for digital mixing: near zero latency hardware monitoring
- Software console for monitoring, metering, and setting levels
- Low-latency drivers support all major pro audio software: Low Latency ASIO 2.0; GSIF 2.0 (Gigastudio 3 w/ low latency MIDI); WDM kernel streaming mode; CoreAudio & CoreMIDI
- Surround sound support: 5.1 & 7.1 output w/ delay management; AC3, DTS, & WMA9 output over S/PDIF
- SuperChannel resource sharing: Split I/O between multiple applications
- PureWave mode for bit accurate digital I/O
All the power and features you need now, with enough flexibility to grow with you. Order yours today.
- PC System requirements: Windows ME/2000/XP; Genuine Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon CPU; Motherboard with Intel, AMD, Via, or NVIDIA chipset; 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
- Mac System Requirements: Mac OS X (10.2 or later); G4 or better processor (Power Mac G5 compatible); 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
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I picked up the Echo Gina 3G unit to use for overdub audio recording and MIDI recording to my computer. I have a 64bit Windows 7 machine, using Tracktion3 (Mackie, came free with the unit!) for audio and Notation Composer (Notation Software, Inc.) for MIDI. I typically record either my Taylor guitars (one with onboard electronics, and one with just a piezo pickup) or my electric basses (both custom made) via the instrument inputs. I record vocals or other acoustic instruments via a couple of Nady SP9 microphones. I have an oldie-but-goodie Kaysound MK-4902 MIDI controller keyboard for MIDI recording. The Gina is working great with all of them. I've read on the Echo forum that "multiple audio software app" setup is a little tricky (ergo the 4.5 on features), but I haven't had to do that. This unit works great for what I'm doing - recording one or two tracks at a time for audio, or recording MIDI keyboard into Notation Composer. Using the Echo PCI ASIO driver, there is absolutely zero latency for audio recording with monitoring and playback, or for recording MIDI and using my sound libraries for the audio. The sound is crystal clear, the mic preamps are hot, and the auto-detection for instrument versus mic input works perfectly. Installation was pretty easy - install the drivers, pull the computer cover off and pop in the PCI card, close it up and turn it on. So far, so great!
Ok, I've had the Gina now for 2 weeks, and I have to say that I'm VERY satisfied with it so far. The mic-pre's are very clear and quiet, with no apparent coloration of the signal and more gain than you will probably ever need. The I/O options are nice. I don't need a lot of inputs right now, and I'm looking at cost, which is why I didn't go with the Layla, or a similar 8 I/O unit. But I'm able to add an extra 8 inputs via lightpipe, when I need to expand. 6 analog outputs is huge for a unit of this size and price, but being able to use optical out is very sweet indeed. Installation was very simple, and problem free. Highly recommended!
I received a box with ancient drivers and the Tracktion code to register was non existent. The version on there is from 2004. It has no idea what to do with my M-Audio KeyRig USB device.