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Edirol UA-20 24-Bit USB Digital Audio and MIDI Interface
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Brings portable 24-bit quality to your Mac or PC applications. Powered by your computer through the USB bus, and flexible! Connect your guitar, mic, ...Click To Read More About This Product
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24--bit, USB bus-powered, audio and MIDI dual interface.
Brings portable 24-bit quality to your Mac or PC applications. Powered by your computer through the USB bus, and flexible! Connect your guitar, mic, and line-level inputs portably and affordably. Compatible with any audio production software and optimized for ASIO- or WDM-compatible music software.
- 24-bit A/D/A conversion
- Low latency with direct monitoring
- ASIO 2.0 (Win/Mac), MME, WDM drivers and Sound Manager (Mac) compatibility
- Fast and stable MIDI input/output with FPT
- USB bus powered, adapter-free
- Headphone (1/8") jack and headphone volume
- 44.1 kHz sample rate
- 1 stereo record
- 1 stereo playback
- Full duplex
- Audio driver compatibility:
- ASIO2.0 (Win/Mac), WDM,
- MME, Sound Manager
- Line/guitar/mic x 2
- Line (RCA pin) x 2
- S/PDIF optical
- 1/8" headphone
- System Requirements:
- MacOS 8.5, 8.6, 9.x and OS X
- USB ready Apple Macintosh
- PowerPC G3/233 MHz or higher
- 64 MB RAM or more
- OMS 2.3.3 or later
- FreeMIDI 1.35 or later
- Microsoft Windows Me/98/98SE/2000/XP
- Windows compatible equipped with a USB port
- Pentium Processor 200 MHz or higher
- 32 MB RAM or more
- Must have a compatible USB host controller
Act now and jump into quality computer recording with both feet for very little outlay.
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OK, but there's a noisy hum.
Preamps are noisy, but other than that, perfect!
I had been eyeing one of these in the local music store for a little while now, hoping that it could substitute for an audio interface for when I'm away from my home studio and only have my laptop. Where to begin, to start out when I opened the box it felt very delicate and cheap so I suspect it would not hold up very well to a lot of travel and being thrown around. There is a three position switch to select what kind of input you are making to it, either line, guitar or mic. The line input is much to quiet and really unusable, and the mic and guitar in settings are audible at least, but distortion becomes an issue at just about any volume setting that would be usefull. There is a lot of noise especially when the microphone preamp is in use... a constant -9.6db.I also experiance audio dropout after 40 seconds
I've been using this interface for over a year now. I've decided to get a USB mixer instead. It adds unwanted noise to your mix. I still don't what the "Advanced Driver" function does. I own a Triton and probably haven't heard the integrity of the sound engine because of it. About the mic preamps, most studio mics use XLR cables, the only audio inputs are 1/4 inch TRS so you'll end buying a separate preamp or mixer anyway. Cut out the middle man...Bottom line is, the UA20 is great for a beginning artist.
On changing to a new laptop, noise levels on recording increased to -30 - -40 db unaacceptable. Discovered that the problem is noise on the 5V supply into the unit. Any noise on the supply gets picked up when recording. This is most probably a design flaw.I have hacked a "solution" by putting a gigantic capacitor (condenser) on the USB supply to filter out noise and now it is around -60 db.Now you know what the story is... if you want clean recordings upgrade to a more professional unit.