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M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface

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10 in/10 out 24-bit, 96kHz audio card with mic preamps, digital I/O, and MIDI I/O.

M-Audio gives you a great inexpensive way to record live music into a computer with the Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio System. What more could you ask for? How about word clock I/O, convenient and powerful routing possibilities, zero-latency hardware monitoring, control over Serial Copy Management System, and more. Also includes XLR mic inputs, S/PDIF, MIDI, and word clock I/O. Every single thing you need to interface your virtual computer with the real world. Comprehensive Delta Control Panel software can set and fine-tune input levels. Outs can connect to external mixer or sound system and S/PDIF outs feed your digital mixdown deck.

Drivers included for Windows XP, 2000, ME, 95/98, and NT; ASIO; Direct Sound; EASI; Multiclient 95/98/ME; and Multi-card drivers for all Windows OS, Gigasampler, Mac Sound Manager, and Mac ASIO, ASIO2. PCI Host card with two external color-coded breakout cables. 8x8 analog I/O balanced on female XLR and unbalanced on gold-plated RCA connectors. S/PDIF I/O supports many modes, including AC3 or DTS surround (PC only). MIDI I/O on standard DIN jacks.

FEATURES
  • 10 in/10 out
  • 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution
  • Mic preamps
  • Digital I/O
  • MIDI I/O
  • Word clock I/O
  • Powerful routing possibilities
  • Zero-latency hardware monitoring
  • Serial Copy Management System control
  • Comprehensive Delta Control Panel software
SPECIFICATIONS
Compatibility
  • ASIO 2
  • MME
  • Sound Manager
  • OMS
  • DirectX
  • Mac OS X Core Audio / Core MIDI
Minimum System Requirements (PC)
  • Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP2)* / Vista SP2 (32Bit , 64 Bit) / Win7 (32Bit , 64 Bit)
  • For 96kHz operation: Pentium III 500MHz w/ 128MB RAM
  • For 48kHz operation: Pentium II 400MHz w/ 64MB RAM
  • * Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not supported.
  • ** M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above.
Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
  • G3/G4* 500MHz
  • G5 w/PCI-X expansion slots** - Incompatible exceptions
  • OS 9.2.2, w/ 128MB RAM
  • OS X 10.1.5, 10.2.6, 10.3.6, 10.4, 10.5.1 w/ 256MB RAM***
  • OMS 2.3.8 for MIDI under OS 9.2.2
  • * G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported
  • ** Intel based Mac Pro & DualCore G5 with PCI-Express expansion slots not supported.
  • *** M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above.
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M-AudioDelta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface
 
4.8

(based on 56 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great card once configured right

I've had this card for several years in a Windows x64 environment, currently running it in Windows 7 x64 with ProTools MP. I also use it in Adobe Audition 3.Once this card and...Read complete review

I've had this card for several years in a Windows x64 environment, currently running it in Windows 7 x64 with ProTools MP. I also use it in Adobe Audition 3.Once this card and your system is configured properly this card works amazing.For those experiencing pops/clicks or other digital artifacting with this card this is what you need to do.1. In your BIOS disable all settings that allow the clock speed of the processor to be dynamically changed. AKA PowerNOW (AMD) SpeedStep (Intel) This works 99% of the time.2. Try a different PCI slot.3. Use high quality cable and connectors, like Mogami/Neutrik.4. Get covers for the exposed RCA connectors on the breakout cable so they don't touch anything.I originally had the pops and clicks that most people experience with this card, step 1 solved that problem.

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Static and Poor Customer Service

Before you buy this, check the forums for problems. This equipment has problems with crackling and static noise. I'm dealing with it every day. And M-Audio customer service is useless. They apparently...Read complete review

Before you buy this, check the forums for problems. This equipment has problems with crackling and static noise. I'm dealing with it every day. And M-Audio customer service is useless. They apparently know they have a problem and have no idea what to do about it.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great card once configured right

By Unnamed User-_2cvl

from Undisclosed

Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I've had this card for several years in a Windows x64 environment, currently running it in Windows 7 x64 with ProTools MP. I also use it in Adobe Audition 3.Once this card and your system is configured properly this card works amazing.For those experiencing pops/clicks or other digital artifacting with this card this is what you need to do.1. In your BIOS disable all settings that allow the clock speed of the processor to be dynamically changed. AKA PowerNOW (AMD) SpeedStep (Intel) This works 99% of the time.2. Try a different PCI slot.3. Use high quality cable and connectors, like Mogami/Neutrik.4. Get covers for the exposed RCA connectors on the breakout cable so they don't touch anything.I originally had the pops and clicks that most people experience with this card, step 1 solved that problem.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Starter Sound Card

By Matthew Sewell

from California

Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I purchased a Delta 1010LT over 5 years ago and have recorded and mixed with it for thousands of hours. Over the years, my studio has grown up around it, and it is only now that I need to upgrade to the Delta 1010. I will continue to use this in conjunction with the 1010, as they can be used side by side to create 16 inputs.The main drawback for professional level recording is, of course, the inputs. It comes with 2 analog balanced XLR inputs and 6 RCA inputs rather than the 8 analog 1/4" balanced inputs offered by the Delta 1010.The A/D converters are amazing and probably the best value you will find.I've been using this card on Linux through about 4 computer upgrades and have never had a problem.If you need a place to start with a multitrack pci card, this is it. If you want something that is more on a professional level, get the Delta 1010. They have the same A/D converters. The 1010LT is a third the price without the fancy inputs.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Audio Interface at a Great Price!

By Charlie-VH.w1

from Texas

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Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

The M-Audio Delta 1010 LT is an awesome little package for the price. I've got it installed in my new PC recording rig and it works like a charm (I'm using Windows 7). I've only got a couple qualms with it. Firstly, no phantom power. I had to buy an external power supply, which was pretty cheap but kind of a pain. If you want to use a condenser mic you will too, unless the microphone has its own power source. Easy to overlook at this price range though.Secondly, the cables just come straight out of the card. They're short and if you can't get to the back of your computer easily it's a huge pain. And they tangle... And it's hard to read the labels on each cable. The jumble of cables is definitely the biggest weakness, but if you can deal with it, the price rocks. I'm going to upgrade eventually, but this little thing definitely serves its purpose in my rig, and I can afford in on my meager budget.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Can't beat the flexibility for the price

By Riverside

from New England

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Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

If you have a lot of analog equipment you need to capture sound from, this is a fantastic deal. I've had mine for six years. I don't use it a lot anymore, only because I was forced to migrate to a Mac Pro two years ago. Mac Pros do not have PCI slots. Too bad M-Audio hasn't seen fit to make this in a PCI Xpress card.I had a lot of analog equipment when I first got this card. I did a lot of searching, and this was the ONLY card that could handle it all. Worked perfectly with Cakewalk and Pro Tools M-Powered.There is one NASTY problem with it I have never been able to solve. Every now and again, I'll record a great track, only to play it back and hear crackle all through it. It's NOT a CPU problem. I run a 2Ghz AMD, with all other processes shut down, and it still does it. What's really annoying about it is the fact that the crackle cannot be heard while recording. It's only during playback, and its random. The only fix is to redo the tracks, and hope it doesn't happen again.These days, I use it mostly for playing, and it works fine for that.Maybe I just got a card that went bum after a few years. Maybe one day I'll figure out it's something else I can solve.I would recommend this product.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Static and Poor Customer Service

By Dan Hurst

from Kansas City

Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

Before you buy this, check the forums for problems. This equipment has problems with crackling and static noise. I'm dealing with it every day. And M-Audio customer service is useless. They apparently know they have a problem and have no idea what to do about it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Must Have for a Serious Home Studio.

By John Tremblay

from Arkansas

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Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I love this Sound Card. It is designed for Pro Tools, but I use it on Cakewalk SONAR and it's perfect. It's Windows and Mac compatible. I use it on Windows XP (Studio Settings for Maximum Performance). It allows you to record multiple tracks simultaneously along with 2 dedicated Mic Channels. There are too many options to list, but by studying up on what you are trying to accomplish, and what you need to do it, this card will have no limits for the small studio.
This is the most advanced piece of equipment to connect your mixer to your recording computer. It has 10 in and 10 outs. 24 Bit/96 Htz Audio Interface. 8 X 8 analog I/O. 2 Balanced Mic Pre amps. 6 Line Ins Unbalanced. 8 Line Outs Unbalanced. It also has SPDIF Digital I/O, MIDI I/O and the list goes on and on.
I purchased the 2 meter snake with 1/4" TS cable ends on one end and RCA ends on the other end, separately to connect the mixer (outs) to the sound card (ins). They are not included.
This is my 2nd Delta 101LT and it's never failed me yet. It has great instructions and diagrams. Quite easy to use considering how advanced it is. It's great for a beginner, although the learning curve can be a headache but it's worth it. This card is NOT designed for a Small Form Factor computer case. There is not enough room. I was able to reconfigure my case to fit but it involved some serious cutting. My computer is dedicated strictly for recording so it was not detrimental to it's operation. This card is designed for a Medium to a Large Form Case.
An Excellent value for what you get out of this card. It will teach the average person more than they intended to learn, which is a good thing.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

4 years, 0 problems. Words can't describe!

By Johnny Hemberger

from Houston, TX

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Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I have had my 1010LT for YEARS now. Simply incredible. Words cannot explain how thrilled I am with mine. 96k sampling rate puts 44.1k to shame. If you like the way CDs sound, don't listen to 96k, it will spoil your ears with silky goodness. That's a technical term!Let's put it this way, I pay my rent each month working on clients' music, and the 1010LT is the central piece of gear making this possible!I cannot say enough about this, STOP LOOKING AT OTHER PRODUCTS AND BUY THIS 1010LT!!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great way to start recording for a low price

By Big J-VnxLZ

from KC area

Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I have been using the 1010lt for over a year now and I love it. There is a small learning curve but for the most part, you don't have to be a genius to make it work for you.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Thing Hasn't Failed Me Yet.

By Natey Love Star

from Portland, Oregon

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Buncha Wires
  • No Break Out Box

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

This Thing Hasn't Failed Me Yet. I Love The Clarity Of Sound & The Capabilties & Connectivity. I Think Anyone Starting Out With Sound Cards Should Pick This Unit Up & Give Er A Try. Sounds Great & Very Versatile. Hook It Up!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A good special purpose card

By James Selinsky

from Pottsville pa

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Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I'm giving this a high rating overall, simply because you cant find another card with similar features, It installed with no problems, has good sound quality, and MIDI latency, I could have given it an even higher rating if the drivers for VIsta has the same features available the XP driver had.
I'm using the Delta 1010LT card in a Vista 32 machine and some of the features, such as Bass management and the ability to use it as a 5.1, 6.1 card in analog mode aren't available or I would give this a better feature score. Maybe XP users wont have that problem.
This card sounds excellent, all the inputs work as expected, and Installed with no problems,albeit with features missing. MIDI latency is the lowest I've seen in a sound card. It makes a big difference in the responsiveness of control surfaces and keyboards. This could be good news for other keyboardists. I havent used spdif or work clock yet so my rating doesnt include them.
This card is a good value if you use MIDI for Keyboards or control surfaces because it the MIDI in reduces the load on the USB bus signifigantly.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Card!!!

By SoldierOne-81T5Z

from Fort Worth, TX

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Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I've spent years recording on all kinds of interfaces, from built in sound cards to USB devices and have always run into a ton of problems including latency issues and line noise. I bought this card because it's one of the few I've seen with consistantly good reviews and I'm definitely glad I did.I'm running the 1010LT on a Pentium D dual core machine with 2GB of RAM. I'm using Cubase SX3, Soundforge 6 and a handful of different applications and plug-ins. Setup took me about 30 minutes to get it running, and while I ran across a few minor issues getting it up and running, I was able to find most of the answers I needed through the manual or a bit of common sense.This card really shines in its sound quality. While a lot of the different consumer products out there claim to have low noise and latency, this one really delivers! My highs were crystal clear, the lows were big sounding and there was no audible extra noise to be heard on the tracks. Overall, this is a great card! I would highly recommend it to anyone serious about getting a great sound without spending thousands of dollars in the process!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All my problems solved

By Karl-AiiOD

from Mystic, CT

Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I've had this for about a month. NO PROBLEMS. Card install was a breeze. Downloaded latest drivers from M-Audio site, works perfectly. I use Cakewalk Sonar Homes Studio 6XL. ASIO, which I could never use with my Tascam US-144. Software shows 5.3ms latency, but hear none at all. even playing my guitar through Cakewalk with effects, none. Amazing. We usually record three to four stereo tracks at once, no problems at all. Excelleny sound quality. I record at 24/96. Tremendous detail. I researched for a long time. When I finally decided to take the plunge I still wasn't sure. I am so glad I did. Thinking of getting another one to get 16 tracks. The best way to get 8 track into your computer IMHO

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Many known problems

By pertsa

from Copenhagen, Denmark

Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I installed the 1010LT in my 1.9 GHz P4 PC, which is running XP and has 512 MB memory. Very noisy. Useless, I am sorry to say. Went to the web and found a forum discussing the 1010LT. Apparently, many users had PC problems. I bought a new PC, AMD 3 GHz 512 MB RAM and XP. It worked. I still do get som noise on loud recordings. Also, in some cases, when playing back while recording, I get "staccato noises", rendering the recording useless due to timing issues. I'll get an extra card, as I need more line-in ports.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Cle Smooth

from Stuart, FL

Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I am an owner of a small home studio. I am not a professional by any means. But, I feel that I do know good sound quality when I hear it. I purchased this sound card because I was using a soundblaster XFI audio card and felt it wasn't getting the best sound possible. Don't waste your money on those cards if you are producing music. The vocals and audio were very distorted when I played audio in my car. I read all of the reviews on this card and researched it with a fine toothed comb. I looked all over the internet and did not find a single negative review on this product. That was all the proof that I needed. I then purchased the card and installed it on my computer. The driver that came with it did not work on my Vista computer. So, I went to M- Audio's website and easily found the needed driver. Once I had the card up and running, my vocals and all other audio sounded amazing. This card is worth every penny that you spend on it. As a matter of fact, you should be paying much more for this card. The are basically giving it away at this price. You definately need to buy this card if you are searching for audio cards in this price range.

 
5.0

Best PCI Sound Card I've Found!

By Sophtware

from Dacula, GA

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Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I had a Sound Blaster X-Fi card, which replaced my motherboard's sound card because of noise from the computer. The Sound Blaster did much better, but I was still unhappy. So I saw the 1010LT and bought to give it a try. Wow!It was night-and-day between the 1010LT and the Sound Blaster. And I thought the SB was good. Not anymore, I'm a changed man.I would highly recommend this card to anyone. For the other reviews that said it was noisy, check your equipment or cables. This card is extremely quite.My only gripes on this card are the RCA connectors, not phantom power, and the software and manual that came with the card. You'll learn more by just playing with the card.

 
5.0

Amazing Features for the Money

By StratLover58

from Denver, Colorado Area

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Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I got this about a year ago because it seemed like a good idea, and it is. I have recorded hundreds and hundreds of hours with it. My hard drives are full of wav files. I got this as part of a package with the Cakewalk Guitar Tracks Pro. This turns the computer into a sound studio, perfect for home recording and having a lot of fun with it. It allows me to progress and record all my experimental riffs to take and put them into tunes.

 
5.0

Great, but

By Sam K

from MN

Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

This card is pretty darn good and definitely the best value as others have noted, but I think one thing needs to be said. The mic preamps on board will NOT provide 48V phantom power to your condenser mics! I was mistaken to believe that the word "preamp" implies this, but it is not the case. However, it really is not a big deal as an external phantom power supply is relatively cheap but just know that it will be required if you want to use condensers that require phantom power.

 
5.0

Great Product

By moorewds.com

from Big Spring, TX

Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I bought this for our church and I am very pleased. Installation and set up was very easy and I was recording in just a few minutes. I am using it with Ableton Live and it works perfectly. We will probably be buying another very soon to expand the number of channels.

 
4.0

Good Card. Needs Better Manual

By Monkey Vortex

from Oakland, CA

Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

There's nothing wrong with the card, but it's a lot harder to set up than I'm used to. On a Mac you typically drop something in, do a a few minor configurations and off you go. This has been a real bear to install & set up. The manual is poorly written, has mistakes both graphical and in teminology, and for Macs only covers the old OS. The software is not at all intuitive and doesn't seem properly integrated. (For example, the software volume sliders don't work, and the hardware ones integrated into the mac keyboard are disabled. I have to turn my speakers up and down by hand from program to program. Yech.)No complaints about the sound quality, and the price was right. I just hope I can figure the dang thing out enough to use it properly.

 
5.0

THE RIGHT ALTERNATIVE

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about M-Audio Delta 1010 LT PCI Digital Audio Computer Interface:

I can say that the 1010LT is the best choice within its price range... It is extremely quiet and stable, especially on ASIO drivers. Besides, it is very versatile. I work with Sonar 3 Producer Edition, and it is just as good as when I work with ProTools Digi001 or Digi002 (I prefer Sonar, though)

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