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0404 PCI Digital Audio Recording System

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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.


  • 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
  • Works with most major PC audio and sequencer applications

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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