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1212M Master-Level Recording System

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Produce professional audio on your PC.

The E-MU 1212M Master-Level Recording System is easily expandable as your needs grow. Features mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters (the same converters used in the ProTools HD 192 I/O interface) and flexible connectivity with 2 - 1/4" balanced analog I/Os, 24/192 ADAT I/O switchable to S/PIDF, 24/96 S/PDIF I/O switchable to AES/EBU, MIDI I/O, plus a FireWire port. The 32-bit multi-effects processor offers over 16 simultaneous hardware-accelerated studio-grade effects with no CPU overhead, and the plug-in architecture allows you to add new effects as needed. 32 channels of zero latency mixing/monitoring with super-flexible virtual patchbay and full compatibility with most popular audio/sequencer applications make it project friendly. Also includes a powerful software studio package.

E-MU Systems has teamed up with the Creative Advanced Technology Center, a world leader in ASIC and algorithm development for PC Audio, to develop the new line of Creative Professional hardware interfaces that stand toe-to-toe with the most advanced and expensive audio systems in the world. Whether you are recording full-blown productions or running virtual instruments on a dedicated computer, the E-MU 1212M Digital Audio System delivers everything needed to create professional-quality music on your PC at a price that will change your expectations of desktop recording forever.

The 1212M is now shipping with the new 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 new reverb and delay effects.

The 1212M System is also available with EMU's comprehensive EmulatorX sampling software.


  • System features:
  • 32-bit E-DSP hardware effects acceleration
  • Over 20 effects algorithms (more than 500 effects presets)
  • Plug-in effects architecture
  • Intuitive drag-and-drop PatchMix DSP patchbay/mixing/effects interface
  • Compatible with most popular PC audio/sequencer software (ultralow latency WDM/DS and ASIO 2.0 drivers)
  • E-DSP hardware-accelerated effects with over 500 presets
  • MIDI and FireWire interfaces
  • Zero-latency hardware mixing/monitoring
  • Complete audio recording/editing/mixing/effects software package included
  • I/O Configuration:
  • 2 - 1/4" Balanced Inputs
  • 2 - 1/4" Balanced Outputs
  • 24-bit/192kHz ADAT In/Out (switchable to S/PDIF)
  • 24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
  • MIDI In/Out
  • Firewire Interface (6-pin)

1212M Master-Level Recording System Specifications:

  • Package Includes:
  • E-MU 1010 PCI card
  • E-MU 0202 I/O daughter card
  • I/O card cable
  • Mini-DIN MIDI adapter cables
  • Quick Start guide
  • Operation Manual on CD-ROM
  • Creative Professional Software CD-ROM
  • Windows 2000 and XP Drivers
  • E-MU PatchMix DSP
  • E-MU E-DSP FX Library
  • Audio software package on CD-ROM
  • Minimum System Requirements:
  • Genuine Intel Pentium III or AMD K6 class processor or higher operating at 500MHz or faster
  • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard & chipset
  • 128MB System RAM
  • 500MB of free hard disk space for full installation
  • Windows 2000 SP 4, Windows XP SP 1 or greater
  • PCI 2.1 compliant slot for E-MU 1010 PCI card
  • Adjacent PCI slot for E-MU 0202 I/O daughter card
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation
  • XVGA Video (1024 X 768)
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