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E-mu Audio Interface - Opinions please

Discussion in 'Recording' started by newdigitalfreak, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. I'm thinking about buying the E-mu 1820M as I like the features although it is hard to get a review on these since they are quite new. I would appreciate any feedback from anyone who knows anything about them.

    The E-MU 1820M features from their website http://www.emu.com/products/product.asp?product=2211&category=754&maincategory=754

    • Mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters - the same A/D converters used in Digidesign®'s flagship ProTools® HD I/O Interface
    • Flexible connectivity with 18 audio inputs and 20 outputs, 32 channels of MIDI I/O, Word Clock, SMPTE and MTC sync, plus a
    • FireWire® port for seamless integration with your entire studio
    • Two premium TFPro™ mic preamps with Mic/Line/Hi-Z inputs with 40db of gain/attenuation and 48V phantom power - plug guitars,
    • keyboards and microphones straight into your system
    • E-DSP 32-bit Multi-effects Processor offers you over 16 simultaneous hardware-accelerated studio-grade effects with no CPU overhead - plug-in architecture allows you to add new effects as needed
    • 32 Channels of zero latency Hardware Mixing/ Monitoring with super-flexible virtual patchbay - no external mixer needed
    • Full compatibility with most popular audio/sequencer applications with ultra-low latency WDM, DirectSound® and ASIO™ 2.0 Drivers
    • Powerful software studio package
    I/O Configuration:
    • Two TFPro Mic/Line/Hi-Z preamps (w/48V phantom power)
    • Six 1/4" Balanced Inputs
    • Eight 1/4" Balanced Outputs
    • Turntable input (w/ground lug and hardware RIAA preamp)
    • 24-bit/192kHz ADAT In/Out (switchable to S/PDIF)
    • 24-bit/96kHz coaxial S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
    • 24-bit/96kHz optical S/PDIF Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
    • Two sets of MIDI In/Out
    • Four stereo 1/8" Speaker Outputs (configurable from stereo to 7.1)
    • Stereo Headphone Output
    Firewire® Interface
     
  2. ErichS

    ErichS Active Member

    There seems to be a lot of buzz over these. A couple of people over on the Harmony Central discussion boards have just started using them and have no complaints. Two comments from others were that the E-Mus are using the Audigy chip set (E-Mu was evedently aquired by Creative) and that the while the converter chips are the same as Pro tools, there is more to good comverters than the chip (e.g. supporting circutry?)

    These are just things I have read recently and are just someone's opinion.

    [ March 09, 2004, 08:32 PM: Message edited by: ErichS ]
     
  3. I found quite a few happy users on various forums so I placed my order today for the 1820M. I will be very excited when it arives here in Aussie from the USA next week as this is my first Semi-Pro system.
     
  4. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Active Member

    PLease let us know how it stacks up, how well the clock is, ect.
     
  5. glinted

    glinted Guest

    New Forum for E-MU Products

    Hello,
    I have just created a forum for users of E-MU products as I seen a need for a central location where users could help each other to get the most from their systems and software.

    Look forward to seeing you all there soon,

    http://www.productionforums.com/emu/default.asp

    glinted
     
  6. Blisshead

    Blisshead Guest

    I have one, in my extremely limited view it's great! There is a Yahoo group as well,

    Link removed

    I'd love to see what more knowledgable people think, but if anyone has a question about it I'd try answer.
     

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