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Thoughts on 1820 (E-MU)

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Caisson, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. Caisson

    Caisson Guest

    Can I get some feed back on this....they have the same converters used in digi design hardware......
  2. Duardo

    Duardo Guest

    They do not have the same converters used in Digidesign hardware. They use the same converter chips but that's just one component of the converter overall. They're actually pretty good, but I have a problem with the way they're marketed as they're not the same.

  3. Attitude

    Attitude Guest

    Buncha crap. The onboard effects sound horrible. Just because they use the same chip avid uses doesn't mean it sounds as good as PT's ADC.

    Do yourself a favour and get you a decent ADC. RME or Lynx would be a decent and superb sounding solution.

    just my 2/100
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    I bought the 1820M and I sure don't regret it.
  5. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    Isn't the 1820 E-Mu actually made by Creative Labs?
  6. Duardo

    Duardo Guest

    Yes, Creative Labs owns E-Mu.

  7. wavline1820m

    wavline1820m Guest

    i have recently purchased a emu 1820m. I have to say, that, the card itself, really rocks, and the dsp effects are just ok. the compressor, and stereo verb, are not bad, the virtual mixer is killer, and the sound is great.

    The problem, is this, the software sucks ass. you basically cannot use the power fx( to use, the dsp effects as a channel insert) doing so, makes my system very very unstalbe.

    I have sent and recieved about 40 emails back and forth to emu, and there reponese, are not that great. its almost like they are avoiding, your question, by asking you something really stupid, which has nothing to do with your question, they are good at answering your question with a question, no matter how plain your question is.

    Then there are the pops and crackles, and having to change your latency settings all the time.

    I had some serious problems, with digital software clips, that took up 3 weeks of my time to fix. Now, this are Ok, but, still get a bit, of crackles and pops. My system has been optimized to the tits, and i have reinstalled windows about 30 times.

    So, i would ahve to say that i am really disappointed with the software side of this product. Why release something, this good, and not be able to support it?

    I had a delta 1010LT once, and i plugged it in, and started recording problem free for 2 years. Whats that tell you?

    Anyway, i am going to stick it out, and wait till they get there $*^t together. In my second email today, they finally addmitted that there are problems, with the power fx, and are working on it. Great.

    thats my 2 cents.

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