Anyone seen reviews of this soundcard?

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Phil Elmore

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[="http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=040130144220204180062130911357/g=rec/s=computer/search/detail/base_pid/242512/"]1212M Master-Level Recording System[/]

Anyone own one of these? I'm concerned about the compatibility with other componets, any info would be helpful. Thanks.

[ January 31, 2004, 05:56 PM: Message edited by: Kurt Foster ]
 

mjones4th

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For everyone too lazy to click the link, its an E-Mu 1212M 24bit/192kHz card

Well its $199 and features mastering-grade converters. They should put everyone out of business if its true. :roll:

And its not yet available, the link says 2/18/04, and it was just announced last week at NAMM. I'd say give it three months from that date and the initial reviews will start to come out.

mitz
 
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Phil Elmore

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You're observant, I missed that. Did you see that they're advertising these in their catalog as the same converters used in the Pro-Tools HD-192.
 

mjones4th

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That may be the case, but here's the big secret. There is analog circuitry that comes before the ADC and after the DAC, and it has a huge impact on the sound quality. SO they may be the same converters, but that's still not saying much.
 
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Phil Elmore

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Yeah, I suppose that could make or brake it. Isn't E-Mu a synth manufacturer? I guess maybe I am just attracted to it because I think it's just exactly what I need-no more no less-compared to my current config. (8 in, 8 out,Spdif). I like the idea of simplifying things, and maybe even going without a real world mixer in the signal chain. Hey Mark, bump me in May...
 

mjones4th

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Phil my memory is nowhere that good.

E-Mu is a synth maker, has been for years They were acquired by Creative a while back, an, since then, basically their synth R&D has been on zero budget, besides creating new sample ROMs for existing synth architectures. Let's hope that trend changes.

Oh and a good idea for mixerless setups is something like the Samson C Control.
 
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Phil Elmore

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Thanks guys, great info. I was wondering about that word that kept reappearing in the ad text-"Creative"....are Intel and Creative linked? Hmmmmmm.............

[ March 01, 2004, 10:54 PM: Message edited by: Phil E. ]
 
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Thanks guys, great info. I was wondering about that word that kept reappearing in the ad text-"Creative"....are Microsoft and Creative linked? Hmmmmmm.............
 
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Phil Elmore

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Sorry, guys didn't mean to double post, thought I was editing the first message.
 
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