E-MU 0404 PCI

The E-MU® 0404 Digital Audio System delivers everything you need to produce audio on a PC at a breakthrough price - pristine 24-bit/192kHz converters*, hardware-accelerated effects and mixing, and seamless compatibility with your favorite PC audio/sequencer software. The E-MU 0404 Digital Audio System offers the same hardware acceleration as the rest of E-MU's Digital Audio Systems, providing you with professional sound quality and powerful DSP an affordable price.

Technical Specifications

• Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 96, 192kHz from internal crystal or externally supplied clock
(no sample rate conversion)
• Bit Depths: 24-bit I/O, 32-bit processing
• PCI Specification:
- PCI 2.2 Compliant
- Form Factor: Universal Keyed, Short PCI Card
- 3.3V I/O, 5V Tolerant
- PCI Bus-Mastering DMA subsystem reduces CPU usage
• E-MU E-DSP™ 32-bit DSP with 67-bit accumulator (double precision w/ 3 headroom bits)
• Hardware-accelerated, 32 channel mixing, and multi-effects processing
• Zero-latency direct hardware monitoring w/effects
• ASIO 2.0, Stereo WDM/MME/DirectSound Drivers
• Anti-Pop speaker protection minimizes noise during power on/off
• Ultra-low jitter, clock subsystem: < 1 ns in PLL mode (44.1kHz, Opt. S/PDIF Sync)

Analog Line Inputs (2)
• Type: DC-coupled, low-noise input circuitry
• A/D converter: PCM1804
• OpAmp: NJM2068
• Level: -10dBV nominal, 6dBV max (unbalanced)
• Frequency Response (20Hz - 20kHz): +0.20/-0.10dB
• Dynamic Range (1kHz, A-weighted): 111dB
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 111dB
• THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS): -100dB (.001%)
• Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS): < -120dB

Analog Line Outputs (2)
• Type: low-noise, 3-pole low-pass differential filter
• D/A converter: AK4396
• Level: -10dBV nominal, 6dBV max (unbalanced)
• Frequency Response (20Hz - 20kHz): + 0.05/-0.10dB,
• Dynamic Range (1kHz, A-weighted): 116dB
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 116dB
• THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS): -100dB (.001%)
• Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS): < -109dB

Digital I/O
- 2 in/2 out optical or coaxial (transformer coupled)
- AES/EBU or S/PDIF format (software selectable)
- 1 in, 1 out

• Internal crystal sync at 44.1, 48, 96, 192kHz
• External sample rate sync via
- S/PDIF (opt. or coax 44.1 - 96kHz)

Retail Box Contents
• E-MU 0404 PCI card
• Analog I/O breakout cable
• Digital I/O breakout cable
• Quick Start installation guide
• E-MU Digital Audio Systems CD-ROM
- Windows 2000 and XP Drivers
- E-MU PatchMix DSP
- E-MU Power FX
- E-MU E-DSP FX Library
- Owner's Manual and Tutorials
• E-MU Production Tools software bundle CD-ROM
- Cakewalk SONAR LE
- Steinberg Cubase LE
- Ableton Live 4 Lite for E-MU
- Steinberg Wavelab Lite
- IK Multimedia AmpliTube LE
- Minnetonka diskWelder BRONZE (Trial)
- SFX Machine LT
- E-MU Proteus X LE (over 1000 sounds included)

The E-MU 0404 features

Premium 24-bit/192kHz converters
- 111dB signal-to-noise ratio A/D converters and 116dB signal-to-noise ratio D/A converters for pristine recording and playback of your tracks

Hardware-accelerated effects - over 600 standalone and E-MU Power FX VST plug-in effects with no CPU overhead

PatchMix™ DSP zero-latency hardware mixing and monitoring - with super-fl\exible patchbay - no external mixer needed

Comprehensive analog and digital I/O plus MIDI - two analog inputs, two analog outputs, optical/coaxial S/PDIF plus MIDI I/O

Compatibility with most popular audio/sequencer applications - ultra-low latency 24-bit/192kHz ASIO 2.0 and Stereo WDM drivers

E-MU Production Tools Software Bundle - includes Cakewalk SONAR LE, Steinberg Cubase LE and Wavelab Lite, Ableton Live Lite 4 for E-MU, IK Multimedia AmpliTube LE, Minnetonka diskWelder BRONZE (trial version), SFX Machine LT, plus E-MU's Proteus X LE Desktop Sound Module - everything you need to create, record, edit, master and burn is in the box

I/O Configuration
Two 1/4" Analog Inputs and Outputs
Optical 24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
Coaxial 24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)

E-DSP Hardware-accelerated Effects, Mixing and Monitoring
E-MU's Digital Audio Systems feature the powerful E-DSP chipset, which features a hardware-accelerated effects processor with over 28 effects plug-ins (over 600 presets). This effects architecture is fully expandable, allowing you to add more effect plug-ins to your system as needed. E-DSP also provides zero-latency, hardware-based mixing and monitoring via the included PatchMix DSP mixer, delivering unmatched flexibility in routing audio between all of your physical and virtual (ASIO/WDM) inputs and outputs- no external mixer needed.

 All Digital Audio Systems ship with the following Effects Plug-ins
Stereo Reverb Lite Reverb Compressor
Leveling Amp Chorus Flanger
Phase Shifter Frequency Shifter Distortion
Speaker Simulator Rotary Speaker Auto-Wah
Vocal Morpher 1-Band Para EQ 1-Band Shelf EQ
3-Band EQ 4-Band EQ Mono Delay 100
Mono Delay 250 Mono Delay 500 Mono Delay 750
Mono Delay 1500 Mono Delay 3000 Stereo Delay 100
Stereo Delay 250 Stereo Delay 500 Stereo Delay 750
Stereo Delay 1500    

Click on the MP3 samples below to hear some of these Plug-ins in action. Each MP3 sample starts with an uneffected instrument/vocal recorded clean using the Digital Audio System, followed by the same instrument/vocal with effects. (these MP3's are between 300K and 900K each).

Cello (Reverb/Delay)
Drum Groove A (4-Band EQ/Compressor/Reverb)
Drum Groove B (Vocal Morpher/Flanger/Delay)
Drum Groove C (Compressor/4-Band EQ)
Drum Groove D (Compressor/4-Band EQ/Reverb)
Electric Guitar 1 (1-Band EQ/Distortion/4-Band EQ/Delay/Speaker Simulator)
Electric Guitar 2 (Compressor/Distortion/3-Band EQ/Delay/Speaker Simulator)
Electric Piano (Phase Shifter)
Guitar - Steel String (3-Band EQ/Chorus/Delay/Reverb)
Koto (Delay/Reverb)
Synth A (Flanger/Delay/Reverb)
Synth B (Vocal Morpher/Delay/Reverb)
Synth C (Flanger/1-Band EQ/Reverb/Delay)
Synth Bass (Chorus/Reverb)
Synth Lead (Phase Shifter/Delay)
Vocals - Female (4-Band EQ/Delay Reverb)
Vocals - Male (Compressor/EQ/Delay/Reverb)

Gear used
Effects, Mic Pres, A/D conversion: E-MU 1820M/1616M Digital Audio Systems
Synthesis sources: E-MU Emulator X with Protean Drums, Virtuoso X & Vintage Pro X libraries
Microphones: Audio Technica and Earthworks
Recorded using Steinberg Cubase LE and Wavelab Lite

Minimum System Requirement
• Intel® or AMD® processor - 1 GHz 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)