E-MU 1212M PCI

The E-MU® 1212M Digital Audio System delivers everything you need to produce audio on a PC with professional results - 24-bit/192kHz converters (the same A/D converters used in Digidesign®'s flagship Pro Tools® HD 192 I/O interface), hardware-accelerated effects and mixing, and seamless compatibility with your favorite PC audio/sequencer software.

Whether you are recording full-blown productions or running virtual instruments on a dedicated computer, the E-MU 1212M Digital Audio System is the perfect solution for any application that only requires a couple channels of premium analog I/O (i.e. mastering, remixing and running virtual instruments).

• 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
• EDI (E-MU Digital Interface) proprietary 64 channel audio link over CAT-5 cable
• 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: servo-balanced, DC-coupled, low-noise input circuitry
A/D converter: AK5394A
Level (software selectable):
- Professional: +4dBu nominal, 20dBu max (balanced)
- Consumer: -10dBV nominal, 6dBV max (unbalanced)
Frequency Response (20Hz - 20kHz): +/- .05dB
Dynamic Range (1kHz, A-weighted): 120dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 120dB
THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS): -110dB (.0003%)
Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS): < -115dB

Analog Line Outputs (2)
Type: Balanced, low-noise, 3-pole low-pass differential filter
D/A converter: CS4398
Level (software selectable):
- Professional: +4dBu nominal, 20dBu max (balanced)
- Consumer: -10dBV nominal, 6dBV max (unbalanced)
Frequency Response (20Hz - 20kHz): + 0.0/-.35dB,
Dynamic Range (1kHz, A-weighted): 120dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 120dB
THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS): -105dB (.0006%)
Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS): < -115dB

Digital I/O
- 2 in/2 out coaxial (transformer coupled)
- 2 in/2 out optical (software switched at ADAT)
- AES/EBU or S/PDIF format (software selectable)
- 8 channels, 24-bit @ 44.1/48kHz
- 4 channels, 24-bit @ 96kHz (S-MUX compatible)
- 2 channels, 24-bit @ 192kHz
- 1 in, 1 out
- 400 Mbps 1394a port (6-pin)
- Compatible with DV cameras, storage peripherals, etc.

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

Retail Box Contents
E-MU 1010 PCI card
E-MU 0202 I/O daughter card
I/O card cable
Mini-DIN MIDI adapter cables
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 Effects Library
- Owner's Manual and Tutorials
E-MU Production Tools Software Bundle CD-ROM
- Cakewalk SONAR LE
- Steinberg Cubase LE
- Ableton Live Lite 4 for E-MU
- Steinberg Wavelab Lite
- IK Multimedia AmpliTube LE
- IK Multimedia T-RackS EQ
- Minnetonka diskWelder BRONZE
- SFX Machine LT
- E-MU Proteus X LE (over 1000 sounds included)

The E-MU 1212M features
Mastering grade 24-bit/192kHz converters - the same A/D converters used in Digidesign's flagship ProTools HD 192 I/O Interface delivering an amazing 120dB signal-to-noise ratio

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-flexible patchbay - no external mixer needed

Comprehensive analog and digital I/O plus MIDI - 12 inputs and 12 outputs, plus MIDI I/O and FireWire port

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 and T-RackS EQ, Minnetonka diskWelder BRONZE, 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" Balanced Inputs
24-bit/192kHz ADAT In/Out (switchable to S/PDIF)
24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
Firewire® Interface

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 1010 PCI card
• Adjacent PCI slot for E-MU 0202 I/O daughter card
• CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation
• XVGA Video (1024 X 768)