Creative Labs 0404 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface

MPN: 0404
Product Details
Description
E-MU's 0404 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface delivers an unparalleled level of audio performance to your Mac or PC with premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters, pristine XTC mic/line/hi-Z preamps, ultra-low jitter clock and rock-solid stability. From its plug-and-play functionality and hands-on ergonomic design to professional features and signal-to-noise specs that are simply unmatched by any other USB interface on the market, the 0404 USB will forever change your expectations of USB audio.
Quick Glance
Slot Type USB
Signal To Noise Ratio 113 dB
Expert Reviews
E-MU 0404 USB
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Oct 24, 2009

The 0404 USB is an all-in-one sound recording device by E-MU, the professional devision of Creative. Featuring a variety of inputs and outputs, the 0404 USB allows users to professionally record, edit, export and play back audio from various sources such as microphones, guitars, and pianos. It is also heralded as a great choice for a soundcard device for those interested in attaining the best possible transport/DAC at a low price for their high fidelity speaker or headphone system. Features Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Apple OSX Low latency drivers, with support for ASIO Physical control over many important features, such as input levels master level etc... Premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters Input/Output Two E-MU XTC™ Ultra-low Noise Mic/Line/Hi-Z Preamps with Soft Limiter and 48V Phantom Power (-127dBu EIN) Two 1/4" Balanced Outputs (117dB SNR) Stereo 1/8" Speaker Output (117dB SNR) 24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF Optical In/Out (Switchable to AES/EBU)* 24-bit/96kHz ... PROS: (1) ASIO support (2) Can be used as a stand-alone unit (3) Best value, especially at only $100 online ... CONS: (1) crappy drivers - very high CPU load on Vista, Windows 7 (2) Can only output digital signal using ASIO (3) Slow driver development

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User Reviews
E-MU Creative Labs Converter
5 Star Review   By member G P - Dec 22, 2008   

Strengths: Conversion Box Just Super! All posible input-output jacks. USB 2.0. pre-amp.

Weakness: software is limited, but ok.

Creative labs Sound card converter. IF you know Creative Labs quility, then you will not be disapointed with this one. Just best converter with pre-amp. Output is crystal clean and clear, and no sound change after all. Simple install. Software in most out-dated, but it is ok.

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External Sound Card
5 Star Review   By member ip068 - Feb 19, 2008   

Strengths: All connections in place, Phantom power, MIDI in/out, digital in/out, USB

Weakness: Too sensitive knobs

If you know Creative Lab sound cards for PC, then you can feel same for this device which will cover all in- and out- connections for your home studio. It has even phantom power for condenser mic. Too sensitive and small knobs, and you will not find much options as you can have in mixer ( use PC software for it ), but software that included in a package has all updates and allow you to start concetrate on playing, then on all connections. Great Product. No issues with connections so far.

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Amazing sound for a great price.
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Sound Quality is top notch. USB2.0. Simple, and easy to use.

Weakness: Not bus powered.

Bandmate recommended this as the best portable to take on the road, but after using it in my home studio and comparing it next to my regular setup, MOTU> Mackie> , I was floored by the sound quality of this unit. A very capable and accesible all in one for beginners, or for pros who want to mobile record without compromise. Highly recommended.

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Product Details
Description
E-MU's 0404 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface delivers an unparalleled level of audio performance to your Mac or PC with premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters, pristine XTC mic/line/hi-Z preamps, ultra-low jitter clock and rock-solid stability. From its plug-and-play functionality and hands-on ergonomic design to professional features and signal-to-noise specs that are simply unmatched by any other USB interface on the market, the 0404 USB will forever change your expectations of USB audio.
Quick Glance
Slot Type USB
Signal To Noise Ratio 113 dB
Summary
Product Title Creative Labs 0404 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface
Manufacturer Creative Labs
Power Score 3.8 | 4 Reviews
General
Digital Audio Depth: 24 bit
Type of Sound Card: Digital IO Add-On, MIDI Add-On
Warranty Information: 1 year(s)
URL: Manufacturer Link
System Type: Mac, PC
Interface Connection: Audio - Headphone Out 1/4, Audio - Optical (S/PDIF), Audio - RCA Digital Coax (S/PDIF), Audio - S/PDIF (Unspecified), MIDI - 5 pin mini-DIN, USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
Additional Specifications
CD Turntable Type: direct drive
Signal Processor Type: converters
Genre: Music Videos & Concerts, Musicals & Stage Shows
Upright Bass Type: upright basses
Microphone Type: large diaphragm, preamps
Recording Accessory Type: audio interfaces
Sequencer & Sampler Type: sequencers
Expert Reviews
E-MU 0404 USB
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Oct 24, 2009

The 0404 USB is an all-in-one sound recording device by E-MU, the professional devision of Creative. Featuring a variety of inputs and outputs, the 0404 USB allows users to professionally record, edit, export and play back audio from various sources such as microphones, guitars, and pianos. It is also heralded as a great choice for a soundcard device for those interested in attaining the best possible transport/DAC at a low price for their high fidelity speaker or headphone system. Features Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Apple OSX Low latency drivers, with support for ASIO Physical control over many important features, such as input levels master level etc... Premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters Input/Output Two E-MU XTC™ Ultra-low Noise Mic/Line/Hi-Z Preamps with Soft Limiter and 48V Phantom Power (-127dBu EIN) Two 1/4" Balanced Outputs (117dB SNR) Stereo 1/8" Speaker Output (117dB SNR) 24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF Optical In/Out (Switchable to AES/EBU)* 24-bit/96kHz ... PROS: (1) ASIO support (2) Can be used as a stand-alone unit (3) Best value, especially at only $100 online ... CONS: (1) crappy drivers - very high CPU load on Vista, Windows 7 (2) Can only output digital signal using ASIO (3) Slow driver development

Read the full review »

User Reviews
E-MU Creative Labs Converter
5 Star Review   By member G P - Dec 22, 2008   

Strengths: Conversion Box Just Super! All posible input-output jacks. USB 2.0. pre-amp.

Weakness: software is limited, but ok.

Creative labs Sound card converter. IF you know Creative Labs quility, then you will not be disapointed with this one. Just best converter with pre-amp. Output is crystal clean and clear, and no sound change after all. Simple install. Software in most out-dated, but it is ok.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

External Sound Card
5 Star Review   By member ip068 - Feb 19, 2008   

Strengths: All connections in place, Phantom power, MIDI in/out, digital in/out, USB

Weakness: Too sensitive knobs

If you know Creative Lab sound cards for PC, then you can feel same for this device which will cover all in- and out- connections for your home studio. It has even phantom power for condenser mic. Too sensitive and small knobs, and you will not find much options as you can have in mixer ( use PC software for it ), but software that included in a package has all updates and allow you to start concetrate on playing, then on all connections. Great Product. No issues with connections so far.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Amazing sound for a great price.
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Sound Quality is top notch. USB2.0. Simple, and easy to use.

Weakness: Not bus powered.

Bandmate recommended this as the best portable to take on the road, but after using it in my home studio and comparing it next to my regular setup, MOTU> Mackie> , I was floored by the sound quality of this unit. A very capable and accesible all in one for beginners, or for pros who want to mobile record without compromise. Highly recommended.

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