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EMU 1820 PCI Audio card/system!!! DROOOOOOOOOL!

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Mar 4, 2004.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
  2. Mandobass

    Mandobass

    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    i think i'm about to order the 1820M version, which costs $100 more.

    for all the features it seems foolish to pass up.
     
  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go for it!

    my local guitar center has them in stock!!! OH NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

    the M version has higher specs and the extra daughter card.

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

    :help:

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  4. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    wow, the Emulator X Studio looks amazing too!

    [​IMG]

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  5. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    drool. that looks very, very nice.
     
  6. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    went by my local Guitar Center.

    started a credit account on the spot!!!

    $3,000 limit...UH OH!!!!!!!!!!!!! DANGER DANGER!

    soooo, i brought home an 1820M. have a brand new PC too!!

    i'll install this weekend and report back!

    14 day return policy with no restocking fee.

    can't lose!

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  7. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    installing now!!!

    got a 2.2ghz, 512 ram machine for near nothing!!!

    160 gig hd space!!!!

    if the drivers work...I'M ROCKIN!

    :hyper:

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  8. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Keep the reports comming..........
     
  9. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    got everything installed!

    no problems at all, FIRST TIME FOR THAT! i've always had issues installing sound cards.

    this was effortless.

    the mic pres sound great. my Sadowsky Vintage 5 recorded extremely well.

    my strat sounds great direct with the hardware accelerated effects.

    still struggling with the mixer app...but that will come in time.

    happy so far!

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  10. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001

    Cool, I think I might be next for 1820M. It's hard to resist... the G.A.S. is killing me....
     
  11. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I'm not upgrading my old Logic Audio setup just yet, but I'm always on the lookout just in case. This thing is on the top of my list now.

    Thanks for the info. Feel free to post any objective criticisms as you discover them.
     
  12. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    and ya know what?

    this is really ZERO LATENCY.

    many many tracks, lots of effects...NO SKIPS OR BURPS!

    sigh...i shouldn't have spent the dough, but what the heck. the mortgage can wait.

    oh, and the breakout box is a lot sturdier than i expected!!! nice!

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  13. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
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  14. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    is it kosher that i reference a yahoo group here?

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  15. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I pulled the trigger as well. It should arrive Tuesday. fhodshon, are you still happy with the 1820M ? I hope so, because I bought the same thing. :bassist:
     
  16. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    Blisshead,

    yes...and no.

    i spent a few days with tech support on an issue with the rear inputs.

    no signal.

    i'm returning it to try another unit.

    i'll let ya know this afternoon.

    i love the flexibilty and sound quality. i was able to get signal from the fron 2 mic pre's and windows audio, but the rear panel is not functional.

    i ain't worried...i'm gonna get one that works I'M SURE OF IT!

    nothing else on the market currently at this price that has me as GAGA!

    i work for mitsubishi designing large screen teevees, so i know how "LOT 10" units can be.

    i took a chance on a new design, got a little bit.

    understand that i am not at all upset, unless the next few don't work either.

    if the one i get as a replacement today works, its FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!

    the hardware effects KILL!

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  17. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Cool, it will be sort of telling if mine doesn't work. E MU stuff usually rocks though, so I bet we'll both be all set.
     
  18. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    Bliss,

    nice to see your level headed reaction to my post.

    11 minutes until guitar center opens.

    (runs out the door).

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  19. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Actually I cancelled my order and filed thirteen lawsuits against emu, guitar center, talkbass..... :D ;)

    I'm waiting for mine to show up like a kid waiting for Santa Claus.
     
  20. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    hey BLISSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    just back from GC, installed the replaced unit.

    BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    works like a champ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HAPPY SATURDAY FO' ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you might wanna recall the legal actions.

    :p


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