Cons Not much software for Mac users. Sample rates range from SU shows the latest audio interface technology for external usage on notebook and desktop computers. The is USB 2. Mac owners running Leopard will also need to perform a firmware upgrade to get things going. It appears, however, that the bulk of the software bundle is Windows-only, so Mac users might be a little miffed. So, if you suffer from that annoying phenomenon of only being able to hear a signal on just the left or right stereo channel, pressing the buttons will centre the sound.
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It appears, however, that the bulk of the software bundle is Windows-only, so Mac users might be a little miffed. Image 2 of 2 The remaining inputs and outputs are round the back. At the front seu on the far left there are dual XLR audio ins with independent phantom power.
Mac owners running Leopard will also need to perform a firmware upgrade to get things going. Each input has its own pad button alongside comfortingly rubberised level knobs and LED level indicators. Before plugging in and making some noise, eeu trip to the manufacturer’s website is necessary in order to download the latest Vista or OS X drivers. That said, the plug for the supplied PSU has a knurled, screw-on sleeve, so you won’t have to worry about the power cable dropping out after a bout of brutish behaviour.
It’s round the back and a faff to reach if the is flightcased.
not evil – Reviews ESI ESU – Audiofanzine
Sample rates range from What really impresses is the ‘s flexibility and, considering the price, build quality. One feature you don’t often see on a unit of this type is a Mono mix button, but the has two of them. Plenty of good bundled software. The on-screen control panel is tidy enough, with level meters for the 16 analogue ins and dual digital ins, plus meters and sliders for the eight outs.
So, you can add ‘character’ in software rather than it being introduced by the interface. Neat design extends to the hardware unit itself.
SU shows the latest audio interface technology for external usage on notebook and desktop computers. So, if you suffer from that annoying phenomenon of only being able to hear a signal on just the left or right stereo channel, pressing the buttons will centre the sound. Cons Not much software for Mac users.
ESI – Product Archive: ESU
Image 1 of 2 The ESU’s front panel packs in a lot of connectivity. The is USB 2. Individual phantom power and pads on the mic inputs.
While guitarists hanker for a signature tone from their audio devices, those making recordings usually want clean sound and that’s what this device delivers. It would be nice to see a FireWire port 18808 rear, rather than USB, and a power switch at front, but these are minor niggles when you take into account how much is on offer to you for so little cash. The latter can be linked into four pairs if need be and you have the choice of balanced and unbalanced lines. What’s decidedly inconvenient, though, is the location of the power switch.
Above the 1088 input rotaries channels and and the master level control for all eight outputs and the headphone section, there’s a row of status LEDs. The casing seems road-worthy enough, so for live use, or for those who have numerous hardware synths, it’s an ideal, cost-effective computer audio solution.
That’s an awful lot of connectivity for one 1U box. A press of Mono A enables you to create a mono mix of signals arriving at inputs one and two, while Mono Esh does the same for inputs three and four. ESI has gone to the trouble of bundling a good deal of sound-colouring software, though, as well as Steinberg’s Cubase 4 LE sequencer for Mac and PC and a special edition of modular soft synth Tassman.
In operation, the ESU sounds as an audio interface should: