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E-MU 1820 Digital Audio System

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Quick Overview

The E-MU® 1820M is the flagship of E-MU's line of Digital Audio Systems, delivering everything you need to produce audio on a PC with professional results- 24-bit/192kHz converters (the ...

The E-MU® 1820M is the flagship of E-MU's line of Digital Audio Systems, delivering 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 ProTools® HD 192 I/O interface), hardware-accelerated effects and mixing, comprehensive sync options and seamless compatibility with your favorite PC audio/sequencer software. No other audio solution available offers the performance, flexibility and value of the E-MU 1820M.

Main 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 and sync - 18 inputs and 20 outputs, two sets of MIDI I/O, Word Clock, SMPTE and MTC Sync, plus FireWire port

  • Two TFPro™ studio - grade preamps with Mic/Line inputs via Neutrik connectors, 48V phantom power and 40dB of gain - plug microphones, guitars and keyboards straight into your system

  • 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 TFPro Mic/Line/Hi-Z preamps (w/48V phantom power)
  • Six 1/4" Balanced Inputs
  • Eight 1/4" Balanced Outputs
  • Turntable input (w/ground lug and hardware RIAA preamp)
  • 24-bit/192kHz ADAT In/Out (switchable to S/PDIF)
  • 24-bit/96kHz coaxial S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
  • 24-bit/96kHz optical S/PDIF Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
  • Two sets of MIDI In/Out
  • Four stereo 1/8" Speaker Outputs (configurable from stereo to 7.1)
  • Stereo Headphone Output
  • Firewire® Interface

Sync Configuration:

  • Word Clock In/Out
  • SMPTE In/Out
  • MTC Out

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 ReverbLite ReverbCompressor
Leveling AmpChorusFlanger
Phase ShifterFrequency ShifterDistortion
Speaker SimulatorRotary SpeakerAuto-Wah
Vocal Morpher1-Band Para EQ 1-Band Shelf EQ
3-Band EQ4-Band EQMono Delay 100
Mono Delay 250 Mono Delay 500Mono Delay 750
Mono Delay 1500Mono Delay 3000Stereo Delay 100
Stereo Delay 250Stereo Delay 500Stereo Delay 750
Stereo Delay 1500