#1
I believe that my E-MU 0404 audio interface is not compatible with my laptop. My laptop is a Packard Bell Easynote TJ65. It has an Intel Pentium Dual Core processor and the OS is Windows 7. I have also read about other people having the same problems. So now I am planning on selling my interface as it is now past the returns period.

Now I am searching for something to replace it with. Any ideas?

If anyone uses a usb audio interface with a laptop with an Intel processor and Windows 7 with good results please let me know which interface you are using.

Some software I use is Ableton live 8 and Reason 4

Thanks.
Last edited by gjmmh123 at Jul 3, 2010,
#2
Tascam has a few USB interfaces you may want to look into. Presonus also has one.

I had some issues with EMU drivers in the past but really liked the hardware when it worked. It's a shame it had so many issues.
#3
What is your budget?

Generally USB 2.0 interfaces are desired.

Tascam and Lexicon make decent USB 2.0 interfaces. Check out Tascam's US series and Lexicon's Ionix Series.

I also know M-Audio has three models that are USB 2.0, two that you should look at. The M-Audio Fast Track MKII, and the M-Audio Fast Track Ultra are the ones you should look at. Don't bother with the Ultra 8R, it is overkill for USB.
Last edited by DIMEBAGLIVEDON at Jul 1, 2010,
#5
Quote by gjmmh123
Thanks. How sure are you that they will work with my laptop though?
Well the reason your E-MU 0404 didn't work with your laptop is because E-MU's drivers for Windows 7 right now are only in beta and are not complete.

Tascam, however, has drivers supporting Windows 7 for both the US-144 and US-122, that are not in beta.


http://www.tascam.com/products/us-122mkII;9,15,3816,19.html

Same goes for Lexicon and their Ionix series:

http://www.lexiconpro.com/product.php?id=153#downloads

And M-Audio:

http://www.m-audio.ca/index.php?do=support&tab=driver
Last edited by DIMEBAGLIVEDON at Jul 3, 2010,
#7
Well the reason your E-MU 0404 didn't work with your laptop is because E-MU's drivers for Windows 7 right now are only in beta and are not complete.

I also tried it on my cousins laptop with windows vista so is this the same for vista?

Thanks again, I'll check those out.
#8
Quote by gjmmh123
I also tried it on my cousins laptop with windows vista so is this the same for vista?

Thanks again, I'll check those out.
I have heard problems with E-MU and Vistax64. I can not say for sure, however.

I also discovered another interface, called the Kontrol 1 that you may be interested in. It looks pretty good, actually, and is USB 2.0.