ESI PHONORAMA – external USB sound card for high-quality stereo sound recording and playback

Among ESI devices there are compact audio interfaces, capable to record stereo sound, for example, PHONORAMA, supporting sampling rates up to 96 kHz and 24 bits per sample precision. Its frontal panel has : 2 RCA inputs with gold-plated connectors for stereo sound recording; grounding connector; and Mini USB port for communication with computer and … Continue reading ESI PHONORAMA – external USB sound card for high-quality stereo sound recording and playback

ESI UGM 96 external sound card testing in DAW REAPER

Lets devote today’s audio part to detailed testing and review of external sound card ESI UGM 96 in DAW REAPER. And start with external view on card, its frontal panel has : 2 TRS ( 1/4″ jack ) inputs ( one of them is instrumental Hi-Z, second one can be switched between instrumental and linear/microphone … Continue reading ESI UGM 96 external sound card testing in DAW REAPER

ESI GIGAPORT HD+ – external sound card for 8 channels

Lets review external sound card ESI GIGAPORT HD+, which can work with 8 independent channels or with 7.1 channels surround sound and supports sampling rates up to 96 kHz and 24 bits per sample precision. Its frontal panel has : USB port, through which it is powered and communicates with computer; power, USB connection activity … Continue reading ESI GIGAPORT HD+ – external sound card for 8 channels

ESI MAYA22 USB – compact studio audio interface for analogue sound recording

Lets meet in audio part with external studio audio interface ESI MAYA22 USB, which is oriented on professional recording of analogue sound. Card can work with 96 kHz sampling rate and 24 bits precision and has 102 dB range of analogue to digital conversion and 108 dB range of digital to analogue conversion. Frontal panel … Continue reading ESI MAYA22 USB – compact studio audio interface for analogue sound recording

Review of external semi-professional sound card ESI UGM96

In this article we will review semi-professional external sound card ESI UGM96. It was released in 2008 year, but in this electronics segment devices become obsolete not so fast, as in other areas. It has 2 unbalanced stereo outputs and 2 unbalanced mono Hi-Z inputs. There is ability to switch one input into microphone input … Continue reading Review of external semi-professional sound card ESI UGM96

Korg DS-DAC-100 – high-quality USB DAC for stereo sound reproduction with 192 kHz, 24 bits and support of DSD for 320 USD

Among high-quality USB audio interfaces of Korg there is a Korg DS-DAC-100 – external Digital to Analogue Converter, able to reproduce stereo sound with 192 kHz sampling rate, 24 bits precision and with support of native hardware decoding of DSD signal for 320 USD. Besides maximal frequency and precision it also supports 44.1, 48, 88.2, … Continue reading Korg DS-DAC-100 – high-quality USB DAC for stereo sound reproduction with 192 kHz, 24 bits and support of DSD for 320 USD

ESI U168 XT – new USB audio interface with 96 kHz, 24 bits, dynamic range up to 112 dB and digital S/PDIF connectors

Company ESI continues to release new interesting sound devices and this time brings mirth with professional USB audio interface U168 XT with support of 96 kHz and 24 bits work mode, dynamic range up to 112 dB and digital S/PDIF inputs and outputs. It has 16 inputs and 8 outputs, which can be used simultaneously; … Continue reading ESI U168 XT – new USB audio interface with 96 kHz, 24 bits, dynamic range up to 112 dB and digital S/PDIF connectors

ESI U168 XT – новый USB аудио интерфейс с 96 кГц, 24 битами, динамическим диапазоном до 112 дБ и цифровыми S/PDIF-коннекторами

Компания ESI продолжает выпускать новые интересные звуковые устройства и на этот раз радует профессиональным USB аудио интерфейсом U168 XT с поддержкой режима работы 96 кГц и 24 бита, динамическим диапазоном до 112 дБ и цифровыми S/PDIF выходами и выходами. У него есть 16 входов и 8 выходов, которые могут использоваться одновременно; также он поддерживает частоты … Continue reading ESI U168 XT – новый USB аудио интерфейс с 96 кГц, 24 битами, динамическим диапазоном до 112 дБ и цифровыми S/PDIF-коннекторами

Alesis iO Hub – USB audio interface with 2 inputs, 2 outputs, phantom power +48 V and Direct Monitor

Among compact and functional USB audio interfaces there is a Alesis iO Hub – device with 2 inputs, 2 outputs, phantom power +48 V and Direct Monitor. On its frontal panel there are : power indicator, gain control knobs for both inputs, phantom power +48 V switch for first one, second input can be switched … Continue reading Alesis iO Hub – USB audio interface with 2 inputs, 2 outputs, phantom power +48 V and Direct Monitor

Alesis VX49 – USB MIDI keyboard with 4.3″ LCD screen, 8 drumpads and large amount of adjustable controls and programs

The most functional device of Alesis company with medium amount of keys is a USB MIDI keyboard VX49 with 4.3″ LCD screen, 8 velocity and pressure sensitive drumpads with RGB backlight and large amount of adjustable controllers and programs. As it follows from its name, it has 49 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch function, as well … Continue reading Alesis VX49 – USB MIDI keyboard with 4.3″ LCD screen, 8 drumpads and large amount of adjustable controls and programs