M-Audio Delta 1010 and Ableton Delta-Live Bundle (8in/8out PC Card)

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All data paths support all bit widths and sampling rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. High dynamic range. Now bundled with Ableton Delta-Live 2!
The Delta 1010 stands at the forefront of digital audio's evolution, making available a level of performance previously unattainable. Unrivaled in its integrity, the Delta 1010 shores up what used to be the Achilles' heel of any computer-based system: the transfer and conversion of audio between the outside world and the computer. With 24-bit 96kHz bandwidth and expansive flexibility, the Delta 1010 boasts 8 balanced or unbalanced analog I/Os, S/PDIF I/O, Word Clock I/O, and MIDI I/O to guarantee connectivity in any installation. To ensure that your audio is not compromised by your computer's internal noise, the Delta 1010's converters reside in a rock-solid, external, rack-mountable chassis. The power transformer is even located outside of the chassis to further secure the absolute transparency of your audio.

Performance
All data paths support all bit widths and sampling rates up to 24-bit/96kHz

High dynamic range (A-weighted measured): D/A 108db, A/D 109db

Low distortion (measured THD @0dBFS): D/A less than 0.0015%, A/D less than 0.001%

Hardware
Configured as PCI host card with external rackmount unit, which houses all converters

8x8 analog I/O is balanced or unbalanced on 1/4 in. TRS connectors.

+4/-10 operation, individually switchable on the external rackmount unit

S/PDIF I/O on PCI host card.

Full duplex operation

Word Clock I/O

MIDI I/O
Express System Requirements

Windows 95/98/NT

Pentium 120 MHz, 16 MB RAM

Windows-compatible MIDI interface required for MIDI recording

Metro System Requirements

MIDI Only:
Power PC/iMac with 8MB of RAM or more

Mac-compatible MIDI interface

OMS and Quicktime musical instruments for internal playback

Mac OS system 7.0 or later

MIDI and Audio:
Power PC/iMac capable of 16 bit audio input

32 MB or greater (realtime effects require more)

Sound Manager 3.2 or later

System 7.0 or later
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5765
(177 ratings)
Submitted January 6, 2007 by a customer from verizon.net
"Great Addition to the Home Studio"
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If it broke I would go buy another one right away!
Sound
Without question the Delta 1010 provides a clean and true A/D conversion. Upgraded my setup with an Allen and Heath mixer for its good preamps and this was worth the cost, but then again this adds quite a bit to the total cost to upgrade to the 1010. The Allen and Heath is perfect for the 1010 becuase its preamp direct outs go right to the 1010. Like others I'm probably going to add another 1010 to take advantage of all 16 preamps on the mixer. For vocals using a Focusrite preamp, works excellent as well.
Features
Its lack of control features is great since they are not needed. Plug your amplified signals right in. I use a small, cheap Yamaha mixer for all monitoring and Cakewalk Home Studio playback (Delta 1010 1/2 outs to Yamaha and all other mixing boards or inputs go there as well, send it all to a headphone amp, no latetency problems at all).
Ease of Use
Nothing to it. The included M-Audio program allows you to control the volume of your studio monitors.
Quality
Rock solid. No excessive heat. Accidentally dropped it and I guess I got lucky cause nothing happened to it.
Value
Very good. I only gave it a 9 because I'm waiting for their next generation products that will no doubt be even better!
Manufacturer Support
Not used.
The Wow Factor
Must have for my setup, recording four piece band.
Musical Background:
Home Recording, 10 years
Musical Style:
Trash Pop
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