Each output pair continuously monitors the input levels, the degree to which it is or is not attenuated is set by the monitor level controls. I installed the Darla24 in an empty PCI slot, connected its cable to the breakout box, and booted. A capital letter “D” appeared in my systray at the bottom of my screen, indicating the Echo Console “virtual control surface” device was installed. I have had the good fortune to have recorded with the original Darla, Gina and Layla. Many studios, like mine, may include both types of equipment. Clicking on one of these buttons allows the user to set the level at which the input signal is sent for monitoring to that particular output,independent of the main output level. The package also comes with the Echo Reporter – – a handy utility that analyzes your system capabilities before you install.
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It is very easy to keep track of which model is which and is fun too. Initially, the only place I could put the breakout box was on top of my PC. Basically I wanted to be able to send a few things into the PC for MP3 and possibly digital mastering.
However, I do not quite understand the logic behind two inputs and eight outputs on the Darla This is a quiet card. To me, four inputs and six outputs makes more sense.
My Gina 20 is WAY older than that and still works fine.
Yeah, because most discontinued cards get new drivers every 4 months. The best thing that can be said for any soundcard is that you do not know it is there when you record. All in all, the card is transparent and accurate.
All times are GMT The time now is Echo Settings Controls The Echo Console allows the user to control the audio in and out settings and clock functions. I find that I am more able to isolate its noise this way.
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Separation of tones was easy carla24 discern. This took all of three minutes. Echo provides a special, ultra-shielded connector cable with the card that it says will function better than typical connector cables.
With this card, clean, robust instrument sounds were all I heard. I installed the Darla24 in an empty Wcho slot, connected its cable to the breakout box, and booted. I did not discern any significant “coloration” of the audio caused by the Darla The input monitoring window has a buttons that correspond to the output pair.
Overall, this card with its bundled software competes very well with other cards in its price range and will provide professional quality recordings for its users. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Echo has chosen its converters well.
I can see using the eight outputs in a mix setting routing to an outboard mixer to ADAT for instance. Results 1 to 10 of For instance, recording more than two instruments at once into separate tracks is impossible – – though, a good multi-input stereo mixer usually suffices.
Conclusion The Darla24 sounds great. I have had the good fortune dadla24 have recorded with the original Darla, Gina and Layla. These are high-performance converters and work well in this system as you will see.
Like most studios, I suspect, my PC sits on a base on my studio floor under the table. Useability Clearly, this farla24 is marketed at a price point aimed at the entry level “prosumer. Up to four Darla24s can be synchronized together in one system via the Esync clock.
ECHO Darla 24 Event 24-bit/96khz Professional Digital Multitrack Recorder MINT
Dqrla24 card was easily recognized and I installed the drivers from the floppy disk without incident. The breakout box is handy to have and certainly better than having to bend behind your PC. The user can solo Smute M and gang G the stereo pair with the buttons provided in each window. A capital letter “D” appeared in my systray at the bottom of my screen, indicating the Echo Console “virtual control surface” device was installed.