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looking for a USB Audio interface, that can be easily connected to
my computer, in order to listen my favorite CD, DVD and MP3. Does
UASC-1 answer to my needs ?
Yes, if you are not a music composer, you don't need to install any
driver, you don't need to configure any IRQ, DMA ... Simply connect
UASC-1 between the USB port of your Mac, PC or laptop and your amplifier
UASC-1 is Plug & Play with all generic audio drivers, and does
not require any additional configuration for this simple application
can I do with digital and optical inputs and outputs since I don't
own any studio equipment ?
You can connect your DVD player or Minidisc digital or optical output
to USAC-1 in order to record audio with absolutely no loss of quality.
Indeed, recording from a digital source allows to avoid any loss
of quality, resulting in a perfect digital sampling
UASC-1 compatible with my computer ?
Yes, UASC-1 is fully compatible with all computer featuring a USB
port. It is plug & play with both Mac & PC, without any
don't understand technical stuff such as Bit depth, Signal to Noise
ratio, Total Harmonic distortion and so on ... How can I compare
UASC-1 audio quality with similar products ?
The best way to compare UASC-1 audio quality with similar products
is to listen it. Technical specifications announced by the different
brands is not synonym with audio quality. The best way is to go
to your favorite retailer and ask for an audio demonstration. UASC-1
has been fully caracterized with all standard audio tests, resulting
in an amazing audio rendering
create music with my computer, using soft synth such as Reason,
Reaktor, Rebirth, Fruity loops, ... Is UASC-1 compatible with these
soft ? Is UASC-1 able to fully exploit these enhanced soft ?
Yes, UASC-1 is fully compatible with Mac & PC software that
play and record audio. In addition, an enhanced ASIO driver is delivered
with UASC-1, in order to reduce audio latency down to few milliseconds.
UASC-1 is compatible with ASIO-2, MME and directX. Using the ASIO
driver allows to transform your computer into a low cost studio
have a Mac OS-X, do I need an ASIO driver to reach low latency ?
No, Mac OS-X doens't require an additional ASIO driver to reach
very low audio latencies, we performed complete tests using this
OS, and measured latencies lower than 4 ms with a standard Mac laptop
have a Mac computer, could I use UASC-1 built-in digital volume
It seems the USB Human Interface Device (HID) is not fully supported
by all the Mac USB audio generic drivers. This could result in a
non working UASC-1 embeeded digital volume control, depending on
the Mac OS you are using. We are working on this point to make the
UASC-1 built-in volume control independant on the Mac OS used. By
the way, the volume remains fully controllable at the application
a confirmed musician, I own a computer and hardware gears (synth,
sampler, ...), is UASC-1 interesting for my professional application
Yes, UASC-1 features a complete set of Input and outputs (Analog,
Digital, Optical, headphone). It is therefore able to be connected
to your instruments digital and optical outputs, inputs, as well
as to your amplifier analog input. In addition, any analog audio
source can be connected to UASC-1 line input.
With the above connections, digital and analog recording and monitoring
will become possible
are the advantages of UASC-1 compared to similar products ?
Its inaudible audio latency, its execptional sound quality, combining
ease of use. The compatibility with any computer without adding
specific drivers. Its extreme portability (low dimensions, no power
supply required, ...), the robustness of its aluminium case, ...
simply listen it ...
I perform monitoring using the UASC-1 ?
Yes, from the ASIO driver version 0.7, the ASIO control panel allows
to perform monitoring (a portion of the input signal is mixed with
the output signal), monitoring is done at the ASIO driver level,
resulting in a very low latency.
is the UASC-1 expected audio latency ?
Once the ASIO driver installed, you will be able to reach inaudible
audio latencies, we performed a lot of tests on different OS, CPU,
and applications, here is a small table regrouping the results we
Windows OS - Using Wave Idea ASIO driver V0.5-Beta
|Win Xp (Celeron 800)
|Win 2000 (Pentium 450 MHz)
|to be measured
|Win 98 SE (Pentium 500 MHz)
Mac OS - No driver or Propagamma ASIO driver
|No driver, using Live
|Using Propagamma driver