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post #1 of 119 Old 11-29-11, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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REW Sound Card Database

It's been discussed that maintaining a list of sound card/mic pre/mixer/mic options might be valuable, including any pros and cons or notes on use. To kick it off, please post your REW signal chain components (not including cables) and what operating system you are using.

Here's my current setup:

Mic: Dayton EMM-6
Soundcard/mic pre/phantom power: M-Audio MobilePre USB (this old school one)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Notes: Works well with java or ASIO driver, TS in/out connectors (use RCA adapters where necessary), No longer sold / $40-50 on ebay

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Thanks for starting the thread John... hopefully this will be helpful and we can get some ideas flowing.

Mic: Behringer ECM8000 (Calibrated by Cross-Spectrum)
Preamp: Behringer UB802 Mixer w/ Phantom Power (Older model)
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster MP3+ USB (No longer available)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

No issues thus far with this setup.
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re: REW Sound Card Database

This is what I am using...

Mic: Behringer ECM8000 (also calibrated by Cross-Sectrum)
Preamp/Phantom Power/Soundcard via USB: Tascam US-122 MKII
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.

I have not tried it with ASIO drivers yet.
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I was hoping we would have more response out of this... maybe it got lost in the shuffle. Let's bump it back up to the top again.
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My Setup:

OS: MS Windows Vista (on Asus Notebook)
Mic: BeyerDynamic MM1 (Factory Calibrated) [also Behringer ECM8000]
Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 (Firewire)
[Normally using ASIO (ASIO4ALL) but also works well with Saffire-ASIO and Java drivers]
Software: REW and HOLMImpulse
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I'll be posting my setup as soon as I have a chance to actually give it a go and verify it all actually works together...

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re: REW Sound Card Database

Mic: Dayton EMM-6 w/full calibration from Cross Spectrum Labs
Soundcard/mic pre/phantom power: Tascam US122 MKII
Operating System: Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
Notes: TASCAM has ASIO support, but I don't think I've tried it with REW. I've used it with SMAART though.
Laptop is HP 6730b

TASCAM is very flat +- .5db


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Re: REW Sound Card Database

Mic: Behringer ECM8000 (calibrated by Cross-Sectrum)
Preamp/Phantom Power/Soundcard via USB: Tascam US-122
Preamp/Phantom Power/Soundcard via USB: Steinberg UR824
Preamp/Phantom Power/Soundcard via Firewire: Steinberg MR816x
OS: Windows 7 Pro 32 and 64-bit.

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ASIO output works great.

Soundcard calibration of the Steinberg products works best when using headphone out to line 1 in. If using line 1 out to line 1 in the frequency response rolls off starting at 20 Hz. However, if using the Tascam out to Steinberg in or vice versa, the frequency response is flat to about 5 Hz. I was told that using line in to line out on the Steinberg causes an impedance mismatch which results in an incorrect calibration. This was verified by using the Tascam in conjunction with the Steinberg. All three of these are basically flat from 5 Hz to greater than 20 kHz.
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I'm a DAW user calibrating/measuring my project studio, same measurement principles though.

Mic: Dayton Audio EMM-6 calibrated via Dayton's serial no/website system (formerly Behringer ECM8000 uncalibrated)
Pre: Golden Age Projects Pre-73 (phantom power of course)
Soundcard: EMU 1212M PCI (formerly on an 0404 PCI and 0404 USB)
OS: Windows 7 64bit

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Been an EMU user for about 8 years now. Their DAC converters are SO NICE for the $$$. Patchmix is a bit rough to figure out at first but, through the years, I feel super comfortable with it. In fact, I have my EQ filter adjustments setup on my ASIO output so that when I test in REW or I'm just on Cubase mixing, etc...the filters are in place...not need for a BFD 1124 thingy...ahh except one drawback. Patchmix only lets u setup eq filters down to 50hz I use ApQualizr VST eq plugin to compensate for the rest, though, while mixing in Cubase :P

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Question Re: REW Sound Card Database

Is anyone using a small DAW, like a 2x2 or 2x4 either traditional or newer USB model like either A Tascam US144 Mkll, Pre-Sonus AUdiobox 22VSL, or Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 ? (There are many others, but bigger & more detailed for recording). Thoughts, comments ? The Audio spec on the line/mic inputs, with 48V Phantom power, at least on paper are pretty impressive. 20Hz-20Khz +/-0.3dB and audio input from basic 44.1 all the way up to 96K/24bit. Vs. dedicated sound cards, thoguht, comments, opinions ?
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