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Delta 1010 - 10-In/10-Out PCI/Rack Digital Recording System with MIDI and Digital I/O

Top Features

8 x 8 analog I/O
digital I/O with PCM and AC-3/DTS pass-through
1 x 1 MIDI I/O
directly drive up to 7.1 surround
word clock I/O for sample accurate device synchronization
includes Ableton Live Lite music production software, so you can make music right away
Recognized around the world as the top choice in host-based PCI digital audio solutions, the rack-mount Delta 1010 is designed to handle the needs of the most demanding project and professional studios. Superb engineering and ultra-high quality converters deliver fidelity surpassing systems that cost many times more. Multiple inputs accommodate recording numerous tracks simultaneously, including zero-latency monitoring for seamless overdubs. Multiple outs route individual tracks or soft synth/sampler timbres to a mixing console, or directly drive up to 7.1 surround sound systems. The analog outs also remain live for monitoring while mixing or transferring digital signals via S/PDIF. MIDI I/O rounds out everything you need to take advantage of today’s music software. Combine up to four Deltas* in your system for a maximum of 32 analog and four stereo S/PDIF inputs and outputs.

* It is not possible to use multiple (linked) audio cards with Pro Tools M-Powered or Pro Tools MP.
36-bit Embedded DSP
All Delta cards contain a 36-bit embedded DSP enabling a software-driven patchbay/router for all analog and digital I/O—all with extremely fast throughput for low-latency software monitoring. A single unified control panel provides settings for clock and sample rates, buffer sizes, individual signal levels for every input and output, adjustable +4dBu/-10dBV pad controls and digital I/O control on up to four installed Delta cards. All controls are also easily accessible through most professional audio software applications for seamless integration and operation.
Ableton Live Lite
Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live—the revolutionary, multi-award winning music production solution that allows you to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments—as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences—together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use. details
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Reviews
“None can match its audio specification… the [M-Audio Delta] 1010 is the best sounding 8-in/8-out soundcard I’ve reviewed to date.”
- Sound on Sound
“I’m sold! I can’t imagine anyone who owns a supported M-Audio interface not wanting to acquire the Pro-Tools M-Powered software. For the price, I know of no comparable DAW system that combines such high sound quality with recording and editing software of such sophisticated elegance. The combination of M-Audio hardware with Digidesign’s Pro-Tools M-Powered software can take on anything from singer-songwriter demos, to multitrack live band recordings, to Dr. Fred’s kinky high sample rate digital transfers, and produce reliable, great-sounding results with an absolute minimum of frustration and head-scratching. And, for me, making life easy and inspiring the user is what truly superior hardware and software is supposed to do!”
- Pro Audio Review – October 2005