EMU 1820 Digital Audio System

General Information

Digital Audio System

The E-MU 1820 Digital Audio System delivers everything you need to produce audio on a PC with professional results- 24-bit/192kHz converters, hardware-accelerated effects and mixing, and seamless compatibility with your favorite PC audio/sequencer software. The 1820 offers musicians a comprehensive array of I/O options to cover every recording application at an unbeatable price.

The E-MU 1820 features:

Pristine 24-bit, 192kHz converters and flexible connectivity with 18 audio inputs, 20 outputs, 32 channels of MIDI I/O, plus a FireWire® port for seamless integration with your entire studio
Two premium TFPro™ mic preamps with Mic/Line/Hi-Z inputs with 40db of gain/attenuation and 48V phantom power - plug guitars, keyboards
E-DSP 32-bit Multi-effects Processor offers you over 16 simultaneous hardware-accelerated studio-grade effects with no CPU overhead - plug-in architecture allows you to add new effects as needed
32 Channels of zero latency Hardware Mixing/ Monitoring with super-flexible virtual patchbay - no external mixer needed
Full compatibility with most popular audio/sequencer applications with ultra-low latency WDM, DirectSound® and ASIO 2.0 Drivers
Powerful software studio package

I/O Configuration:

Two TFPro Mic/Line/Hi-Z preamps (w/48V phantom power)
Six 1/4" Balanced Inputs
Eight 1/4" Balanced Outputs
Turntable input (w/ground lug and hardware RIAA preamp)
24-bit/192kHz ADAT In/Out (switchable to S/PDIF)
24-bit/96kHz coaxial S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
24-bit/96kHz optical S/PDIF Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
Two sets of MIDI In/Out
Four stereo 1/8" Speaker Outputs (configurable from stereo to 7.1)
Stereo Headphone Output
Firewire® Interface

E-DSP Hardware-accelerated Effects, Mixing and Monitoring:
E-MU's Digital Audio Systems feature the powerful E-DSP chipset, which features a hardware-accelerated effects processor with over 20 effects plug-ins (over 500 presets). This effects architecture is fully expandable, allowing you to add more effect plug-ins to your system as needed. E-DSP also provides zero-latency, hardware-based mixing and monitoring via the included PatchMix DSP mixer, delivering unmatched flexibility in routing audio between all of your physical and virtual (ASIO/WDM) inputs and outputs- no external mixer needed.

All Digital Audio Systems ship with the following Effects Plug-ins:

1-Band Para EQ 1-Band Shelf EQ 3-Band EQ
4-Band EQ Auto-Wah Chorus
Compressor Distortion Distortion
Freq Shifter Leveling Amp Mono Delay 100
Mono Delay 3000 Stereo Delay 100 Stereo Delay 1500
Phase Shifter Rotary Speaker Simulator
Stereo Reverb Vocal Morpher


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