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Hercules 1612 fw

Hercules 1612 fw

4 4 out of 5, based on 1 Review

A good soundcard for a low price including 10 analog inputs, 8 analog outputs, headphone out, midi in/out, world clock and sp-dif


28th September 2013

Hercules 1612 fw by 303Mark

  • Sound Quality 2 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 4 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 4

First of all, on this units front panel you can insert 2 microphones using 48v phantom power. the converters are simple and not sounding really great and you can't turn on the phantom power for only one of the inputs. Besides the unit can't work stand alone and it always need to be attached to a computer with his firewire port. The 1612fw can perfectly handle a very low latency of 2ms @ 44,1Khz and 8ms @96Khz.

There are 2 midi ports(in and out), one in and out on the front and one in and out on the back. This means there are 32 midi channels available.

within the driver you can select on what outputs the headphone out is monitoring and if an input is -10dB or +4dB.


I really recommend the hercules 1612fw for beginners with a low budget needing more then 8 analog inputs.

 
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