0404 USB 2.0  0404usb2





USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface

E-MU's 0404 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface delivers an unparalleled level of audio performance to your Mac or PC with premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters, pristine XTC™ mic/line/hi-Z preamps, ultra-low jitter clock and rock-solid stability. From its plug-and-play functionality and hands-on ergonomic design to professional features and signal-to-noise specs that are simply unmatched by any other USB interface on the market, the 0404 USB will forever change your expectations of USB audio. The 0404 USB also ships with Windows XP compatible E-MU Production Tools Software Bundle that includes E-MU's Proteus VX, as well as software by Cakewalk, Steinberg, Ableton, IK Multimedia, and many more - everything you need to create, record, edit and master your music.

The E-MU 0404 USB 2.0  features:

  Premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters* (A/D: 113dB SNR, D/A: 117dB SNR) deliver unmatched USB audio fidelity
  E-MU XTC Class-A ultra-low noise Mic/Line/Hi-Z preamplifiers (-127dB EIN) with 48V phantom power and ground lift switches enable you to plug microphones, keyboards and guitars straight into your computer with professional results, while the built-in analog soft limiting circuit lets you record a hotter signal without fear of clipping
  Comprehensive digital I/O with optical and coaxial S/PDIF (switchable to AES/EBU) and MIDI In/Out to easily connect all of your digital studio gear and instruments
  Ultra-low latency USB 2.0 drivers offer accurate timing and playback of your recorded audio and software instruments
  Hardware zero-latency direct monitoring (mono/stereo) allows you to record and overdub with no annoying delay
  Plug-and-play operation with hands-on control of all major functions like master level, direct monitoring, preamplifier controls and more

Cross-platform support (Windows XP/x64 and Mac OS X) and compatibility with most popular audio/sequencer applications (Windows: ASIO2, WDM, MME, AC-3 and DTS Passthru; Macintosh: Apple CoreAudio, CoreMIDI, AC-3 and DTS Passthru)

 I/O Configuration:

  Two E-MU XTC™ Ultra-low Noise Mic/Line/Hi-Z Preamps with Soft Limiter and 48V Phantom Power (-127dBu EIN)
  Two 1/4" Balanced Outputs (117dB SNR)
  Stereo 1/8" Speaker Output (117dB SNR)
  24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF Optical In/Out (Switchable to AES/EBU)*
  24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF Coaxial In/Out (Switchable to AES/EBU)*
  MIDI Input/Output
  Stereo Headphone Output (114dB SNR)
 * Macintosh analog operation up to 96kHz and digital operation up to 48kHz only at this time.



  Technical Specifications
    Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz from internal crystal (no sample rate conversion)*
    Bit Depth: 24-bit I/O, 32-bit processing
    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
      - Full 24-bit resolution at all sample rates
      4in/4 out channels from 44.1-96kHz
      2 in/2 out channels from 176.4-192kHz
    Zero-latency direct hardware monitoring (disabled at 176.4-192kHz)
    Windows: ASIO2, WDM, MME - AC3 and DTS Passthru supported
    Macintosh: Apple CoreAudio and CoreMIDI - AC3 and DTS Passthru supported
    Anti-Pop speaker protection minimizes noise during power on/off
    Ultra-low jitter clock subsystem: < 500ps RMS in PLL mode (48kHz, Coaxial S/PDIF Sync)
    Combo Microphone Preamplifier/Hi-Z/Line Inputs (2)
    Type: E-MU XTC™ combo mic preamplifier and Hi-Z/line input w/ Soft Limiter
    A/D converter: AK5385A
    Gain Range: +60dB
    Frequency Response (min gain, 20Hz-20kHz): +0.0/-0.16dB
    Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz min gain, -1dBFS): < -110dB
    Hi-Z Line Input:
    - Input Impedance: 1Mohm
      - Max Level: +12dBV (14.2dBu)
      - Dynamic Range (A-weighted, 1kHz, min gain): 113dB
      - Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted, min gain): 113dB
      - THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS, min gain): -101dB (.0009%)
    Microphone Preamplifier:
      - Input Impedance: 1.5Kohms
      - Max Level: +6dBV (+8.2dBu)
      - EIN (20Hz-20kHz, 150ohm, unweighted): -127dBu
      - Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted, min gain): 112.5dB
      - THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS, min gain): -101dB (.0009%)
      - Phantom Power: 48V
      - Soft Limiter: 5dB max compression (software selectable)
    Analog Line Outputs (2)
    Type: balanced, AC-coupled, 2-pole low-pass differential filter
    D/A converter: AK4396
    Level (auto detect):
      - Professional: +12dBV max (balanced)
      - Consumer: +6dBV max (unbalanced)
    Frequency Response (20Hz - 20kHz): 0.06/-.035dB
    Dynamic Range (1kHz, A-weighted): 117dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 117dB
    THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS): -100dB (.001%)
    Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS): < -114.5dB
    Balanced/Unbalanced Output Impedance: 560 Ohms
    Headphone Amplifier
    Type: Class-A power amplifier
    D/A converter: AK4396 (shared with Line Out)
    Gain Range: 60dB
    Maximum Output Power: 20mW
       Output Impedance: 22ohms
    Frequency Response (20Hz-20kHz): +0.06/-0.035dB
    Dynamic Range (A-weighted): 114dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 114dB
    THD+N (1kHz, max gain): 600ohm load: -95.5dB (.0018%)
    Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS, 600 ohm load): < -85dB
    Digital I/O
      - 2 in/2 out coaxial (transformer coupled)
      - 2 in/2 out optical
      - AES/EBU or S/PDIF format (software selectable)
      - 1 in, 1 out
    Internal crystal sync at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz
    External sample rate sync via
      - Optical S/PDIF (44.1 - 96kHz)
      - Coaxial S/PDIF (44.1 - 96kHz)
    * Macintosh analog operation up to 96kHz and digital operation up to 48kHz only at this time.
  Retail Box Contents

E-MU 0404 USB 2.0 AudioPod


USB cable (2 meters)


Quick Start installation guide


E-MU Software/Manual CD-ROM (Windows/Macintosh)


- Windows XP and x64 Drivers


- Macintosh OS X Drivers


- Owner's Manual and Tutorials


E-MU Production Tools Software Bundle CD-ROM (Windows)


- Cakewalk SONAR LE


- Steinberg Cubase LE


- Steinberg Wavelab Lite


- Celemony Melodyne essential


- IK Multimedia AmpliTube LE


- SFX Machine LT


 - Minnetonka diskWelder BRONZE (trial)


E-MU Production Tools Software Bundle CD-ROM (Macintosh)


- BIAS Peak Express 5


- Celemony Melodyne essential


- IK Multimedia AmpliTube LE

      - SFX Machine LT
      - Minnetonka diskWelder BRONZE (trial)
    E-MU Proteus® VX CD-ROM - over 1000 sounds included (Windows)
    Ableton Live Lite 4 for E-MU CD-ROM (Windows/Macintosh)
  Minimum System Requirements
    Windows :

- Intel® or AMD® processor - 1.2 GHz or faster


- IIntel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard & chipset


- Microsoft® Windows® XP (SP 2 or greater) or Windows XP x64


1 available (Hi-speed) USB 2.0 port**

      256MB System RAM

950MB of free hard disk space for full installation


CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation


XVGA Video (1024 X 768)




Apple® Macintosh® 800 MHz G4-compatible or Intel-based processor


- Apple Macintosh OS X (10.4.3 or greater)


1 available (Hi-speed) USB 2.0 port**


512MB System RAM


500MB of free hard disk space for full installation


CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation


XVGA Video (1024 X 768)


** When connecting the 0404 USB to a USB 1.1 port on a Windows PC, performance will be limited to 16-bit and 44.1/48kHz recording and playback. Macintosh support limited to USB 2.0 ports only.