Summary: I bought this used for a reasonable price. Works great with my DAW. Great sound. M Audio now has stuff with more inputs/outputs, but this suited my needs. Only drawback, no headphone jack. But card is powerful enough that I can hook up headphones to the standard speaker output. Though not at the same time (I could get a splitter). Wanna dabble in computer audio recording? Get this and reaper. Very inexpensive way to determine if it's for you.
still the best value for electronic music creation
15 November 2012
Summary: For a cheap price, I am able to routinely produce very good to excellent quality audio mock-ups of a full symphony orchestra with piano at CD quality fidelity (this takes up most of 1024 voices but at less than 19ms latency; 16 bit, 44100 Hz). Excellent dynamic response. Robust product with mature drivers (Delta Series Driver 6.0.8). Large troubleshooting knowledge base. [...] Durable construction.
Summary: ...that's still great. Digitizing your LP collection is a bit of the rave these days. It's relatively easy and in the process, with the right software, you can clean up that 30 year old album to make it sound almost new again. Or you can just let it ride and keep all the clicks and pops of the original recording if all you want are basic .wav files of your records. I'm writing this review with the neophyte in mind. All you "pros" out there already know this stuff.
Summary: I ordered this from 'JM Prime'.. got my item before the estimated due date.. absolutely no complaints from me.. i would buy this soundcard again.. and i would buy from them again based on this.. soundcard came in perfect condition.. easy install.. my windows pc running XP recognized it immediately.. driver install was a breeze... simple setup for a great item..
Summary: I tried several Sound Blaster cards, including their upper end cards and the Xonar DG by Asus. All the cards played files very well but multi track recording was so so. I was frustrated and wanted a simple card to use for a home recording studio. I have heard about M-Audio and decided to give the Delta Audiophile 2496 card a try. It's an older card made by M-Audio and works very well in Windows 7.
Summary: Ok let me start off by saying it's about time that someone got it right and M-Audio got it right! I have been looking for quite some time for a sound card to use with Ableton Live 8.2.7. This card fits the bill 100%. It installed on Windows XP Pro with zero problems was so easy to setup in Ableton with my Behringer Xenyx 1622FX mixer and Alesis Q49 midi controller. There is virtually no hiss or hum when using this card in fact it is so quiet it blew me away.
Summary: Having read a number of negative reviews regarding the installation software included with the Audiophile 2496 I went to M-Audio's website and downloaded the drivers for Windows 7 (64 bit) and loaded them before physically installing the card. Once I booted, the card installed and worked perfectly with my Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator that I use to record from vinyl using line and USB input.
Summary: I am a musician running a recording program. Windows 7 64bit, Music creator 5, multi track system. I don't want surround 5.1 or whatever. I just needed a good ASIO sound card that could handle alot of tracks at once without snapping, cracking and crashing. This is the giant leap above the on-board sound card. Excellent frequency response, ease of instalation and operation, and fast. Nice extras too.