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Here’s how the Edirol UA-1EX install went down:UA1EX-large.jpg

  • plug it into the laptop
  • windows detects it. “can we search windows update for drivers?” sure. “nothing found”. ok.
  • install the drivers off the cd
  • “device installed successfully.” easy.
  • fire up REAPER
  • selecting the Edirol ASIO device device hangs everything.
  • asio4all’s fault maybe?
  • uninstall asio4all
  • fire up REAPER again
  • success! audio is going to the headphones! sounds all right.
  • find the usb cable for my Edirol PCR-50 midi keyboard
  • plug it into the laptop
  • windows detects it. “can we search windows update for drivers?” sure. “nothing found”. does this ever do anything?
  • hunt around for my pcr-50 drivers cd. lost cause.
  • search the roland/edirol site for it
  • downloads section “under construction”. awesome.
  • google search “drivers edirol pcr-50 download”
  • find a download
  • install it
  • “device installed successfully”
  • fire up REAPER
  • no VSTis installed, doh
  • download & install Triangle II
  • fire up REAPER
  • success! we’re playing softsynths with my midi keyboard with no noticeable latency.
  • should test inputs and outputs
  • maybe later. on to the firebox

So far the UA-1EX gets a thumbs up from me. Cheap little ASIO gizmo that works as advertised. I’ll have to actually read the manual though. There’s an “Advanced Driver” switch I don’t get and the mic input says “MIC INPUT – PLUG-IN POWERED”. Ruh?

Posted on - April 17, 2006 [at] 9:33 pm by Brad
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3 Comments on this post

menbah! on Edirol UA-1EX
April 18, 2006 at 3:39 am

Sometimes I steal your ideas for gear to get, but this time I was a bit ahead of you. Mind you, I still haven’t actually ordered one yet (I need to get a laptop first), but it jumped out at me from my Sweetwater catalog. Anyway, thanks for testing it for me (:

Peter D. on Edirol UA-1EX
December 3, 2006 at 6:08 pm

Thanks for the review of the Edirol interface. It’s caught my eye too. I really like how you give a blow-by-blow synopsis. That really helps. Good blog!

P.S. Any review of the Behringer MS40 monitors? I’ve got the Edirol MA-10D but I’d like to upgrade a bit. Still, I like the configuration with dials on the front, which both models share.

mike a on Edirol UA-1EX
February 4, 2008 at 11:45 am

Any review on the Larvy AD-10 or DA-10?

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