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Echo Gina 24 (May 2000)

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chrisNova777:

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Echo Gina24 audio interface    
http://web.archive.org/web/20000520012355/http://www.echoaudio.com/
http://web.archive.org/web/20000620193547/http://www.echoaudio.com/compare.htm
http://www.blitzfamily.eclipse.co.uk/paulblitz.co.uk/tech_tips/techtip/art12.htm

came bundled with "Cubasis VST" which was for win98/winME/Win2k i think
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=1666.msg1772#msg1772
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=601.msg624#msg624
www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=615.msg639#msg639

Echo Gina24 audio interfaceGina 24 offers 2 in 8 out balanced 1/4" connections, ADAT, SPDIF Coaxial and S/PDIF optical. Using the latest generation of 24-bit 96kHz converters, Gina 24 offers a high dynamic range and low distortion. Gina24 comes with a 6 in. shielded host cable that connects the break out box to a PCI bus master interface card. When you're not using the Gina24 for digital recording, the eight outputs make it perfect for surround sound listening.

Connection type:       PCI + ext. box
Analogue inputs:       2 1/4 in. jack balanced inputs
Analogue outputs:       8 1/4 in. jack balanced outputs
Digital inputs:       1 S/PDIF coaxial input
1 S/PDIF optical input
ADAT 8 channel optical input
Digital outputs:       1 S/PDIF coaxial output
1 S/PDIF optical output
ADAT 8 channel optical output
Max bit depth, sample rate:       24 bit, 96 kHz
WDM drivers:       Yes
ASIO drivers:       Yes

_keeper_:
Currently as of right now i own this old Gina24 alongside ESI Waveterminal 192x and Wami Rack 24.

It works great under windows 7 x64


Drivers are easy to install, not much trouble here.
Also, by the tests it is much more suitable for production than most USB interfaces.

I started with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2(usb), Begringer UPhoria(usb) and Emu 1616M(pci) and i find Gina24 great for faster music like Techno/House, high end is good enough, there is balance and also depth i must say i was suprised when i got it. 15$

The most important thing is, NO USB, no latency, no worry and no buffering. If you are a starter, pick up older PCI interfaces like Layla/Gina with w7 drivers and save yourself some trouble. I am definetly stepping up to Avid 192 or RME but i needed something to work on several systems w95/98/2000/xp and w7 to give me the headroom for figuring old tracks and software out. Need to know some history behind workflow and setups. I got the lot of older cards and i was ok with testing.


This is the converter shootout made with a loop, look it up, Gina24 much higher in ranks than Behringer/Scarlett:
https://gearspace.com/board/gear-shoot-outs-sound-file-comparisons-audio-tests/607481-evaluating-ad-da-loops-means-audio-diffmaker.html


Enjoy!

tidalvibes:
@chrisNova777 .. not sure if you are the siteop or just a GearGandolf, but I just happened by this place while beating my face on a dell gx260 for roughly 24hrs straight deploying a yamaha ds2416 under Win98SE & finally on XPSP3...

I terd'd myself when i saw a post day of little over a year ago regarding C-Mexx C-Console.... I'm already in love with this place... its like a '93 mobius - and time becomes a loop and time becomes a loop.

My interest far exceed my time unfortunately, but want to shout out some SERIOUS love to curators - & likely the other kindred spirits scraping wayback for 'THAT installer or DLL we wished we would have been more diligent in saving in a location that could be remembered'.

The registration/posting q's confirmed I had found an oasys of times past.

cheers brother
TidalVibes
--The/\rchi\/ist--


chrisNova777:
lol @ "Gear Gandalf" lol  ;D

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