Creative Labs Sound Blaster Extigy
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Creative Labs Sound Blaster Extigy

Sound Blaster Extigy, USB audio interface from Creative Labs.

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stompboxjon 08/30/2012

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Extigy : stompboxjon のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"A Lot of Latency"
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The Creative Labs Sound Blaster Extigy has some really good inputs and outputs to work with and the price of the Extigy is very affordable and has been affordable since the first day it came out about 10 years ago. With 7 outputs and 5 inputs you will have just enough to power your home set up. There is a large amount of latency though from time to time, that is mainly because it is a USB interface and USB interfaces can do this from time to time especially ones that come in this price right of less than 200 dollars. In my opinion it makes it almost unusable if you are playing instruments like on a midi keyboard that’s controller your instrument rack. I was experiencing a few milliseconds of a delay from the time that I pushed the key on the midi control till the sound would be recorded into the DAW. There was just no way I would be able to continue to use the Extigy with this problem, it took a lot of the fun out of the music process and my workflow is very important to me. The Creative Labs sound Blaster Extigy took the life out of my workflow so I had to part ways with it. If only they came out with a FireWire version of it, but at the time Fire Wire was not as popular as USB interfaces where.


UTILIZATION

Drivers where very stable and I didn’t use the Creative Labs Extigy long enough to see if there was an update that came out. We only recorded 2 tracks simultaneously with it because that’s all we needed to do at the time.


GETTING STARTED

We didn’t have any compatibility issues with the Creative Labs Extigy, and the set up was very easy and simple. The manual wasn’t to thick at all and you really wont have a need for it unless you are having problems setting the device up.


OVERALL OPINION

The latency was the reason that I couldn’t continue to use it. It really was a pain in the butt. I wouldn’t suggest purchasing this if you are looking for low latency. You wont have low latency with the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Extigy.