Edirol UA-1EX

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?

Brad Turcottegear, review