There is also a beta for Windows 7, 32- and 64-bit. This should only be
used only with Windows 7 for E-MU 0202 or Tracker Pre. This is
driver only. It is known to have some bugs...
If you have the 0204, you will have to use the driver that came with
the sound card. Creative does not have the current driver posted
anywhere, but there is a guy on the LP-PAN User Group who has a copy
that can be downloaded. Try querying the group about this, or search
Here is a link to a copy of the original CD that came with the 0202 /
0204, courtesy of Darren, G0TSM. Some users have reported success using
this their 0202 or 0204 on win7 and win10. Some have reported selecting
XP Compatilibility mode, while others didn't. I have no ideal if this
will work with all ages and firmware revisions of the cards, but it's
worth a try if you have one of these cards, or if you find one a
bargain price on eBay...
The input pots on the E-MU
should be set at or about 11 o'clock to
with, and both set to the same level.
E-MU 0202/0204 USB sound card per the material that was supplied with
the funny connector for the Left channel line input. It
will accept an
level input jack or a 1/4" mono line level phone plug. A
pair of 1/8"
(3.5mm) mono to 1/4" mono cables are needed to connect from LP-PAN to
EMU. Radio Shack part #42-2433 is perfect for the job, or you can "roll
your own". You can use stereo plugs at the LP-PAN side if you make your
but wire them for mono. On the EMU side, don't use stereo plugs, as
get hung up in the funny connector and damage it. The
two “ground lift” switches on the bottom of the E-MU should always be
same position, preferably in the OFF position. This will
card’s ability to reject hum and noise pickup due to ground loops.
also that the E-MU needs USB 2.0 to work
at 192 kHz. It is wise to download the latest driver from the E-MU
Below is a link to the E-MU 0202 sound card page on the TelePost
shows proper PowerSDR/IF sound card settings for the 0202, and has a
the latest E-MU driver. Settings for NaP3 can be found on the NaP3 page.
under Windows 7 or Vista : If you are using Windows 7,
and wish to use the E-MU 0204 with programs that don't support the ASIO
driver, such as CW-Skimmer, you will need to set up the E-MU in the
"Recording Devices" tab of the Windows sound mixer. Please
on the speaker
icon of the task-bar: a pop-up menu will appear. Select the Recording
devices submenu and a new Sound form will pop
on the recording device you are using, and then click on the Properties
button. Click the Advanced tab and under Default
Format, select the highest sample rate and resolution
that you will use with your sound card (typically
24bits/192000Hz for an EMU202, EMU1212m and Quartet); close the sound form. Now,
please configure your sound card using the utility provided with your
driver (i.e the EMU or Quartet control panel) and
configure it for the same settings. Click on the Levels tab abd set the
recording level to 2.
is wise to never power down the E-MU independently of the PC, since it
probably try to start back up with 48 kHz sampling rate. It draws very
power, and can be left on all the time. Make sure that the power
the PC doesn’t power down the USB port when the PC is asleep or
One happy discovery that might help eliminate some E-MU 0204 USB
soundcard driver angst for Win 7 64 bit users: Windows 7 64 bit has an
E-MU driver resident in the operating system. This driver will *not*
automatically install when the 0204 card is first plugged in, but is
easily installed from Device Manager via the Update Driver utility. Win
7 will find the driver and install the 0204 card in about 5 seconds.
The driver does not seem to have a graphical user interface, but works
fine on my system with NaP3 for sampling rates up to 192K. This driver
is dated 11-12-2010 and is version 188.8.131.52 by Creative Labs. Follow
Larry's instructions for defaulting the sample rate to 192 K in Windows
mixer setup and set the output to something other than the EMU 0204 in
NaP3 setup and it should work well.
Below is a picture of what the
PowerSDR Audio Setup tab should look like for this card. You may or may
not need the Expert mode selected. On my older PC, setting a latency of
2ms helped the card start reliably. All other settings should be
matched exactly as shown, except "Line In Gain", "Mic In Gain" and
"Output Voltage" which are meaningless in the context of LP-PAN.
is a picture of what the PowerSDR Audio Setup tab should look like for
this card. You may or may not need the Expert mode selected. On my
older PC, setting a latency of 2ms helped the card start reliably. All
other settings should be matched exactly as shown, except "Line In
Gain", "Mic In Gain" and "Output Voltage" which are meaningless in the
context of LP-PAN.
If you plan to feed a
second program, like CW Skimmer at the same time as PowerSDR, you will
need to select MME drivers in both programs. With the MME driver,
latency should be set to 25ms.
you plan to use CW Skimmer simultaneously with PowerSDR, use the
following pictures as a guideline for setting up Skimmer. Your "Audio IF, Hz" setting will
be different than mine. A ballpark setting can be found using this
CW Pitch - Global Offset = Audio IF, Hz
CW Pitch is the setting in the K3. It should also be set in
PowerSDR and LP-Bridge to match.
Global Offset is the setting in PowerSDR>Setup>SoftRock IF Stage
tab. You will need to fine tune it after the initial setting. Use the
default CW filter in the K3 when doing this. Make sure the DSP controls
are set to NORmal, as they shift the Skimmer display if not.