The Revolution is Begun
Product: Revolution 7.1
Price: ~$99 USD
The M-Audio Revolution 7.1
I must thank a certain guru3d.com reader, Roj, whose name I won't change because he's been a pain in the ass. He kept at us with each new sound card review to take a look at the M-Audio Revolution. Ok, I thought, he's just a fanatic. I've been a fanatic, I understand the mentality. He probably uses a Mac, too. Then I just had enough, my email inbox literally flooded with email: "Review the M-Audio!!!" He wrote.
Dude, you're getting a Revolution.
Let's do a meet-and-greet of M-Audio. I had never heard of M-Audio before Roj's suggestion, but I had heard of a company called Midiman. Midiman was founded in 1988, producing audio products for the professional studio recording crowd. In 2001, Midiman became M-Audio and launched a consumer-grade division to bring the company's professional expertise to the mainstream. It was a smart move, as just about anybody with a computer and a CD burner could now record and master their own high-quality CDs. Enter M-Audio's fruit of labour, the Revolution 7.1.