It sounds quite good considering how cheap these cards are! The older Soundscape has a better guitar too actually. TXT for more information. Back to Square One. How To Receive Warranty Service. Only the English version of this update is available at this time. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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For few soundcards feature multiple quartzes or a PLL, resampling is often used with all its potential problems. Makes it sound eensoniq dry, like the regular Soundscape card. Space Quest 4 and 5 sound really good!

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ECW file specification and a custom waveset. This package is not applicable to model CT 2-channel audio card.

Firstly this card used PCI. In comparison ennsoniq the wide variety of chips on and sheer size of the older Soundscape boards, the highly integrated two chip design of the AudioPCI is an obvious shift in design philosophy.

When Disc Detector is installed in your computer, the Autorun or Autoplay feature in Windows may become disabled. To ensure a successful installation, the card must be already installed on the system. The chip was capable of spatializing all audio automatically, but still required DirectSound3D usage for specific localization of sounds. An oddity is that the rear channel was connected to the same output jack as line input.


Resampling means lower sound quality, worse synchronization and possibly higher CPU utilization.

Creative Labs Malvern which was the former Ensoniq company crrative had been acquired later released the Ectiva EV While Ensoniq’s approach generally worked with most games, some older games had problems detecting the virtualized hardware on some systems.

Then I got a Live!

This card doesn’t have a Yamaha OPL chip. In another cost-cutting move, the previously typical ROM chip used for storage of samples for sample-based synthesis was replaced with the facility to use system RAM as storage for this audio data.

Only the English version of this update is available at this time. The 8MB patch set is hardly an improvement over the 4MB.

In addition, the DOS driver required a memory manager such as EMM to be loaded, which not only required additional conventional memory space but also put the CPU into Virtual mode, conflicting with games that utilized a modified form of protected modecalled ‘flat mode’.

Ensoniq AudioPCI

I think it’s designed for It was particularly unfortunate because the AudioPCI used system RAM for patch set storage which in itself offers tremendous potential for new patch sets over the traditional ROM storage previously used. If for some reason, you need to reinstall Disc Detector, run this patch again. It was Ensoniq’s last sound card product before they were acquired by Creative Technology. It sounds quite good considering how cheap these cards are!


The Ensoniq ES audio chip was renamed Creative and revised into AC’97 -compliant variants, the ES and ES, and used for several more years on card and as integrated motherboard audio.

The ES isn’t able to play all sample rates properly. This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat General Midi however works fine.

Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI Driver Update (11/19/2001)

The sound still comes out though the speaker out port on ensonqi AudioPCI. I’m actually quite attached to the MIDI sound of it Towards the end of the s, Ensoniq was struggling financially.

I think the chip was labelled ES Copyright – Creative Technology Ltd. My website with reviews, demos, drivers, tutorials and more