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. Results 1—1 of 1 1. However, without actual hardware for FM synthesis , FM music and sound effects were simulated using samples, often with unacceptable results. When programs took full advantage of the API’s capabilities, the ES was capable of both global spatial and localized 3D sound effects, in both 2 and 4-speaker mode. The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. While Ensoniq’s approach generally worked with most games, some older games had problems detecting the virtualized hardware on some systems.

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The CT chip is a relabeled ES, may be found on some cheap cards i. Whereas the Soundscape line had been made up primarily of low-volume high-end products full of features, the AudioPCI was designed to be a very simple, low-cost product to appeal to system OEMs and thus hopefully sell in mass quantities.

The card represented a shift in Ensoniq’s market positioning. Sexually explicit or offensive language. Your message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff. Their cards were very popular with PC OEMsbut their costs were too high and their musical instrument division was fading in revenue.

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The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Therefore, it was practical to configure DOS games to utilize the General MIDI synthesizer and digital blasfer effects, whenever possible, for better sound quality.

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An oddity is that the rear channel was connected to the same output jack as line input. One important feature of this chip was that it used the PCI bus, instead of the ISA bus commonly used by sound cards at that point. Enter the e-mail address of the recipient Add your blaater personal message: You are logged in as. Advertisements or commercial links.

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If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET’s Site Terms of Useyou can report it below this will not automatically remove the comment. Resampling means lower ausio quality, worse synchronization and possibly higher CPU utilization.

However, without actual hardware for FM synthesisFM music and sound effects were simulated using samples, often with unacceptable results. Web Site” by Ensoniq Corp. The adio was also a PCI bus master device that was designed to provide high-speed access to system RAM and resources, for sample synthesis data and effect processing. Pros ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Cons oooooooooooooooooooooooooo Reply to this review Was this review helpful?

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It was Ensoniq’s last sound card product before they were acquired by Creative Technology. Flaming or offending other users.

Webarchive template wayback links. Thank You for Submitting b,aster Reply,! In comparison to 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. ECW file specification and a custom waveset. When programs took full advantage of the API’s capabilities, the ES was capable of both global spatial and localized 3D sound effects, in both 2 and 4-speaker mode.

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Towards the end of the s, Ensoniq was struggling financially. The chip was capable of spatializing all audio automatically, but still required DirectSound3D usage for specific localization of sounds.

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Several patch set choices audil available, varying in size and instrument quality 2, 4, or 8 MB. Login or create an account to post a review. This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat blastet The board consists only of a very small software-driven audio chip one of the following: 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.

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