Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: Ensoniq Corporation
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 7.8 MB
Operating System: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/2003/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: Not Specified / 05 Sep 2008
ENSONIQ AudioPCI is a sound card manufactured by Ensoniq Corporation. The card is compatible with Windows 95/98/2000/2003/ME/NT and XP platforms. While ENSONIQ AudioPCI was designed to offer audio capabilities similar to those of Sound cape ELITE card, the cars works way beter than the ELITE cards. When used with Windows 95 and other Windows later versions, ENSONIQ AudioPCI supports such MIDI digital affects as chorus, spatial enhancement and reverb. ENSONIQ AudioPCI is said to have come with support for Microsoft DirectSound3D playback for four speakers. In ENSONIQ AudioPCI the mode for the 4 speakers is activated by the integrated software that supports the quadraphonic DirectSound 3D mode. ENSONIQ AudioPCI comes inclusive of support for Ensoniq Soundscape digital audio that is 16 bit. In addition, it also has support for wavetable, Sound Blaster Pro, General MIDI, AdLib Gold as well as MT-32.
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ENSONIQ AudioPCI is often described as sound card that is PCI based. The device comes with wavetable sounds that are dependant on RAM. For playback as well as the recording of digital audio, ENSONIQ AudioPCI comes with a full duplex -90Db S/N ratio. ENSONIQ AudioPCI has a two chip design. The sound card's board only consists of a DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) and an audio chip that is software driven. Such audio chips as ES 1371, S5060 or ES1370 may be used on ENSONIQ AudioPCI. The device has 4 audio outs. This is exclusive of Phones audio output. However, the audio ins are only two in number. Excluding Thru, ENSONIQ AudioPCI has one MIDI out. The device also has only one MIDI in. Users are free to use 2,4 and 8 MB sound sets with ENSONIQ AudioPCI. The device is cheap making it a choice sound card for most users. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ENSONIQ AudioPCI errors before installing any driver updates.