Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: ESS Technology, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 6.3 MB
Operating System: Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: Not Indicated / Not Indicated
The Maestro MPU401 is a hardware device that is separate from other audio functionalities in a PC. For this matter, the driver installation should be installed and the system configured to handle multiple sub devices. This is because the device may create conflict with other audio devices such as the sound blaster if not rightly configured. When installed, the driver creates and binds mini-port drivers, which allows for quality sound production. The high quality sound means that the user can use a PC installed with the device for purposes such as recording music, remixing it, and editing. On purchase, the user will find the installation CD that contains the device drivers on the device package. The same can also be downloaded from the official Maestro website. During driver download however, the user should give specifics about the software in use on the machine.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The Maestro MP 401 device has a wave table synthesis that enables the user to listen and rearrange music according to their preferences. The device also has an enumerator, which helps in translating text and audio in the music. In additional, since the device host an FM device, the user can be able to listen to radio on his PC. Enjoying DOS games is also possible with this device. However, in order to do this, one needs to follow the correct installation process during hardware installation. First, switch off the PC and insert the maestro MP 401 device on any of the PCI slots available on the motherboard. Next, switch on the machine and wait for the system to launch to sense the new device and hence launch the ‚Äònew hardware' installation wizard. The installation wizard can also be launched manually from the device manager. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Maestro MPU401 Devices errors before installing any driver updates.