Sound Blaster Live! Platinum - Page 4

Features And Bundle

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The manual

Quite a hefty box to contain just a sound card, but it possesses various other goodies as well as you can see above. Now, letís get the low-down to the details featured and offered by the Platinum:

TECHNICAL Specifications

  • E-muģ Systems Inc. EMU10K1 music synthesis engine and patented effects processor

  • 64 voice hardware polyphony with E-mu's patented 8-point interpolation technology

  • Uses SoundFont technology for user-definable wave-table sample sets; includes 2MB, 4MB, and 8MB sets

  • Supports real-time digital effects like reverb, chorus, flanger, pitch shifter, or distortion across any audio source

  • Capable of processing, mixing, and positioning audio streams using up to 131 available hardware channels

  • Upgradeable 3D audio architecture allows for improvements over time

  • Accelerates Microsoft DirectSound and DirectSound3D

  • Accelerates Environmental Audio property set extensions (EAX)

  • Creative Environments - user-selectable DSP modes that simulate acoustic environments like Hall, Theater, Club, etc. on any sound source

  • User-selectable bit resolutions from 4- to 16-bit

  • User-selectable sample rates from 5kHz to 48kHz

  • All sound sources are handled with 32-bit precision for highest quality output

  • Support for digital and DirectInput game devices

A complete list of technical specification can be found at

Software Bundle

  • Creative Surround Mixer

  • Creative PlayCenter

  • Creative Launcher

  • Sound Blaster Live! Experience

  • EAX Demo

  • Creative Keytar

  • Creative Rhythmania

  • Creative Digital Audio Center

  • Creative Vienna SF Studio 2.3

  • Creative LAVA!

  • MediaRing Talk 99 with Creative VoicePersona by MediaRing

  • Cakewalk Express Gold  8.0  CakeWalk

  • Sound Forge XP  by Sound Foundry

  • Mixman Studio by Mixman Technologies

  • Prody Parrot 2.0 by MindMaker

  • SoftKaraoke by Vorton

  • Via Voice Special Edition ( IBM )

  • Thief Ė The Dark Project (Full Version)

  • Descent 3

  • Need for Speed 4 (Full Version)

Just look at the long list above and you can see why Creative are actively promoting it as a complete audio solution cum package! Seems as though every audio program capable of showcasing and harnessing the powess of the EMU10K1 chipset has been included! But letís dwell deeper into some of the uniquely interesting, salient and exciting new features in the Platinum package itself.

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