June Learn how and when to remove this template message. It is the ultimate tool for composing digital audio of your own unique mixes, creating MP3s, and orchestrating high-quality music. Skip to main content. With the Sound Blaster Live! Creative acquired Ensoniq in and, as part of the deal, made use of this highly-compatible ISA sound card emulator with their newer cards. The effects were written in a language similar to C , and compiled into native FX object code by its compiler, fxasm.

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Sound Blaster Live!

Macintosh Edition assures superb audio for music listening, music creation and interactive gaming. This article possibly contains original research.

Creative acquired Ensoniq in and, as part of the deal, made use of this highly-compatible ISA sound card emulator with their newer cards. This page was last edited on crdative Juneat We have ratings, but no written reviews for this, yet. August saw the introduction of the EMU10K1 audio processor.

That way, one could mix all available inputs and the MIDI synth into one llive signal.

Unfortunately, digital processing brought some limitations. Retrieved January 20, For details on the original Live! The software referred to this as a “4.

This was possible at this point because systems were being equipped blastfr far more RAM than previously, and PCI offered far faster and more efficient data transfer creativ the old ISA bus. This item may or may not be in original packaging. Instead, a low-pass filter crossover within the speaker system removes high and midrange frequencies from the sound card’s output for the subwoofer.


The rear channel was serviced by a separate, but arguably better Philips UDA DAC, yet the Op-Amp used to boost the signal to output levels had a noticeably different frequency response envelope that was not normalized to the front channel, leaving a “thin and quiet” rear channel.

Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. It provided real-time postprocessing effects such as reverbflangingor chorus.

Creative Sound Blaster Live! Specs – CNET

The lowest-priced item that has been restored to working order by the manufacturer ‘manufacturer refurbished condition’ or an eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer ‘seller refurbished condition’. This allowed for a blawter wider selection of, and longer playing, samples.

These problems were not encountered by those using the Gold editions’ daughterboard 4-speaker digital-output, but the tendency of the AC’97 chip to fail when used as an input source to medium-impedance musical instruments removed the use of the front channels altogether, although the chip could be sourced from cheaper AC’97 compatible products and soldered into place. The original SB Live! When using “What U Hear” with 5. Released [1] Includes Live! With the Sound Blaster Live!


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The original Sound Blaster Live! However, the rate-conversion was only applied when the audio signal was passed through the effects engine. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sound Blaster Live! A major design change from its predecessor the EMU was that the EMU10K1 used system memory, accessed over the PCI bus, for the wavetable samples, rather than vreative expensive on-board memory.

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The Mini-DIN connection was not included in any subsequent Sound Blaster product, however owners of speaker systems that use this as the only digital input may buy an adapter from Creative. Nevertheless, simply redirecting front signal to rear output of SB Live! Despite these problems, the original SB Live!