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|This site has been put together in an effort to encourage independent development of new applications to support and enhance the functionality of the Emu10k1-based soundcards, most notably E-mu Systems' Audio Production Studio soundcard and Creative Labs' SoundBlaster Live series of soundcards.|
Please note that the kX Project is an independent development project and that the development cycle will be continuous, i.e. no Alpha, Beta, or Gold releases, simply progressive updates as new features are added and the inevitable bugs are fixed.
The motto of the kX Project is "Expanding the Potential Exponentially" - there will always be room for improvement and enhancement and the kX Project intends to lead the way.
Happy New Year!
Yes, a cool new driver set is scheduled to be
released before this year is out, and here's a list of features which are
already either fully supported or partially supported: Wave Recording &
Playback, Midi In/Out, DirectSound 2D, DirectSound 3D (partial), Soundfonts,
Synth Engine, ASIO Playback (with 5ms latency), DSP Microcode
Loading/Unloading, Mixer with full AC97 I/O control, and last but not least,
an Application Programming Interface (API).
Here's a link that was sent to us by a contact who wishes to remain anonymous. Is it for real? Well, it looks pretty damned convincing. Either it's real, or somebody has *way* too much time on their hands. You be the judge.
new APS multi-output patch utility will be available soon, allowing access
to 10 discreet outputs when using the APS ASIO drivers (up from a previous
maximum of 8).
Based on statements made by
Creative founder Sim
Wong Hoo, it would appear that the emu10k2-based "Audigy" card (together
with UDA drivers) may not be out until September 2001, at the earliest.
This is assuming of course
that when he said "A new and 'very exciting' SoundBlaster product is expected to be
ready in September", he was indeed talking about the Audigy and not the
"Broadband Blaster" (whatever *that* may be..).
time will tell. ;-)
the meantime, we'd like to retract our earlier prediction that the Audigy
"..is expected to feature, among other things, on-board memory
expansion slots". Looks like this was mis-information.
the other hand, we stand by our other predictions and would like to add to
them. Looks like we may get AWE NRPN support (don't throw out yer Phatboy
just yet ;-), sysex for soundfonts, and selectable digital output
(44/48/96KHz) . Yes, the Audigy will likely be a 20/96 (or possibly 24/96)
this is all still "rumour and speculation". ;-)
We've managed to get our original Tripod site back (will the wonders ever cease? ;-). However, if you want to bookmark this page, please use our re-direct address instead - http://go.to/emu10k1 (and *not* http://emu10k1.tripod.com), because the actual host address may have to change again in the future.
We have it upon good authority that a set of new drivers, based on a
"Unified Driver Architecture" will be available from Creative Labs
sometime between now and July 2001.
These drivers will support all Emu10k1-based cards, including both the
current and the older SBLive series cards, as well as the Emu APS soundcard,
under win95/98/ME/NT as well as win2K. Both VxD and WDM device drivers will
The UDA drivers will also form the driver base for the forthcoming "Audigy"
(Emu10k2) soundcard series, which is expected to feature, among other
things, on-board memory expansion slots (no more 32MB hardware limit on
soundfonts) and an optional daughter card, the "LiveDrive3".
Driver features will include ASIO support, multi-card support, Soundfont
2.1 support, more MIDI-mappable effects, and AC3 decoding. The new drivers
are likely to present an outward appearance very similar to that of the
current LiveWare3 package, with a nearly identical "AudioHQ"
Control Panel Applet user interface and a familiar-looking EAX control
Unfortunately, once again, it seems that the new cards and drivers will
be aimed primarily at the lucrative gamers market, and are unlikely to
provide the control and flexibility of the VxD-based APS drivers.