Bit of an update.
As you indicated cyclone, those files suggest features not on this board, and they are NOT for the SoundMedia Soundboard - they appear to be for the Focus 2theMAX SoundMedia Pro, a later model released in 1994. This card was reviewed in PC Mag, April 1994:
The SM Pro is based on the AD1848, and apparently has wavetable, so clearly a very different card to the SoundBoard. Given the drivers would be hard to find for this card (should it ever pop up) I'll leave the links in the previous post.
As I did buy the first batch of cards, I was able to look at the other disk sets. Turns out that of the three sets:
1. Was for the 2theMax SM Pro
2. Had unique Disks 1 and 2.
3. Had two copies of the same disk (Disk 2), which contains only wave files, so could never have been used for an installation.
Plus one box was missing the manual. Hopefully if anyone who bought a card recently is missing parts, then this thread should at least cover the things they need to get started. Was worried about bad sectors on floppies, turns out it was the contents that were more of a problem!
I've uploaded the correct driver disks now - Disk 1 (http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=09382939403585287662) and Disk 2 (http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=70481762342164124363) Each of these disks is pretty minimal, as can be seen.
Also managed to pull out the SCSI version of the card last night.
The SCSI version has a shorter volume control, which enabled it to be installed in the desktop. There are also two versions of the Sony card, one with a long shaft, and one with a shorter shaft.
Using the only working disk set, it was possible to proceed with installation. The install program was very, very minimal. By way of configuration, all you get is:
"How do you wish to select IRQ, Mixer Address and DMA Channel?
Factory defaults are IRQ 10, Mixer Address 344 and DMA Channel 0"
Once set, that was it. The driver can be loaded and unloaded, there's a mixer in DOS, some Voyetra utilities, and that's about it.
Have tested both the SCSI and Sony versions. So far, the sound on both is ... really bad. There's a constant loud hiss from the hardware that can't be cancelled, either by setting all Record inputs to 0 in the mixer, or by any combo of volume control. The Windows situation is also appalling - the installation crashed the Program Manager (Win3.11) and now when it starts Windows the mouse can't be used, and it won't quit cleanly. The Adlib sound is OK, and it played well enough in Wolf3D and Stunts, though with the constant hiss underneath. Will try it with Dune, to see if it picks up the Adlib Gold compatibility, but with the constant hiss it's not a fun experience. Be interested to see how others go with their setup.