First post, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo
About a year ago I got inspired by Phil's Time Machine and decided to build my own.
Although it's in a somewhat functional state now, it's still more or less a construction site. I want to populate all the ISA slots with sound cards. I don't have much space in my apartment, so each of my rigs needs to be as flexible as possible.
Money is not an issue. I'll either safe money for the stuff I want or hunt down bargains.
Here are my criteria:
One of the cards has to be a Gravis Ultrasound. I'm aware that they cost like 300 bucks. I also know they're not as flexible as a Sound Blaster. But because it won't be the only card in the rig, this won't be an issue.
I'm not sure which GUS to get. I want it to be compatible with all the games which support Ultrasound. I'm tending towards the GUS PnP. Good choice?
One of the cards has to serve as an interface for external modules and therefore should have no hanging notes bug (both Type 1 and Type 2). I currently have a CT3670 (AWE64 disguised as an AWE32), which fits the bill. I'm considering to upgrade to AWE64 Gold, but I'm also open to other suggestions if it's compatible with the AWE32 sound standard. Output has to be crystal clear. I'm not planing to get a MIDI interface card and plan to use SoftMPU instead.
One of the cards has to have a real OPL3. Again with crystal clear output. Additional functionality very welcome.
If there's a card which fits both rule #2+#3, that would leave me with an open ISA slot. If this can be accomplished, I'd like to have access to some more obscure sound standards.