Excellent snooping! I was really surprised to see 48KHZ missing from the AWE64 given the other features. Wonder why they didn't support it?
This is awesome information and I thank you for your input but I remember reading that using separate chip linux modules on the VIVO (ie: calling the AD1845JP and other chips individually) instead of the unified soundscape driver gets around this problem. Guitarix uses the MMX extensions on the CPU and only uses the analog functions on the sound card. Do you know if rakarrack works the same way? Must I use an older windows version to utilize the processing power on these old cards? How can the plugins be made to talk directly to the sound card processors? I realize the infeasibility of my enterprise but sometimes you just do stuff for the sake of doing it. I really don't know much about what I am doing but suspect I'll be learning quite a bit before I'm through 😀
I'm trying to make boxes that will take take an instrument input, add FX (ie: distortion, re-verb, etc.) and output sound. Essentially a software mega pedal controlled by midi. I mentioned two of the tools that do this in post above.
Forgive me but I don't understand the distinction you are making. Are you saying the chips on the VIVO90 are incapable of processing FX or are not as adept as the chip on the AWE64? To me, the links read like the synth effects are on the Elite card as opposed to being on a drive. Does anyone know the MIPS differential between the two cards?