The above is very useful if you want to switch between the internal EMU8000 synthesis chip and an external MIDI device (including the Wave Blaster connector).
However, in dr.zeissler's case, he's routing all his MIDI output via his sound card's external port.
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The only difference between his setup and mine is that he uses the line in to return the MT-32 output back to his soundcard, right? I mix them using an external mixer, to skip the noisy line input of the soundcard.
Still, there are some things unclear to me:
- If a Waveblaster card is connected, this will always automatically be used as MIDI playback device by the SoundBlaster?
- If so: how do you select the SoundBlaster's own synthesis chip in the setup of a game if the Waveblaster card is connected? The I/O port? 220 is the SoundBlaster itself and 330 is the MIDI port, which selects the EMU8000 and the Waveblaster and the UART gameport, right?
- If not: how do you select the Waveblaster or the EMU8000?
And then there's the Advanced WavEffects chip at I/O port 620 (E620 in the SET BLASTER environment variable, specific to the AWE32):
The Sound Blaster AWE32 also has an E-mu Systems EMU8000, a chip new to the Sound Blaster line. Creative Labs owns E-mu, so it's no surprise that Sound Blaster cards are starting to use audio technology from this outstanding keyboard-synthesizer manufacturer. The E-mu chip is yet another DSP that lets you add what Creative Labs calls Advanced WavEffects. With Advanced WavEffects, you can turn your AWE32 into a standard General MIDI card, a Roland Sound Canvas, or a Roland MT-32. You can also add reverb, chorus, and pan to your wave-table MIDI instruments (features that aren't currently offered with the Wave Blaster, Creative Labs' General MIDI daughterboard).
It doesn't seem to me that this can be selected by the end user, it's a assisent chip used by the EMU8000 chip for emulation and effects, correct?
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