First post, by appiah4
I was messing around with some PCI cards yesterday to choose one for an upcoming Slot A build. I was going to go for the Turtle Beach Santa Cruz but then my soft side for Terratec took over so I decided to give their DMX Xfire 1024 a whirl.
Interestingly enough, the DMX Xfire 1024 comes with a DLS compatible software wavetable that accepts up to 8MB sample files and runs with the default 8MB DLS sample set Terratec ships with it (though I don't know if it is made by Terratec or Crystal or whoever..). It is usable in a DOS Box in Windows.
DMX Xfire 1024 has a CS4624 chipset, so the Santa Cruz with the more advanced CS4630 should also have this wavetable right? Well, apparently not, or at least I can not seem to find it not on the driver CDs at the very least (It may just be that I didn't look hard enough, if the card has the same synth please let me know!).
Does anyone know if this DLS Wavetable Terratec supplied is a Crystal thing that works with all CS4624/4630 cards or a Terratec software that requires a Terratec card? Has anyone tried it and knows what it sounds like?
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