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Offline chrisNova777

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history of the "Sound Card"
« on: September 02, 2014, 06:54:31 PM »
just some research im trying to dig up info on early sound hardware that would have been used in the early 90s (91,92,93,94) if you have any info to add please feel free to reply;)
these cards would have been used in 486 + pentium boards with isa slots or a mix of isa/pci slots

heres a quick refresh on cpu timeline from intel:
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pentium ----> 1993
pentium pro  ----> 1995
intel pentium II  ----> 1997
intel celeron ---->  1998
intel pentium iii  ----> 1999
intel pentium 4 ---->  2000
intel xeon ---->  2001
intel pentium-m  ---->  2003
intel core 2 duo  ----> 2006
intel atom  ----> 2008
intel core 2nd gen ----> 2010
intel core 3rd gen ----> 2012
source: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/history/history-intel-chips-timeline-poster.html

or if mac compatible with a quadra series mac such as:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Quadra_840AV_%26_Macintosh_16-inch_Color_Display_%26_AppleDesign_Powered_Speakers_%26_Apple_Extended_Keyboard_II_%26_Apple_Desktop_Bus_Mouse_II.jpg

media vision pro audio spectrum (1991)

8-bit

media vision pro audio spectrum 16 (1992)


media vision pro audio spectrum software:



sound blaster 2.0 (1993)


hardsid quattro
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HardSID

audiomedia ii (1994)

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_articles/jul94/harddisk.html

yamaha sound edge
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_articles/sep95/yamahasoundedge.html

digidesign samplecell II

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_articles/nov95/samplecell2.html

turtle beach monte carlo 95

http://www.turtlebeach.com/support/entry/57016430/
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_articles/apr95/turtlemontecarlo.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ensoniq-16Bit-4001034701-AD1845JP-ISA-Sound-Card-/370948407122?pt=US_Sound_Cards_Internal_&hash=item565e3f7f52

ensoniq soundscape 95 (1995)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensoniq_Soundscape_S-2000
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_articles/jan95/ensoniqsoundscape.html

ensoniq soundscape elite (1995)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensoniq_Soundscape_Elite

digidesign DAE 882

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1996_articles/sep96/applesep96.html

gravis ultrasound 93

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravis_Ultrasound
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Gravis_UltraSound_PnP_Pro_V1.0.jpg
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_articles/feb94/pcnotes.html
http://mail.lipsia.de/~enigma/neu/pics/gus34.jpg



sadie
digital x-s card (dsp, scsi) d25->breakout + spdif i/o
analog x-act (analog converter + timecode)
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr98/articles/Sadie.html

roland audio producer RAP-10 PC Sound Card (1994)

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_articles/mar94/rolandaproducer.html

sound blaster awe32 -> march 1994

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Blaster_AWE32
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_articles/jun94/soundblasterawe.html

sound blaster awe64 -> july 1997

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1997_articles/jul97/awe64gold.html
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/KL_Creative_Labs_Soundblaster_AWE64_Gold_CT4390.jpg

echo gina 20 bit  (1997)

sound is pretty decent on this old card!! i have one and im constantly surprised

envy24 (ICE1712)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VIA_Envy

ensoniq audio pci -> 1997

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensoniq_AudioPCI#DOS_compatibility

turtle beach pinnacle

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1997_articles/mar97/turtlepinnacle.html

midiman dman 2044

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun98/articles/midiman.html

Yamaha SW1000XG

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec98/articles/yamsw1000.632.htm

terratec ews

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar98/articles/terratec.html

mediatrix audiotrix

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may98/articles/audiotrix.html

digidesign 888

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan98/articles/digidesignpro.htm

digidesign d24
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb98/articles/protools.html


Lexicon Core 2 (july 1998)

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may00/articles/lexicon.htm


Sound Blaster Live! (August 1998)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Blaster_Live!

DIGIDESIGN MIX 24 MIXPLUS
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr99/articles/protools.htm

digidesign 888 24bit (1999)
http://akarchive.digidesign.com/support/docs/888_24_IO_Guide.pdf

Sound Blaster Audigy (sb1394) (August 2001)

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov01/articles/audigy1101.asp
http://files.creative.com/manualdn/Manuals/TSD/7818/0x4FF4E09D/Audigy.pdf

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 (September 2002)


PRO TOOLS HD
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may02/articles/protoolshd.asp

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS (September 2003)


http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct03/articles/audigy.htm
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/media/i3d/01/A/man-migrate/MANUAL000010760.pdf

Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro (November 2004)


Emu Emulator X (june 2004)

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun04/articles/emu.htm

ESI Prodigy 192 (august 2003)

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug03/articles/audiotrakprodigy.htm