for reference purposes for all those interested in learning about + making music with the original hardware + software from the late 1980s + early 1990s thanks for visiting
Who | MIDI Interfaces | Software | TIMELINE | PCI | ISA | ATARI ST | DOS/PC | WIN/PC | MAC | Drums | Synths | Modules |Sequencers | Samplers | Tape Rec | Mix Consoles |
Artists | Recent | VST | ios inst | E-mu | Ensoniq | Akai "S" Series | Akai MPCs | Roland "S" Series | Drum Machines | Roland JV Addons | early 90s Synths | late 80s synths
guests are encouraged to: REGISTER to view file attachments + add relevant videos, downloads, resources. (credit your SOURCE!).to post a vid just paste url!

Offline chrisNova777

  • Administrator
  • Posts: 5561
  • Karma: +19/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • "Vintage MIDI Sequencing + Audio Production"
    • www.oldschooldaw.com | vintage audio production software + hardware info
ISA soundcards list from metropoli.bbs
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:20:02 PM »
ftp://ftp.amiwiki.spb.ru/Dos/Distrib/Sound/soundcards%20ISA.txt

Quote
                              -= ISA SOUNDCARD OVERVIEW =-

An incomplete overview of PC Soundcards for the ISA bus, as offered from around 1988 to 2000.
By GB 23-11-2010, v1.09, reachable at http://vogons.zetafleet.com
Data obtained from many datasheets, drivers, catalogues, internet articles and pictures, as well as some actual soundcards.
In each category the items are normally listed from earliest releases at the top, on to the latest items at the bottom.
Suggestions and Corrections are welcome.

ESS ISA CHIPSETS  (Audiodrive Series:)
----------------
ES488                     Controller+Codec 8-bit stereo, SB Mono compatible.
ES688  (common)           Controller+Codec 16-bit 44KHz, joystick support, software TSR MPU-401, Half-Duplex, No hardware volume.
ES1488                    Controller+Codec 16-bit 44KHz, ?
ES1688 (common)           Controller+Codec 16-bit 44KHz, Integr. OPL3 clone, MPU-401, joystick support, Half-Duplex, No hardware volume.
ES1788                    Controller+Codec 16-bit 44KHz, Integr. OPL3 clone, MPU-401, PnP, dual joystick, Half-Duplex.
ES1888 / ES1887           Controller+Codec 16-bit 44KHz, Integr. OPL3 clone, MPU-401, PnP, dual joystick, Full-duplex.
ES1868 (common)           Controller+Codec 16-bit 44KHz, Integr. OPL3 clone, MPU-401, PnP, dual joystick, Full-duplex, IDE.
ES1869                    Controller+Codec 16-bit 48KHz, Integr. OPL3 clone, MPU-401, PnP, dual joystick, Full-duplex, IDE, Spatializer 3-D VBX.
ES1878                    Controller+Codec 16-bit 4?KHz, Integr. OPL3 clone, MPU-401, PnP, dual joystick, Full-duplex.
ES1879                    Controller+Codec 16-bit 4?KHz, Integr. OPL3 clone, MPU-401, PnP, dual joystick, Full-duplex, Spatializer 3-D VBX.
ES938                     Audio Effects Processor (mixer expansion) for Chips without integrated 3-D audio processing.
ES968F                    Audio Effects Processor (mixer expansion) for Chips without integrated 3-D audio processing.
ES689                     Wavetable Music Synthesizer chip, 32 voices simultaneously at 44.1 kHz CD-quality
ES98X                     for ES689, wavetable sample set ROM, from InVision Interactive, GM, 128 melodic instruments, 47 rhythm instruments.
ES690                     Wavetable Music Synthesizer chip, chorus+reverb, 52-pin PQFP package, APM,
ES981                     for ES690, 1MB Wavetable Sample Set ROM
ES692                     Wavetable with 1MB ROM, GM, 128 melodic instruments, 32 voices, 16-bit, 44.1 kHz.

-All chipsets except the 488 are very SB/SBPro compatible. They also claim WSS compatibility.
-All chipsets often used as on-board Mainboard/Laptop sound systems. Only the ES1868 is found on high-end soundcards.

CRYSTAL ISA RELATED CHIPSETS (only the most common:)
----------------------------
CS4231(A)                 Codec 16-bit 48KHz, WSS Compatible, ADPCM, Full Duplex.
CS4248                    Codec 16-bit 48KHz, WSS Compatible, ADPCM, Full Duplex (as CS4231 without pulse code modulation compression/decompression).
CS9233                    See Dream SAM9233.
CS8905                    See Dream SAM8905.
CS4232                    Controller+Codec 16-Bit 48KHz, PnP, SB/SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, IDE.
CS4236                    Controller+Codec 16-Bit 48KHz, PnP, SB/SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, IDE, Integr. OPL3 clone.
CS4236B                   Controller+Codec 16-Bit 48KHz, PnP, SB/SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, IDE, Integr. OPL3 clone, WT digital interface.
CS4237B                   Controller+Codec 16-Bit 48KHz, PnP, SB/SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, IDE, Integr. OPL3 clone, WT digital interface, SRS 3D Sound.
CS4235                    Controller+Codec 16-Bit 48KHz, PnP, SB/SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, IDE, Integr. OPL3 clone, low cost.
CS9236                    Integrated Wavetable music synthesizer, GM, without DAC, also available as socket upgrade option, Reverb+Chorus, 1997.

-Cirrus Logic acquired Crystal Semiconductor in 1991.
-Crystal CS9233 and CS4232/4236 require DOS initialisation for the MPU-401 to work in windows.
-CS4236B does not have the above issue. the rev B chips also have a 'Wavetable Digital Interface'.
-The interface chipsets are used as on-board Mainboard/Laptop sound systems. All chipsets can be found on both low-cost and high-end soundcards.

DREAM/ATMEL ISA RELATED CHIPSETS (only the most common:)
----------------------------
SAM9233                   Integrated Wavetable music synthesizer, DSP, 18-bit, MPU-401, Reverb+chorus, GM/GS.
SAM8905-1                 Programmable Effects processor, optionally used next to the SAM9233.
SAM9203                   As SAM9233, but this one is an older revision in a larger package.
SAM8905                   As SAM8905-1, but this one is an older revision in a larger package.
SAM9407                   Single chip sound studio, usually used as a Wavetable music synthesizer using custom samples loaded in attached RAM.
SAM9733                   Integrated Wavetable music synthesizer with effects.
CleanWave8  ROM           1MB sample set.
CleanWave16 ROM           2MB sample set, 128 GM instruments + 159 variations, 9 drumsets.
CleanWave32 ROM           4MB sample set, 128 GM instruments + 195 variations, 9 drumsets + 1 SFX-set.
CleanWave64 ROM           8MB sample set.
GMS931601+GMS931600 ROM   4MB sample set, GM/GS, based on 'illegally copied' and later 'licenced' Roland SoundCanvas samples.

ANALOG DEVICES ISA CHIPSETS
---------------------------
AD1845 JP SoundPort       Codec 16-Bit 50 kHz Stereo, WSS Compatible, Pin Compatible with AD1848, AD1846, CS4248, CS4231.
AD1848 JP/KP Soundport    as above, the core of the actual Windows Sound System sound cards (next to an OPL3).
AD1816 SoundPort          Controller+Codec 16-Bit 55kHz Stereo, SBPro/WSS Compatible, MPU-401 MIDI Port, Integr. OPL3 clone, PnP.

OPTi ISA CHIPSETS
-----------------
82C928 MAD16              Controller (big chip, replaced by 82C929).
82C929 MAD16 Pro          Controller, SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, M-CD.
82C941                    Midi Synthesizer 'QDSP', max 32 voices at 44.1KHz, Supports up to 16Mx8 sampling memory.
82C924                    Controller, SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, PnP, IDE, M-CD.
82C925                    Controller, SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, PnP, IDE, M-CD, Integr. OPL3 clone.
82C930                    Controller+Codec 16-Bit, SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, IDE.
82C931                    Controller+Codec 16-Bit, SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, PnP, IDE, Integr. OPL3 clone.
82C933                    Controller+Codec 16-Bit, SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, PnP, IDE, Integr. OPL3 clone, 3D sound.

-924/928/929/930 used in several variants of the OPTi MAD16 soundcard.
-MAD16 is related to the OAK OTI-601 / OTI-605 'Mozart': The Mozart chip was developed by OAK and Media Chip, the latter now owned by OPTi.
-Creative Labs bought OPTi's sound division around 1997 (not sure on the year).

C-MEDIA ISA CHIPSETS
--------------------
ASC-9308                  Controller, SB/SBPro compatible (Still named 'Compumedia', also gives nearly useless SB16 compat.).
DSP-9309A                 Accompanies ASC-9308, maybe for MPU-401 support?
CMI8328                   Controller+Codec, MPU-401, ?
CMI8330(/A)               Controller+Codec, SB/SBPro/SB16+WSS+MPU-401 compatible, Integr. OPL3 clone, PnP, S/PDIF input/output.

-CMI8330 also used on mainboards from PC-Chips and Asus, but labeled 'Soundpro'.

AVANCE LOGIC ISA CHIPSETS
-------------------------
ALS007                    Controller+Codec, SB/SBPro/SB16/MPU-401 compatible, PnP, IDE.
ALS100                    Controller+Codec, SB/SBPro/SB16/MPU-401 compatible, PnP, IDE.
ALS110                    ?
ALS120                    Controller+Codec, SB/SBPro/SB16/MPU-401 compatible, PnP, IDE, Integr. OPL3 clone.
ALS200                    Controller+Codec, SB/SBPro/SB16/MPU-401 compatible, PnP, IDE, Integr. OPL3 clone.

-Avance Logic has since been aquired by Realtek.
-Some chips probably rebranded by Diamond Multimedia for their soundcards.

YAMAHA ISA RELATED CHIPSETS
---------------------------
OPL2/YM3812               FM chip,  9 channels, mono.
OPL2/YM3812-F             FM chip,  9 channels, mono. (smaller package, sized like OPL3)
OPL3/YMF262 or YMF262-M   FM chip, 18 channels, simple stereo (hard left, center or hard right).
OPL4/YMF278               FM+Midi chip with a max of 4MB addressing space. 100-pin SQFP.
OPL4/YMF704C              as YMF278 with 1MB ROM, MPU-401 interface, GM, 24 Voices.
                          "contains the same sample set as the stand alone ROM which was certified by Fat Labs" (GM sound compatibility)
OPL3SA /YMF701            Controller+Codec, SB/SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, PnP, IDE, Integr. OPL3.
OPL3SA2/YMF711            Controller+Codec, SB/SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, PnP, IDE, Integr. OPL3, revised Log.Device support and DMA/IRQ config.
OPL3SA3/YMF715            Controller+Codec, SB/SBPro/WSS/MPU-401 compatible, PnP, IDE, Integr. OPL3, adds power management and 3D sound.

-YMF719 Chips are told to be rebranded YMF715's, probably the same story with YMF718 Chips.
-OPL3SAx Cards made by Aopen (AW-719), Labway (LWHA151-A00), Addonics, Genius... Chipset also used on Mainboard/Laptops.
-OPL3SAx Cards usually with a misplaced WBH (for OPL4-ML DB), sometimes with an OPL4 midi set instead.
-Sometimes an OPL3 like chip branded only 'LS262' or 'DSP24S' is found on soundcards...

YAMAHA ISA SOUNDCARDS
---------------------
SW-20PC Sound Edge        OPTi 82C928, AD1848, Wavetable GM, 2MB ROM, 128k RAM, OPL3, OPL4 YMF278B, Effects YSS205-F, M-CD.
SW60XG                    4MB GM/XG Wavetable, no midi connectors?, has a line-in (music only card).

YAMAHA MIDI DAUGHTERBOARDS
--------------------------
DB50XG                    4MB GM/XG Wavetable, TG300B mode for GS, MT-32 Mode.
DB51XG                    4MB GM/XG Wavetable, TG300B mode for GS, MT-32 Mode.
DB60XG                    4MB GM/XG Wavetable, TG300B mode for GS, MT-32 Mode, has a line in through the Waveblaster connector.
OPL4-ML DB                OPL4 + 1MB ROM (YMF704C), GM.

CREATIVE LABS ISA SOUNDCARDS
----------------------------
Game Blaster              Simple music only card: Creative Music System ("C/MS"), two Philips SAA 1099 circuits.
Sound Blaster 1.0         8-bit 22kHz mono, OPL2, SB-Midi port, C/MS.
Sound Blaster 1.5         8-bit 22kHz mono, OPL2, SB-Midi port, empty C/MS sockets.
Sound Blaster 1.6         8-bit 22kHz mono, OPL2, SB-Midi port, filled C/MS sockets.
Sound Blaster 2.0         8-bit 44kHz mono, OPL2, SB-Midi port.
Sound Blaster Pro         8-bit 22kHz stereo (reversed!)/ 44kHz mono, mixer, 2xOPL2, SB-Midi port.
Sound Blaster Pro 2.0     8-bit 22kHz stereo / 44kHz mono, mixer, OPL3, SB-Midi port.
Sound Blaster 16          16-bit 44kHz stereo, MPU-401, OPL3, sometimes with WBH, sometimes with M-CD or IDE.
Sound Blaster Vibra 16    SB16 Single chip solutions, sometimes with WBH, sometimes with IDE.
Sound Blaster 32          SB16 + EMU8000 synth with 30-Pin RAM slots, 1MB ROM.
Sound Blaster AWE32       SB16 + EMU8000 synth with 30-Pin RAM slots, 512kB RAM, 1MB ROM, WBH, has either IDE or M-CD.
Sound Blaster AWE64 (Gold)SB16 + EMU8000 synth with Creative RAM connector, 1MB ROM, 512kB or 1MB or 4MB(=GOLD) RAM onboard.
Sound Blaster AWE Upgrade EMU8000 synth with 30-Pin RAM slots, usually 512kB RAM, Optional S/PDIF or jackplug output.

-Sound Blasters use C.L. designed chipsets which have many revisions and resulting card models CT****.
-Chipsets such as the Vibra 16 also sold to OEM's such as mainboard manufacturers.
-SB16 containing cards practically do not support SBPro mode, as it results in mono sound only.
-SB16 containing cards give hanging notes when using the MPU-401, Except some DSP v4.05 and few v4.13 and the AWE64 line.
-SB16 containing cards can have either a real OPL3 or a CQM FM clone, either integrated or Separate.
-EMU8000 is a semi software synth using 'SoundFont' patches+presets, not MPU-401 compatible unless through emulation software.

CREATIVE LABS WAVEBLASTER MIDI DAUGHTERBOARDS
---------------------------------------------
Wave Blaster              Oki IC404,     Motorola, 4MB ROM GM/MT-32.
Wave Blaster II           EMU8000 IC405, Motorola, 2MB ROM GM/GS/MT-32.
Wave Blaster 32           ?

ADLIB ISA SOUNDCARDS
--------------------
MSC (original 'AdLib')    OPL2, Volume wheel (Music only card)
Gold                      Gold CTRL, Yamaha 12-bit DAC, OPL3, Headers for: SCSI CD / Telephony / Surround sound.
ASB 16 Special Editon     CS4232, AMC conn., WBH (8-bit ISA slot).
ASB 16 IDE                CS4232, AMC conn., WBH, IDE.
ASB 16 4D                 CS4232, AMC conn., WBH, 4 Spkr surround.
ASB 16 4D IDE             CS4232, AMC conn., WBH, 4 Spkr surround, IDE.
ASB 32 Wave IDE           CS4232, AMC+IDE+cyberRAM Conn., CS/SAM9233 Wavetable 1MB ROM.
ASB 32 Wave 4D IDE        CS4232, AMC+IDE+cyberRAM Conn., CS/SAM9233 Wavetable 1MB ROM, 4 Spkr surround.
ASB 32 Wave Pro           CS4232, AMC+IDE+cyberRAM Conn., CS/SAM9233 + CS/SAM8905 Wavetable 1MB ROM, 4 Spkr surround.
ASB 64 Wave Pro           CS4232, AMC+IDE+cyberRAM Conn., CS/SAM9233 + CS/SAM8905 Wavetable 4MB ROM, 4 Spkr surround.
MSC 16 PnP                CS4236, misplaced WBH, amplifier (same PCB as the MSC 32 Wave).
MSC 32 Wave PnP           CS4236, OPTi?? synth with AdMOS Qdsp 1MB ROM, amplifier.
MSC Wave Pro 16           AD1848K SoundPort, Breve misc chips, 1MB wave table GM/GS MT32.

-Only the first MSC and Gold were developed by the canadian AdLib team, they are said to work at MediaTrix after that.
-AMC stands for AdLib Media Connector for CyberComm or CyberISDN.

MEDIATRIX ISA SOUNDCARDS
------------------------
AudioTriX Pro             MT-00020PC, CS4231, OPL4 GM with 2MB ROM, SB/WSS compat., Expansion headers for: CD-ROM, +2MB RAM/ROM, Effects.
AudioTriX 3D-XG           Yamaha YMF715E, with mounted Yamaha DB60XG daughterboard.

-the 3D-XG by default routes the PCM/FM output from the OPL3-SA3 chip through the DB60XG's two analog inputs via the WB header.

TURTLE BEACH ISA SOUNDCARDS
---------------------------
56K                       Motorola 56001 DSP, S/PDIF  (first Digital recording card, plain).
MultiSound Classic        Motorola 56001 DSP, Two Altera EP1810, CS codecs, EMU proteus 1/XR midi engine 2MB or 4MB ROM on back half.
MultiSound Tahiti         Motorola 56001 DSP, Two Altera EP1810, CS codecs, WBH, no on-card synthesis.
MultiSound Monterey       As MultiSound Tahiti but sold with RIO Wavetable daughterboard mounted.
MultiSound(2) Fiji        Motorola 56002 DSP, Xilinx XV5210, WBH, S/PDIF daughtercard connector.
MultiSound(2) Pinnacle    Motorola 56002 DSP, Xilinx XV5210, WBH, Kurzweil MA-1, two white 72-Pin SIMM slots, IDE.
Maui                      Motorola, ICS Wavefront GM, 2MB ROM, 256K RAM, 2 two black 30-pin SIMM: max 8 MB total, No Effects, Dead WBH! (music only card).
TBS-930                   OPTi 82C930a (TBS-810 4x/6600 6x/8800 8x CD-ROM kits).
TBS-931                   OPTi 82C931a (TBS-810 4x/6600 6x/8800 8x CD-ROM kits).
MonteCarlo 928            OPTi 82C928a (big chip), CS4248 or CS4231, OPL3, M-CD, WBH?
MonteCarlo 929            OPTi 82C929a, CS4248 or CS4231.
Tropez (Classic)          OPTi 82C929a, CS4231, OPL3, Motorola, ICS Wavefront GM, 2MB ROM, three black SIMM slots.
Tropez32                  CS4232, ICS Wavefront GM, 1MB ROM, IDE, OPL3 (TBS-6700/TBS-8900 CD-ROM kit).
TBS-2000                  CS4232, ICS Wavefront GM, 2MB ROM, IDE, OPL3 (TBS-6700/TBS-8900 CD-ROM kit).
Tropez Plus               CS4232, ICS Wavefront GM, 4MB ROM, IDE, OPL3, white 30-pin SIMM slots (TBS-2001).
Malibu Surround 64        Crystal CS4237B, Kurzweil Wavetable, 4MB samples compressed to 2MB ROM size, S/PDIF output.

-56K and MultiSounds are non-gaming soundcards with drivers for MS Windows (3.11/95), and only few DOS utilities.

TURTLE BEACH WAVEBLASTER MIDI DAUGHTERBOARDS
--------------------------------------------
RIO                       ICS 2115 Wavefront GM, 4MB ROM (Like Maui but uncompressed), 1 SIPP RAM slot; max 4MB (slow transfer), Effects.
CancunFX                  Dream SAM9733, 4MB ROM, GM/GS, Chorus+Reverb.
Kurzweil Homac            2MB ROM, Rockwell chipset.

MEDIA VISION ISA SOUNDCARDS
---------------------------
Pro Audio Spectrum        8-bit card that supports stereo digitized 8-bit sound and dual OPL2 support. (no SB compatibility).
Thunder board             MVD121+MVD201, 8-bit 22kHz Sound Blaster clone SB 1.0 compatibility, OPL2, volume wheel.
Pro Audio Spectrum Plus   16/8-bit 44kHz stereo sound support. OPL3 support, Thunder board chip, MVD-101-like chip.
Pro Audio Spectrum 16     MVD101, Thunderboard + SB-1.0 compatible, OPL3.
Pro Audio Studio 16       MVD101, Thunderboard + SB-1.0 compatible, OPL3, studio version has some additional shielding.
Pro Sonic (16)            MV JAZZ 16+MVA416, OPL3, Adlib+Thunderboard+SB 1.0+SBPro compatible (no PAS compatibility), SCSI,  volume wheel.
Premium 3-D               MV JAZZ 16 chipset, built-in SRS surround sound, comes with KORG Wavetable daughter board on WBH.

MEDIA VISION CHIPSET BASED SOUNDCARDS
-------------------------------------
Logitech SoundMan Games   MV JAZZ, OPL-3, 16-bit 44kHz, Sony CD Connector, Does not have the thunderboard chip
Logitech SoundMan Wave    MV JAZZ 16+MVA416, OPL-4 2MB ROM, 16-bit 44kHz, SCSI-1, SB+(poor)SBPro compat, MPU-401 GM, PnP, effects daughterboard conn.
Compro LaserWave Supra 16 MVD121+MVD201, Thunder board chipset, CS4231, SCSI
Compro LaserWav.Futura 16 PAS-16 chipset details unknown, CS4231
Protac thunderboard       MVD121+MVD201, M-CD, volume wheel


-Also separately available a KORG 4MB midi daughterboard.

ENSONIQ ISA SOUNDCARDS
----------------------
Soundscape S-2000         AD1848KP, Motorola 68EC000, OTTO GM/GS Wavetable 2MB ROM, M-CD (also seen: variants without the M-CD headers).
Soundscape Elite          AD1848KP, Motorola 68EC000, OTTO GM/GS Wavetable 2MB ROM, M-CD, IDE, ESP daughtercard (based on S-2000. different 2MB patch set).
Soundscape II:            AD1848KP, Motorola 68EC000, OTTO GM/GS Wavetable 2MB ROM, M-CD, IDE, ESP connectors (Elite minus the ESP, possibly different patch set).
Soundscape OPUS           AD1845JP, OPUS  Wavetable 1MB ROM, PnP (Gateway 2000 OEM, uses unique I/O ports: may give compatibility issues).
Soundscape VIVO90         AD1845JP, MARK5 Wavetable 1MB ROM, PnP (Requires an EMM386 dependant TSR driver in DOS).
Similar:
Reveal Sound FX Wave 32   Clone of Soundscape S-2000 (SC600)
V7-media fx               Clone of Soundscape S-2000

-Despite the AD codec the Soundscapes are normally not WSS compatible in DOS, but are so in Windows. See SSMODE DOS utility.
-Also separately available: SoundscapeDB midi daughterboard, based upon the S-2000 chipset, available in both 2MB (old set) and 1MB (new set).
-The Soundscapes emulate SB 2.0 mono and also OPL3 FM using the Wavetable, this does not require a (additional) TSR.

ROLAND ISA SOUNDCARDS
---------------------
LAPC-I                    MT-32 LA synthesis on a card, predecessor of General Midi (one of a kind music only card).
RAP-10                    SoundCanvas Wavetable, chorus+Reverb, but GM only, includes a Roland 12-Bit Digital audio section.
SCC-1                     SoundCanvas Wavetable, chorus+Reverb, GM/GS (music only card).
MPU-401-AT                Simply a MPU401 interface with a WBH, gives no sound without something else attached.

ROLAND WAVEBLASTER MIDI DAUGHTERBOARDS
--------------------------------------
SCB-7                     SoundCanvas Wavetable, chorus+Reverb, but GM only.
SCB-55                    SoundCanvas Wavetable, chorus+Reverb, GM/GS.

ADVANCED GRAVIS ISA SOUNDCARDS
------------------------------
Ultrasound Classic        GF1, no 16-bit audio recording and onboard analog mixer without CS4231 daughterboard.
                          The final revision (v3.74) of the GUS Classic featured 256 kB + sockets for 768kB.
Ultrasound Ace            GF1, As Classic with 512kB RAM + sockets for 512kB, no game port or recording but a 'Wavetable synthesis' upgrade.
Ultrasound CD3            GF1, An OEM version of Ultrasound Classic, 512–1024KB RAM, M-CD, (green PCB).
Ultrasound MAX            GF1, A version of GUS with CS4231, 512kB RAM + socket for 512kB, M-CD.
Ultrasound Extreme        GF1, 3rd party OEM solution that combined Ultrasound Classic with ESS1688, 1 MB RAM, no RAM slots.
Ultrasound PnP            AMD InterWave, different sound set, 1MB ROM, two 30-pin SIMM slots, ATAPI CD-ROM interface.
Ultrasound PnP Pro        AMD InterWave, added 512kB of on-board RAM required for compatibility with GUS Classic.
Similar:
Primax SoundStorm Wave    GF1, Re-labeled "Altrasound", Sound M-16B without M-CD, M-16C with M-CD (as Ultrasound CD3).
Synergy ViperMAX          GF1, same card later repacked as Ultrasound Extreme, but with only 512kB RAM onboard.
Expertcolor MED3201       AMD Interwave LC, cut-down variant of GFA1 chip - AM78C200 Interwave LC. First series was with standard Am78C201KC.
Compaq Ultra-Sound 32     AMD Interwave, Newer "C" revision of Interwave - AM78C201AKC and TEA6330T fader. Produced by STB Systems.
STB Systems Soundrage 32  AMD Interwave card missing SIMM slots and IDE interface. There was "Pro" variant with 512kB RAM. AM78C201KC chip.
Dynasonic 3-D/Pro         AMD Interwave, featured additional DSP chip that offered a graphic equalizer and additional sound FX presets.
Philips PCA761AW          ?

AZTECH ISA SOUNDCARDS  (Sound Galaxy series:)
---------------------
SG BXII                   8-bit, AZTSB0792-U07, AZTDSP36 (intel N80C51BHP), OPL2, volume wheel.
SG NXII/Extra             8-bit...
SG NX Pro/Extra           8-bit...
SG Nova 16                AZT1605...
SG Nova 16 Extra          AZT1605...
SG Orion 16               AZT1605...
SG Pro16 II (1st)         AZT1605,  AD1845XP,   OPL3, AZT805-J94,  WBH, M-CD, expansion connector.
SG Pro16 II (2nd)         AZT2316R, CS4231A-KL, OPL3, WBH, IDE, expansion connector.
SG WaveRider 32+          AZT2316A, AD1845JP,   OPL3, AZT816,  ICS2125V  WaveFront, ICS2122M-001 WaveROM, IDE, M-CD, expansion connector.
SG Nova 16 Extra II-3D    AZT2316*...
SG WaveRider Pro 32-3D    AZT2316R, CS4231A-KL, OPL3, AZT3320 Wavetable, Samsung  KS0174 (Wavetable ROM), IDE.
SG Pro16 III-3D PnP       AZT2320...
SG WaveR. Pro 32-3D PnP   AZT2320...
SG WaveR. Platinum-3D PnP AZT2320...
SG NX Pro 16              AZT2320...
SG SCSI                   AZTSSPT0592-U01, AZT-NXPMIX0592,  AZTDSP31H (intel S-81C51FANM), OPL3.

-1st Generation, then 2nd: AZT1605 Chipset, 3rd: AZT2316/A/R Chipset, 4th: AZT2320 Chipset.
-Aztech chipsets also rebranded and sold by Reveal.

REVEAL ISA SOUNDCARDS 
---------------------
SC100 Sound FX Basic      Aztech Chipset, 8-bit ISA, (Sound Galaxy NX ???)
SC200 Sound FX Plus       Aztech Sound Galaxy NX II, 8-bit ISA, volume wheel
SC300 Sound FX Pro        Aztech Chipset, 16-bit ISA
SC400 Rev 1 Sound FX 16   Aztech Sound Galaxy NX Pro 16
SC400 Rev 2 Sound FX 16   Aztech Sound Galaxy Pro 16, OPL3, M-CD, WBH
SC400 Rev.3 Sound FX 16   AZT1605 , CS4231 or CS4238, OPL3, M-CD, WBH
SC400 Rev.4g Sound FX 16  OPTi 82c930, OPL3
SC450 Sound FX Pro 16     ?
SC460 Sound FX 16         ?
SC500 Sound FX Wave 32    CS4232, CS9233, CS4112
SC600 Sound FX Wave 32    Ensoniq soundscape Clone
SC800 WAVExtreme 32       UltraSound, AMD Interwave Chipset
SC850 WAVExtreme 32 PRO   UltraSound, AMD Interwave Chipset, Effects, 512 KB on-board RAM, expandable to 16 MB

TERRATEC ISA SOUNDCARDS
-----------------------
Terratec SoundSystem      16-bit OPTi?+Crystal, OPL3, M-CD, WBH.
Gold 16 (rev 3.2B)        ES688,  WBH, IDE, M-CD, OPL3 Clone DSP24S (green PCB, short).
Gold 16 (1996 catalogue)  ES688,  WBH, IDE, M-CD, OPL3 Clone DSP24S, volume wheel (green PCB, long).
Gold 16/96                ES1868, WBH, IDE (brown PCB, gold colored backplane).
Gold 32                   ES1868, WBH, IDE, 1MB Dream Wavetable daughterboard (host card as Gold 16/96).
Maestro 16 (1st edition)  ASC-9308 + DSP-9309A + AD1845, OPL3, M-CD, WBH, 1MB Dream Wavetable daughterboard.
Maestro 16 (2nd edition)  ASC-9308 + DSP-9309A + CS4248, OPL3, M-CD, WBH, 1MB Dream Wavetable daughterboard, Volume wheel.
Maestro 32 (1st edition)  ASC-9308 + DSP-9309A + AD1845, OPL3, M-CD, WBH, 4MB Dream Wavetable daughterboard.
Maestro 32 (2nd edition)  ASC-9308 + DSP-9309A + CS4248, OPL3, M-CD, WBH, 4MB Dream Wavetable daughterboard SAM9203/SAM8905, Volume wheel.
Maestro 16 IDE (rare)     OPTi 82C929 + CS4231?, OPL3, WBH, IDE, 1MB Dream Wavetable daughterboard?
Maestro 16/96             OPTi 82C924 + CS4231, WBH, 1MB Dream SAM9233/SAM8905 Wavetable, FM through SAM8905.
Maestro 32/96             CS4232, IDE, WBH, IDE,     4MB Dream SAM9233/SAM8905 Wavetable, FM through SAM8905.
EWS64S                    AD1816A,   Dream SAM9407 Wavetable + 72-Pin RAM slot, 26-pin connector for S/PDIF bracket, WBH pins not mounted.
EWS64L                    CS4236(B), Dream SAM9407 Wavetable + 72-Pin RAM slot, no front-module.
EWS64XL                   CS4236(B), Dream SAM9407 Wavetable + 72-Pin RAM slot, with 5.1/4" front-module with WBH.
EWS64XXL                  CS4236(B), Dream SAM9407 Wavetable + 72-Pin RAM slot, with 5.1/4" front-module:  Waldorf Microwave XT.
TT1816-S                  Analog Devices AD18max10JS, WBH, no amplifier.
Base-1/64                 Analog Devices AD1816JS soundport, WBH, radio header.

-The ASC-9308 based cards have no oscillator, only a small uclock chip?
-First lineup from around 1994, then the '96 editions, then the EWS and Analog Devices cards in 1997.
-There are also 'SE', Special Editions, they differ in that the packaging includes less peripherals/software.
-Maestro 16 and 32 are very similar to the Zoltrix/Gallant SC-6000 soundcard.

TERRATEC WAVEBLASTER MIDI DAUGHTERBOARDS
----------------------------------------
WaveSystem Mini  (older)  SAM9233, 1MB Wavetable, GM, MT-32 emulation, GS sounds expansion only.
WaveSystem Mini  (newer)  SAM9407, 1MB Wavetable, GM, MT-32 emulation, GS sounds expansion only (WT64).
WaveSystem                SAM9233, 2MB Wavetable, GM, MT-32 emulation, GS sounds expansion only.
WaveSystem Prof. (older)  SAM9203+SAM8905,   4MB Wavetable, GM, MT-32 emulation, GS sounds + Chorus/Reverb MFX (Dream GSWAVE).
WaveSystem Prof. (newer)  SAM9233+SAM8905-1, 4MB Wavetable, GM, MT-32 emulation, GS sounds + Chorus/Reverb MFX.
WaveXTable                SAM9708, 16MB Wavetable, GM/XG.

CRYSTALAKE ISA SOUNDCARDS
-------------------------
Crystal-Clear Wavetable   Big square 160 pin chip?, CS4231, OPL3, CS-9203CL with 2MB CS4110-CS ROM, M-CD, PCB-ID AD928-3 V1.1
CLMI 105                  OPTi 928, CS4231, 1Mb Dream Wavetable, WBH.
CLMI 140                  CS4232, CS9233 Wavetable with 4MB ROM, IDE.

GUILLEMOT ISA SOUNDCARDS  (Maxi Sound series:)
------------------------
MS 16                     16-Bit, OPL3, M-CD, WBH.
MS 32 Wave FX             ?
MS 16 PnP                 16-Bit Crystal chipset, WBH, IDE.
MS 32 Wave FX PnP         16-Bit, 1MB ROM + 4MB RAM, WBH, IDE.
MS 64 PnP                 16-Bit, 4MB ROM + 72-Pin RAM Slot (16MB), WBH, IDE.
MS 64 Home Studio PnP     CS4232,  Dream SAM9407 Wavetable + 4MB ROM + 72-Pin RAM Slot (16MB), IDE, Misplaced WBH (v1.0).
MS 64 Home Studio (older) CS4236B, Dream SAM9233+8905 Wavetable + ?MB RAM+ROM + 72-Pin RAM Slot, Misplaced WBH (SC8000 v3.31T)
MS 64 Home Studio (newer) CS4236,  Dream SAM9407 Wavetable + 4MB ROM + 72-Pin RAM Slot (16MB), IDE, WBH (SC8500 v1.6T).
MS 64 Game Theater        ES1868,  Dream SAM9407 Wavetable + 4MB RAM + 72-Pin RAM Slot (16MB), Misplaced WBH (v1.0).
MS 64 Dynamic 3D          ES1868,  Dream SAM9407 Wavetable + 1MB ROM + 2MB RAM + 72-Pin RAM Slot (16MB), (SC8600 LITE, shorter card).
MS 64 Home Studio 2       ES1868,  Dream SAM9407 Wavetable + 4MB ROM + 72-Pin RAM Slot (16MB), WBH, (Digital I/O connector) (SC8600 v2.0).
MS 64 Home Studio Pro     ES1868,  Dream SAM9407 Wavetable + 4MB ROM + 72-Pin RAM Slot (16MB), WBH, Daughterboard for S/PDIF Input/Output.

-Regarding 64 Home Studio WBH: When there is memory in the RAM Slot there is no room left for a full size midi daughterboard.

GALLANT ISA SOUNDCARDS    (Canadian)
----------------------
SC-3000                   8-bit Sound Card.
SC-4000                   8-bit Sound Card.
SC-5000                   8-bit Sound Card.
SC-6000                   ASC-9308 + DSP-9309A + AD1848, M-CD, WBH, volume wheel (PCB-ID: AV-302).
SC-6600 PnP               CS4236,  WBH, IDE.
SC-6600 PnP PLUS          AD1816,  WBH, IDE.
SC-7000 PnP v3.0          CS4236,  WBH, IDE, OPL4 1MB ROM.
SC-7000 PnP v4.0          CS4237,  WBH, IDE, OPL4 1MB ROM.
SC-7000 PnP PLUS          AD1816,  WBH, IDE, OPL4 1MB ROM.
SC-8000 PnP v3.31         CS4236B, WBH, IDE, Dream SAM9233/8905 Wavetable + 1MB ROM + 72-Pin RAM Slot, volume wheel (similar to guillemot).

-They changed chipset often, sometimes a suffix SC-6600'E' is ES1868, 'C' is CS4237,'Y' is YMF719, 'AD' AD1816.
-Card names are also used in abbreviated form (SC-7000 being SC-70).
-SC-6000 also known as: Audio Plus True 16 by Zoltrix, Audio Excel DSP 16 by Audio Excel.

ZOLTRIX ISA SOUNDCARDS    (Canadian, Audio Plus series:)
----------------------
AP II                     8 bit mono, PCB-ID: AV202.
AP 1600                   8 bit stereo, PCB-ID: N/A.
AP 1600 V.2               8 bit stereo, PCB-ID: AV206.
AP 1600 V.3               8 bit stereo, PCB-ID: AV207.
AP 1600 V.33              8 bit stereo, PCB-ID: AV208.
Audio Performer           8 bit stereo, PCB-ID: AV300.
AP True 16                ASC-9308 + DSP-9309A + AD1848, M-CD, WBH, volume wheel, PCB-ID: AV301/AV302.
AP 3200 V.1               16 bit stereo, PCB-ID: AV303.
AP 3200 V.2               16 bit stereo, PCB-ID: AV305.
AP 3200 Wave              16 bit stereo, PCB-ID: AV500.
AP 3200 PnP               16 bit stereo, full duplex, PCB-ID: AV308.
AP 6400 PnP               16 bit stereo, full duplex, PCB-ID: AV306.
AP 6400 PnP V.2           16 bit stereo, full duplex, PCB-ID: AV307.
AP 6400 PnP V.3           16 bit stereo, full duplex, PCB-ID: ULC931 Rev 2.0 / AP64-00 VER 3.0.
AP 6400 PnP Wave          16 bit stereo, full duplex, PCB-ID: AV501.
AP 6400 3D PnP            16 bit stereo, full duplex, PCB-ID: AV309.
AP 6400 3D PnP V.2        16 bit stereo, full duplex, PCB-ID: AV320.
AP 6400 3D PnP V.5        CMI8330, 16 bit stereo, full duplex, PCB-ID: AV310.

-Does Audio Excel brand sell the same line of cards?

ORCHID ISA SOUNDCARDS     (source www.yjfy.com)
---------------------
SoundDrive 16             16Bit ISA, Speaker in, game/MIDI port, M-CD
SoundWave 32 Pro          16Bit ISA, 2MB Maximum Onboard Memory, M-CD
SoundWave 32 plus         
SoundWave 32 +SCSI        16Bit ISA, ADSP-2115, M-CD, WBH
SoundWave 32PRO SCSI      16Bit ISA, ADSP-2115, M-CD, WBH
SoundWave 32 +Studio      16Bit ISA, ADSP-2115, M-CD, WBH
SoundWave 32              16Bit ISA, Analog Devices, M-CD
Sound Producer Pro        16Bit ISA, M-CD, volume control
GameWave 32               16Bit ISA, Analog Devices, M-CD, volume control
GameWave 32 Plus          16Bit ISA, 2MB Maximum Onboard Memory , M-CD
NuSound PnP               16Bit ISA, M-CD, WBH, NuPanel connector

ORCHID WAVEBLASTER MIDI DAUGHTERBOARDS
--------------------------------------
WaveBooster               Dream SAM9203, 2MB ROM
WaveBooster/4             Dream SAM9203, 4MB ROM
WaveBooster 4FX           Dream SAM9203+SAM8905, 4MB ROM

ACER ISA SOUNDCARDS
-------------------
FX-16                     AD1816?
FX-3D                     AD1816?
Magic S20                 OPTi 82C929, CS4231, OPL3, WBH.
Magic S22                 OPTi 82C930, OPL3, WBH.
Magic S23                 CS4232, OPL3, WBH.
Magic S23A                CS4237B, CS9233 Wavetable.
Magic S30                 Vibra 16 CT2501, OPL3, IDE, WBH.
Magic S32                 Vibra 16S, OPL3, WBH.

AOPEN ISA SOUNDCARDS
--------------------
AW32 Pro                  CS4232, CS9233 Wavetable set.
AW32-3D                   CS4237, CS9233 Wavetable set.
AW35                      CS4237, IDE/Wavetable headers usually not mounted.
AW35 Pro                  CS4237, CS9236 Wavetable chip.
AW37                      CS4235, IDE/Wavetable headers usually not mounted.
AW37 Pro                  CS4235, CS9236 Wavetable chip.
S23                       See Acer Magic S23

MIRO ISA SOUNDCARDS       (www.mirosupport.de)
-------------------
Sound PCM1 pro            OPTi 82C929, CS codec,     Yamaha OPL4 2MB, M-CD, IDE, Windows only MPU-401.
Sound FM10                OPTi 82C929, CS/AD? codec, Yamaha OPL3,     No Amplifier, WBH, IDE, Windows only MPU-401.
Sound PCM10               OPTi 82C929, CS/AD? codec, Yamaha OPL4 2MB, No Amplifier, M-CD, IDE, Windows only MPU-401.
Sound PCM12               OPTi 82C929, AD codec,     Yamaha OPL4 2MB, No Amplifier, WBH, IDE, MPU-401.
Sound PCM12 E/PnP         OPTi 82C924, AD codec,     Yamaha OPL4 2MB, No Amplifier, WBH, IDE, MPU-401.
Sound PCM20 Radio         OPTi 82C924, AD codec,     Yamaha OPL4 2MB, No Amplifier, WBH, IDE, MPU-401, radio antenna input.

SHUTTLE ISA SOUNDCARDS    ('Spacewalker' or 'Shuttle' Sound System:)
-------------------
HOT-247  SpW.SS 3D PnP    OPTi 82C933, WBH.
HOT-245A SpW.SS 3D PnP    OPTi 82C931, WBH.
HOT-245  SpW.SS PnP       OPTi 82C931, WBH.
HOT-241  SpW.SS PnP       OPTi 82C931, WBH, IDE.
HOT-237  SpW.SS 3D Wave   OPTi 82C930, OPL3, OPTi 82C941 GM Wavetable 'QDSP' 2MB ROM, OPL3, IDE.
HOT-235  SpW.SS 3D        OPTi 82C930, OPL3, WBH, IDE.
HOT-239  Shu.SS 48 Wave   OPTi 82C930, OPL3, OPTi 82C941 GM Wavetable 'QDSP' 1MB ROM, IDE, M-CD.
HOT-233  Shu.SS 48 Plus   OPTi 82C929+AD1848, OPL3, WBH (2x?), IDE, M-CD.
HOT-223  Shu.SS 48        OPTi 82C928+AD1848 or CS32**, OPL3, WBH (2x?), M-CD.

-Also sold: HOT-243Y Wavetable Adapter Yamaha YMF704 1MB.
-They seem to put two WBH's on some cards, one for OPL4 and another for MPU-401?

PENDING:
Gravis needs overhaul...
Genius soundcards...
Midia soundcards...
Pine soundcards...
Audio Excel soundcards.
MediaMagic soundcards...
Toptek chipsets...
guillemot ROM+RAM sizes need verification...


ABBREVIATIONS:
IDE                       IDE header for Harddisk or CD-ROM.
M-CD                      Multiple CD headers, like Sony, Mitsumi and MKE/Panasonic standards.
WBH                       26-Pin header for mounting a Waveblaster compatible Midi Daughterboard.
Misplaced WBH             Waveblaster header is placed in such a way that a full size Midi Daughterboard will not fit.
OPL*                      See Yamaha ISA related Chipsets.
GM                        General MIDI or GM is a standardized specification for music synthesizers that respond to MIDI messages.
GS                        General Synthesizer compatible, an extension of General Midi by Roland (and Clones).
XG                        An extension of General Midi by Yamaha.
RAM                       Used here for the Data area referenced by a Midi engine to hold user patch sets, which have to be uploaded after boot.
ROM                       Used here for the Data area referenced by a Midi engine to hold a fixed factory patch set.
SB                        Sound Blaster, a popular interface for 8-bit Mono Digitized sound, this interface could be licenced from Creative Labs.
SBPro                     Sound Blaster Pro, a popular interface for 8-Bit Stereo Digitized sound, this interface could be licenced from Creative Labs.
SB16                      Sound Blaster 16, giving 16-Bit Stereo Digitized sound, this interface could NOT be licenced from Creative Labs.
WSS                       Windows Sound System, an interface specification for 16-Bit atereo digitized sound and FM.
MSS                       Microsoft Sound System, see WSS.
MPU-401                   Standard interface for Midi music.
PCB                       Circuit board.
PnP                       Plug and Play, meaning the cards resources are set by software/BIOS instead of jumpers.
GUS                       Gravis UltraSound.

CLARIFICATION
Codec                     Multi sampling rate / bitrate Digital to Analog audio convertor. Converts bits and bytes to analog audio.
Controller                Main Sound card chip, doing Bus interfacing, Digital Audio handling etc, but cannot output analog audio.