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Old 05-17-2005, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New! Sound Card Technology: Creatives X-FI Technology

This article was kinda interesting; thanks to tomshardware.com
http://www.tomshardware.com/consumer...516/index.html

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1.) "X-Fi uses what is called an Active Modal Architecture (AMA), allowing the user to choose among three application modes: games, leisure and creation. Its calculating power (X-Fi has a power of 10,340 MIPS, which is more powerful than a 3.6 GHz P4 processor, which has 10,224 MIPS) is then optimized for the chosen type of use. " -tomshardware.com

2.) "For gamers, the processing power (24 times that of the Audigy processor) will clearly transform the situation by offering speed, but also the capacity to manage a multitude of audio sources simultaneously in 3D with optimization for the speaker system. Creative's new EAX 5.0 should transform the sonic world for gamers - making it possible, for example, in multi-player situations, for a player to speak into the microphone and have his or her voice reproduced in conformity with the virtual acoustical environment where the player is."
-tomshardware.com
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That is pretty sweet. Thats hilarious, more MIPS than a 3.6GHz!!!!
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We will have to see about thisone
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"For leisure uses involving audio, X-Fi, thanks to its processing power and algorithms, will make it possible to turn any traditional audio source into high-definition multi-channel. This function, called "24 bit Crystalizer,""

-Hello revisited legato link

"making it possible, for example, in multi-player situations, for a player to speak into the microphone and have his or her voice reproduced in conformity with the virtual acoustical environment where the player is."

-And their's a limiting factor for doing this now?

"Finally, for musical creation, beyond support for existing standards, X-Fi will see the emergence of a new standard - 3D MIDI - making it possible to create 3D multi-channel sound in MIDI as well as audio."

-Intresting...
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Old 05-17-2005, 06:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wonder how much thats gonna set you back though. Probaly not gonna be cheap.

Looks good though, I like the idea of the virtual speakers thing.
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Anyone remember Adlib from back in the day?.. Too bad they went bankrupt..
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