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Average rating: 2.8 out of 5
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Daniele Radacich a hobbyist user from Italy writes:
Sound Font Technology is very good: You can play a sample like a sampler workstation. 4 Mb GM Bank is good: piano, acoustic guitar, brass, drums are very good. I use it with 2 synths (DX7IID and JX-8P): a good sequencer.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:37
dF a hobbyist user from Belgium writes:
Whatever they say about this card, wether it sucks, sounds great or makes noise like hell, I don't give a SHIT. Yes indeed the quality may not be so good as for example a Turtle Beach card and yeps, there are trouble getting it in action for VST but one thing's for sure, if you want to amuse yourself after a day of hard work and just want to have fun... this is great stuff... I know there's better stuff out there, but I'm not one of those willing to pay 300 to 500$ for a damn soundcard if I'm only going to use it now and then. Sure you can't create your own FABULOUS CD music with this thing, but with the right laming around and twiddling stuff you can get decent things out of it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:37
Marten W a hobbyist user from Holland writes:
I dont like the fact that i have to buy a intel or amd processor to use the full software for the card. On my IBM/Cyrix 6x86 P200+ the Wavesynth/gw software will not be installed because you need at least a intel pentium 90 or a amd k5 p90+ can't you make an update to make the software work on a 6x86 p200+ the other software works perfectly and the card is the ultimate soundcard for a pc. the people who do not like the card yust have to install the card like it has to be, my AWE64 value works perfectly except wavesynth/gw

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:37
Ed a part time user from USA writes:
First, don't bother with the ROM sounds - they're as lame as they get. There are 8MB GM soundfonts floating around, they make a huge difference (as you might well imagine). Second, don't bother will full duplex - the card downconverts the playback to 8 bits and records in 16, and that'll ruin your ability to hear any mix you're doing (I have a Turtle Beach Daytona PCI that I only use for digital audio). I'm running this under NT and using it strictly as a computer-based sample playback unit, running the output through a BBE 462, and it sounds as good (and better, with some E-Mu soundfonts) than my U-20. I'm not getting the noise that some people are complaining about, but then I'm not using the digital audio section. It's pretty good for a cheap card, and I'm not burning production CDs on my system so I don't care if I don't get a 90db s/n ration - it works, it runs under NT 4.0 (and I've got dual P166s), and it doesn't argue with the Turtle Beach card (which also works well under NT). I stuffed a 12MB RAM expander on it and I can't really complain - it's no Akai sampler, but it didn't cost me over a grand, either!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:37
Diego a professional user from Spain writes:
First of all: all 64 family are simply AWE32 with new software... and marketing. What does it means? creative have "discovered" software mixing, and the other 32 channels are mixed by the CPU. In other words: you will only use 32 voices on games and sequencers, the other 32 voices are for listen MIDs with the media player, the only task running. Forgot any multitasking while using WS/WG. Other "creative" develop: cheap and standard 30pin SIMM on AWE32 have been changed on both SB64 by creative's own memory (double+ expensive!!!!). The EMU8000 sounds good, ok, but the 64 gold is a s##t, don't spend your money on a modified AWE32 with new software and it's "creative" memory, go buy the good old AWE32 instead ;-)

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:37
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