>I am thinking of buying the Orchid SoundWave 32 sound card. Firstly, this
>card has a CD-ROM interface, and I already have an Adaptec SCSI controller
>(1542C, I think) on my PC. I don't have a CD-ROM at the moment, but I may
>get one eventually. Would the SoundWave 32's CD-ROM interface present any
>problems for Linux? If I get a CD-ROM, I shall probably use the Adaptec
>SCSI controller, instead of the SoundWave's controller.
I've been using mine for quite some time.. The great!! thing about this card
is that you can configure it to do MPU-401 (wavetable, of course) emulation
through any interrupt you want!!! Mine uses INT 15! EXTREEMELY handy for me.
With sndkit-2.0 I've been playing *.WAV files, *.MOD's (great!), and *.mid
files - even soundblaster stuff and midi stuff simultaneously.
XBoing even works with it!
One thing I do hate, however, is that I have to go into DOS to change the
volume of the card, as the speakers that come with the unit don't have
volume knobs. Also, I have to boot DOS to configure the card once at the
proper I/O and INT. Then Linux recognizes the soundblaster and roland device.
It also supports the Yamaha OPL/3 systhesis, and linux recognizes this as well,
but I haven't been able to get sndkit's OPL/3 stuff working to test it.
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