Re: Explanation of the Audigy synth outputs???

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Posted by Jeremy D. on June 06, 2002 at 10:13:11:

In Reply to: Explanation of the Audigy synth outputs??? posted by Simon on June 03, 2002 at 21:51:05:

: What the heck is the difference between the S/W Synth and A/B synths??? And what is this MPU_401 device that's listed?

Synth A and B are the ones to use as they're the soundfont capable synths (the S/W synth is rubbish but lets Creative claim you can have 1024 MIDI voices - yes you can, so long as you don't mind most of them being useless). Run SoundFont from AudioHQ and you'll probably find that both A and B synths have a 4Mb GM synth loaded as default - you can do much better than this by exploring sites such as HammerSound ( Between them A and B give you 32 channels of quite high-quality MIDI output.

MPU_401, I should imagine, is the name of the E-mu chip that powers the Audigy. (I expect MPU = Music Processing Unit or some such post-Nvidia showing-off!) Can't double check as I'm at work on a non-musical PC.

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