IMG Reviews Sound Blaster Live!
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IMG continues our effort to bring you the most comprehensive and up-to-date hardware coverage with our review of Creative Labs' first product for the Mac platform, the Sound Blaster Live! Mac Edition. Our own Jason Sims spent an exhausting two weeks putting this audio card through its paces, testing it not only with games but with pro audio applications and all manner of audio-related software. As we know you use your systems for more than gaming, we also tested MIDI support, Creatives' SoundFonts technology and audio input and output. Here's an excerpt:
Computer gaming has been revolutionized on every front in recent years. Multiplayer gaming, traditionally restricted to small networks, has gone large: millions of people are now playing games over the Internet. Graphics have leapt into rich, 3D worlds, driven by increasingly-powerful video cards. Dozens of new, innovative controllers appear on the market every year. And, with the debut of sound cards supporting surround sound, audio has gone 3D too. Creative's Sound Blaster Live! is the first and only sound card to offer 3D surround to Mac gamers, and the possibilities are promising indeed.For the rest of this in-depth look at the first audio revolution for Mac gamers, follow the link below.
Review: Creative Labs' Sound Blaster Live! Mac Edition
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