Rany Battikh

Sound Blaster 1.0 Firmware Reverse Engineered

The legendary Sound Blaster, released in 1989 by Creative Labs, was an industry-changer as it paved the way for powerhouse FM-synthesis-on-board cards dominance up until the mid-late 90s. So many clones SB appeared on the market during that time period, mimicking the functionalities of the original hardware, with varying degrees of success. Almost 30 years […]


Orpheus: The Ultimate Classic DOS Gaming PC Sound Card

The Orpheus sound card has entered production. It aims to be the ultimate ISA sound card for classic DOS computers, produced by the same group that makes the PCMIDI (Roland MPU-401 alternative) that we covered recently. Orpheus is feature packed and focused on perfect classic gaming PC compatibility. The card is based around the Crystal […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

New Sound Cards in 2019

It is the year 2019 and in the Personal Computer (PC) world.  A company called Creative is still making sound cards for gamers and audiophile enthusiast alike.  Having just launched this summer, customers can order one of two different choices with the flagship model being the Sound Blaster AE-9 PCI-E Sound Card.   The other is […]