Posted by Thomas
McGuire on January 22, 2001
Company: Videologic Product:
manual was a bit sparse that you get with the card, well, it
wasn’t really a manual, more like a Quick Install guide.
That said, the Driver CD has a fairly detailed HTML manual
which covers pretty much everything you’ll need to know.
SonicFury comes with a pretty large Software bundle.
According to Videologic you get the following software with
MusicMatch™ Jukebox - All-in-one digital music encoder, player &
database, integrated CD player, audio & data CD creator,
& Internet radio tuner.
Making Waves™ - 128-track digital audio music sequencer &
VideoLogic IP Phone - For
Internet phone calls. Save up to 75% on international call
rates & browse the web while you're talking.
FutureBeat 3D™ - For 3D audio composition & mixing.
JetAudio™ - Award-winning media-player for music CDs, MP3,
WAV, RA, MIDI files & digital video.
Yamaha® Softsynthesizer XG™ & XG Studio™ - Emulators of the powerful Yamaha XG
Voyetra AudioStation™ 4, MIDI Orchestrator™ 32 & AudioView™
32 - For playing, recording & editing WAV files.
Voyetra Digital Orchestrator ™ - Desktop recording studio & Music Write™
version) notation software for composing & printing
Sonic Foundry's ACID Xpress™ - Song creation & SIREN Jukebox Xpress™ music management & playback software for MP3,
WMA & WAV files.
- MP3 cross-mixing software for DJs.
d-lusion MJ Studio - Mixing
console, DrumStation Roland
TR-909-based drum machine & RubberDuck acid & techno-synthesizer (trial versions).
Dancer DNA - Generates
3D shapes & sets them dancing to your favourite music.
are all very well & good, but I honestly never really
used any of them (Bar Jet Audio of which I had some previous
experience) as I don’t need them. Although those of
you interested in music composition/editing will no doubt
put many of these to great use. Me, I’ll just stick with Windows
Media Player 7.
you’ll find everything you need on the CD Manual
wise. You also get the obligatory bundle of Music making
software that comes with most soundcards too. Still, for the
price the SonicFury all this software pretty much comes at
no extra cost to you.
went smoothly. I uninstalled Creative Liveware, shut down
the PC. Removed the SoundBlaster Live! & then installed
the SonicFury. The card was recognized & installed just
fine in both Windows 2000 & Windows Millennium Edition.
a small side note the SonicFury CD does not come with
Windows Me drivers, although this are available
for download now (Drivers are available for
Windows 9x, Me, NT4 & 2000) & as part of the
installation program on the CD you will be informed that the
CD has no Windows Me drivers & it will plain refuse to
install on that Operating System as a result.
is a pretty nice feature as far as I’m concerned &
ensures no-one will accidentally install the incorrect
drivers. I should also mention that the new Windows Millennium Edition driver is an
improvement over the initial one & does fix some issues
that were outstanding in it’s initial release.