ESS ES1868 AUDIO DRIVER
High end home and portable audio players come with ESS dac chips. In the mids, ESS started working on making PC audio, and later, video chips, and created the Audiodrive line, used in hundreds of different products. At some point, the company moved from Berkeley to Fremont, California. Computer Speech Generation” by John P. And as others have noted here there is a nasty pop when starting the PC, but these are minor complaints in my opinion. Within the hardware limitations of that time, ESS used Mozer’s technology, in software, to produce realistic-sounding voices that often became the boilerplate for the respective games.
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Also the game had some minor SFX issues on ws1868 particular codec. This card is SB Pro compatible and sounds fantastic, very clean and crisp.
Perhaps this is Windows only option via the generic WSS 2. These synthesizers were often reasonably faithful to the Yamaha OPL3 chip, which was an important feature for the time as some competing solutions, including Creative’s own CQM synthesis featured in later ISA Sound Blaster compatibles, offered sub-par FM sound quality.
Historically, ESS Technology was most famous for their line of their Audiodrive chips for audio cards.
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After the exclusive license expired National seemed to have a “non-exclusive” license for a year or soMozer licensed the aidio to ESS. EXE is likewise easy to use, and allowed me to set the MIDI and CD volumes both muted by defaultand the volume levels were perfect first time which is a rare thing in my experience. Then again Wolf3D does this even on a SB. The DOS mixer software turned me off those cards however, and some minor incompatibilities with older games. The on board amp can be turned off easily via jumpers.
Around that time, the company was renamed to ESS Technology. With ESS-speech, samples that would normally require almost all of the 64 kilobyte memory of the Commodore 64 if encoded in PCM were so small, that the entire game fit into the RAM along with speech, without requiring additional loads zudio disk.
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Professor Mozer first became interested in speech technology when a blind student in his class in asked whether he could help design a talking calculator.
And as others have noted here there is a nasty pop when starting the PC, but these are minor complaints in my opinion. At first, even then, all words were encoded by hand by Mozer in his basement, but in the third or fourth year of audoi license, National came up with a software encoder for it. Any chance you could give it a go with SoftMPU? I haven’t had a chance to try any of the ISA AudioDrives but I’m looking forward to giving this baby a spin once it arrives.
The company was created at least partially as a way to market Mozer’s speech synthesis auddio described in US patents 4,, 4, and 4, after his 3-year, summer to summerextended contract with National Semiconductor expired in or so.
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Electronic Speech Systems produced synthetic speech for, among other things, home computer systems like the Commodore It must have been late Google [Bot]m and 8 guests. Does it work in an 8-bit slot?
The ES datasheet http: Also the wavetable header could not be configured to a useable port number this is done via jumpersthe lowest available was port ! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Within the hardware limitations of that time, ESS used Mozer’s technology, in software, to produce realistic-sounding voices that often became the boilerplate for the respective games. Users browsing this forum: It seems to give popping noises on anything other than a Sound Blaster.
But try playing a shooter and shooting a few things, causing explosions etc and see if this card has that issue. I was about to give up and put the SB16 back in when I noticed this humble looking card, pulled from a junked Socket 7 machine at some time in the past and kept because it had a wavetable header: I wudio which one it was.