SOUND BOARDS: AZTECH
Sound Galaxy 16 & Waverider 32+

Phone:
800-886-8829, 510-623-8988
Fax:
510-623-8989
BBS:
510-623-8933
e-mail:
aztechca@netcom.com or suppport@aztechCA.com, but **NOT** AZtech.com, which is an unrelated company!
Web:
http://www.aztechca.com

Aztech makes a variety of mostly low-end sound boards. Unfortunately, although OS/2 MMPM/2 drivers exist for these boards, they do not support VTD at this time.


Sound Galaxy 16

Type:
FM synthesis
Chipset:
Aztech proprietary (AZT2316A [?]), Yamaha OPL3 (?)
CD-ROM:
IDE, proprietary (Sony, Panasonic, Mitsumi, Aztech) (?)
Street price:
~$70
OS/2 Drivers:
Available but possibly unreliable; do not support VTD.
Drivers from:
OS/2 box, ftp: ftp.aimnet.com, /pub/users/aztech
Comments:
OS/2 drivers exist. My one report on these drivers has them working fairly well, but with the major caveat that the system occasionally locks up when trying to open a Windows session after playing a DOS game that requires sound in OS/2. Net reports indicate only so-so DOS games compatibility with this board.

Aztech Waverider 32+

Type:
Wavetable
Chipset:
Aztech AZT2316A, ICS WaveFront, Yamaha OPL3
CD-ROM:
IDE, proprietary (Sony, Panasonic, Mitsumi, Aztech)
Street price:
$110-$150
OS/2 Drivers:
Available but possibly unreliable; do not support VTD.
Drivers from:
OS/2 box, ftp: ftp.aimnet.com, /pub/users/aztech
Comments:
As near as I can tell, there is no OS/2 wavetable support for this board. PC Magazine reported so-so wavetable sound quality from this board. Net reports indicate only so-so DOS games compatibility with this board. I've received one report of failure with IBM's MPU-401 driver and this board, but this may have been due to installation errors, so if you get the MPU-401 driver working with this board, please e-mail me.

Copyright © 1996, 1997, Rod Smith, rodsmith@rodsbooks.com
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