SOUND BOARDS: LOGITECH
SoundMan Wave

Last update: 12/26/97

Phone:
800-231-7717, 510-795-8500
Fax:
510-792-8901
BBS:
??
e-mail:
jennings@dlj.ENET.dec.com (Dave Jennings)

SoundMan Wave

Type:
Wavetable
Chipset:
MediaVision Jazz 16, Yamaha OPL4
CD-ROM:
SCSI
Street price:
~$100
OS/2 Drivers:
shareware, but limited
Drivers from:
OS/2 ftp, ftp.digital.com in /pub/micro/OS2/smwdd021.zip
Comments:
Tech support says no OS/2 drivers exist, and don't count on them in the future, but that the board should work with SoundBlaster drivers. Dave Jennings has written shareware drivers, but they don't support the board's wavetable features, and I don't know how well DOS and Windows programs are supported with these drivers. Dave says he's not planning further development of his drivers, unfortunately, citing technical difficulties getting adequate timing from OS/2. I've heard that it's possible to get the MediaVision Jazz drivers that come with OS/2 to work with this card by either doing a soft reboot from DOS after running the DOS initialization software or by running this software from an OS/2 DOS box. The IBM MPU-401 driver reportedly does work with this board. I've seen another report that a combination of the Jennings driver and the Jazz 16 driver, each set for its own address, gets things working. The smwvol.exe program (from the SOUNDMAN directory) can then be used in some way to get it working. (Sorry if this is sketchy; that's all I've got.)

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