While Ensoniq’s approach generally worked with most games, some older games had problems detecting the virtualized hardware on some systems. The chip was capable of spatializing all audio automatically, but still required DirectSound3D usage for specific localization of sounds. The jack switches modes if 4-speaker output became active. AudioPCI, while designed to be cheap, is still quite functional. As you can see on the image, there aren’t many components on this card at all Thanks for marking this as the answer.

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It was particularly unfortunate because the AudioPCI used system RAM ensonia patch set storage which in itself offers tremendous potential for new patch sets over the traditional ROM storage previously used. These drivers are provided simply because these were quite good cards, and the drivers are almost completely extinct in terms of availability on the Internet, since Ensoniq was unfortunately bought out by Creative Labs, and it seems there are few or no ensonjq elsewhere.

The card represented a shift in Ensoniq’s market positioning. Did this solve your problem? Soundcard Drivers at www.

It was Ensoniq’s last sound card product before they were acquired by Creative Technology. Elite has some reverb and chorus enabled by default and you can tweak it with sysex commands. It is SBPro-capable for digital sound but has no bit choice.


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Listening to the Doom recordings from the first post, I can hear the loss in quality compared to what I remember. A good resource for legacy drivers in general, in Finland – a good place to start.

Views Read View source View history. Most of the drivers for these other operating systems can be found elsewhere on the Internet; our concern is to preserve the availabiility of drivers which are either no longer on the manufacturer’s website notably Creative Labsor will most likely disappear from their websites soon.

This site in other languages x. They may have a demos section. Also, this card has an interesting history. The patch set is revised and ensonuq notably stronger percussion samples.

OS/2 Soundcard Summary – Sound Boards: Ensoniq

This especially applies to soundcards which require bootup initialization in order to provide SoundBlaster Pro doe SoundBlaster 16 compatibility modes. Most of the various SoundBlaster cards of a particular family SB, AWE, etc share similar jumper configurations especially for base address, MPU base address, etc so one of the following references should suit your card even if your particular SoundBlaster model number ct-xxxx doesn’t match exactly.

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Ensoniq AudioPCI

PeteWeb – Old Operating systems. Gravis Ultrasound ‘classic’, Max, etc.

Towards the end of the s, Ensoniq was struggling financially. WIN 9x For additional files not listed here, visit Advanced Gravis’ soundcard driver download page the soundcard files are at the bottom of the page, and there is a doss to the full index of their ftp server at the bottom as well.


Several patch set choices are available, varying in size and instrument quality 2, 4, or 8 MB. When Creative got involved, they upgraded the chip a couple of times, and renamed the chip to ES and then ES So you are guaranteed that these drivers will work if you have a card that looks like the one in the picture above.

Firstly this card used PCI. This was a smart cost saving measure!

Ensoniq – Vogons Wiki

It was one of the first cards to have Microsoft DirectSound3D 4-speaker playback support. They seem to operate at The following cards should function properly with converter, however not all of them have been tested and certainly are not guaranteed to work.

Last edited by Mau1wurf on The CT chip is a relabeled ES, may be nesoniq on some cheap cards i. However, this card will provide MPU midi support.