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Re: Desktop Loopaz (AWE 64 Upgrade cost)

>>> If you don't mind my asking, what did you pay and where did you get the
ram? <<<

Bearing in mind you only own the value, you will only be able to up the RAM
to 24.5mb (AWE64 Gold has 4mb on the card already as opposed to 512k).  
on the Creative Labs European Web Site (www.creaf.com) and you'll see that
it costs 125.00.  Not exactly cheap compared to 72 pin simms, but there 

>>> BTW, how have you been mapping the samples to your midi keyboard? <<<

Well, that's why I bought the RAM.  I don't know whether it comes bundled
with the value pack or not, but I got Vienna 2.1 with my Gold card.  Vienna
2.1 is a soundfont editor which, (funnily enough) allows you to build sound
font banks.  It allows you to map several samples (depending on memory on
the card) to the keyboard and use them on the same instrument.  You can 
play around with envelopes and LFOs in Vienna, and sometimes you can use
these facilities to make a good sample sound fantastic!

Sampling at 16bit  Stereo 44.1khz you can get approx. 2.4 minutes worth of
samples onto the soundcards' RAM with a 24mb setup, which I find to be 
sufficient.  The real bonus is that you can have 32 or 64 samples 
dependent) playing at the time.  If you're running a pretty average spec PC
like myself, that's definitely more than the number of audio tracks
available to you in a sequencer.

I can't believe you can't buy bigger than an 8mb AWE64 memory upgrade in 
If you really can't get one and you want one, mail me off-list and we'll 
what we can arrange.


Steve Lauder