Multimedia/MIDI SIG

Creative Labs has been improving audio cards since about 1990, when the first "multimedia" computers used SoundBlaster cards and CD-ROM drives. One nice addition for laptops is the PCMCIA card version of the SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS.  For around $100 (or less with rebates), your laptop can have up to 7.1 speakers, 24bit/96 KhZ digital audio, special effects for gaming, and low latency recording and software synth response with ASIO drivers. I like mine, and we will see it in action at the SIG meeting.

We get into these topics and more at our monthly meetings, with programs like Adobe Premiere and After Effects plus Magix' "Movie Edit Pro" for video, Ableton Live for MIDI and digital audio, E-on Software's Vue 5 Infinite for 3D animation, Photoshop for imaging, and more. Join us the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at HAL-PC (check the SIG calendar at the HAL-PC website for reschedules).
Steve Kennedy
Coordinator, HAL-PC Multimedia/MIDI SIG