AdLib Soundcard 1990
Item History and Pricing
|Brand: AdLib||Compatible Brand: For IBM|
|Type: Sound Card||Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada|
Original AdLib soundcard from 1990 complete with Box (slightly worn) and documentation and software
ISA Card. For IBM XT, AT
The AdLib used Yamaha's YM3812 sound chip which produces sound via FM synthesis.
The AdLib card consisted of a YM3812 chip with off-the-shelf external glue logic to plug into a standard PC-compatible ISA 8-bit slot.
It was the first add-on sound card (on compatibles ) to achieve widespread g...ame-developer acceptance, becoming the first de facto standard for audio-reproduction. PC software generated multitimbral music and sound effects through the AdLib card, although the acoustic quality was distinctly synthesized. Digital audio (PCM ) was not supported, a key feature supported by later competition (such as the Creative Labs Sound Blaster.)
(information taken from http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/23724/AdLib-Music-Synthesizer-Card/ )
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