Creative Sound Blaster Live! Platinum Reviews
Product Type: Creative sound cards
Description:Model ID 7000476002002 / Creative Sound Blaster Live! Platinum - Sound card - 32-bit - 48 kHz - 3D Sound - PCI - EMU-10K1 / Sound Blaster Live! Platinum brings you the ultimate audio experience, whether you're downloading Internet audio, playing PC games, creating your own music, or ... more
Creative Sound Blaster Live! Platinum ... enjoying other kinds of entertainment on your PC. Sound Blaster Live! Platinum provides the combination of digital-quality audio, a full-featured software bundle, and connectivity to external devices from the front of your PC instead of the back! The featured Live! Drive offers front panel connection to home stereo receivers, MIDI instruments, digital services, headphones and more.
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum comes with all the music/MP3 creation and gaming software you will need in order to experience the best audio possible on your PC. The card is powered by the superior EMU10K1 audio processor, which allows audio and effects to be processed in real-time for encoding MP3 and other audio files with Environmental Audio effects. Environmental Audio simulates the acoustical properties of an environment that you can customize such as: concert hall, stadium, underwater and much more. Add preset effects for jazz, pop, rock, and more, similar to your home stereo presets. You can even create a whole new dimension to your listening experience enhancing your MP3 and other audio files by adding synchronized visual animation with LAVA's interactive music scenes. Utilize the full potential of Sound Blaster Live! Platinum when connected to multi-channel speakers such as Desktop Theater or FourPointSurround speakers for pure digital surround sound. Or take your music to go with you with Creative Nomad, portable digital audio player. Sound Blaster Live! Platinum provides the combination of digital quality audio, a full-featured software bundle and connectivity to your PC. If you're looking for the BEST audio experience, Sound Blaster Live! Platinum does it all.
Newest Review: ... the card are also well worth the money. Coupled with a good graphics card (such as an NVidia GeForce 2MX) and a decent spec ... more
Customer Creative Sound Blaster Live! Platinum Reviews (10)
by - written on 18/09/00, updated on 18/09/00 (Very useful, 131 readings)
This sound card is from a well known soundcard manufacturer. And has yet to fail me with their sound quality. I would like to point out that this sound card works well with A creative Labs DXR3 MpegCard and Creative's Cambridge SoundWorks Desktop Theatre 5.1! More about the Card: PROS: Fast reliable and a good brand name. You get a front panal with lots of sockets, where you have your CDRom, which is so useful if you use a headphone or microphone as you dont have to fumble around the back of the PC to find the right socket, I have never seen anything like it! It sets up your sound to be used with games, music or DVD movies without you having to do ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/09/01, updated on 17/09/01
At my college over the past few weeks we have been experimenting different things with a computer system, hopefully this will mean I can do some good detailed reviews for you to read over the next few weeks. Creative Labs took its fantastic Live! sound card and kicked it up a notch in an all new version called the Sound Blaster Live! Platinum. The Sound Blaster Live! Platinum comes with a ton of software that will let you do everything from playing MP3 files to recording your own tracks. It also includes a few games. Creative Labs ships the Sound Blaster Live! Platinum sound card with more than two-dozen software titles. The most intriguing ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/12/01, updated on 06/12/01 (Useful, 266 readings)
I bought a new computer a few months ago, and as I am an audio fanatic, and the new SoundBlaster Live Platinum was out, I decided that I would stump up the extra cash and get one installed. When I got home, I plugged the computer in and connected up my speakers (via my sound system), and popped in a CD. Wow, I was absolutely amazed with the quality! I have used the card for editing music and the break-out box on the front of the computer has made this much easier. I can plug in my quitar, keyboard, CD-player, tape player, minidisc player, record player, television etc. and it copes with them all. The Steinberg Cubasis VST mixing package is useful ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/11/00, updated on 07/11/00 (Useful, 130 readings)
This card installed in a breeze. Just plug it in and install the drivers, no problem whatsoever. Just a bit too much annoying software included in liveware but it's easy to get rid of. It sounds great, EAX (the 3d sound spec of Creative Labs) is fully supported by everyone except John Carmack (Quake). The livedrive is wonderful, it's so easier to connect headphones at night to the front of the pc rather than scatter round on the floor trying to find the correct connector. The quality optical out to minidisc is great as well. The little icons next to each connector at the back aren't really clear at first. And having them gold plated looks really nice and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/08/00, updated on 18/08/00 (Useful, 126 readings)
The Creative Sound Blaster Live Platinum comes with two games, software for the card, and two pieces of music software. The games aren’t bad either. The games are Alien versus Predator and Roll Cage. The music software is for the professional music maker. It also comes with a Live Drive. The Live Drive is a five and a half inch bay which you can plug external devices to it without having to go to the back of the computer. The microphone that comes with it isn’t too good – you might as well invest in a good one if you need it. The sound quality is great and the sound card is excellent value for money. Read the complete review
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