Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live!

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Sound Blaster Live!, Internal PCI/ISA Sound Card from Creative Labs.

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  • Manufacturer: Creative Labs
  • Model: Sound Blaster Live!
  • Category: Internal PCI/ISA Sound Cards
  • Added in our database on: 06/09/2005

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Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! user reviews

Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 9 reviews )
 1 user review11 %
 5 reviews56 %
 3 reviews33 %
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Musicator's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live!
I was motivated by the memorable taking up 32MB on the computer. The effects. And SF2 soundfonts gestio banks.


Problem-free installation sound blaster and PC requires generic


A latency with soundfonts was zero.


Before that I had a SB AWE32 PNP, and the size of a ram was extenxible 8MB with strips of an old mac that I was robbed. I did a lot of songs with but the effects were flat ....
I arranged my songs with a mini keyboard yamaha pss780 that time.
Today there are more good prices and above all quality irreprochale, breathless for example.

Yjanet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live!
Above all is a Platinium 5.1 that so I, I / O are relatively accurate (too bad I can not run the extension rack Linux)
The bte running on a Athlon TBird 1000 / MSI KT266Pro / 1024 DDRAM / 200 GB HDD IDE
and I in gnral close to 64 MB of memory Soundfonts loads.
I use it especially as qu'expandeur / sampler with my Korg M1, the guitar plugs into reading between the line with a multi-effects / pramp the middle and the whole branch on the chain


Installation is no problem. on the other hand, some incompatibilities are prvoir in 2000 Pro: cubase supplied with the card does not work on W2000, only in 98 and XP ... In addition, I had the right of blockages Systmes constant in other versions of the OS, read the motherboard priori. Watch out VIA chipsets!!


The drivers are "almost" stable, only the editor happens to me soundfonts notches blue ....
I am constantly running Cubase (Cubase 1.13 for prcis and be more than enough for me) running without problem since I was in the beginners as computer music W3.1 with SB AWE 64.

I do not multitrack, but the machine comes to read a lot of tracks simultaneously without flinching (single disk speed is the real limit).

As for the effects, it is possible to apply the record, unlike what I read, you just know how to use software configuration effects;)
The only criticism is that you can not replace a Reverb or Chorus by another effect (reverb and chorus effects are imposs 2)


was 5 years old I use this card. I tried one before that the ISIS ISIS but the problem arises standards of drivers and management MIDI is not as enjoyable, though may be better documented ... .

gal budget, and under the same conditions, no doubt I would do the same choice, but I think the next will probably be more srieuse (RME ...) and the MIDI will be played in outer ...

sebalto's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live!
Music for use, the outputs of this card not generate a lot of digital noise, but the extension is quite cheap and guarantees against exchange by the quality. Otherwise the wavetable and MIDI interface is useful for troubleshooting and voila.







utopik's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live!
Full duplex
Sound Fonts
2 Stereo mini jack output
I / O coaxial SPDIF
mic / line
converters pitiful
effect correct
Sound Fonts

Config: Athlon XP1600 + 256MB RAM VIA chipset KT233A


No problem with installation on 98 or XP. Recognized directly in XP and 2000.
No compatibility problems all the software recognize it.
The config is really not complicated.


Drivers 98 and stable under XP.
I use Cubase VST for MIDI / SX for mixing audio, to record and edit Wavelab audio and virtual instruments for Reason.
Latency is good as Cubase and Reason in the middle ...
I read dj 44100Hz 16bits Stereo 8-track with no effects in Cubase SX problem.
This is the processor of the computer that does everything to play the audio ... The map does not give the qu'interprter
to transform them into sound.


Personally, I use this card for 3 years. I use a table to convert the signals numrique with good quality and the card is only read by the intermdiaire numrique give the SPDIF interface. J'enlve therefore the only problem posed by this card is that converters supermarket. I use it so simply as an interface between my table (Roland VM 3100), and my motherboard.
Then, for audio processing, the processor calculating everything, so we can say that the map is only an interface for monitoring.
In the same fawn, she gre transfers MIDI data between external and internal devices.
so this card is perfect for a config as mine:
microphone -> table -> spdif -> SBLive! -> PCI Bus -> PC -> PCI Bus -> SBLive! -> spdif -> table -> monitors
midi keyboard -> SBLive! -> PCI Bus -> PC (Cubase, Reason)

For the price (50), I find no bad at all. I personally do not need something better if I did not make multitrack.

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