With Live!Ware 2.0, Sound Blaster Live! and Live! Value users receive increased capabilities for music creation and dramatically improved Environmental Audio and 3D positional audio technologies for gaming. Live!Ware 2.0 also provides other key features: support for MP3 playback, enhancement of MP3 files with Environmental Audio presets, an easier-to-use customer interface and additional options for connectivity to a wide range of consumer electronic devices.
"Never before has a company been able to deliver a completely new, significantly enhanced experience for an audio card with a software upgrade," said Sim Wong Hoo, founder and chief executive officer of Creative Technology, Ltd. "With Live!Ware 2.0 and the EMU10K1 we've completely revamped the end-user experience providing technology that is far more immersive and a user interface that focuses on ease-of-use. Live!Ware 2.0 and the highly flexible, extremely powerful architecture of the EMU10K1 allow us to offer our Sound Blaster Live! customers continuous upgrades, including more and more of the features and technology they've been asking for."
Sound Blaster Live! Solutions
Sound Blaster Live! and Live! Value are designed to bring high-quality, real-time effects and digital audio technologies found in professional studios, plus the interactivity found in PC games to the desktop. Based on the programmable EMU10K1 processor, designed by Creative's subsidiary, E-mu Systems, Inc., and Creative's Environmental Audio technology, the Sound Blaster Live! and Live! Value produce an intense interactive audio experience for gaming, music and entertainment.
Creative's Live!Ware Program
The Live!Ware upgrade program is designed to offer new features, enhancements and software to existing Sound Blaster Live! and Sound Blaster Live! Value owners. This is possible because of the re-programmable nature of the powerful EMU10K1 audio processing chip used in the Sound Blaster Live! family of cards. The Live!Ware program protects the consumer's investment in Sound Blaster Live! cards by offering new features and applications that introduce the latest technology while extending the life of the card.
Features of Live!Ware 2.0
Live!Ware 2.0 is an easy-to-install software upgrade that allows owners of Sound Blaster Live! and Sound Blaster Live! Value products to upgrade to the latest technology and features. Live!Ware 2.0 incorporates all previous releases of Live!Ware. The following are some of the features and enhancements of Live!Ware 2.0:
Immersive Audio for Gaming and Entertainment
More Tools For Music and Digital Audio Creation
Easy-To-Use Interface With Improved Connectivity
MP3 support & Enhanced Digital Entertainment
Live!Ware 2.0 can be ordered immediately on a CD for US$9.95 (excluding shipping and handling) from Creative's customer service at 1(800) 998-1000. A limited version will also be downloadable free of charge beginning May 12. For full details on Live!Ware 2.0 features, visit our website at www.soundblaster.com/liveware/.
Creative Technology Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets a wide array of advanced multimedia solutions for the PC, entertainment, education, music and productivity tools markets. Creative's products are marketed through the OEM, systems integrator and retail channels under a variety of trademarks, including the "Blaster" family name. With the new Sound Blaster PCI standard, Creative has produced a solution that utilizes a combination of hardware and software for near-perfect compatibility with existing DOS and Windows titles. Creative's corporate headquarters and primary manufacturing are based in Singapore, with sales, distribution and research and development being carried out through an extensive, global network of subsidiaries located in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
This announcement relates to products whose launch are in the
United States of America. The product names, contents, prices
and availability may differ elsewhere in the world according to
local factors and requirements.
Sound Blaster is a registered trademark and Environmental Audio,
Environmental Audio Extensions, EAX and FourPointSurround are
trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. in the U.S. and/or other
Sound Blaster is a registered trademark and Environmental Audio, Environmental Audio Extensions, EAX and FourPointSurround are trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. in the U.S. and/or other countries.