Oldskooler Ramblings

the unlikely child born of the home computer wars

Soundcard Museum flythrough

Posted by Trixter on July 17, 2010


MindCandy work is on hiatus for three weeks while we wait to see what magic Assembly 2010 produces, so I thought I’d try to learn Adobe Production Premium CS5 a little better with my free time.  A few hours with Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, Soundbooth, and Media Encoder produced this little HD 1080p beauty:
It’s a 2D photograph extruded to 3D (although the 3D effect is very subtle) and rotated/panned/zoomed around a bit.  It shows one of my shelves that has soundcards stacked on it destined to be properly showcased on my upcoming Sound Card Museum.  Cards shown in the video include:
  • Sound Blaster Pro
  • Sound Blaster 16 ASP
  • Adlib Gold
  • Covox Speech Thing
  • IBM Music Feature
  • Pro Audio Spectrum 16
  • Pro Audio Studio 16 (Same as PAS but with different software)

I’ve written about my plans for the Soundcard Museum before.  Like MobyGames and MindCandy, it’s a project that gets me excited every time I think about it.

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4 Responses to “Soundcard Museum flythrough”

  1. Chris said

    Going on year 12 with those Silpheed samples… I’ll believe it when I see it. ;) I still remember outbidding you on an original Soundblaster card with the CMS chips in the original box… still got it too.

    • Trixter said

      Well, I think it’s safe to say the Silpheed article will not see the light of day, along with other articles that I wanted to write (like a write-up of common copy-protection schemes). But at least the Soundcard Museum is definitely going to happen once mindcandy is finished.

      • Trixter said

        However, I *am* thinking of posting my decade-old article I wrote but never published about cassette audio in games (ie. games that included cassettes with audio long before soundcards). That might actually get posted, and soon.

      • Chris said

        Doh! I just found all those samples on an old hard drive too.

        I still think its bizarre you lived in the town next door to me for a short time. Small world.

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