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An Overview of Audio Technology for the Multimedia Personal Computer

This paper presents an overview of the technology and standards used in audio adapter cards for multimedia personal computers. The specifications for MPC Level 1 and Level 2 adapters are reviewed, and the Windows Sound System is discussed. Linear PCM sampling, music synthesis, and audio mixing are discussed in detail, and an example design for an MPC Level 2- and Windows Sound System-compatible sound card is presented.

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