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An Overview of Audio Technology for the Multimedia Personal Computer

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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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