The ENSONIQ AudioPCI Lives (Sort of)

I had a pleasant surprise tonight while working with VMWare. When I installed Windows XP under VMWare I noticed that the sound card it emulated was an ES1371. This is the ENSONIQ (or Creative) AudioPCI.

I worked at ENSONIQ through most of the 90s for the Multimedia Products Division and was one of the developers of the Soundscape and AudioPCI line of sound cards. It’s nice to see it lives on.

We did some crazy Voodoo to get DOS audio to work on this device. I wonder if the gang at VMWare figured it out…