Thanks for the information, I've got oss now for evaluation.  I was wondering 
if anybody knows of any quality sound cards that are well supported in 
FreeBSD (one that has bass/treble controls from the pcm driver, or another 
currently maintained driver)?

On Monday 04 August 2003 07:18 pm, you wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-08-03 at 00:20, Travis Troyer wrote:
> > I have a Creative Soundblaster Live card, and I have been searching for
> > information about using it with FreeBSD, but I haven't been able to come
> > up with much.  I was hoping somebody has had some luck recently with
> > getting front and rear output with this card, or has at least been able
> > to find a way to adjust the bass and treble (by default they seem
> > extremely high).
> >
> > Any information would be appreciated.
>
> Your best bet for full featured drivers is http://www.opensound.com/
>
> That's the only way under FreeBSD (that I know of) that you'll get a
> full featured mixer (with bass / treble control) and rear outputs
> properly. There are two developers that I know of that are trying to
> create a better Audigy driver for FreeBSD 5.x that will have bass and
> treble control, but other than that...
>
> The Linux ALSA Project is the only project I know of currently that has
> fairly good support for front + rear outputs for the Creative Series of
> cards.
>
> Personally, I've never cared for ALSA, and am somewhat distraught that
> many future 'free' applications may use the ALSA API instead of the OSS
> API, putting many of us out in the cold figuratively speaking.
> Obviously, most of these applications are open source in one way or
> another and can be ported to OSS, but I digress...

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