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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Professional 24bit SoundFont Library

SONiVOX announced the introduction of the first professional 24-bit sound libraries which take full advantage of the possibilities of the SoundBlaster X-Fi's 24bit SoundFont. So far those are the only available 3rd-party 24bit libraries.

SONiVOX MI (new home of Sonic Implants) produces some of the finest virtual instrument libraries in the world, meticulously created and recorded by professional musicians with several different articulations to preserve the realism and clarity of each instrument.

Used for the past 10 years by noted composers like Hans Zimmer and Yes' Jon Anderson, SONiVOX has leveraged its expertise in the production of instrument libraries to create several SoundFont banks for Sound Blaster users.

Traditionally, SONiVOX SoundFont banks have been 16-bit. Now, with the availability of 24-bit SoundFont technology on the Sound Blaster X-Fi, SONiVOX introduces SONiVOX Symphonic Brass X-Fi and SONiVOX Symphonic Strings X-Fi.

The 24-bit difference is both easy to understand and hear. Dynamic range increases approximately 6db with every bit, so 24 bit represents 300% increase over 8-bit and a 33% increase over 16-bit. This translates into the subtle reflections of the concert hall, such as fingers gliding across strings and the harmonics of each instrument.

For more information on SONiVOX Symphonic Brass X-Fi and SONiVOX Symphonic Strings X-Fi please visit the SONiVOX website.