Yaay! Its announced...

Yesterday, Creative Technology Ltd announced a new high performance external sound card – the Sound Blaster® Omni Surround 5.1. If itz within my means to say, this is one of the best products from Creative! Ofcourse, I got to work on it :)

When I joined Creative last year, I had to battle my way through a lot of unknowns. Leaving the personal stuff aside for 10 different posts, I could ramble just about the technical challenges, for hours.

 In the beginning of 2012, if somebody had told me that I would be doing windows based programing and struggling to understand the kernel driver architecture, I would have outrightly laughed at such a suggestion. Well, over the year and well into 2013, that is exactly what I did. I had always been working with embedded systems and had no clue about host based programing. What I took upon myself was to learn the USB protocol and write windows driver software for soundcards. But when eventually it happened and the product is out there, I feel immensely proud and happy.

When I read the press release, I am even more thrilled that I got to be part of this product.

 "On top of enhancing audio playback via Creative's SBX Pro Studio™ suite of processing technologies, the Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 goes a step further to provide a more complete playback experience. The sound card comes with a 600 ohm headphone amplifier that allows discerning listeners to hear every enhanced audio detail through powerful studio-grade monitoring headphones.

"Beyond a complete playback experience, the Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 also features impressive recording capabilities that will be appreciated by today’s new generation of audio content creators, including podcasters and budding YouTube musicians. It houses a built-in dual array microphone that records clear audio, and all recorded audio is further enhanced and cleaned up via Creative’s CrystalVoice™ technologies."

Read more about this souncard HERE


Dragonfly said...

When I first saw the picture, I thought its a stove with 3 frying pans. Imagination ;)

Jokes apart, I would like to test it sometimes :)

Divya Saurabh said...

ME TOOOOOOOO!!! Exactly what I thought.. that Manju got a new stove! :D

RPC said...

It does look like a stove and frying pans. :-)

manju venugopal said...

Seriously guys! Come on!
Are you teaming up in the optical illusion contest? :O

Hmm, Should I really be taking another conventional top-view picture?