Drivers Audio kX Project Audio Driver

kX Project Audio Driver 5.10.0.3550 Beta for Windows

by kX Project

Avg. Rating 4.6 (55 votes)

File Details

File Size 6.9 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 16,908
Publisher kX Project
Homepage kX Project Audio Driver

Publisher's Description

kX Project Audio Driver is an independent WDM driver for all EMU10K1/2-based soundcards manufactured by Creative and/or E-mu Systems Inc., including the SoundBlaster Live! series, the E-mu Audio Production Studio (APS) card, and the Audigy series of cards.

Latest Reviews

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v5.10.3540 Beta on Apr 1, 2008

Nice to see someone doing what Creative refuses to do; supporting their own products.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v5.10.3540 Beta on Apr 1, 2008

Drivers may well work.
Configuration is a bear!

Ferahgo

Ferahgo reviewed v5.10.3540 Beta on Apr 1, 2008

This is like the best alternative out there for creative drivers if you're after sound quality and not EAX and stuff.
Even though it is complicated - but there are tons of presets available for download. Great thing.

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v5.10.3540 Beta on Apr 1, 2008

The kX drivers? 5/5
Creative? 0/5 http://boycottcreative.com/BoycottCreative.html

Perezoso

Perezoso reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Mar 8, 2008

v3539 available here: http://www.driverheaven.net/general-discussion/

Excellent as usual.

devreser

devreser reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Aug 16, 2007

Disabled my cd/dvd drive.
Thanks!

slaesche

slaesche reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Aug 15, 2007

kxDrivers are not FOSS, and if you don't like the interface, you can download one of the many skins available for it.

kxDrivers are one of the most powerful driver sets available for a consumer product. They give you full DSP routing ability, allow you to script hardware effects, and give you a low latency sequencing and recording solution using a 20 dollar sound card. If that doesn't sound fantastic to you, I would have to say you're simply ignorant.

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Aug 15, 2007

Excellent driver for people trying to use obsolete sound cards with Windows Vista.

nabicat

nabicat reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Aug 15, 2007

Want to get your perfectly good SB Live working in Vista after Creative abandoned you? Then this is the package for you. Perfect? Nope, but free and functional. Thanks for the great work and hi quality audio.

gadean

gadean reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Aug 14, 2007

Taken from: http://www.driverheaven....197-3538m-released.html

-----------------------------------
here's 3538m:

changes:
- Added support for analog-ins on A2ZS Notebook
- Fixed issue with 24/96 router (pls verify!)
- Fixed skin memory leak issue (Note: always use Zip instead of Rar)
- Fixed EFX effects boot time issue (related to the above)
- SDK: Added passthru on/off functions
- Fixed issue with double-click, added one more option
---
this is a final release candidate
unless we find anything critical in this release, I will announce this as 'latest stable' on our site (which hasn't been updated since 2004!)
after that, I will start working on x64 support and will work on improving Vista compatibility (ASIO)
--
everyone is encouraged to review this new build and let me know if it is stable enough.
pls re-check all the issues present in 3538a..3538l and let me know if some of them are still not fixed
--
known issues (which I cannot fix at the moment or will be fixing in 3539):
* digital noise/beep instead of audio playback (PCI bus-related) - since 2001...
* Line3 (AUX) is too noisy on A2PlatinumEx (undocumented initalization)
* sysex is corrupt if it is too long
* ASIO support in Vista
* x64 support

this driver version does NOT support (as 3538 and previous ones...):
* EAX 2.0
* 24/96 ASIO
* WaveHQ device (24/96) playback/recording on p17v (a2value, a2zsnotebook) - it was errornously enabled in 3538, but since p16v and p17v are different chips, no support is currently available (it didn't work in 3538 anyway)
* E-mu 1820-like hardware
* passthru on 10k1-based devices

note: audigy2 value mapping is incorrect. please let me know the new mapping and I will fix this before releasing the driver to the public

Avg. Rating 4.6 (55 votes)
Your Rating
Banquo

Banquo reviewed v5.10.3540 Beta on Apr 1, 2008

Nice to see someone doing what Creative refuses to do; supporting their own products.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v5.10.3540 Beta on Apr 1, 2008

Drivers may well work.
Configuration is a bear!

Ferahgo

Ferahgo reviewed v5.10.3540 Beta on Apr 1, 2008

This is like the best alternative out there for creative drivers if you're after sound quality and not EAX and stuff.
Even though it is complicated - but there are tons of presets available for download. Great thing.

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v5.10.3540 Beta on Apr 1, 2008

The kX drivers? 5/5
Creative? 0/5 http://boycottcreative.com/BoycottCreative.html

Perezoso

Perezoso reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Mar 8, 2008

v3539 available here: http://www.driverheaven.net/general-discussion/

Excellent as usual.

devreser

devreser reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Aug 16, 2007

Disabled my cd/dvd drive.
Thanks!

slaesche

slaesche reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Aug 15, 2007

kxDrivers are not FOSS, and if you don't like the interface, you can download one of the many skins available for it.

kxDrivers are one of the most powerful driver sets available for a consumer product. They give you full DSP routing ability, allow you to script hardware effects, and give you a low latency sequencing and recording solution using a 20 dollar sound card. If that doesn't sound fantastic to you, I would have to say you're simply ignorant.

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Aug 15, 2007

Excellent driver for people trying to use obsolete sound cards with Windows Vista.

nabicat

nabicat reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Aug 15, 2007

Want to get your perfectly good SB Live working in Vista after Creative abandoned you? Then this is the package for you. Perfect? Nope, but free and functional. Thanks for the great work and hi quality audio.

gadean

gadean reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Aug 14, 2007

Taken from: http://www.driverheaven....197-3538m-released.html

-----------------------------------
here's 3538m:

changes:
- Added support for analog-ins on A2ZS Notebook
- Fixed issue with 24/96 router (pls verify!)
- Fixed skin memory leak issue (Note: always use Zip instead of Rar)
- Fixed EFX effects boot time issue (related to the above)
- SDK: Added passthru on/off functions
- Fixed issue with double-click, added one more option
---
this is a final release candidate
unless we find anything critical in this release, I will announce this as 'latest stable' on our site (which hasn't been updated since 2004!)
after that, I will start working on x64 support and will work on improving Vista compatibility (ASIO)
--
everyone is encouraged to review this new build and let me know if it is stable enough.
pls re-check all the issues present in 3538a..3538l and let me know if some of them are still not fixed
--
known issues (which I cannot fix at the moment or will be fixing in 3539):
* digital noise/beep instead of audio playback (PCI bus-related) - since 2001...
* Line3 (AUX) is too noisy on A2PlatinumEx (undocumented initalization)
* sysex is corrupt if it is too long
* ASIO support in Vista
* x64 support

this driver version does NOT support (as 3538 and previous ones...):
* EAX 2.0
* 24/96 ASIO
* WaveHQ device (24/96) playback/recording on p17v (a2value, a2zsnotebook) - it was errornously enabled in 3538, but since p16v and p17v are different chips, no support is currently available (it didn't work in 3538 anyway)
* E-mu 1820-like hardware
* passthru on 10k1-based devices

note: audigy2 value mapping is incorrect. please let me know the new mapping and I will fix this before releasing the driver to the public

computershack

computershack reviewed v5.10.0.3538m Beta on Aug 14, 2007

Typical FOSS project. Over complicated with a GUI that stinks. Hell, even the uninstaller doesn't do the job properly.

Gave up trying to get my soundcard working after trying for an hour. At best I got a repetitive set of high pitched bips.

If there was a zero, I'd have given it one.

A warning to all those trying it - create a System Restore point first and that way you can be sure you've got rid of it when you give up.

cacko

cacko reviewed v5.10.0.3537 Beta on Dec 22, 2005

there's a 3538i version from some time around, but anyway solid drivers.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v5.10.0.3537 Beta on Sep 14, 2004

I've downloaded a lot of software from Beta News, this is the best so far. It actually deserves a higher rating. Nothing bad I can say about it. Congrats to the coder.

arvind

arvind reviewed v5.10.0.3537 Beta on Sep 6, 2004

I've been using this for just over a month now and I can definately tell you that there's a HUGE difference in the sound quality as compared to the SB drivers......I'm never going back to Creative......the audio processing quality of this is unbelievable........

cricri_pingouin

cricri_pingouin reviewed v5.10.0.3537 Beta on May 12, 2004

Ok, at first, I was a bit lukewarm as far as those drivers are concerned. I am aware that (between others) they are not EAX compliant, which can be a downside (especially for gamers). But I purchased a new hard drive, did a clean Windows XP install, very latest Creative drivers, and the *censored* Audigy had some crackling noise. Note that to update, Creative REQUIRES old drivers to be installed, and then uninstall them before updating with the latest ones, damn stupid. I tried swapping HPs, and sure enough, it wasn't the HPs fault. I tried the PCI latency patch, without success. So since I heard about these drivers some time ago, I thought "what the heck, I'll give them a shot". And boy, am I glad I did! The sound quality is superb! When I heard my first MP3, I turned around to check whether the band was in my room... well, almost :p Anyway, great sound quality, great features (or at least for my needs since I'm not a gamer and do not really need EAX and the shiznit), a definitive 5 stars, especially when compared with Creative drivers who were supposed to do a decent job since it's their product, but unfortunately only managed to piss me off.

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