... otherwise skip onto the next post. I suspect that EMU have been blown away by the success of their 1212m/1820m soundcards. At AES they announced a whole load of new stuff which is good news for people (like me) who have one. Audiophile cheapskates get better sound from the 0404 card [here]. Emulator X users who (like me) find the sampler totally baffling, get v1.5 of the software, which comes with a simplified "Single View Screen" which will hopefully mean all those great sounds stop gathering dust on my hard drive [here]. There's a much simpler (and cheaper) way to access those Emu-X sounds [here], and finally, a load of cool-sounding vintage sounds for everyone, at $99 a go, [here].