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Soundblaster Live 5.1 - echoing sounds?

Discussion in 'Soundblaster Live' started by Mark Blunden, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. Mark Blunden

    Mark Blunden Guest

    I recently installed a Soundblaster Live 5.1, and have had no problems with
    it up until yesterday. When I started the PC, I found that all sound
    effects - system sounds, played MP3s, etc. - had an annoying reverberating
    echo, as if I were listening to them inside a large metal barrel.

    The only piece of software I've installed recently is Baldur's Gate II with
    Throne of Bhaal, which I reinstalled for the first time in ages. I mention
    it because I vaguely remember having this same sound problem ages ago, and
    that's the only major sound-using piece of software I have now that I might
    have been using back then. Maybe the game altered a sound setting, and
    didn't change it back? I did crash out of the game at one point about 2 days
    ago, but the sound problem didn't start until a couple of restarts after
    that. Also, the sound problem is still evident when I'm playing other games
    such as Jedi Academy, but not when playing Baldur's Gate II.

    Any ideas how to solve this? I've taken a look at DXDiag, but altering the
    sound hardware acceleration doesn't seem to affect the problem.
    Mark Blunden, Aug 26, 2004
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  2. Try turning off EAX effects from the EAX control panel. Some app may
    have changed it somehow. If you don't have Audio HQ installed, install
    it and check. I suspect 'tis an EAX setting having being applied.
    Sharanga Dayananda, Aug 26, 2004
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  3. Mark Blunden

    Mark Blunden Guest

    Thanks very much, that did it.
    Mark Blunden, Aug 27, 2004
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