LGR is one of the more interesting YouTube shows I watch because he covers a pretty incredible topic: old school PC hardware. In his latest retrospective he looks at the Gravis UltraSound a piece of hardware WAY out of my price range for the time. In the 90's I didn't have the greatest PC hardware and remember when I was salivating over a 2X CD ROM so I could play Myst much less a super fancy sound card like the Gravis. Eventually entry level soundblaster cards were standard faire for PC's and we were able to buy a Packard Bell 486/SX 25 that came pre-loaded with Windows 3.11 for Workgroups. Even though great sound become a staple of all computers there was a time where it wasn't and cards like the Gravis set the stage for the amazing stuff we have now built in to our phones.

"Taking a look at the legendary wavetable sound board from 1992! The Advanced Gravis Ultra Sound is still an awesome thing to experience with DOS PC games, assuming you can track one down."

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/18/2018 at 02:54am

I remember getting one of these in the late 90s on a hobby PC I had gotten from work. They'd upgraded to one that was only 4 or 5 years old. What got me about it was how much easier it was to deal with. Basically if you had this or a SoundBlaster you were golden. Otherwise you had to deal with SoundBlaster emulation which was spotty.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 07/18/2018 at 06:00pm

I had the GUS! It didn't have the support that the sound blaster had at the time.

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