VIA formally announces QSound support

— 10:33 AM on December 3, 2004

After confirming to us a while back that its new drivers use QSound's software audio algorithms to support 3D positional audio, VIA has finally made its alliance with QSound official:

Taipei, Taiwan, December 3 2004, - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced a license agreement with QSound Labs for their leading edge audio technologies to further enhance VIA Vinyl Audio solutions.

Under the agreement, VIA will bring together its award winning Vinyl Audio Controllers with QSound’s unique audio enhancement technologies and audio-processing algorithms that delivers a ready to market solutions for VIA’s audio partners. Powered by VIA Vinyl Audio Hardware, QSound offers unmatched technologies that transforms the PC Audio experience with enhancements for games, music, and movies as well as advanced feature control that allows users to fully customize their audio experience.

VIA had previously used Sensaura algorithms for 3D audio, but that arrangement probably started sliding off the tracks when Creative bought Sensaura earlier this year. QSound's range of audio standards looks surprisingly complete, with support for DirectSound, DirectSound 3D, A3D, EAX, and EAX 2.0.
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