Welcome to the MK8330 Sound Card page!


Currently the card is a prototype and in testing phase.
Nothing is available yet to purchase.



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What is it?

MK8330 is an ISA Sound Card based on the CMI8330 sound controller chip.

The chip's main features are:

Sound Blaster 16/PRO/2.0 and AdLib compatible
Windows Sound System ver 2.0 compatible
Microsoft Direct Sound 3D DirectX 5.0 compatible (HRTF 3D Positional Audio)
Hardware auto switch between WSS and SB16
Internal OPL3 synthesizer emulator (meaning in reality a OPL3 clone that is 1:1 to the original)
Digital audio SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) Input/Output
(due to chip design *only* PCM/FM and DIGITAL-IN are outputted from the S/PDIF port)
Full Duplex 16-bits CODEC
Sound Blaster 16/PRO Mixer and Windows Sound System Mixer compatible.
MIDI port - compatible with MPU-401 UART mode and Sound Blaster MIDI mode.
Dual channel GAME port. (Support Microsoft Game-Pad up to 8 ports)
Five software select DMA lines (0, 1, 3, 5, 7)
Six software select interrupt lines (5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Driver support for: Windows 3.1x/9x/NT , DOS and OS/2 Warp 3.0



You can read more on the MK8330 VOGONS thread.





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Please check out our other retropc projects: PCMIDI , Orpheus soundcard ,
MegaCard and Action Rewind

last update: 26-04-2022 , always a WIP