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The 4soniq was created by [[Manila Gear]] in April 2016. It gives the Apple IIgs four separate channels of sound, instead of the usual one.
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Each of the 32 oscillators available in the Apple IIgs’ Ensoniq Digital Oscillator Chip (DOC) can be assigned to play on any one of 8 output channels. One 4soniq card unlocks 4 of those channels. Pair it with a second 4soniq card to unlock all 8!
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The Apple IIGS was promoted for its unique Graphics and Sound capabilities.  It uses the 5503 Ensoniq Digital Oscillator Chip (DOC) to produce realistic sound effects and music as well as sample inputs such as voice and instruments.  This professional grade chip is unfortunately limited to mono output via the 3.5mm jack on the IIGS due to a design change at Apple.
  
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The '''2soniq''' overcomes this limitation. Stereo sound is unlocked by interfacing to the Ensoniq DOC directly.  Manila Gear designed the 2soniq as a high quality yet cost effective solution to overcome previous IIGS sound limitations.
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Almost all Apple IIGS software is compatible with stereo sound and existing software such as instant music natively supporting 2-channel output with the 2soniq.
  
To enjoy four channel sound with the 4soniq, you will need four powered speakers (e.g. two sets of 2.1 computer speakers setup up as Front Left, Front Right, Surround Left and Surround Right), and the appropriate software.
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The '''2soniq''' is quick to install and requires no special software or drivers to begin experiencing stereo sound output.  Excellent compatibility can be expected as the 2soniq uses a 3.5mm stereo jack for use with powered speakers.
  
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Manila Gear created the '''2soniq''' in April 2017 and has joined the many partnerships at ReActiveMicro to sell and distribute the card. 
  
Four channel sound is now supported in Ninjaforce’s Kaboom! and has been tested successfully on modified versions of Ninjaforce’s NinjaTracker * and Sheppyware’s AmperSound GS. See the downloads section for more software.
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Enthusiasts can unlock further capabilities of the IIGS by purchasing the '''[[4soniq]]''' - a four channel sound card also designed by Manila Gear.
  
  
For software that does not support four channel sound yet, the 4soniq functions equally well as a two channel stereo card.
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<strong>Product Status:</strong> Actively sold by Manila Gear and ReActiveMicro.
 
 
 
 
<strong>Project Status:</strong> Complete.  In production.  Actively sold by Manila Gear and ReActiveMicro.
 
  
 
<strong>Support:</strong> Post on the [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|Discussion]] page (link above) or email [http://store.reactivemicro.com/contact-us/ ReActiveMicro Support].
 
<strong>Support:</strong> Post on the [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|Discussion]] page (link above) or email [http://store.reactivemicro.com/contact-us/ ReActiveMicro Support].
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== History ==
 
== History ==
April 2017 - 2soniq v1.0 released
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April 2017 - 2soniq v1.0 released to strong sales and positive enthusiast reviews
  
  
== Different Versions of the Apple IIGS VGA Adapter ==
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery class="center" widths=300px heights=250px>
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File:2soniq-v1.0.JPG|Production version 1.0.
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<gallery class="center" widths=300px caption="Apple IIGS VGA Adapters through the years:">
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== Downloadable Files ==
File:2soniq-v1.0.JPG|The first production version.
 
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== Documentation, Files, and Software ==
 
 
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<gallery class="center" widths=150px heights=80 caption="The Most Current Manual, Programmer's Guide, and Software">
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<gallery class="center" widths=150px heights=80 caption="Manila Gear 2soniq">
File:Doc.png|User Manual - v1.0|link=https://goo.gl/Ml2fVp/
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File:PDF_ICON.svg|User Manual - v1.0|link=https://goo.gl/otaZ9g
File:Doc.png|Programmer's Guidel - v1.0|link=https://goo.gl/bc7w06
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File:PDF_ICON.svg|Programmer's Guide - v1.0|link=https://goo.gl/bc7w06
File:Doc.png|Sound Check Program - v2|link=https://goo.gl/KLnJGy
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File:Floppy_Icon_312.svg|Sound Check Program - v2|link=https://goo.gl/KLnJGy
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
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Latest revision as of 00:29, 25 January 2020

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The Apple IIGS was promoted for its unique Graphics and Sound capabilities. It uses the 5503 Ensoniq Digital Oscillator Chip (DOC) to produce realistic sound effects and music as well as sample inputs such as voice and instruments. This professional grade chip is unfortunately limited to mono output via the 3.5mm jack on the IIGS due to a design change at Apple.

The 2soniq overcomes this limitation. Stereo sound is unlocked by interfacing to the Ensoniq DOC directly. Manila Gear designed the 2soniq as a high quality yet cost effective solution to overcome previous IIGS sound limitations. Almost all Apple IIGS software is compatible with stereo sound and existing software such as instant music natively supporting 2-channel output with the 2soniq.

The 2soniq is quick to install and requires no special software or drivers to begin experiencing stereo sound output. Excellent compatibility can be expected as the 2soniq uses a 3.5mm stereo jack for use with powered speakers.

Manila Gear created the 2soniq in April 2017 and has joined the many partnerships at ReActiveMicro to sell and distribute the card.

Enthusiasts can unlock further capabilities of the IIGS by purchasing the 4soniq - a four channel sound card also designed by Manila Gear.


Product Status: Actively sold by Manila Gear and ReActiveMicro.

Support: Post on the Discussion page (link above) or email ReActiveMicro Support.

Sales: Visit the ReActiveMicro Store.


History[edit]

April 2017 - 2soniq v1.0 released to strong sales and positive enthusiast reviews


Gallery[edit]


Downloadable Files[edit]