Creative today announced Creative Professional E-MU Digital Audio Systems -
24-bit/192kHz PCI audio interfaces that deliver everything musicians need to
produce audio on a PC with professional results, including mastering-grade
converters, hardware-accelerated effects and mixing, and seamless compatibility
with all major PC audio/MIDI software. There are three Digital Audio Systems:
the E-MU 1820M, 1820 and 1212M, each matched with I/O and sync options to suit
the specific needs of musicians, recording engineers and sound designers, and
ship with comprehensive WDM, DirectSound® and ASIO? 2.0 drivers for Windows®
2000 and XP. E-MUs Digital Audio Systems ship this quarter and will have an
estimated street price of US$ 499.99 for the E-MU 1820M, US$ 399.99 for the E-MU
1820 and US$ 199.99 for the E-MU 1212M.

Creative also announced Creative Professional E-MU Emulator® X Desktop
Sampling Systems for PC that offer E-MUs breakthrough sampling technologies,
powerful hardware DSP and pristine sound quality with the latest disk streaming,
file management, and interface advantages of software. The Emulator X and
Emulator X Studio are true professional sampling systems from the ground up,
delivering unprecedented tools for automated sampling and preset creation, an
integrated waveform editor, unrivalled synthesis (including over 50 patented
Z-Plane morphing filters), and a mastering-grade 24-bit/192kHz audio interface
with hardware-accelerated effects. E-MUs Desktop Sampling Systems provide
musicians and sound designers with hands-on control over their sounds right down
to the sample level with the perfect balance of usability and raw sonic
potential, and ship this quarter with an estimated street price of US$ 299.99 for
the Emulator X and US$ 599.99 for the Emulator X Studio.

Creative Professional E-MU Digital Audio Systems

Creative Technology Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital entertainment
products for PC users, today announced Creative Professional E-MU Digital Audio
Systems – 24-bit/192kHz PCI audio interfaces that deliver everything musicians
need to produce audio on a PC with professional results, including
mastering-grade converters (the same A/D converters used in Digidesign®s
flagship ProTools® HD 192 I/O interface), hardware-accelerated effects and
mixing, and seamless compatibility with all major PC audio/MIDI software. There
are three Digital Audio Systems: the E-MU 1820M, 1820 and 1212M, each matched
with I/O and sync options to suit the specific needs of musicians, recording
engineers and sound designers, and ship with comprehensive WDM, DirectSound® and
ASIO? 2.0 drivers for Windows® 2000 and XP. E-MUs Digital Audio Systems ship
this quarter and will have an estimated street price of US$ 499.99 for the E-MU
1820M, US$ 399.99 for the E-MU 1820 and US$ 199.99 for the E-MU 1212M.

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro with the I/O hub has been the choice of
music hobbyists to produce music. With this exciting range of Creative
Professional E-MU Digital Audio Systems, we are able to extend on the Sound
Blaster to deliver more professional solutions for the hobbyists and even the
professional musicians, said Sim Wong Hoo, Chairman and CEO of Creative
Technology Ltd.

Hardware-accelerated Effects, Mixing and Monitoring

All three Digital Audio Systems feature E-MUs powerful E-DSP chip, an effects
processor that can deliver over 16 simultaneous hardware-accelerated effects,
freeing your computer from running CPU-intensive plug-ins that limit your audio
performance a feature only offered by the most high-priced DAWs on the market.
E-MUs Digital Audio Systems ship with over 500 effects presets, and the effects
architecture is fully expandable, allowing you to add more effect plug-ins to
your system as needed. The E-DSP chip also provides zero-latency, hardware-based
mixing and monitoring via the included PatchMix DSP mixer, delivering unmatched
flexibility in routing audio between all of your physical and virtual (ASIO/WDM)
inputs and outputs no external mixer needed.

Total Analog, Digital and Sync Connectivity

E-MUs Digital Audio Systems all feature ADAT, S/PDIF and FireWire® interfaces,
as well as connectivity to a family of internal and external I/O and sync
options.

The E-MU 1820 Digital Audio System ships with a 24-bit/192kHz half-rackspace
breakout box that offers I/O expansion with everything from pristine 1/4
balanced inputs and outputs to specialized I/O like turntable inputs (with
ground lug and hardware RIAA preamp), dedicated speaker outputs and two
studio-grade TFPro? preamps with 48V phantom power and 40dB of gain. These
preamps feature Neutrik® connectors and accept mic, line and Hi-Z level inputs
for total flexibility in plugging any microphone or instrument straight into the
system. This breakout box also provides two sets of MIDI I/O, and is powered
over the EDI (E-MU Digital Interface) cable that connects it to E-MUs PCI card -
no external power needed.

The E-MU 1820M Digital Audio System ships with a mastering-grade version of the
half-rackspace breakout box that features premium 24-bit/192kHz converters – the
same A/D converters used in Digidesigns high-end ProTools HD interface. These
converters deliver an unbelievable 120dB SNR, an incredible audio spec at any
price, but unbelievable for a system priced at less than US$ 500. No other audio
solution available offers the performance, flexibility and value of the E-MU
1820M.

The E-MU 1212M Digital Audio System offers the same mastering-grade converters
on a I/O daughter card, providing a pair of balanced inputs and outputs as well
as MIDI I/O – the perfect solution for any application that only requires a
couple channels of premium analog I/O (i.e. mastering, remixing and running
virtual instruments).

The E-MU 1820M Digital Audio System also ships with a sync daughtercard that
allows musicians to lock external analog and digital systems together with a
stable, high-resolution time base. The sync daughtercard supports Word Clock
Sync in/out for sample accurate phase-lock of your digital studio, SMPTE Sync
in/out for stable synchronization of external analog tape and video, as well as
MTC (MIDI Time Code) out. Together with the comprehensive analog and digital I/O
options available, E-MU 1820M offers complete, professional-spec connectivity to
your entire studio, at a fraction of the price of the competition.

E-MU 1820M I/O Configuration:

· Two TFPro Mic/Line/Hi-Z preamps (w/48V phantom power)
· Six 1/4" Balanced Inputs
· Eight 1/4" Balanced Outputs
· Turntable input (w/ground lug and hardware RIAA preamp)
· 24-bit/192kHz ADAT In/Out (switchable to S/PDIF)
· 24-bit/96kHz coaxial S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
· 24-bit/96kHz optical S/PDIF Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
· Two sets of MIDI In/Out
· Four stereo 1/8" Speaker Outputs (configurable from stereo to 7.1)
· Stereo Headphone Output
· Firewire® Interface

Sync:

· Word Clock In/Out
· SMPTE In/Out
· MTC Out

The E-MU 1820M also ships with a comprehensive audio software package that
includes Steinberg Cubase VST 5.1, Steinberg Wavelab Lite 2.5 and SFX Machine
LT.

E-MU 1820 I/O Configuration:

· Two TFPro Mic/Line/Hi-Z preamps (w/48V phantom power)
· Six 1/4" Balanced Inputs
· Eight 1/4" Balanced Outputs
· Turntable input (w/ground lug and hardware RIAA preamp)
· 24-bit/192kHz ADAT In/Out (switchable to S/PDIF)
· 24-bit/96kHz coaxial S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
· 24-bit/96kHz optical S/PDIF Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
· Two sets of MIDI In/Out
· Four stereo 1/8" Speaker Outputs (configurable from stereo to 7.1)
· Stereo Headphone Output
· Firewire® Interface

The E-MU 1820 also ships with a comprehensive audio software package that
includes Steinberg Cubase VST 5.1, Steinberg Wavelab Lite 2.5 and SFX Machine
LT.

E-MU 1212M I/O Configuration:

· Two 1/4" Balanced Inputs
· Two 1/4" Balanced Outputs
· 24-bit/192kHz ADAT In/Out (switchable to S/PDIF)
· 24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
· MIDI In/Out
· Firewire® Interface

The E-MU 1212M also ships with a comprehensive audio software package that
includes Steinberg Cubasis 4.0, Steinberg Wavelab Lite 2.5 and SFX Machine LT.

Pricing and Availability:

The Creative Professional E-MU 1820M has an estimated street price of US$ 499.99;
Creative Professional E-MU 1820 has an estimated street price of US$ 399.99 and
the Creative Professional E-MU 1212M is priced at US$ 199.99. All three products
are slated for this quarter shipment in Singapore at Creativex Showroom or
online at www.creativex.creative.com

Creative E-MU’s Emulator X and Emulator X Studio

Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), a worldwide leader in digital
entertainment products for PC users, today announced Creative Professional E-MU
Emulator® X Desktop Sampling Systems for PC that offer E-MUs breakthrough
sampling technologies, powerful hardware DSP and pristine sound quality with the
latest disk streaming, file management, and interface advantages of software.
The Emulator X and Emulator X Studio are true professional sampling systems from
the ground up, delivering unprecedented tools for automated sampling and preset
creation, an integrated waveform editor, unrivalled synthesis (including over 50
patented Z-Plane morphing filters), and a mastering-grade 24-bit/192kHz audio
interface with hardware-accelerated effects (with comprehensive WDM,
DirectSound? and ASIO? 2.0 drivers for Windows® 2000 and XP). E-MUs Desktop
Sampling Systems provide musicians and sound designers with hands-on control
over their sounds right down to the sample level with the perfect balance of
usability and raw sonic potential, and ship this quarter with an estimated
street price of US$ 299.99 for the Emulator X and US$ 599.99 for the Emulator X
Studio.

Professional Sampling and Synthesis Tools

Emulator X and Emulator X Studio offer a host of professional sampling and
synthesis tools, including automated sample acquisition and preset creation, an
integrated waveform editor, support for all major sound formats and advanced
synthesis. Emulator X makes sampling as easy as loading a preset with
intelligent, automated sampling and preset creation from both external audio and
batch files, allowing you to turn a .WAV file into a fully functioning preset in
seconds with a single click of your mouse. Emulator Xs integrated waveform
editor provides you with a host of professional DSP tools (i.e. Gain Change,
Time Compression/Expansion, Sample Calculation w/automatic digital tuning,
etc.), for total control over your samples. In addition to its advanced sampling
features, Emulator X also supports a host of major sound formats, including EOS,
EIII, GigaSampler?, Akai and many more. Emulator X then provides you with the
most advanced synthesis engine of any software sampler to control your sounds,
with 36 patchcords per voice, over 50 patented Z-Plane morphing filters,
multi-wave LFOs, conditional voice modulation, clock modulation and a host of
other synthesis features and parameters. You can even save your favorite synth
setups as templates for quick editing. The Emulator X also ships with 2GB of
sound libraries such as Studio Grand, Hip-Hop Producer, X Producer and St Thomas
Strings. Studio Grand was recorded from 7-foot studio grand piano; Hip-Hop
Producer provides classic urban sounds; The X Producer are sound banks from the
legendary Proteus 2000 with over 1000 presets and St Thomas Strings is a high
quality sound library recorded in the famous St Thomas cathedral, where all the
amazing realism and characteristic of the large hall is captured in this
library.

Hardware-accelerated Effects, Mixing and Monitoring

The Emulator X and Emulator X Studio both feature E-MUs powerful E-DSP chip, an
effects processor that can deliver over 16 simultaneous hardware-accelerated
effects, freeing your computer from running CPU-intensive plug-ins that limit
your audio performance a feature only offered by the most high-priced DAWs on
the market. E-MUs Digital Audio Systems ship with over 500 effects presets, and
the effects architecture is fully expandable, allowing you to add more effect
plug-ins to your system as needed. The E-DSP chip also provides zero-latency,
hardware-based mixing and monitoring via the included PatchMix DSP mixer,
delivering unmatched flexibility in routing audio between all of your physical
and virtual (ASIO/WDM) inputs and outputs no external mixer needed.

Total Analog, Digital and Sync Connectivity

In addition to hardware-accelerated effects, mixing and monitoring, E-MUs PCI
card also features ADAT, S/PDIF and FireWire® interfaces, as well as
connectivity to a family of internal and external I/O and sync options.

The Emulator X Studio ships with a 24-bit/192kHz half-rackspace breakout box
that features premium 24-bit/192kHz converters the same A/D converters used in
Digidesign®s high-end ProTools® HD interface. This breakout box offers I/O
expansion with everything from 1/4 balanced inputs and outputs to specialized
I/O like turntable inputs (with ground lug and hardware RIAA preamp), dedicated
speaker outputs and two studio-grade TFPro? preamps with 48V phantom power and
40dB of gain. These preamps feature Neutrik® connectors and accept mic, line and
Hi-Z level inputs for total flexibility in plugging any microphone or instrument
straight into the system. The breakout box also provides two sets of MIDI I/O,
and is powered over the EDI (E-MU Digital Interface) cable that connects it to
E-MUs PCI card no external power needed. Emulator X offers these same
mastering-grade converters on an I/O daughter card, providing a pair of balanced
inputs and outputs as well as MIDI I/O.

The Emulator X Studio also ships with a Sync daughtercard that allows musicians
to lock external analog and digital systems together with a stable,
high-resolution time base. The Sync daughtercard supports Word Clock Sync in/out
for sample accurate phase-lock of your digital studio, SMPTE Sync in/out for
stable synchronization of external analog tape and video, as well as MTC (MIDI
Time Code) out.

Emulator X Studio I/O Configuration:

· Two TFPro Mic/Line/Hi-Z preamps (w/48V phantom power)
· Six 1/4" Balanced Inputs
· Eight 1/4" Balanced Outputs
· Turntable input (w/ground lug and hardware RIAA preamp)
· 24-bit/192kHz ADAT In/Out (switchable to S/PDIF)
· 24-bit/96kHz coaxial S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
· 24-bit/96kHz optical S/PDIF Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
· Two sets of MIDI In/Out
· Four stereo 1/8" Speaker Outputs (configurable from stereo to 7.1)
· Stereo Headphone Output
· Firewire® Interface

Sync:

· Word Clock In/Out
· SMPTE In/Out
· MTC Out

The Emulator X Studio also ships with a comprehensive audio software package
that includes Steinberg Cubase VST 5.1, Steinberg Wavelab Lite 2.5 and SFX
Machine LT.

Emulator X I/O Configuration:

· Two 1/4" Balanced Inputs
· Two 1/4" Balanced Outputs
· 24-bit/192kHz ADAT In/Out (switchable to S/PDIF)
· 24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)
· MIDI In/Out
· Firewire® Interface

The Emulator X also ships with a comprehensive audio software package that
includes Steinberg Cubasis 4.0, Steinberg Wavelab Lite 2.5 and SFX Machine LT.

Pricing and Availability:

The Creative Professional E-MU Emulator X has an estimated street price of
US$ 299.99 and the Creative Professional E-MU Emulator X Studio is priced at
US$ 599.99. These two products are slated for this quarter shipment in Singapore
at Creativex Showroom or online at
www.creativex.creative.com