Soundblaster cards were the pinnacle of retro computing’s audio processing, pumping out the squarewave melodies and FM fuelled sound effects. The BlasterBoard is a brand new sound card, designed for use in vintage computers running DOS (remember that?) which follows the SoundBlaster 2.0 specs for maximum gaming compatibility and automatic recognition in Windows 98!
Necessity was the mother of the invention for the BlasterBoard, within months of needing a retro sound solution to fit an old 486, LABS created one! It covers numerous DOS sound demands, with CD Audio, PC Speaker, OPL2 and DSP Level outputs – ready to be plugged into speakers or headphones introducing unwanted noise. The soundcard has been tested on a number of video games, as well as trackers and music-making software.
This beautifully made and presented soundcard comes in kit form with a PCB, metal chassis mount, all components, cables for internal audio connections and a printed assembly manual. It’ll form the heart of your retro-gaming setup with a very low noise floor of -94dB RMS signal-to-noise ratio, making crystal clear squarewaves and sound effects
The BlasterBoard is made by LABS, who are based in Riga, Latvia. This is their first release; we’re really excited to see more retro-inspired goodies over the coming months!