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Turtle Beach Rio

Rio wavetable daughterboard

A Turtle Beach Riot

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7 Responses to Turtle Beach Rio

  1. John says:

    Do you have any extra that you would be willing to sell?

  2. Michal Necasek says:

    No, sorry, and the one I have was pretty hard to find…

  3. John says:

    Can I trade you a Tropez for this?

  4. Michal Necasek says:

    Nope, sorry, I have a Tropez already…

    I suppose the ideal thing would be loading the sound bank from the Rio into the Tropez’s RAM. But I don’t know how to do that, or rather I don’t know if a “software version” of the ICS 4MB sound bank (ICS2124M-001 + 002) exists.

  5. John says:

    No problem.

    The sounds on the Rio and the Tropez are identical. This is why I would like the Rio, as my PC no longer has any ISA slots and I need the sounds of the Tropez for studio work. This is why I was asking if you would be willing to trade.

    I have both the original Tropez, and also the newer/later Tropez Plus. Maybe you would be interested in the Tropez Plus?

    Please contact me via my email address, as I have no way of knowing if you have responded here without coming back here to check.

  6. MiaM says:

    As a sidenote, it would be really nice if the rss/atom feed could show more than one page of comments. Then for example John could easilly check the rss feed for any comments in this thread, without having to load the whole web page.

  7. Rawit says:

    Thanks to this article it was easy to find some info on the revisions of the Rio. I currently own a Rio 3.0 and an unmodded 2.0. The whine is indeed present with the 2.0. I can hear the caps when powered on and there is a whine that seems to be present mostly in the right channel.

    Comparing the two I’ve noticed that the 3.0 also makes a bit of noise when powered on but has no whine or noise in the signal. The 3.0 is way louder though but not in a good way. I see clipping in the waveforms even with safe mixer settings when recording. That would mean it clips before it reaches the soundcard. Dynamic range on the 3.0 also seems reduced. Quiet parts in music are quiet with the 2.0 and other MIDI generators but still loud with the 3.0.

    I’m not sure if it’s due to the age of the components or that the 3.0 revision changes aren’t great. Gonna try with another audio interface to see if the 3.0 still clips.

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