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AlphaStation sound card

The Question is:

How does one use the sound card on the AlphaStation series
workstations?  Is an API going to be available under
OpenVMS?  Also, how does one get the keyboard bell to work
simultaneously with the sound card?  Note that if one leaves
the sound card connected internally, the "keyboard bell"
sounds quite strange, and one cannot control the volume.

The Answer is:

    Multimedia Services for OpenVMS V1.4 supports the sound card
    on Alphastation workstations.  This product provides a new
    version of DECsound, some other audio sample applications, and
    a programming interface using the WAVE API that Microsoft

    V1.4 runs under OpenVMS Alpha V6.1-1H2 and V6.2.  I'm told that
    a version that supports OpenVMS Alpha V7.0 is in the works.

    The V1.4 kit is a port of the Multimedia Services for Digital Unix
    V1.4.  Later versions of the Unix code base are being ported to
    VMS, as well.

    Ordering information:

    SPD 64.24.00
    development license QL-4G8A*-AA
    run-time license QL-4G9A*-AA
    media QA-03XAA-H8

    This kit is available on the OpenVMS Alpha Layered Product Consolidated
    Distribution CD.