X-Fi Crystalizer for SB Audigy Series

18 05 2008

Warning: This software is unofficial, not supported by Creative Technology Ltd.

Use it at your own risk.

This utility was written from scratch and does not contain any copyrighted code. Creative’s director of developer relations, George Thorn told me, in a chat session, that is OK to provide mods as patches.


X-Fi Crystalizer for Creative SB Audigy series 1.2.0.0 – by Daniel Kawakami


WARNING: Use this utility at your own risk, without any guaranties.

This small utility will unlock X-Fi Crystalizer on any Audigy card, except the Audigy SE/Value/LS.

It requires Windows running in Safe Mode.
How to use:

1) Install the unofficial “SB Audigy Series Installation Disc for Windows XP/Vista” (new version, unreleased) or “SB Audigy series Vista Support Pack” from Daniel Kawakami (daniel_k).

Restart Windows to complete the driver installation.

2) Restart Windows in Safe Mode.

Install the X-Fi Console, then run CrystalizerUnlocker.

Restart Windows in Normal Mode.

3) Open the X-Fi Console and enjoy!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

This is a software (host-based) implementation of Crystalizer

CMSS in Audio Console/EAX Settings only works with OpenAL/ALchemy

These utilities configure CMSS in hardware mode, that requires OpenAL or ALchemy. Disable CMSS to avoid conflicts with X-Fi CMSS-3D.

In software mode, used by Windows Vista, use the X-Fi Console to enable X-Fi CMSS-3D.

X-Fi Console

Provides the following audio enhancements:

– EAX effects
– X-Fi CMSS-3D
– X-Fi Crystalizer

These enhancements only work with the Windows Vista audio system, that uses software processing and don’t work with OpenAL and ALchemy.

When using X-Fi CMSS-3D, disable CMSS in Audio Console/EAX Settings to avoid conflicts.

*** There were some bugs in the previous version.

*** To install this new version, you must remove everything, including the driver, applications, “Creative” folders in “Program Files” and all registry entries.

The X-Fi Console is just the “X-Fi Audio Console” renamed to co-exist with the Audigy Audio Console and the unnecessary tabs were removed.

Without the CrystalizerUnlocker, it does nothing, so it was not “cracked”.

X-Fi Console and its files are property of Creative Technology Ltd.

Download:

Crystalizer Unlocker (19.4 Kb)

X-Fi Console 2.50.11 (5.78 Mb)

Console & Unlocker  (All-In-One)

In practice, the Crystalizer is a dedicated, dynamic equalizer (Exciter). Its main function is to enhance the high and low frequencies of the input audio. Other functions include modifying a certain range of frequencies in order to achieve better perceived sound quality on a wider array of equipment such as headphones and speakers, and also to digitally increase the volume by about 3db. The Crystalizer emphasis can be adjusted between 0-100% when enabled, however even at 0% the audio is still processed partially. As a consequence of enabling the Crystalizer, the original signal is altered, and whether the result improves upon the original audio is purely a matter of perception and can depend on the type of audio being played.


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34 responses

19 05 2008
Daniel;

Any news on Win XP version ?

19 05 2008
nomoregoatsoup

I think the XP version uses hardware crystalizer, so I don’t think there’s a need for software emulation for XP

27 05 2008
vkmaxx

I think it’s pure software solution. I think the problem is how to force X-Fi XP console installation on Audigy before using the unlocker.

27 05 2008
vkmaxx

From the readme file:

“(…)

In software mode, used by Windows Vista, use the X-Fi Console to enable
X-Fi CMSS-3D.

(…)

– EAX effects
– X-Fi CMSS-3D
– X-Fi Crystalizer

These enhancements only work with the Windows Vista audio system, that
uses software processing and don’t work with OpenAL and ALchemy (…)”

It looks like Vista only….

27 05 2008
X-Fi Crystalizer for SB Audigy Series ( by Daniel_K) - DriverHeaven.net

[…] How to use: 1) Install the unofficial SB Audigy Series Installation Disc for Windows XP/Vista (new version, unreleased) or SB Audigy series Vista Support Pack from Daniel Kawakami (daniel_k). Restart Windows to complete the driver installation. 2) Restart Windows in Safe Mode. Install the X-Fi Console, then run CrystalizerUnlocker. Restart Windows in Normal Mode. 3) Open the X-Fi Console and enjoy! IMPORTANT NOTES: This is a software (host-based) implementation of Crystalizer CMSS in Audio Console/EAX Settings only works with OpenAL/ALchemy These utilities configure CMSS in hardware mode, that requires OpenAL or ALchemy. Disable CMSS to avoid conflicts with X-Fi CMSS-3D. In software mode, used by Windows Vista, use the X-Fi Console to enable X-Fi CMSS-3D. X-Fi Console Provides the following audio enhancements: – EAX effects – X-Fi CMSS-3D – X-Fi Crystalizer These enhancements only work with the Windows Vista audio system, that uses software processing and dont work with OpenAL and ALchemy. When using X-Fi CMSS-3D, disable CMSS in Audio Console/EAX Settings to avoid conflicts. *** There were some bugs in the previous version. *** To install this new version, you must remove everything, including the driver, applications, Creative folders in Program Files and all registry entries. The X-Fi Console is just the X-Fi Audio Console renamed to co-exist with the Audigy Audio Console and the unnecessary tabs were removed. Without the CrystalizerUnlocker, it does nothing, so it was not cracked. X-Fi Console and its files are property of Creative Technology Ltd. Download: Crystalizer Unlocker: RapidShare: 1-Click Webhosting X-Fi Console 2.50.11: RapidShare: 1-Click Webhosting more info here: X-Fi Crystalizer for SB Audigy Series No More Goat Soup […]

8 06 2008
Hiren

I just tried these because I only formatted yesterday and none of the options available in the X-Fi Panel affect my music playback from WinAmp… so have I done something wrong or is there something wrong with the installation files?

11 06 2008
nomoregoatsoup

The Crystalizer only works with certain drivers, but it shouldn’t allow you to run unless they are in use. I’ve used it on quite a few installs and it’s always gone in fine for me..😐

13 06 2008
Toph

Do we really need to install the old support packs?
Will this still work with just the 2.15 or 2.18 drivers without the extra software from the support packs?

20 07 2008
NAZ2222

I would like to know if a version of the crystaliser will come out for the 2.18.001 driver version? great work Daniel_K nonetheless😉

22 07 2008
nomoregoatsoup

I don’t think the crystalizer will work with latest Audigy release. I can notice volume variations with this program anyway.

2.18.0001 sounds way better.

13 09 2008
cdx304

The crystalizer works fine in the Danial_k 2.15 driver but will not install in the new driver 2.18 .I would like to see it work in this new driver because the sound in much louder (from 54 to 20 in the mixer ) so if the cystalizer would work it would be great .I am very much into music and audio quality .Build my own amps and all 8 satalites and 2 10″ subs 3000Watts total .

3 10 2008
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4 11 2008
Wizzzzard

I have installed this and have the crystalizer working but have lost access to stereo surround and X-Fi CMSS3D is not selectable in the X-Fi console, the only option i have working now is CMSS2 from audio console and thats not the same as stereo surround, all other options in CMSS-3D do nothing.

Gain one thing but lose another that i use all the time hmm is it worth it.

4 11 2008
nomoregoatsoup

I personally think the Crystalizer destroys my music. It was great when we were all running 3rd party drivers. Now we have better quality drivers, I don’t think it’s needed.

30 11 2008
somebody

If your having trouble installing the daniel k drivers, there is a support.cab that can help people if it says “cannot find….” it’s also by daniel k though i don’t know if he implemented it in his new release or not.

23 12 2008
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23 12 2008
Zaim

hi, iv just installed the Creative.Soundblaster.Audigy.Series.Vista.Drivers[by.daniel_k] and cannot get the Crystalizer to install i get “the software insatlled is INVALID!”

iv tryed using the “SBAX_PCDVT_LB_2_15_0004EQ” but get the same error with that. any idea’s?

thanks

SB Creative Audigy
Vista 32Bit SP1

3 05 2009
Sir Rasor

Can this work under Win7 (7100)?

16 05 2009
Raj

any version of this out for windows xp 64 yet?

17 06 2009
As

When will the Value SE version will come out? Been waiting for so long..

8 09 2009
Dmitrij

Nomoregoatsoup, i know that Creative corporation is denied you to create x-fi crystalizer with new drivers 2.18.10 for exemle. can you make drivers whit support of x-fi crystalexer?
thx any ways.

9 09 2009
nomoregoatsoup

Dmitrij:
Crystalizer unlocker was made by daniel_k -you’ll have to ask him.

daniel_k got in trouble for modding Creative’s intellectual property.
The “Pax guy” got in trouble for modding daniel_k’s intellectual property.

I wouldn’t spend all that time working on something I don’t like (or use) anyway.

20 02 2010
Linda

I have already test it in win 7 build 7600 ultimate..it cannot work!
but I’ve found something interesting…if you install Audigy_SupportPack_3_6 by Daniel K and updated it with the new driver SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0011….the sound is marvelous! and you can use the speakers setting console and graphic equalizer console..I recommended you to try it…

ps: after I install the X-fi console my Audio console cannot work! please help me

18 05 2010
nomoregoatsoup

Try the newest support pack. Version 3.8 can be found here.

18 05 2010
Dragonerix

I need to tell me anything to help get Crystalizer for Audigy 4 Windows 7 (x32) and I installed the drivers from the unofficial cd from you and then I Audigy_SupportPack_3_8. and when installing Crystalizer writes that he wants an older version of the driver Please help me somehow?

last word: I am a Czech citizen because I do not know much EN

18 05 2010
nomoregoatsoup

Crystalizer will not work with newer drivers. You will probably need to use an older driver.

My advice? Forget Crystalizer – it’s not very good for acoustics!

26 08 2011
26 08 2011
28 01 2013
vasi

i want this program please. this is my email dr.vasy_007@yahoo.com

28 01 2013
vasi

plese send me this program, i can’t download

31 10 2014
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8 12 2014
Cristian

The download doesn’t work, does anyone have a good download link? thanks

1 08 2015
Ritwik

update link plz

21 08 2015
Penis Von Uberstiff

no more goat updates!

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