Our mission is to allow end-users unfettered access to all hardware features of the
soundcards, to promote the development of supporting applications
and to encourage a free exchange of information useful
towards furthering software development for all kX-compatible soundcards.
Our motto is: "Expanding the Potential Exponentially".
The kX Project was born out of a perceived need to expand the possiblities for use
by musicians of the kX-compatible soundcards, under new and emerging operating systems
which no longer support the old VxD device driver model.
Until now, musicians interested in exploring the detailed operational aspects of
their Emu10k1 and 10k2-based soundcards have been limited to either working with
the drivers that came with their cards, or installing superior VxD drivers originally
intended for the E-mu Systems APS (Audio Production Studio) card, but being unable to
upgrade to newer operating
systems. In some cases, demanding users have decided to change operating systems
altogether, i.e. to linux, or to limit the use of their 10kx soundcards to tasks such
as gameplaying and SoundFont playback.
An independent developer set out in the spring of 2001 to write the WDM drivers
that would put the power back into the hands of the end-user, and throw open the door
to practically unlimited software development for the 10kx cards. This intrepid and
unrelentless developer was Eugene Gavrilov, who continues to spearhead the kX Driver
A small team of independent testers and developers has now joined Eugene to continue
kX Project development. Working together we can and will Expand the Potential and allow
end-users unprecedented control over their soundcards and develop tools for musicians