If a cheap synth is used it will sound like a casio entry level keyboard or 8 bit videogame.
Ironic that I was reading this while listening to an NSF file, which is music designed for playback through an 8-bit soft synth.
One thing that always annoyed me was on board devices going south and not enough expansion slots to add a card in.
USB theoretically has 127 slots to add a card in, if you buy a lot of 7-port hubs. A USB audio interface also lies outside the electrically noisy interior of a PC chassis.
I simplified. The actual contractor subcontracted to a foreign subcontractor (with the appropriate requirements). Their actual failing was that they didn't test that the supplied parts met the specs. (This would have been difficult to do without disassembling the subcomponent.)
So, yes, I agree that it was criminal fraud. But I don't think it was ever prosecuted.
That's something nobody's going to copy. </sarcasm>
If HUE represents laughter, then in which language does "LOL" sound like "LIGHTNESSLIGHTNESS" or "SATURATIONSATURATION"?