|Although the Ultrasound was a great peripheral for
gaming, it was also very popular amoung electronic musicians. Compared
to similarly-priced cards in the early 90's the GUS offered superior sound
quality, thanks to its use of wavetable instead of FM synthesis. It also
allowed for custom MIDI patch sets to be used, further enhancing its customizability.
Because of this, the card was popular with musicians/programmers who were
part of the demoscene at the time. A "Demo" is a multimedia
presentation that couples music with on-screen animation, all of which
is computed in real-time instead of being pre-rendered. Demos are executable
files that do not require any additional software. If you don't have an
Ultrasound card, you can run these demos on any modern computer using
DOSBox with Ultrasound emulation enabled.