I have a SB Live 7.1 internal sound card on my computer. My problem concerns EAX effects. I am using a Creative Prodikeys keyboard for playing music. There is a choice of two MIDI output devices, Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth and Creative SoundFont Synth. When I use the former I can use EAX effects when playing (usually with headphones), but when I use the latter they cannot be applied (that is, there is no difference in the sound whatever environment I try to set the effects on). The only way around it seems to be to record what I am playing, and use EAX effects on the recording, but I would like to use EAX effects as an improvement of the accoustics of the keyboard, not just in order to change the experience of recordings. The main problem is that all the soundfonts I have downloaded myself have to be played through the Creative Soundfont Synth, so I cannot get a good sound for these. So my question is: could the kx driver solve the problem? Now I only have the drivers that came on the installation disc of the SB-package, my version of EAX is EAX Advanced 3.0. An additional question: can kx reduce the cracking of the noise I tend to experience when playing my keyboard?