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What is volpanel.exe?


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Windows Process Description:

The volpanel.exe process is a process associated with Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Volume Panel. It belongs to Creative Technology Ltd., a listed manufacturer of multimedia products most famous for their Sound Blaster line of audio cards. It was initially founded by its CEO and Chairman Sim Wong Hoo in 1981. Its US subsidiary is known as Creative Labs, Inc., a name commonly mistaken as the entire company.

Creative Volume Panel is the software that houses the process volpanel.exe. It has an icon that nests in the Windows taskbar, which open additional screens for configuration settings. The program volpanel.exe allows you to switch between entertainment, audio-creation, and game modes. Each mode has its own distinct interface that optimizes the drivers and processor for the task at hand. Designed for music and movies, the entertainment mode of the volpanel.exe application has the simplest interface with a large volume control, bass and treble controls. The Audio-creation mode, which supports Steinberg's low-latency ASIO protocol, looks like simplified professional recording software and allows you to select various recording sources and set levels in a mixer-like environment. The volpanel.exe program's Game mode has a curvy, futuristic interface, providing quick access to speaker settings, volume, and microphone level controls.

The file volpanel.exe is normally located in a subfolder of C:/Program Files/Creative/Sound Blaster X-Fi/Volume Panel/. On Windows XP, its most common occurrence is 122880 bytes, which is 95% of its entire occurrence. Other known file size of the file volpanel.exe is 38412 bytes. The application volpanel.exe is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices or RunServicesOnce entry in the system registry. It displays a visible window. The volpanel.exe file is not an integral part of the Windows system.

Overall, the program volpanel.exe goes a long way toward consolidating the software functionality under one umbrella, but some redundancies are still carried over from previous Sound Blaster software. For instance, bass management features reside in both the Volume Panel's entertainment mode and in the THX Setup Console. And if you want to rip music from a CD, you'll have to do that from the standalone Creative Media Source player rather than from the Volume Panel's audio creation mode, where you might expect it to be.

Author: Creative Technology, Ltd..

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Part Of: Creative Volume Panel

Memory Usage: Low uses only 120 KB of RAM resources.

System Process: No

Application: Yes

Background Process: Yes

Uses Network: No

Uses Internet: No

Hardware Related: Yes, used Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi.

Common Path: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\volpanel.exe

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