I truly love using MAME OS X. It fits the bill for the games that I want to play, but with one exception - there is no preference to automatically enable audio effects.
The audio experience is just as important as the visual one, unless you are deaf, then disregard. However, for those of us who are able to hear, having the ability to listen to the sound of an old game with enhancements such as the audio effects that are included in MAME OS X is quite a joy. However, having to manually set up audio effects everytime MAME OS X is started, especially when using a front-end such as EMULaunch, detracts from the gaming experience. With that, I would like to let you know that I use the Enable Visual Effects preference, Aperature 1X2, and I think it works great! It is nice that everytime MAME OS X starts, the visual effect of my choice is automatically selected and enabled. I would really love to see such a feature included with the audio side of the house.
Please Mr. Dribin, would you create a version of MAME OS X that has a preference to enable audio effects at startup? I really love the AUMatrixReverb hallway effect...sounds awesome on Ms. Pacman! I would really appreciate it if you would work on this. I would gladly make any donations necessary! lol!