Bei Frag The Planet gibts ein paar Tutorials zu OpenAL.

OpenAL kann man aus dem CVS von creative holen:
cvs login
Passwort ist: guest
cvs co openal

Beschreibung auf der Creative Homepage zu OpenAL:
OpenAL (Open Audio Library) is an open, cross-platform API for interactive spatialized audio. Its primary audience is application developers and desktop users who rely on portable standards like OpenGL for games and other multimedia applications. For more information on OpenAL, visit