Some nice stories and rigs you have got there, guys! 😁
Here are some pictures of my P233MMX rig, hope you'll enjoy them. I tried to stuff in as many parts as possible, because I do not have enough space for a large amount of retro PCs. I think I succeeded quite well. 😀
As you can see, it's a Highscreen case as well (the same one as Tetrium has). I picked it up, along with the motherboard and CPU, at the local thrift shop. These parts and a Terratec EWS64XL sound card, which my dad had bought back in the days, formed the base of my build.
A view of the case when opened, with MIDI connector boxes in front. The metal part at the bottom on the right side of the case can hinge open, so that you can install full-length cards.
A better look at the installed cards, these are (from top to bottom):
- Voodoo 3 3000 PCI
- Guillemot Maxi Studio ISIS
- Terratec EWS64XXL
- IBM Music Feature card
- Gravis Ultrasound MAX
- Roland LAPC-I
And finally a close-up of the front module of the Terratec sound card. This is what actually makes it an XXL. If you have just the sound card, it's an L; it's an XL if you have a regular front module and an XXL if you have this front module, which houses the guts of an entire Waldorf Microwave II synthesizer. It's a very nice synth with some extraordinary sounds, but do note that it is completely useless for games as it doesn't support GM. There's also a connector for a MIDI daughterboard inside, but I'm currently not using it. Before I swapped my regular front module for the Waldorf front module, I used to have a DB50XG attached to it. Now I'd need something to elevate the daughterboard a little, because otherwise a component from the Waldorf synth is in the way.
To complete the setup, I have a Roland SC-55 attached to the MIDI-OUT of the Roland LAPC-I. With this setup I've got most sound options covered, apart from genuine OPL and SB16 support. Though I have to say that I don't really miss them, because the EWS64 is top-notch and its OPL clone is accurate enough.