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Roland MT-32

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First post, by Mark_81

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Hi Guys
At the moment, how much can it cost more or less? it is difficult to find one in good conditions
Is it still worth it, or Nowdays Emulator Munt is on par?
thanks

Reply 1 of 5, by jesolo

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If you can get an MT-32 for a good price, then go for it. Nothing beats the original hardware.

However, considering the current prices, MUNT is your best option. Phil (Philscomputerlab) made a video about it some time ago. The most expensive component you will need to buy will probably be the Roland UM-ONE MK2 USB MIDI Interface. The rest are free and/or you probably already have lying around.

Reply 2 of 5, by gdjacobs

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Old hardware is always fun, although I'm not aware of a significant technical reason to prefer it. In general, Munt is now extremely accurate, although the legality of the ROM files is a grey area. You can check with sergm if you have questions about specific hardware versions, their bugs or quirks, and what stage Munt is at in replicating them.

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 3 of 5, by darry

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I was going to suggest the Roland RA-50 as a mostly MT-32 (newer version) compatible, but their prices have shot up in the last 2 weeks . They are still cheaper than an MT-32, though . They need a relatively simply hardware mod for full MT-32 compatibility (or you can use Softmpu or a Hardmpu).
Roland RA-50, RA-90 and RA-95 doubts about purchase or not

Reply 5 of 5, by darry

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Mark_81 wrote on 2020-07-03, 22:27:

Which Would be in your opinion a good price? consider Shopping cost for Europe..I live in EU..
It makes sense to connect ti a modern pc?

A good way to have an idea of the going rate is to look at completed auctions where the item actually sold (though there are probably some fake results in there where the seller and buyer are the same person and trying to inflate apparent market value).

Connecting to an MT-32 to a modern PC for use in DOSBOX makes sense to me . For years I used mine like that (before I got a retro machine).