First post, by HanJammer
What options do I have when it comes to MPU-401 intelligent mode on 286?
I need it to play around with some early midi software (I own external midi devices - controllers and synths I want to use with that) and to play games on my MT-32. I know about SoftMPU but it requires virtual mode which is available on 386-up making it virtually useless for my purpose. True Roland devices are hardly available and have crazy prices, I know there are modern MPU-401 compatible interfaces (which one is the best?) or vintage compatible interfaces (again, hardly available). I guess I can use some sound cards with proper MPU-401 compatibility built in as well (which ones? I own PAS16, but I guess it doesn't have intelligent mode, right?).
So what's the easiest/cheapest way to make it running on 286?