Reply 15340 of 16096, by TheAbandonwareGuy
appiah4 wrote on 2020-05-16, 17:28:TheAbandonwareGuy wrote on 2020-05-16, 16:19:
So I've got a question for those of us here more wellversed in MIDI.
Should I get a Dreamblaster S2? The general MIDI sounds good enough based on what I can find on YT and supposedly it has a MT32 Compatibility mode. Whats the compatibility on that? Like what advantages can I expect.
You can find my revie of the daughterboard here. TLDR; I was impressed, considering the cost. However, if you can pay double that the X2/X3M are a lot more versatile.
Also, it only works with MT-32 games that don't upload any custom patches. You can find some recordings here:
I'm seriously considering building a thin client thats soul purpose is running MT-32 and SoundCanvas VA emulation. It would be cheaper than buying either module by about $100. I would prefer a hardware solution but the prices for MIDI modules are unjustafiable. I'm actually surprised there hasn't been some sort of low cost MT-32 clone like there has been for everything else.
EDIT: Does the Dreamblaster's MT-32 not support Railroad Tycoon (Non-deluxe)? I'm guessing that AND Civillization both use custom patchs?
EDIT: Will not be buying the S2. 20 euros for shipping, it does not cost 20 euros to ship a tiny MIDI board to the US from the EU. Nice attempt at baking profit into the shipping.
EDIT: And... they add an extra fee for using PayPal. Nice.
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