Tandy 3 Voice Sound - SN76489 ISA Soundcard Project

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Re: Tandy 3 Voice Sound - SN76489 ISA Soundcard Project

Postby root42 » 2018-9-12 @ 08:12

Giving away my second Tandy card - thread here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=62382
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Re: Tandy 3 Voice Sound - SN76489 ISA Soundcard Project

Postby Scali » 2018-9-12 @ 16:52

This is from my Lo-tech card with SN76489 chip: https://youtu.be/WD8snfTl8iI
Sadly the recording is very soft, but you can hear that the noise channel sounds pretty much 'correct', and different from yours.
I used the MODIAC.EXE patched version found on oldskool.org (so Maniac Mansion v1).
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Re: Tandy 3 Voice Sound - SN76489 ISA Soundcard Project

Postby root42 » 2018-9-12 @ 18:13

Yeah, the V1 modiac.exe sounds correct on my card as well. The enhanced version sounds weird...
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Re: Tandy 3 Voice Sound - SN76489 ISA Soundcard Project

Postby Scali » 2018-9-12 @ 18:20

root42 wrote:Yeah, the V1 modiac.exe sounds correct on my card as well. The enhanced version sounds weird...


Yea, I just tried it, it sounds strange indeed.
I didn't know there were two versions, and that they are so different, both in graphics and audio.
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Re: Tandy 3 Voice Sound - SN76489 ISA Soundcard Project

Postby root42 » 2018-9-12 @ 18:33

New test: Zak McKracken V1

https://youtu.be/RYj5HdMNCpA
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Re: Tandy 3 Voice Sound - SN76489 ISA Soundcard Project

Postby matze79 » 2018-9-13 @ 10:32

set your sn76489 output level lower to reduce noise level.

i already added some fixes to get the noise down in new version.
trying also to supply all ic's with own supply.
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Re: Tandy 3 Voice Sound - SN76489 ISA Soundcard Project

Postby Great Hierophant » 2018-9-14 @ 12:50

The differences between a true TI SN96489/96 and a clone NCR8496 or Tandy PSSJ are discussed here :

http://nerdlypleasures.blogspot.com/201 ... -chip.html

I assume everyone is using TI marked chips in their cards, but different chips appear to exhibit different behavior. As I indicated in that article, early Tandys can have the TI chips, but the majority of Tandy 1000s have chips with the NCR behavior. Whether you will get chips with the NCR behavior appears to be a roll of the dice.
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Re: Tandy 3 Voice Sound - SN76489 ISA Soundcard Project

Postby carlostex » 2018-9-15 @ 05:13

I noticed the problem with the noise channel when i was patching the games.

Maniac Mansion v1 works correctly because ripsaw8080 found a way to fix the noise channel via the patch. I don't remember the details though.
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Re: Tandy 3 Voice Sound - SN76489 ISA Soundcard Project

Postby root42 » 2018-9-16 @ 18:05

Well, maybe we can diff the EXEs or ask ripsaw8080 then...? :)
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Re: Tandy 3 Voice Sound - SN76489 ISA Soundcard Project

Postby matze79 » 2018-9-18 @ 15:29

i spend half the day rewiring my prototyp card and trying different approaches to make it less noisy.
it seems i had some success and full reroute is in progress,
also optimizing the card for "building kits" is in progress,
Placing all capacitors in same direction and ic's.. :)
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Re: Tandy 3 Voice Sound - SN76489 ISA Soundcard Project

Postby root42 » 2018-9-18 @ 16:24

And can you make it compatible with the Keystone bracket? :)
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