Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby CapnCrunch53 » 2018-1-26 @ 23:36

Added myself to the list too; this is so cool!
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby Arvid » 2018-1-27 @ 10:54

Added myself to the list, this is a great project and I´m really looking forward to this batch being made :)
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby timitt » 2018-1-29 @ 14:14

Got to love these projects. I don't have any intelligent mpu-401 cards, so I added myself to list.

I did not really understand what that count in google docs was (+24-3), but let's hope there's still room for that bigger batch.
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby keropi » 2018-1-29 @ 14:22

incoming update tomorrow :D
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby Cadderlik » 2018-1-30 @ 11:42

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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby Thrax » 2018-1-30 @ 15:59

I am interested in 1 card! :)
I hope just in time i check in :)
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby keropi » 2018-1-30 @ 16:13

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Here it is (my test card so no fancy rom label), the first small batch of the MPUs with their fixes -> these fixes offer soundblaster16-level wavetable header compatibility and some minor stability improvements just in case :)
Needless to say the fixes will not be needed on the next batch since they will be incorporated to the pcb design.

- there are 3 pins removed from the wavetable header (one is not used the other 2 are the audio-inputs to the daughterboard - the mpu did not use these anyway) and some small patchwork on support logic:

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- at the backside 3 passives are added: one resistor and 2 small capacitors

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That's it! Wavetable header issues are resolved, external midi connection through DB9 is the same as before - no changes or additions done to that so expect the same level of compatibility like the original Music Quest PC-MIDI MPU :)
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby voodoo5_6k » 2018-1-30 @ 16:47

Congratulations!! Outstanding work, my friend :)
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby fitzpatr » 2018-1-30 @ 16:56

Well done, Keropi! I've been very happy with my original model from you, and this one adds the perfect set of features.

I'm looking forward to getting one!
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby keropi » 2018-1-30 @ 18:19

thanks :blush:
btw marmes deserves more credit for this than me :cool:
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby hard1k » 2018-1-30 @ 18:24

How much do I hope that one day someone (dreamblaster? :D) produces a wavetable daughterboard with the same nice blue finish! It would make such a nice couple with this card and the SQ2500!
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby dreamblaster » 2018-1-30 @ 18:32

wow, nice work !!
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby hard1k » 2018-1-30 @ 18:39

Just my 2 cents for the next batch:
1. Maybe an MPC header for the Stereo Out is worth installing - this way we could feed the stereo out into the mixing soundcard internally.
2. Maybe an input stereo jack wired to those 3 missing pins on the waveblaster header could be of some use too - many of us have NEC XR375, and this input jack would allow us to feed the stereo signal in an opposite direction: from the sound card into the daughterboard, going through its effect processor, and then coming out on the Stereo Out jack. As of now such thing is implemented in the Audiotrix 3D-XG card (bundled with the Yamaha DB60XG), but good luck finding one :D
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby hard1k » 2018-1-30 @ 18:40

(and of course I will be the first in line for this MPU if made into an ARGUS daughterboard!..)
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby soyunnazgul » 2018-1-30 @ 19:08

Great job. Waiting for my turn in the list.
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby keropi » 2018-1-30 @ 19:21

hard1k wrote:Just my 2 cents for the next batch:
1. Maybe an MPC header for the Stereo Out is worth installing - this way we could feed the stereo out into the mixing soundcard internally.


I can see this being useful , ever since I moved to an external mixer I don't really think about soundcard connections because I was fed up with the different sound levels between midi and sfx :dead:

hard1k wrote:2. Maybe an input stereo jack wired to those 3 missing pins on the waveblaster header could be of some use too - many of us have NEC XR375, and this input jack would allow us to feed the stereo signal in an opposite direction: from the sound card into the daughterboard, going through its effect processor, and then coming out on the Stereo Out jack. As of now such thing is implemented in the Audiotrix 3D-XG card (bundled with the Yamaha DB60XG), but good luck finding one :D


I once thought about that but what exactly would be the use? Because the MPU is no Audiotrix 3D-XG with dedicated drivers/design for that, I mean imagine there is a connector to feed your SB on the XR385, how exactly will you control the DSP to apply fx? Send a sysex? -> this will also go to any other synth connected and even if you can avoid that then imagine you run DOOM: everything is reset and the XR385 starts playing whatever midi stream DOOM sends over.
I just can't see how this can be used :confused: :confused: :confused:
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby Cadderlik » 2018-1-30 @ 21:07

When are You going to send cards? I am just asking because I am first on the list :)

No hurry, just asking.
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby hard1k » 2018-1-30 @ 21:10

keropi wrote:I once thought about that but what exactly would be the use? Because the MPU is no Audiotrix 3D-XG with dedicated drivers/design for that, I mean imagine there is a connector to feed your SB on the XR385, how exactly will you control the DSP to apply fx? Send a sysex? -> this will also go to any other synth connected and even if you can avoid that then imagine you run DOOM: everything is reset and the XR385 starts playing whatever midi stream DOOM sends over.
I just can't see how this can be used :confused: :confused: :confused:

Yeah, actually I agree. Should have thought about it a little bit longer :)
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby keropi » 2018-1-30 @ 21:28

@Cadderlik
I have a couple ready now, tomorrow I will have ~10 cards packed and ready to go Thursday morning

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yeah it suxx ... more features = better but you can't always win...
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