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X2GU : New GM bank for DreamBlaster X2

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Reply 100 of 119, by dreamblaster

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A new version of the Buran bank for X2 and X3M is now available : Buran v1.0
Changes compared to previous release v0.9 : MT32 mapping is now supported (variation 127).

You can find it for download here : http://serdaco.com/downloads/?dir=X2/X2_Sound … nkPack/GM/BURAN
Recommended Preset to use with this bank, is PhilsComputerLab Preset for X3MB Buran.DXP

Edit: Link corrected - thanks derSammler !

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Reply 102 of 119, by Hummtaro

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dreamblaster wrote:

A new version of the Buran bank for X2 and X3M is now available : Buran v1.0
Changes compared to previous release v0.9 : MT32 mapping is now supported (variation 127).

Very nice update! Monkey Island sounds quite good with it. 😀

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Reply 103 of 119, by appiah4

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How exactly does the MT-32 mapping work; same as with the new Dream CleanWave preset?

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Reply 104 of 119, by Falcosoft

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appiah4 wrote:

How exactly does the MT-32 mapping work; same as with the new Dream CleanWave preset?

The original post contains the needed information:

Changes compared to previous release v0.9 : MT32 mapping is now supported (variation 127).

So yes.

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Reply 105 of 119, by Hummtaro

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appiah4 wrote:

How exactly does the MT-32 mapping work; same as with the new Dream CleanWave preset?

The same was already supported on Roland SC-55, Yamaha TG300 and many other old wavetables! 😀

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Reply 106 of 119, by appiah4

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Monkey Island in MT-32 Mode using latest Buran soundbank attached.

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Reply 107 of 119, by dreamblaster

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Demo of DreamBlaster X2 with Buran bank + PCL preset, Warcraft II music : https://youtu.be/g9BFxZCzvNk

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Reply 108 of 119, by appiah4

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dreamblaster wrote on 2020-07-07, 16:04:

Demo of DreamBlaster X2 with Buran bank + PCL preset, Warcraft II music : https://youtu.be/g9BFxZCzvNk

Hyping us up for the restock Serge? 😁

appiah4 wrote on 2019-11-06, 10:23:

Monkey Island in MT-32 Mode using latest Buran soundbank attached.

I completely forgot I ever recorded this. Buran is quite impressive in MT-32 mode, at least for Monkey Island.

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Reply 109 of 119, by dreamblaster

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-07-08, 07:21:

Hyping us up for the restock Serge? 😁

Ha ! Now i finally have new stock of X2. And special promotion : no added cost for preloaded Buran bank and PCL preset.

Here's the complete Sam and Max soundtrack on X2 with Buran bank and PCL preset : https://youtu.be/6UnL5qxzjvo

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Reply 110 of 119, by dreamblaster

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53 minutes of Doom sound track on X2 with Buran bank and PCL preset : https://youtu.be/5WCgz80ELhI

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Reply 112 of 119, by appiah4

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darry wrote on 2020-09-12, 05:30:

X2 with Buran soundbank sounds really pleasant to my ears on everything I've tried . I have a SAM9733 based 4MB GS monster MIDI and, IMHO, the X2 blows it away .

X2/X3 with Buran made me pack up and shelf my Sound Canvas.

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Reply 113 of 119, by darry

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-09-12, 17:30:
darry wrote on 2020-09-12, 05:30:

X2 with Buran soundbank sounds really pleasant to my ears on everything I've tried . I have a SAM9733 based 4MB GS monster MIDI and, IMHO, the X2 blows it away .

X2/X3 with Buran made me pack up and shelf my Sound Canvas.

I still like my SC-88's specific character in Duke Nukem 3D too much to do that, but I definitely see your point .

AFAICT, Dream' 5000 series (of which there are higher end members than the SAM5504B in the X2/X3) is seeing use in digital pianos, MidiPlus products and MIDI keyboards from various manufacturers (some of them apparently well-known ones) .

This makes me wonder about 2 things .

a) Are there commercial sound banks better/bigger than the stock 16MB one for the X2/X3 that could work with the SAM5504B ? If so, can they be purchased ?
b) Who else uses chips from Dream ICs in their products ? Are the likes of Casio, Yamaha and other big names doing so without disclosing it ?

Reply 114 of 119, by Whiskey

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dreamblaster wrote on 2019-10-23, 13:35:
A new version of the Buran bank for X2 and X3M is now available : Buran v1.0 Changes compared to previous release v0.9 : MT32 […]
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A new version of the Buran bank for X2 and X3M is now available : Buran v1.0
Changes compared to previous release v0.9 : MT32 mapping is now supported (variation 127).

You can find it for download here : http://serdaco.com/downloads/?dir=X2/X2_Sound … nkPack/GM/BURAN
Recommended Preset to use with this bank, is PhilsComputerLab Preset for X3MB Buran.DXP

Edit: Link corrected - thanks derSammler !

I'm a little behind on whats been going on with the X2/X3 banks, if I understand correctly the new Buran bank allows the X2 to be fully MT-32 compatible?
Does this mean the GUD bank is obsolete now as it's only General Midi compatible, where as the Buran is both MT-32 and GM mapped?

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Reply 115 of 119, by dreamblaster

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yes the newest buran bank is also 'MT32' compatible ---> only standard mapping though, it is not a complete MT-32 emulation
The past months I prepare some more recordings with Buran GM tracks, for example :
Heretic Demo with Buran bank : https://youtu.be/gvyY77NrMbg
Wing Commander III Demo with Buran bank : https://youtu.be/wrfsxTg3OT0
Dungeon Master II Demo with Buran bank : https://youtu.be/v9s8E9lMDok

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Reply 116 of 119, by dreamblaster

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another demo of the Buran bank : Master of Orion : https://youtu.be/xsCbrRgkNeI

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Reply 117 of 119, by SuperDeadite

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For an orchestral demo, here is Ghouls'n Ghosts. Beautiful sound. 😀
https://youtu.be/1hoFB7cndu8

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Reply 118 of 119, by SuperDeadite

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Super Street Fighter 2:
https://youtu.be/tgQ3p_uREpc

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Reply 119 of 119, by SuperDeadite

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I was feeling experimental, so here's the DreamBlaster X2 connected to the MSX MIDI-PAC2 using the game Undeadline. MIDI-PAC2 is a device that intercepts MSX PSG and FM data and then generates and outputs a MIDI file in real time. Allowing the user to have MIDI music in games that have no MIDI support at all.
https://youtu.be/ziaivtfnpIk

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