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Reply 20 of 49, by dreamblaster

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Some progress, FX1 hardware is ready (still working on the firmware)
soundcard with usb audio streaming and effects processing possibility.
It will be perfect for usage in MP-32 and other projects too

maybe i should make a separate thread for FX1

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Reply 21 of 49, by hard1k

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Awesome, my friend!

New sound card project: AWE64 Legacy
Please have a look at my wishlist (hosted at Amibay)

Reply 22 of 49, by appiah4

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dreamblaster wrote on 2020-03-22, 17:31:
Some progress, FX1 hardware is ready (still working on the firmware) soundcard with usb audio streaming and effects processing p […]
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Some progress, FX1 hardware is ready (still working on the firmware)
soundcard with usb audio streaming and effects processing possibility.
It will be perfect for usage in MP-32 and other projects too

maybe i should make a separate thread for FX1

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So cool!

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Reply 23 of 49, by Thermalwrong

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dreamblaster wrote on 2020-03-22, 17:31:
Some progress, FX1 hardware is ready (still working on the firmware) soundcard with usb audio streaming and effects processing p […]
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Some progress, FX1 hardware is ready (still working on the firmware)
soundcard with usb audio streaming and effects processing possibility.
It will be perfect for usage in MP-32 and other projects too

maybe i should make a separate thread for FX1
FX1.JPG

I'm keen to know more about it, it's the first time I've seen it mentioned. I assume it's a soundcard / midi player for the pi?

Reply 24 of 49, by dreamblaster

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Thermalwrong wrote on 2020-03-24, 16:49:
dreamblaster wrote on 2020-03-22, 17:31:
Some progress, FX1 hardware is ready (still working on the firmware) soundcard with usb audio streaming and effects processing p […]
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Some progress, FX1 hardware is ready (still working on the firmware)
soundcard with usb audio streaming and effects processing possibility.
It will be perfect for usage in MP-32 and other projects too

maybe i should make a separate thread for FX1
FX1.JPG

I'm keen to know more about it, it's the first time I've seen it mentioned. I assume it's a soundcard / midi player for the pi?

it is a soundcard + midi interface for the pi (and any other platform that supports usb audio class and midi class... ))

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Reply 25 of 49, by arthur071169

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Hi, I just stumbled upon this page after looking at various other suggestions for MunT emulation on laptops, spare pcs etc.
I have used Dosbox successfully with MT32, but having just taken ownership of a P2 win98se real PC, I was looking for suggestions that are more compact for use with the retro PC running real DOS. This looks great, and I would also.lkke to.sign up.for a unit as and when reordering happens. Is there a mail notification I can subscribe to for alerts on this project, or is it just a case of visiting this website/board every now and then?
Re the display orientation,I also think that on the side and not the top is nicer as I would have the unit on the shelf next to the monitor, but I will take whatever is available!
Many thanks for starting this project, it is exactly what us 'real hardware' DOS users need!

Reply 26 of 49, by arthur071169

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I absolutely need one of these for my DOS pc!
😲👍

dreamblaster wrote on 2019-06-23, 18:43:
Hi, here are some photos of a project I've been working on for a while : MP-32 = MIDI PI 32 It still needs more work, but since […]
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Hi,
here are some photos of a project I've been working on for a while : MP-32 = MIDI PI 32
It still needs more work, but since a few months it is on hold. I started to reconsider the idea.
So I thought today, I just show it as it is, and hear your feedback : Maybe it will give some inspiration
for when i pick it up again :

Generally this project is :
- PI3+ connected to a PCB with buttons + LCD, support for encoder dial (not in enclosure yet), for running synth emulators (MUNT, fluidsynth,...),
- an plug on USB sound card (new design, not yet ready, dream based) with an excellent CODEC, as audio+midi interface, also allowing line in mixing and effects
- headphone output with headphone amp
- a nice enclosure

Connectors on the rear :

main PCB:
- 3.5mm line in
- 3.5mm line out
- 3.5mm headphone out (digital volume control through menu)
- MIDI IN DIN connector
- optional MIDI THRU (not yet)
sound card :
- USB device for the soundcard (not yet) -> will need small cable to pi USB host... (i don't like that)
pi :
- USB host connections
- ethernet

Connectors on the side :

pi :
- HDMI
- 5V power (micro USB)
- original pi audio out (not used normally)

Connectors on the front :

pi :
- micro SD card slot for soundbanks, settings, software,...

MP32_top.jpg

MP32_rear.jpg

MP32_internals.jpg

That's it for now..

Reply 28 of 49, by dreamblaster

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Progress on FX1 firmware, i made a separate thread for it : FX1 : USB audio, midi interface, and live multi effects

Visit http://www.serdashop.com for retro sound cards, video converters, ...
OPL2LPT, OPL3LPT, X2, S2, S2P, MCE2VGA, ... many projects !
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Reply 29 of 49, by dreamblaster

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A friend helped me, by 3d designing a new enclosure that looks more like MT32 : see renders :

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Also refactoring the pcb for this, to avoid the need for additional FX1 board
but adding button and pot pcb instead, for 'rack mount' design instead of top operated.

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Reply 30 of 49, by appiah4

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Serge you have so many projects I want, just release a few so that I can give you my money already 😁 That enclosure looks FANTASTIC.

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Reply 32 of 49, by Salient

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dreamblaster wrote on 2020-08-01, 09:31:

A friend helped me, by 3d designing a new enclosure that looks more like MT32 : see renders :

THIS..... is what I want!

MIDI comparison website: << Wavetable.nl >>
(Always) looking for: Any Wavetable daughterboard, MIDI Module (GM/GS/XG)

Reply 33 of 49, by arthur071169

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Looks fantastic. Will the display provide all the info the full sized MT32 does ? Channels, text info for Sierra online games etc?

The design is better than I hoped for at this time.
Great work to all involved.

Reply 34 of 49, by dreamblaster

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arthur071169 wrote on 2020-08-01, 14:09:

Looks fantastic. Will the display provide all the info the full sized MT32 does ? Channels, text info for Sierra online games etc?

will try

Visit http://www.serdashop.com for retro sound cards, video converters, ...
OPL2LPT, OPL3LPT, X2, S2, S2P, MCE2VGA, ... many projects !
Special vogons LPT bundle : https://www.serdashop.com/Parallel-port-retro-sound-bundle
Thanks for your support !

Reply 35 of 49, by arthur071169

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Giddy to have this as an affordable option to a 'real' MT32. Even though dosbox offers MUNT, I would like to have this sat next to my PII and CRT and get a mostly real world setup when I use emulation via a laptop. The comedy messages that appear when playing Sierra games don't exist on screen with MUNT so silly as it is, I want one if these mostly for aesthetics.

Reply 36 of 49, by dreamblaster

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updated 3d design :
now with full mt32 button panel

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OPL2LPT, OPL3LPT, X2, S2, S2P, MCE2VGA, ... many projects !
Special vogons LPT bundle : https://www.serdashop.com/Parallel-port-retro-sound-bundle
Thanks for your support !