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Reply 60 of 126, by 640K!enough

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With all the talk of this Dream bank being directly derived from the Sound Canvas sound set, I am curious. There is one file that I have noticed only sounds the way it should on Roland devices (among brands in common use with 90s PCs), so if anyone with access to a prototype would be willing to give the attached file a try, we will find out if it's as close to Roland's implementation as some (even old magazines) have claimed.

It is worth noting that I have no Yamaha devices to try, so they may get the right sound out of it too. The X2 with its default bank is among those that do not. There are no tricks or obscure features in use here; just particular instruments in the Roland map that many other cards left out altogether or recorded differently.

EDIT: Fixed the sloppy attachment. I also wanted to mention that the file does play on most devices; it's just missing instruments, producing sub-optimal sound.

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Reply 61 of 126, by dreamblaster

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played GMRAIN 00 on yucatan FX prototype.
i split up the mp3 to avoid 5mbyte upload limit.

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GMRAIN part 1 (capped at approx 5mbyte)
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GMRAIN part 2 (end)
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Reply 62 of 126, by 640K!enough

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That's not a bad approximation at all. At the very least, they have more of the right instruments in the right places than quite a number of other designs of the time. Still, to say that the samples were taken directly from the Sound Canvas seems like quite an exaggeration. The instrument characteristics and volume balance are not quite the same (the pounding bass drum, for instance), but for those seeking an internal device for basic usage, this could make an excellent poor-man's "Sound Canvas".

Reply 63 of 126, by dreamblaster

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Second Yucatan FX card soldered (still not new revision).
Tested extensively, also with warcraft II music : https://youtu.be/Bl2itGZZkhQ

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Reply 64 of 126, by cyclone3d

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Pretty sweet! I might be interested in one even though I already have the Diamond 4MB card.

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Reply 68 of 126, by HandOfFate

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So many sound card projects lately. Is this "baby boom" thanks to the lockdowns? 😜

Like cde earlier, I'm also a bit confused by the capabilities of the different offerings (this, DreamBlaster X2, Synth S2, other daughter boards). Is it just a matter of having different sound engines, or are there some other features that play a role?

The Rise of the Triad MIDI sample for this board sound great btw. I love the music from that game and these might be one of the best renditions of them I've heard so far.

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Reply 69 of 126, by appiah4

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HandOfFate wrote on 2020-07-27, 11:24:

So many sound card projects lately. Is this "baby boom" thanks to the lockdowns? 😜

Like cde earlier, I'm also a bit confused by the capabilities of the different offerings (this, DreamBlaster X2, Synth S2, other daughter boards). Is it just a matter of having different sound engines, or are there some other features that play a role?

The Rise of the Triad MIDI sample for this board sound great btw. I love the music from that game and these might be one of the best renditions of them I've heard so far.

Serge will explain it better but..

Dreamblaster S2: Small daughterboard with a fixed 4Mbit (512K) Cleanwave sound set and FM Synthesizer that adds effects to it.
Dreamblaster X2: Large daughterboard with a 64MB flash ROM that you can program with soundbanks and equalizer settings
Yucatan FX: TurtleBeach CancunFX clone that has (basically) the Roland GS sound bank (with probably some extra bells and whistles, such as an equalizer etc.)

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Reply 70 of 126, by HandOfFate

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Ah, that clears it up a bit. Thanks 😀

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Reply 71 of 126, by dreamblaster

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Yucatan FX first small limited edition run ready, for vogons : approx 20 boards.
If interested, PM me your address, or contact me through https://www.serdashop.com/Contact
I will get back to you. A 2nd larger batch will follow for sale on Serdashop : https://www.serdashop.com/Yucatan-FX
As mentioned before, price is 68 euro.
Shipping without tracking : 4 euro within Belgium , 9.5 euro within Europe, 11.5 euro other countries (including USA).
Tracking option : add extra 9.5 euro
Note :Shipping can take longer these days

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Reply 72 of 126, by appiah4

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Oh wow, awesome news!

This will be a great replacement for the S2 in my daily driver, which I can move to the SB16 in my PS/1..

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Reply 73 of 126, by hard1k

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I'm up for a couple of those if/when they get blue PCB 😀

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Please have a look at my wishlist (hosted on Amibay)

Reply 74 of 126, by HandOfFate

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That's a very reasonable price. I loved the way the demos sounded so I'd like to claim one 😀

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Reply 75 of 126, by cyclone3d

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I'm interested in one. How much is shipping to USA?

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Reply 77 of 126, by dreamblaster

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cyclone3d wrote on 2020-08-26, 14:16:

I'm interested in one. How much is shipping to USA?

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Reply 78 of 126, by cyclone3d

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dreamblaster wrote on 2020-08-26, 14:28:
cyclone3d wrote on 2020-08-26, 14:16:

I'm interested in one. How much is shipping to USA?

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Thanks... I would like one shipped with tracking.

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
Epstein didn't kill himself

Reply 79 of 126, by jaZz_KCS

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dreamblaster wrote on 2020-08-26, 14:28:
cyclone3d wrote on 2020-08-26, 14:16:

I'm interested in one. How much is shipping to USA?

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Dear Serge,
please save one for me (from either batch) to be added to my next order which should come in within the month. 😀

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