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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.