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New Waveblaster card : Reptile Paradise - Yucatan FX

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Reply 120 of 126, by appiah4

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2020-12-15, 10:31:
appiah4 wrote on 2020-12-15, 10:27:

I was playing around with my beloved Dreamblaster X3MA and gave Hamtaro's Roland GM soundbank a spin, find the sample attached. It sounds better than I remember to be honest.

I hear a bunch of skipped / missing notes in that recording.

Is it just the audio file or does the X3 actually sound like that?

That's what happens when you try to record on a dual core laptop running a Bloomberg terminal at the same time. So yeah it's my recording error, I edit the post above with the re-recorded file.

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Reply 121 of 126, by Joseph_Joestar

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-12-15, 10:48:

So yeah it's my recording error, I edit the post above with the re-recorded file.

Sounds great now. Cheers!

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Reply 122 of 126, by appiah4

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-12-11, 05:48:
Hummtaro wrote on 2020-12-02, 16:12:
I created an equalizer preset for Yucatan FX! I tried to get a more balanced sound and avoid any clipping for max quality. In ad […]
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dreamblaster wrote on 2020-12-01, 18:21:
I see a new video by Phil, mentioning an issue with Descent music. So I also recorded Descent on chill pcb, without applying th […]
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I see a new video by Phil, mentioning an issue with Descent music. So I also recorded Descent on chill pcb, without applying the volume fix.
It has quite deep bass, and high volume, but on my setup it does not sound as bad as on Phil's.
Phils video : https://youtu.be/6lTp1l8LYD0
My recording : descent_yucatanFX.mp3

If you have a low end soundcard, it is best to fiddle with mixer settings or the sysex file, as Phil recommends, to avoid distortion.
Any Yucatan/Cancun users can provide further advice ?

I created an equalizer preset for Yucatan FX!
I tried to get a more balanced sound and avoid any clipping for max quality.
In addition, i added a 'Low' version for very sensitive soundcards.
It comes as Midi file you have to play before starting your game.
Hope it helps someone!

Yucatan FX Preset.zip

Yucatan FX Preset - Descent.mp3

This did not work for me, PLAYMID gets stuck when trying to play the MID. Celeron 1300 system, ES1868 sound card. PLAYMID is speed sensitive perhaps?

Ok so am I the only one with problems with this?

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Reply 123 of 126, by dreamblaster

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Remember Yucatan FX needs +12V so was not compatible with the 'normal' small CHiLL 'n Phil adapter (which had only 5V).
Today I tested the new CHiLL n Phil IV (with DC/DC option) with Yucatan Fx.

See it at work here with Yucatan Fx - hocus pocus : https://youtu.be/Zw8y8r37X5Q

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Reply 124 of 126, by matze79

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The Module only delivers 0.5W on + and -12V hm i guess some WT will draw more current, so its only for use with Yucatan ?

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Reply 125 of 126, by dreamblaster

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matze79 wrote on 2021-01-10, 15:44:

The Module only delivers 0.5W on + and -12V hm i guess some WT will draw more current, so its only for use with Yucatan ?

I would expect the +12V/-12V to be sufficient, but there is also a limitation in the 5V current a soundcard can deliver on the DB15 port.
I only tested with Yucatan now. I would expect other small waveblaster cards to work fine, but would advise caution with large, power hungry cards (like XR385)

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Reply 126 of 126, by aleksej

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dreamblaster wrote on 2021-01-10, 15:55:

I would expect other small waveblaster cards to work fine, but would advise caution with large, power hungry cards (like XR385)

This adapter designed to work with DB50XG which powered by gameport only. Additional DC-IN provided.
http://peratron.narod.ru/shop/peratron/WBA040MkIV.htm
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