First post, by Tom Lewandowski
Thanks to some wonderful folks, I've recently acquired a new 8-bit PC MIDI card along with a Dreamblaster X2 daughterboard to go with it. I've installed these in a new (old) Pentium PC which I've restored to use as my primary music composing computer. Thanks to Leo Dallas, I've been able to get back into MIDI composition, full speed. The PC MIDI card has been a God-send since I no longer had my old Roland MPU-IPC's interfaces to use with a Roland MT-32. I also use a Roland SC-D70 Sound Module and Yamaha keyboard controller. I use the DOS-based "Sequencer Plus Gold" (SpG) almost exclusively for recording, sequencing, arranging, etc. my music as it supports multiple MIDI interfaces.
But I'm having a problem accessing the Dreamblaster X2, which I currently have attached to the Feature connector on the PC MIDI card. I can't find any information on what I/O address the daughterboard is accessed. I'm using the PC MIDI card's defaults (330 / IRQ 2) to output via its MIDI port. The MIDI port drivers used in SpG (VAPI and SAPI drivers) require a memory address line option to find a MIDI device in order to use it. For instance, VAPIMPU /addr:320, tells SpG that my first MIDI interface (a RAP 10's MIDI port) where it is, and SAPIMPU /addr:330 identifies the PC MIDI card's MIDI port. I now need an I/O address to identify where the DreamBlaster X2 is in order to access it in SpG.....
Though I do have Win98SE installed on the machine, I use all the music software primarily as DOS-only.
But I can't find any reference to what the Feature Connector port I/O address on the PC MIDI card would be? Can anyone help me determine this? If someone's familiar with Sequencer Plus Gold and which particular VAPI or SAPI driver is best suited for use with the X2, that would be great, too.
Thanks for any help you can provide.