RetroGamer4Ever wrote on 2021-10-25, 13:59:
Here's a potential off-shoot product for you to have fun with. Adapting the X2GS design into an MSX cartridge, similar to this product: https://www.8bits4ever.net/product-page/msx-blaster-opl4
That would sell to the MSX retro gamer crowd and go perfectly with the new MSXVR retro MSX PC hardware that is coming out soon, as the first Roland Sound Canvas synths were used primarily with MSX PCs and their games. People are already using the MT-32pi with the MSX hardware, so a GS/Sound Canvas option makes sense for the MSX market to use.
Not really sure where you get your info from, but MSX crowd is mostly FM/sample based. Traditional MSX music computers all use OPM. The Euro demoscene was mostly MSX-AUDIO (OPL and ADPCM) or MSX-MUSIC (OPLL). These days OPL4 is the new king, and it can play standard GM by its internal GM sample bank or its opl3 fm. Most of us MSX freaks are more into expanding our synth chips. My dream cart would be 2xOki ADPCM chips.
Honestly speaking there are only like 4 MSX games that use actual MIDI. I think you are confused with X68000, but that uses standard external MIDI, so its dead simple to use dreamblaster with them as is.
Modules: CM-64, CM-500, SC-55MkII, SC-88 Pro, SY22, TG100, MU2000EX, PLG100-SG, PLG150-DR, PLG150-AN, SG01k, NS5R, GZ-50M, SN-U110-07, SN-U110-10, Pocket Studio 5, DreamBlaster S2, X2, McFly, E-Wave, QWave, CrystalBlaster C2, Yucatan FX, BeepBlaster