First post, by SierraGamer
What external sound module would you all recommend for someone who already had an MT-32 and a SC-55mk2 and who wanted a third module (new or old) that would play old general MIDI DOS games' music with the most realistic (as in closest to real instruments' sound) and impressive (a subjective term, I know) sound available and for under $1000 and in a form factor that isn't too humongous. It could be by Roland or another brand. I really like the sound of the Roland Integra 7, but it is rather large and you'd probably be paying for more features than would be necessary for playing old games. It would be great if I could find something less expensive than an Integra 7. And I also saw this video of a Roland Fantom XR playing Quest for Glory IV music and was impressed:
Basically, what I want is the best for my next purchase. I still love my MT-32 and SC-55 (and consider them "the best" for me when playing certain games), and am looking for something different this time to change it up. For this purchase I am not as concerned about authentic sound/how it was "intended" to sound when the music was written. I want it to sound as close to real instruments as possible. I don't want any software or internal stuff. I want a box that will sit on my desk on top of, under or next to my other modules. It would be great if it were somewhat close to the SC-55/88 form factor size. I was considering getting the SC-88 pro, but then I wanted to see if there were much better options than that out there.