First post, by SkyHawk
Before I begin, I want to make clear I'm not asking anyone to actually *do* any of this. This post is an idle academic curiosity.
If one was to give up on MT-32 family compatibility (The ability to correctly reproduce MIDI targeted at a Roland LA32 device), could one use MUNT as the basis for an improved successor to the LA32-type devices? Maybe call it LA128.
I'm thinking stuff like making the base configuration 128 partials (or more), partials executing at 44.1KHz or 48KHz, a much larger PCM ROM, use of the full 16 MIDI channels, hell maybe even General MIDI compliance at power-on, but retaining the MT-32s ability for the musician to define custom timbres.
Would it be possible to get away from these Roland-copyrighted Control and PCM ROMs?
Lastly, is this thought experiment just a massive waste of time, as something like a modern DAW solution is just plain better?