maverick85 wrote on 2022-05-13, 03:57:
darry wrote on 2022-05-13, 02:29:
Was that with the Roland licensed X2GS soundbank, the Buran soundbank (default at power up) or with both ? […]
maverick85 wrote on 2022-05-12, 21:24:
I've setup the x2gs in my 440bx voodoo3 vortex2 build. Some of the sounds are underwhelming and subdued like the guitar riff at the end of the xcom intro and parts of aoe soundtrack I've tried two separate headphones...
Was that with the Roland licensed X2GS soundbank, the Buran soundbank (default at power up) or with both ?
I presume that you know how to switch to the Roland licensed soundbank through SYSEX .
By the way, does a GS RESET or GM RESET SYSEX sequence reset to the default soundbank ? (I presume it does not).
Hi, I don't know how to do that. I've extracted the DOS games from the pc gamer July 2000 (?) cover disc and opened them from inside Windows 98. Before doing that I changed the sounds seeing in multimedia to mpu-401 and choose general midi for music
Based on https://serdaco.com/downloads/X2/?dir=X2GS_Documentation ,
you need to download either https://serdaco.com/downloads/X2/X2GS_Documen … on/BANKMIDI.zip or https://serdaco.com/downloads/X2/X2GS_Documen … tion%20MIDI.zip and play either X2GSBANK.MID or Dreamblaster X2GS - GS Soundbank.mid (same file content, different file name) on the X2GS to switch it to the Roland licensed GS bank before playing a game if you want to use that GS bank .
Otherwise, the default user bank (Buran) is used . After a power cycle, the X2GS defaults to the default user bank (Buran) once again, so replaying one of those aforementioned MIDI files is required to switch it back to the GS bank, if desired .
The reality is the exact opposite of what I wrote above. The default is the X2GS bank. Thank you to @Falcosoft for pointing this out .
That being said, if you don't like the GS bank for some songs/games, you should try the Buran bank ( just play the appropriate MIDI file to switch banks).
I believe could even try the 16MB Dream Cleanwave
128 bank (which you would need to upload as a replacement for the Buran bank). That is possible on the original X2, and, I surmise also in the X2GS, if I am not mistaken .