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X2GU : New GM bank for DreamBlaster X2

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Reply 120 of 125, by dreamblaster

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a new version of the Buran bank is available : V1.1
this is an optimized version of V1.0: some redundant\double samples were removed.
It has exactly the same sound as V1.0, but slightly smaller memory footprint. (approx 45mbyte instead of 50 mbyte).
You can download it from https://serdaco.com/downloads/?dir=X2/X2_Soun … nkPack/GM/BURAN

For existing users of Buran 1.0, it makes no sense to update.
This version was useful though, for a new project i will announce soon.

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Reply 121 of 125, by appiah4

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dreamblaster wrote on 2021-04-19, 20:20:
a new version of the Buran bank is available : V1.1 this is an optimized version of V1.0: some redundant\double samples were re […]
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a new version of the Buran bank is available : V1.1
this is an optimized version of V1.0: some redundant\double samples were removed.
It has exactly the same sound as V1.0, but slightly smaller memory footprint. (approx 45mbyte instead of 50 mbyte).
You can download it from https://serdaco.com/downloads/?dir=X2/X2_Soun … nkPack/GM/BURAN

For existing users of Buran 1.0, it makes no sense to update.
This version was useful though, for a new project i will announce soon.

Thanks for continuing development on this Serge. Of course I updated because why not 😁

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Reply 123 of 125, by mihai

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appiah4 wrote on 2019-11-06, 10:23:

Monkey Island in MT-32 Mode using latest Buran soundbank attached.

This sounds very good. How is this achievable? I am usinf an X2 with Buran, using the dosmid method. MT32 sounds quite off for me in Monkey Island.

Reply 124 of 125, by Falcosoft

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mihai wrote on 2021-05-04, 22:15:
appiah4 wrote on 2019-11-06, 10:23:

Monkey Island in MT-32 Mode using latest Buran soundbank attached.

This sounds very good. How is this achievable? I am usinf an X2 with Buran, using the dosmid method. MT32 sounds quite off for me in Monkey Island.

Here's a package that can help you. For switching your X2 to MT-32 mode use 'MT32.BAT'. To switch back to GM/GS mode use 'GM.BAT'/'GS.BAT' correspondingly.
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Reply 125 of 125, by yawetaG

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darry wrote on 2020-09-12, 17:59:

b) Who else uses chips from Dream ICs in their products ? Are the likes of Casio, Yamaha and other big names doing so without disclosing it ?

Yamaha is very unlikely, because Dream's chips do not support XG. Casio is also unlikely because they like to reuse their own sound banks (in fact one of the complaints with Casio is that many of their cheaper products share the same ages-old GM bank...). Kawai also use their own banks. All three of those also have the capability to produce their own chips (Roland too). OTOH, many smaller manufacturers very likely license their banks from one of the large manufacturers or Dream...

But well, there are enough videos of hobbyists popping open all kinds of synths on Youtube where they point out the various components to do a little research to try to find some synths using Dream chips (if you have the time) 😉

Although I also expect that you would find some of those chips in unexpected places (karaoke machines, mobile devices, arcade machines (as far as they still exist), video game systems, etc.), based on what I know about to what kind of manufacturers license their technology to...

E.g.
- some of Yamaha's chips (that are not used in many synths) are actually specifically designed for use in karaoke systems and other systems that need voice synthesizing.
- Zoom's RT-323 drum machine has the same chip at its heart as many arcade machines
- Texas Instruments made sound chips for Apple