First post, by quailstorm
I recently purchased and received a Roland SC-55 MKII. I don't really have time for it right now, but I should test if it works. To increase the issues, my DOS gaming rig doesn't want to turn on and I don't have time for trobuleshooting either.
The task is to make SC-55 work under Windows Millennium. The computer is an AsusTek AMDK6-2, has USB ports, 192MB RAM and an AWE64 CT4520 value card (not an SB16, has the EMU chip as well as the waveblaster ports).
I connected the MIDI cable to the gameport, and MIDI out DIN to the Input1 (rear) of the SC-55. I also plugged the SB headphones out to the SC-55 in with jack to RCA. I connected my headset to the front panel of SC-55. Built in songs of the SC-55 play, audio pass-through is working. So I can hear the SB through my headset.
AWE64 MPU-401 emulation is enabled and it is by default on IRQ 330. Output device is selected in the control panel, MIDI out, not the built in synth. My issue is that if I use port 330, I hear the awfully terrible midi emulation of the AWE64 itself. It does not send MIDI commands to the SC-55 at all...
If I change the MIDI port from 330 to 300 in control panel, there is absolutely no sound by selecting 330 in Duke3D for example, and on 300, MPU-401 is missing error...
Would someone please explain what to do and how? I grew up with PC speaker back then and I am not familiar with MIDI at all. Thanks in advance.
MIDI does not work with an ESS AudioDrive MPU-401 either.