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Unofficial Soundbanks for Dreamblaster X2/X3M

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Reply 80 of 89, by Hummtaro

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mache wrote on 2021-01-31, 13:55:
In the heroic era of General MIDI ('90s) I tried to edit SBK and SF2 soundfonts. […]
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In the heroic era of General MIDI ('90s) I tried to edit SBK and SF2 soundfonts.

Is it an SF editor fod X2?
Could I compose an X2 .DXB from a .WAV, .an SF2 or else files like these?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Zqi3CcLcxgk … Y74MjJhRnx/view

https://github.com/KaleidonKep99/Steinway-B-2 … /master/Samples

Dream has it's own soundbank editor which does not allow importing any other soundbanks like sf2 or sfz..
WAV samples can be used of course but it needs some work to reproduce all the synth parameters.
And the two soundfonts you refered are already ~250 MB in size so they can never fit the 64 MB of X2 without destroying all the quality..

Here are two soundfonts that could fit. But it would need a lot of work to port them over. The second one is probably better for solo playing but would net a lot more work than the first one..

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L-y9m4UyTKRa … iew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oStz46Id8W7k … iew?usp=sharing

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Reply 81 of 89, by appiah4

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I believe you need the Dream SDK to do this and that software comes with an expensive license..

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Reply 82 of 89, by mache

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Hummtaro wrote on 2021-02-01, 10:58:
Dream has it's own soundbank editor which does not allow importing any other soundbanks like sf2 or sfz.. WAV samples can be use […]
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mache wrote on 2021-01-31, 13:55:
In the heroic era of General MIDI ('90s) I tried to edit SBK and SF2 soundfonts. […]
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In the heroic era of General MIDI ('90s) I tried to edit SBK and SF2 soundfonts.

Is it an SF editor fod X2?
Could I compose an X2 .DXB from a .WAV, .an SF2 or else files like these?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Zqi3CcLcxgk … Y74MjJhRnx/view

https://github.com/KaleidonKep99/Steinway-B-2 … /master/Samples

Dream has it's own soundbank editor which does not allow importing any other soundbanks like sf2 or sfz..
WAV samples can be used of course but it needs some work to reproduce all the synth parameters.
And the two soundfonts you refered are already ~250 MB in size so they can never fit the 64 MB of X2 without destroying all the quality..

Here are two soundfonts that could fit. But it would need a lot of work to port them over. The second one is probably better for solo playing but would net a lot more work than the first one..

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L-y9m4UyTKRa … iew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oStz46Id8W7k … iew?usp=sharing

Oh, thanks. I remembered 2GB flash memory, sorry.
Now I've read the manual.

Other questions:
1. Could be ever develop a changable microSD socket onboard, to place any memory card (I think up to 128GB, because of addressing) to expand our soundbank?
An empty SD or microSD socket is maybe as cheap as a 64MB memory IC...

2. In my case, could be a useful solution a software wavetable and a MIDI to USB adapter?

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Reply 83 of 89, by Wanderer

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mache wrote on 2021-02-01, 14:30:

2. In my case, could be a useful solution a software wavetable and a MIDI to USB adapter?

Yes, definitely. A MIDI keyboard + PC is a very useful and powerful combo. To play instruments in real time, you need a sound card with a hardware synthesizer or with an ASIO driver for software synths. Many cards also have a MIDI input where you can connect the keyboard.

Reply 84 of 89, by mache

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Wanderer wrote on 2021-02-01, 17:34:
mache wrote on 2021-02-01, 14:30:

2. In my case, could be a useful solution a software wavetable and a MIDI to USB adapter?

Yes, definitely. A MIDI keyboard + PC is a very useful and powerful combo. To play instruments in real time, you need a sound card with a hardware synthesizer or with an ASIO driver for software synths. Many cards also have a MIDI input where you can connect the keyboard.

Thanks Wanderer, I may have 1-2 stuff.

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Reply 85 of 89, by DNSDies

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Hummtaro wrote on 2019-08-20, 02:07:

Hi People,
now there are two more Soundbanks available for our little Dreamblasters:
GXSCC GM and OPL-3 FM 64M!

Just tried the OPL3 one on the Dreamblaster X2 I received today, and it's pretty great. The woodwind instruments are particularly pleasing.
The only weird thing is that the drums sound very very off compared to OPL3, at least in the game I tested it in.
If you want to see it for yourself, try Quest for Glory 3. That game uses a lot of drums in the music due to the African influences on the game, and you can easily see how different they are compared to DOSBox's OPL3.

I know it probably can't be the same, due to the differences between MIDI and synthesizers, but it's downright jarring in this particular game.
Just compare the Sierra splash screen, title theme, intro, and go into the bazaar. Suddenly, someone is sounding a gong! Made me laugh.
Everything else sounds great, though.
I hope you continue to work on it!

Reply 86 of 89, by Trelokk

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Has any progress been made at all regarding a possible workover of that Roland soundbank? I still believe it has potential to become a really good choice for the X2/X3, especially due to its small filesize.

Reply 89 of 89, by Hummtaro

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Trelokk wrote on 2021-06-03, 08:32:

Has any progress been made at all regarding a possible workover of that Roland soundbank? I still believe it has potential to become a really good choice for the X2/X3, especially due to its small filesize.

As far i can tell the Roland soundbank sounds exactly like it is supposed to. It's an port of the simplified 3MB soundset, Roland licensed to Microsoft, Apple and other device and software vendors for embedding in thier devices and operating systems.
And since there is a license agreement between Serdaco, Dream and Roland for the official Roland samples on X2GS, i will not create a free soundbank to recreate that sound!
I'm not related to Serdaco BVBA but I think it would be unsportsmanlike and could cause trouble.. I hope you understand. 😀

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