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Reply 20 of 154, by Bancho

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derSammler wrote on 2020-06-09, 13:36:

Both the 0.5 MB and 2 MB version of the Diamond Monster Sound use an AdMos QDSP wavetable. I own both and they aren't that good. Well, the 2 MB one is average, but I have 1 MB wavetable cards that sounds better.

Yeah this is what i felt also as i owned the 2 MB version and thought it sound really pretty basic, hence selling it on.

Reply 21 of 154, by keropi

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Board uses the "GS" labeled rom that Dream went into court issues with Roland back then (which they settled after some time), it's not using the Cleanwave bank
It's the real mask rom , meaning the old Dream part # from back then - not a burned one or a copy or some trick.

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Reply 22 of 154, by darry

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I recently re-installed my Monster MIDI 4MB GS . Though I did not really like it at the time, since re-installation, it has sort of grown on me .

Anyway, this is a great development, as the old SAM9733 daughterboards on the market are crazy expensive as well as weapons-grade unobtainium .

If the sample formats are somehow compatible, I would be very curious to know how the X2 synthesis engine would sound with that old GS ROM .

Reply 23 of 154, by SodaSuccubus

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Definitely interested in one of these.

Are regular Cancun's that sought after? It sounds nice, although a bit like a slightly modified sc-55 instrument set.
I guess that kinda makes it a nice alternative to a proper '55 in a weird way 😁

Reply 24 of 154, by darry

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SodaSuccubus wrote on 2020-06-10, 01:49:

Definitely interested in one of these.

Are regular Cancun's that sought after? It sounds nice, although a bit like a slightly modified sc-55 instrument set.
I guess that kinda makes it a nice alternative to a proper '55 in a weird way 😁

I don't find that my Monster MIDI 4MB GS sounds much like my SC-88 with either native or SC-55 map . I definitely prefer the SC-88 .

Reply 30 of 154, by keropi

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Trelokk wrote on 2020-06-17, 19:40:

Will it be possible to use this as a USB audio device just like the X3MA or will this project follow a different path?

this is just a classic wavetable daughterboard, it can only output analog audio through the wavetable header

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Reply 31 of 154, by Joseph_Joestar

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Would it possible to record some classics like Doom E1M1 or Duke3D Grabbag with this?

Or is it still too early in development for that?

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Reply 33 of 154, by dreamblaster

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Getting there
made a mistake in first revision PCB, so new revision needed,
but it already looks good 😀

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Reply 34 of 154, by hard1k

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Any chance that the PCB could be blue? I still desperately need a blue daughterboard for my Aureal SQ2500 card.

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Reply 35 of 154, by dreamblaster

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hard1k wrote on 2020-06-28, 13:41:

Any chance that the PCB could be blue? I still desperately need a blue daughterboard for my Aureal SQ2500 card.

First batch will be green, as in the Yucatan FX predecessor tradition...

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Reply 36 of 154, by hard1k

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Well, if one day there is a blue batch, count me in.

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Reply 38 of 154, by dreamblaster

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Okay ! Remaining problem found and patched in Rev B. Thanks to Keropi and PJ for assistance !
I will fix in Rev C which will be final revision, 100% OK.
Price for completely soldered and tested Yucatan FX will be around 68 euro.
I will run a first batch soon.

First I will test extensively now. So far it sounds great and works fine.

Here's a quick test with transport tycoon track.

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