ES692 datasheet link, for the information of viewers :
https://www.datasheetarchive.com/pdf/download … %2520Audiodrive
A sample of the chip's GM sound on Youtube, using HUMAN2GM.MID from Warcraft 2 :
It's amazing what chips like these can do on a limited budget and with limited sample storage space. Not as full-sounding as the big boys (Roland/Yamaha devices with 2MB+ sets), I think many would agree (?), but most PC gamers would still have killed for this standard in the 90s. It'll be up there with my 1MB OPL4 in quality-of-experience terms, in fact a specific comparison between those two would be interesting.