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Reply 20 of 44, by dreamblaster

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Another recording : Hyrule theme (zelda) : https://soundcloud.com/dreamblaster/mcfly-sou … ule-theme-zelda

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Reply 22 of 44, by dreamblaster

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Out of stock for now, as I am saving the remaining boards for friends and youtubers.
Probably will make a new batch in a few weeks, otherwise this will be a very very rare board 😉

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Reply 24 of 44, by dreamblaster

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Lausebengel wrote on 2020-11-11, 14:50:

Please make a new batch. I want one too please

OK making more McFly

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Reply 25 of 44, by matze79

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Please also make a DocBrown 😀

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Reply 26 of 44, by dreamblaster

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Demo of McFly by PCSoundLegacy
https://youtu.be/hzuaUsrXTuc

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Reply 27 of 44, by cyclone3d

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My McFly arrived today!

Can't wait to test it out. Going to put together my Chill adapter first. I was waiting on the Chill Box to arrive before working on it. Now that I have everything I need, a project will commence hopefully this weekend.

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Reply 28 of 44, by SuperDeadite

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Mine arrived today. The sound is interesting...🤣. Sadly though, it seems like this chip was never meant to be used for games.
For example loading Doom by itself works, but if I include Sigil, then start E1M1, some of the notes do not play at all. Sending a full reset message
doesn't fix it either. It needs to be fully switched off and rebooted. I have mine installed in NS5R so it's not too big of a hassle, but I can't imagine
using this on an internal soundcard directly.

Don't take this message the wrong way though. I am actually quite enjoying this thing. Fun little novelty that goes well with beer.

Modules: CM-64, CM-500, SC-55MkII, SC-88 Pro, SY22, TG100, MU2000EX, PLG100-SG, PLG150-DR, PLG150-AN, SG01k, NS5R, GZ-50M, SN-U110-07, SN-U110-10, Pocket Studio 5, DreamBlaster S2, X2, McFly, E-Wave, QWave, CrystalBlaster C2

Reply 29 of 44, by Salient

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SuperDeadite wrote on 2020-11-23, 16:37:

For example loading Doom by itself works, but if I include Sigil, then start E1M1, some of the notes do not play at all. Sending a full reset message
doesn't fix it either. It needs to be fully switched off and rebooted. I have mine installed in NS5R so it's not too big of a hassle, but I can't imagine
using this on an internal soundcard directly.

I think the fact that you have it installed in the NS5R is exactly the issue. I have a Roland SCB-7 installed in one and, for instance, the Monkey Island 2 intro soundtrack plays, but always without the drums. after that, all tracks play without the drums, untill a power cycle has been done to the unit.

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Reply 30 of 44, by SuperDeadite

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Thanks for the info. I've been using DreamBlaster X2 in my NS5R for years and never experienced anything like this before. I've been testing this setup on several different machines and games, certain tracks always create this issue. Oh well, I've been meaning to pickup a chill box anyways. 😀

Modules: CM-64, CM-500, SC-55MkII, SC-88 Pro, SY22, TG100, MU2000EX, PLG100-SG, PLG150-DR, PLG150-AN, SG01k, NS5R, GZ-50M, SN-U110-07, SN-U110-10, Pocket Studio 5, DreamBlaster S2, X2, McFly, E-Wave, QWave, CrystalBlaster C2

Reply 31 of 44, by Cyberdyne

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Will the internal program be free, so it can be studied and updated. And maybe it can be used it decode MP3s in hardware, like MIDI SYSEX data, but parse MP3 frames.

I am aroused about any X86 motherboard that has full functional ISA slot. I think i have problem. Not really into that original (Turbo) XT,286,386 and CGA/EGA stuff. So just a DOS nut.

Reply 32 of 44, by matze79

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The Program is internal,

i guess it will be configured trough Resistors/Jumpers..

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With a few jumper connections, the board will boot up in MIDI mode that will read 'classic' 31250Kbaud MIDI data on a UART pin and act like a synth/drum machine - there are dozens of built-in drum and sample effects.

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Reply 33 of 44, by dreamblaster

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Cyberdyne wrote on 2020-11-24, 13:52:

Will the internal program be free, so it can be studied and updated. And maybe it can be used it decode MP3s in hardware, like MIDI SYSEX data, but parse MP3 frames.

It uses the internal ROM modus for realtime MIDI synth, it is configured through resistors indeed.
I now have McFly stock again

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Reply 34 of 44, by Salient

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dreamblaster wrote on 2020-11-24, 21:22:

I now have McFly stock again

Yes!
I have just ordered one. 😀

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Reply 35 of 44, by dreamblaster

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Salient wrote on 2020-11-25, 06:02:

I now have McFly stock again
Yes!
I have just ordered one. 😀

Thanks for your support !
more waveblaster related chip projects upcoming in 2021

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Reply 36 of 44, by dreamblaster

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PC-Sound legacy made a new video starring Marty in Descent : https://youtu.be/zhHsoCAKNvo

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Reply 37 of 44, by MN_Moody

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I love the way this sounds with Descent, and after a couple of listens I'm not as negative on how it sounds with Doom as I was when I first heard it compared to the S2. Love these low cost wavetable cards!

Random semi-related question, have you ever considered a project to build an external serial to MIDI adapter that is compatible with SoftMPU? It would obviously be more complex than a passive adapter like the DB15MIDI device that relies on the sound card's MIDI interface, but the utility of something like this to get around the hanging note bug on Sound Blaster MPU-401 interfaces and providing a path to connect MIDI devices to old laptops and other hardware where a sound card is not present could be really useful for retro applications.

Video demo of SoftMPU's new serial output feature

Here's a demo of a native Roland SC-55ST using the serial interface playing Monkey Island (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3qCIe0TmtQ&feature=youtu.be) - here's a project to build an adapter along the same lines as what I'm suggesting: https://www.compuphase.com/electronics/midi_rs232.htm

I use a Roland SC-7 to serve a similar purpose with a serial to mini DIN cable I purchased from Sweetwater and it works perfectly with an old 486 laptop and my retro gaming PC via DB9 serial port... but would love the ability to make this capability device agnostic to connect to various other MIDI devices including your CHILL, X3MA, Dreamface, etc.

Reply 38 of 44, by dreamblaster

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MN_Moody wrote on 2020-12-31, 17:19:

Random semi-related question, have you ever considered a project to build an external serial to MIDI adapter that is compatible with SoftMPU?

Yes. Also parallel to midi.
So far, I was always distracted making more and more soundcards,
but some interface in the long term pipeline

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Reply 39 of 44, by dreamblaster

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now also in blue 😀

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