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Reply 340 of 381, by dreamblaster

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Silpheed - Mini Boss Battle (MT32) demo : https://youtu.be/W89_xu4laQ0

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Reply 341 of 381, by root42

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My own little test of the McCake:
The McCake Roland MT32 Emulator
https://youtu.be/Yo0I6IF8iDc

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Reply 342 of 381, by dreamblaster

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Thanks root42, that's a great video !

Here is a demo of McCake playing Space Quest III - Robot Garbage Freighter (MT32) : https://youtu.be/221FHB1Hd84

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Reply 343 of 381, by RetroGamer4Ever

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SQ3 is definitely one of those instances where the MT-32 shines and doesn't come up short, like it does with some other game scores. It really helps that the composer was a long-time rock musician who seems to know his way around the synth and getting the most out of it. I can only imagine how great the score could have been with more modern hardware, but the MT-32 doesn't disappoint in the end.

Reply 344 of 381, by appiah4

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root42 wrote on 2022-03-14, 21:39:

My own little test of the McCake:
The McCake Roland MT32 Emulator
https://youtu.be/Yo0I6IF8iDc

Watched it the other day. Good video overall but I feel like you could expand on two things to showcase its flexibility:

+ Fluidsynth/SF2 GM Support - While the supplied General User SF2 is OK it can load pretty damn HUGE SF2s that would be impossible on most vintage machines, and even if you don't want to go to that extreme there are way better soundfonts like Masterpiece that make this thing shine.
+ Ability to remote control it from the command line using mt32-pi-control (which lets you switch from MUNT to Fluidsynth and between ROMs/SF2s on the fly, as well as reset the device if you need it)

That would probably help drive the point across that it is actually the whole package, makes having any other MIDI device redundant..

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Reply 345 of 381, by root42

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appiah4 wrote on 2022-03-19, 10:07:
Watched it the other day. Good video overall but I feel like you could expand on two things to showcase its flexibility: […]
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root42 wrote on 2022-03-14, 21:39:

My own little test of the McCake:
The McCake Roland MT32 Emulator
https://youtu.be/Yo0I6IF8iDc

Watched it the other day. Good video overall but I feel like you could expand on two things to showcase its flexibility:

+ Fluidsynth/SF2 GM Support - While the supplied General User SF2 is OK it can load pretty damn HUGE SF2s that would be impossible on most vintage machines, and even if you don't want to go to that extreme there are way better soundfonts like Masterpiece that make this thing shine.
+ Ability to remote control it from the command line using mt32-pi-control (which lets you switch from MUNT to Fluidsynth and between ROMs/SF2s on the fly, as well as reset the device if you need it)

That would probably help drive the point across that it is actually the whole package, makes having any other MIDI device redundant..

Thanks, didn't know about mt32-pi-control! That is indeed really useful. And yeah, being able to use absurdly large sound fonts is definitely a good thing. But even without that, the fact that you can have near-perfect MT32 AND GM/GS compatibility in one small package is really good.

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Reply 346 of 381, by dreamblaster

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Another small demo of WP32McCake : Conquests of the longbow : The legend of Robin Hood - The Beggar (MT32) : https://youtu.be/5uWDS3p7SUc

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Reply 347 of 381, by dreamblaster

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WP32 McCake : Zeliard - Theme (MT32) : https://youtu.be/YSxAYQPIa7s

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Reply 348 of 381, by Nikita Lita

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I got my McCake in a month ago; sounds great! It makes it very convenient for streaming when using an orpheus sound card with Digital out.

I also I finally got around to making a custom front panel for it:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5279717

It takes in an SD card extender, a digital encoder, and a larger screen. I really just wanted an SD card extender, I didn't want to have to take the case apart every time I wanted to add a soundfont 😉

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Reply 349 of 381, by dreamblaster

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that looks great !

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Reply 351 of 381, by dreamblaster

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DieKatzchen wrote on 2022-04-24, 15:02:

Is there a way to deduct VAT when ordering from serdashop? I started to check out, but the VAT is nearly $40 and I'm in the US so I don't need to pay it.

Hi I will contact you by pm !

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Reply 352 of 381, by dreamblaster

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New panel 3d print batches, computer beige + grey and black + grey

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Reply 353 of 381, by Matchstick

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Reply 354 of 381, by dreamblaster

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Nice setup !

Here are 2 more McCake MT32 demos :
Conquests of the longbow : The legend of Robin Hood - Pub Dance (MT32) : https://youtu.be/Hl9DgaAHZCE
Quest for glory 2 - Keapon Laffin (MT32) : https://youtu.be/1N1ZVNbZOM8

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Reply 355 of 381, by kinkong

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dreamblaster wrote on 2022-04-24, 18:26:
DieKatzchen wrote on 2022-04-24, 15:02:

Is there a way to deduct VAT when ordering from serdashop? I started to check out, but the VAT is nearly $40 and I'm in the US so I don't need to pay it.

Hi I will contact you by pm !

Hi dreamblaster, I'm in a similar situation where I'm ordering a McCake from Canada. Is there anyway to deduct VAT on my order? Thanks!

Reply 356 of 381, by dreamblaster

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kinkong wrote on 2022-05-17, 03:41:
dreamblaster wrote on 2022-04-24, 18:26:
DieKatzchen wrote on 2022-04-24, 15:02:

Is there a way to deduct VAT when ordering from serdashop? I started to check out, but the VAT is nearly $40 and I'm in the US so I don't need to pay it.

Hi I will contact you by pm !

Hi dreamblaster, I'm in a similar situation where I'm ordering a McCake from Canada. Is there anyway to deduct VAT on my order? Thanks!

Hi yes it is possible, but you need to order 'with tracking' shipping option, and I need to keep track manually, contact me, before ordering, through https://www.serdashop.com/contact if you cannot pm

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Reply 357 of 381, by cheezwiz

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dreamblaster wrote on 2022-05-18, 08:18:
kinkong wrote on 2022-05-17, 03:41:
dreamblaster wrote on 2022-04-24, 18:26:

Hi I will contact you by pm !

Hi dreamblaster, I'm in a similar situation where I'm ordering a McCake from Canada. Is there anyway to deduct VAT on my order? Thanks!

Hi yes it is possible, but you need to order 'with tracking' shipping option, and I need to keep track manually, contact me, before ordering, through https://www.serdashop.com/contact if you cannot pm

Dreamblaster - I just joined Vogons to discuss as I just received my McCake full kit in the post 😀 Thank you so much as I was already a very happy customer with the X2Gs board.

Since I am so new, it won't let me PM you. Is it best to just use the contact board on the Serda site?

Reply 359 of 381, by dreamblaster

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cheezwiz wrote on 2022-05-19, 15:23:

Does anyone have the exact file names of the MT-32 roms that need to be loaded into McCake?

no

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