CrossBow777 wrote on 2021-04-21, 21:55:
I have an MT-90s and I personally think it is much worse than my SD-20 is on the quality of the samples it contains. Also, I'm pretty sure Duke 3D doesn't sound like that on my SD-20. It is possible that they had that thing configured to some crazy levels before recording it. But yeah, I was NOT impressed with my 90s at all and use it strictly as a midi player in my work lab upstairs. Thankfully my 90s only cost me about $45 shipped back when I got it.
For most games of the era that have a GS option in their selection, I will use the MT-200 for those. But I do listen to quite a few other things on the SD-20 as well. The SD-20 is missing some instruments in the GS banks though as some songs played on it will be missing an instrument that does play on the MT-200. I can't recall which instruments right off hand but there are a few and I found that kinda surprising. The SD-20 has more polyphony and voices compared to my MT-200 so I know it wasn't an issue of voices getting cut off.
I'll be glad to here this difference when I got all packages with MT-90s and SD-20, MT-120, SC-D70. I already made a quick cooperation of Yamaha MU-2000EX, MU-90, SC-88VL, Korg NX5R/NS5R, MT-100, MT-32 . And have to say different music require its own module. Also I red in the Korg OM that this module can be programed by 256 user custom sound and able to show graphics message on display as it can do MT-32 (only text message) and SC-8850 (as image). Saw I curios is it possible to make a copy of extra instruments/effects from CM-32L/CM-64 and add them as patch to the Korg, for exemple, as modified SoftMPU that can intercept requests to the MT-32/CM64 and replace them with messages for Korg.