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Reply 22 of 191, by dreamblaster

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Reply 24 of 191, by jheronimus

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Original X2 owner here. I'm pretty bummed that I can't just buy this soundbank and upload it to my board. My only choice it to actually buy an almost identical board — even though the reason I've bought X2 in the first place was to be able to use custom soundbanks, and to add insult to injury, there aren't a lot of banks available for X2, to be honest.

I do realise that when you deal with a company like Roland, you don't have a lot of say, so if they don't want their soundbank to be avaiable outside of the X2GS card, there is probably nothing you could have done.

However, I feel that this issue should be addressed. Is there any hope the GS bank will eventually become available for purchase to the original X2/X3 users?

Reply 25 of 191, by dreamblaster

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jheronimus wrote on 2021-04-25, 13:49:

Is there any hope the GS bank will eventually become available for purchase to the original X2/X3 users?

Hi, I understand your feeling, but this is not possible.
The conditions for this bank are strict, and I wish to comply 100% to the contract.

Did you see the thread with unofficial soundbanks for X2 by Hummtaro ? Unofficial Soundbanks for Dreamblaster X2/X3M
If you have further soundbank requests for Hummtaro, I suggest to post in that thread.
Note: Soundbanks up to 48mbyte can be uploaded to both X2GS and X2. Above 48 mbyte will only work on X2.

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Reply 26 of 191, by igna78

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What an incredible job .. compliments.
..Is it wrong or does it sound like a Sound Canvas 55? 😁

It combines the best of an X2 and a Yucatan FX, although to be perfect it should have 64MB of free memory and 16MB for the Roland set 😆

Still many compliments Dreamblaster

Reply 27 of 191, by Hezus

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Really cool that you managed to get those sound banks licensed! I've got a SC-88 sitting on my desk already, but this could be a great solution if you have less space or can't find a Sound Canvas in your area (for a reasonable price).

I was wondering if Roland made any updates to the ROM itself since its release. Does your ROM have a version number or a date code?

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Reply 28 of 191, by appiah4

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Congrats Serge. I would appreciate if someone could make a head to head comparison between this and the YucatanFX, I'm wondering how much better the EQ balance and volume levels are on this card.

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Reply 29 of 191, by kixs

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Just wondering... in what case would you benefit from this card, if you already own some other wavetable card (Roland, Yamaha, Terratec...) and you're a casual MIDI listener?

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Reply 30 of 191, by appiah4

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kixs wrote on 2021-04-26, 07:53:

Just wondering... in what case would you benefit from this card, if you already own some other wavetable card (Roland, Yamaha, Terratec...) and you're a casual MIDI listener?

In case you want a daughterboard that sounds exactly like a Roland Sound Canvas.

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Reply 31 of 191, by keropi

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I wouldn't say "exactly like" but "very very similar" , there are some differences
but for gaming usage you might get the odd weirdness or two but 99% of the time the result will be great

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Reply 32 of 191, by appiah4

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keropi wrote on 2021-04-26, 10:12:

I wouldn't say "exactly like" but "very very similar" , there are some differences
but for gaming usage you might get the odd weirdness or two but 99% of the time the result will be great

keropi, if you have both can you do a Doom E1M1 comparison of YucatanFX vs X2GS?

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Reply 33 of 191, by keropi

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appiah4 wrote on 2021-04-26, 10:30:
keropi wrote on 2021-04-26, 10:12:

I wouldn't say "exactly like" but "very very similar" , there are some differences
but for gaming usage you might get the odd weirdness or two but 99% of the time the result will be great

keropi, if you have both can you do a Doom E1M1 comparison of YucatanFX vs X2GS?

sure I can do that in the evening

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Reply 34 of 191, by appiah4

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keropi wrote on 2021-04-26, 10:46:
appiah4 wrote on 2021-04-26, 10:30:
keropi wrote on 2021-04-26, 10:12:

I wouldn't say "exactly like" but "very very similar" , there are some differences
but for gaming usage you might get the odd weirdness or two but 99% of the time the result will be great

keropi, if you have both can you do a Doom E1M1 comparison of YucatanFX vs X2GS?

sure I can do that in the evening

Thanks, so much appreciated!

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Reply 36 of 191, by kixs

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appiah4 wrote on 2021-04-26, 10:10:
kixs wrote on 2021-04-26, 07:53:

Just wondering... in what case would you benefit from this card, if you already own some other wavetable card (Roland, Yamaha, Terratec...) and you're a casual MIDI listener?

In case you want a daughterboard that sounds exactly like a Roland Sound Canvas.

I suppose not all Roland cards are the same. Is there a list of cards (wavetable or not) that use this SC soundbank or have the same sound?

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Reply 37 of 191, by keropi

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appiah4 wrote on 2021-04-26, 10:48:
keropi wrote on 2021-04-26, 10:46:
appiah4 wrote on 2021-04-26, 10:30:

keropi, if you have both can you do a Doom E1M1 comparison of YucatanFX vs X2GS?

sure I can do that in the evening

Thanks, so much appreciated!

I have no idea what happened but I cannot record from my main pc.
Audacity gives an error accessing devices and messing with the line-in options and mixer of my modern soundcard does nothing at all.
It worked yesterday but not today. 😐 super-WTF moment

edit:
turns out I need to enable "MICROPHONE ACCESS" in latest win10 for line-in to be usable... 🤣 🤣 🤣

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Reply 38 of 191, by cyclone3d

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I would like to buy one of these but need to wait a while. Do you have a set number of these you can produce or is there a good supply of all the needed parts?

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Reply 39 of 191, by keropi

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-04-26, 18:07:

I would like to buy one of these but need to wait a while. Do you have a set number of these you can produce or is there a good supply of all the needed parts?

no need for dreamblaster to answer this since I already asked in private: X2GS is all new parts and can be made in huge numbers - no more hunting 90s chips like the Yucatan for example

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