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Reply 20 of 165, by dreamblaster

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PCB's ready,
enclosure still under development...
if you already want a PCB
i will complete + test some in the coming days
launch price will be 39 euro for completely soldered + tested pcb

PM me or contact me through https://www.serdashop.com/Contact

I will add in my shop once I have sufficient quantity (probably in 1 month)

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OPL3LPT, X2, S2, S2P, MCE2VGA, ... many projects !
New X2GS sound card : https://www.serdashop.com/X2GS
Thanks for your support !

Reply 23 of 165, by arthur071169

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It would be useful to have a replacement mt32-pi.cfg to drop on to the SD card, that is configured to match your HAT. (hardware settings including display type)
gpio_baud_rate
output_device
sample_rate
12c_dac_address

etc...

or, post it here as text?

Reply 24 of 165, by dreamblaster

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arthur071169 wrote on 2021-06-15, 14:49:
It would be useful to have a replacement mt32-pi.cfg to drop on to the SD card, that is configured to match your HAT. (hardware […]
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It would be useful to have a replacement mt32-pi.cfg to drop on to the SD card, that is configured to match your HAT. (hardware settings including display type)
gpio_baud_rate
output_device
sample_rate
12c_dac_address

etc...

or, post it here as text?

https://serdaco.com/downloads/MP32L/mt32-pi.cfg

Visit http://www.serdashop.com for retro sound cards, video converters, ...
OPL3LPT, X2, S2, S2P, MCE2VGA, ... many projects !
New X2GS sound card : https://www.serdashop.com/X2GS
Thanks for your support !

Reply 25 of 165, by arthur071169

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Perfect!

I have had an email update that my module has been posted.
😀

dreamblaster wrote on 2021-06-15, 15:31:
arthur071169 wrote on 2021-06-15, 14:49:
It would be useful to have a replacement mt32-pi.cfg to drop on to the SD card, that is configured to match your HAT. (hardware […]
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It would be useful to have a replacement mt32-pi.cfg to drop on to the SD card, that is configured to match your HAT. (hardware settings including display type)
gpio_baud_rate
output_device
sample_rate
12c_dac_address

etc...

or, post it here as text?

https://serdaco.com/downloads/MP32L/mt32-pi.cfg

Reply 26 of 165, by arthur071169

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RE the 'eventual' enclosure, as the Din input stands quite high, will the display and buttons be extended upwards to be flush with the top, or will it be something a bit like the C64 ultimate II cartridge where the DIN connector stood proud and above the rest of the cartridge.

https://www.commodoreserver.com/Commodore/Pho … 14012FA644A.jpg

the later revision (ii+) brought everything up to the same level of height.

https://1541u-documentation.readthedocs.io/en … ges/image2.jpeg

Either way, works for me.

Reply 27 of 165, by dreamblaster

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Design is totally not ready yet, but expect something like this, with the DIN connector popping out :
(zone for connectors still needs some work)

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OPL3LPT, X2, S2, S2P, MCE2VGA, ... many projects !
New X2GS sound card : https://www.serdashop.com/X2GS
Thanks for your support !

Reply 29 of 165, by arthur071169

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I only today discovered the existence of SOFTMPU, and a simple Serial connector would also allow MIDI to connect to a PI via a 9pin cable and achieve the same result.
Amazing! (and handy for people who have SB cards without the connector (joystick/midi) to still enjoy Midi.)
(edit, Doom wont work, or any other title that uses DOS4Gw)

https://www.jamesfmackenzie.com/2021/05/03/ge … o-with-mt32-pi/

Reply 30 of 165, by arthur071169

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FYI for anyone in the UK 🙁

Hi Gill Arthur DC
We’ve been notified that a parcel has been posted to you from Dallas Leo in Greece.
Just to let you know, it’s likely there will be a Customs charge to pay for this item, due to the declared value of it.
You don’t need to do anything now. We’ll let you know when it’s in the UK and confirm if any charges have been applied by Border Force.

Reply 31 of 165, by keropi

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the declared and real value of 49eur is well below the limit UK has atm for import taxes so I doubt you will pay anything at the end , you just got an automated email
also the value need to match the paypal goods payment so in case something goes wrong the amount can be claimed

🎵 🎧 PCMIDI MPU , Orpheus , Action Rewind , Megacard and MK8330 soundcard website

Reply 32 of 165, by arthur071169

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Perfect. I am glad you understand our (stupid) situation with import taxes from Europe.
We should still be in Europe!

keropi wrote on 2021-06-18, 09:14:

the declared and real value of 49eur is well below the limit UK has atm for import taxes so I doubt you will pay anything at the end , you just got an automated email
also the value need to match the paypal goods payment so in case something goes wrong the amount can be claimed

Reply 33 of 165, by keropi

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yeah it sucks...
but know that it could be WAY worse 🤣 - like it is here when you import stuff and couriers can legally ask ~130eur in processing and customs fees on top of 24% VAT which sometimes amounts to more than the item value....

🎵 🎧 PCMIDI MPU , Orpheus , Action Rewind , Megacard and MK8330 soundcard website

Reply 34 of 165, by Doornkaat

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arthur071169 wrote on 2021-06-18, 09:39:

Perfect. I am glad you understand our (stupid) situation with import taxes from Europe.
We should still be in Europe!

keropi wrote on 2021-06-18, 09:14:

the declared and real value of 49eur is well below the limit UK has atm for import taxes so I doubt you will pay anything at the end , you just got an automated email
also the value need to match the paypal goods payment so in case something goes wrong the amount can be claimed

I think VAT still applies though as this is not a gift valued below £39.
That Brexit was a bum deal.

Reply 35 of 165, by kisscool

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arthur071169 wrote on 2021-06-18, 09:39:

Perfect. I am glad you understand our (stupid) situation with import taxes from Europe.
We should still be in Europe!

keropi wrote on 2021-06-18, 09:14:

the declared and real value of 49eur is well below the limit UK has atm for import taxes so I doubt you will pay anything at the end , you just got an automated email
also the value need to match the paypal goods payment so in case something goes wrong the amount can be claimed

Don't know if this is a revenge of the EU or not, but as I'm a heavy buyer from all around the world (I'm from Belgium, like Serge), I received a message from Bpost, the national post company : on july 1st, no matter the value of the product you buy outside EU, everything will directly go to the customs and you'll have to pay import duties. There was a 22€ limit in Belgium for now, but on july 1st, no more...

Shitty situation !

Reply 36 of 165, by Tiido

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This is an EUwide thing, everyone is gonna pay...

T-04YBSC, a new YMF71x based sound card & Official VOGONS thread about it
Newly made 4MB 60ns 30pin SIMMs ~
mida sa loed ? nagunii aru ei saa 😜

Reply 37 of 165, by arthur071169

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As someone who used to regularly buy cd sleeves from. The USA, I got the person posting to declare a value of $10 regardless of actual value (usually around 80 - 100 $ each time.) I was willing to risk it it if goods went missing as I saved a fortune that way.

Worth considering.

Reply 38 of 165, by Salient

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Yay! My MP32L arrived and it works like a charm!
I really like the display and ease of mode switching on this thing.
Now a nice case and I'll be a very happy camper.

Edit:
Now _this_ was really unexpected in Soundfont mode 😀

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Reply 39 of 165, by arthur071169

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Edit - replaced the SD card with same make/size and that worked.
😀

I am having major issues getting my pi to work with the MT32 software.
I only have a 16gb Micro sd that I have formatted as fat32, and even repartitioned to 4gb and formatted as fat16.
No matter what I do, when I copy the MT32 software over (I also tried ver 0.10.0 that allows a gui when booting!) I get nada on screen or a constant rebooting to the rainbow bootup screen.

I tried a 4gb micro sd card from a different pi I have in the office running lan diagnostics and that boots just fine.
so, before I assume the card is at fault somehow and buy another one, can someone provide a linux SD card image that I can just drop on to the SD card using raspberry pi imager.
My Hat arrived today and I am keen to confirm it works and get it installed at home.

many thanks,
😀

PS, I have the MT32 roms and soundfonts so I am not looking for a Cheat way of getting it all configured, they can be left off any image file that may exits.

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