First post, by Newreality
Hello! I’ve been researching around this board for the past few days as I am planning on building a PC specifically for All Sound Tracker (AST). A particular musician that I admire has been using this and I just love the sound of the FM synthesis and sample quality. I’m wondering if anyone could provide some insight to some of the points below. Here is my plan:
-Finding an industrial/rugged/portable PC 486 IBM compatible machine with at least 40 MHz and 1024kB RAM, Open ISA slot (I’m looking for the smallest and most portable build)
-Soundblaster AWE32 sound card (ideally with everything maxed out... RAM, Optical output?)
-Install Windows 95, DOS 2.6, Drivers for Soundblaster (I’m assuming this is easily available online/eBay)
In addition, does anyone have information on “Advance Wavetable Upgrade” for Windows 95? I’m curious what this will do...
I would love to know if there is anything else that would be essential to this music tracker PC. A personal note, highly interested in getting this built for me. However, I’m normally a Mac guy for music but I love everything technical so any information is appreciated.
Thank you for your time!