First post, by dreamblaster
Here's a project I have been working on for quite a while...
I am very happy I can finally announce this .. !
waveblaster compatible soundcard featuring dual soundbank support :
- a preloaded officially licensed, read only 16mbyte GS bank.
- an updatable user bank (up to 48mbyte).
X2GS BANK INFORMATION :
- Full GM/GS implementation
- 128 GM instruments
- 180 variation instruments
- More than 200 drum sounds in 15 drum sets + 1 SFX set
- All samples are in 16bit quality
- Official Dream/Roland License
- Intended for gaming (don't use in musical instruments)
- Switching between X2GS bank and the user bank, can be done using NRPN messages.
The X2 upload tools and presets work also with this X2GS. They only have effect on the user bank.
For bank switching, you can use some midi files : see also https://serdaco.com/downloads/X2/?dir=X2GS_Documentation :
- X2GSBANK.MID : select X2GS bank
- USERBANK.MID : select user bank
- NEXTBANK.MID : switch to other bank
For X2GS soundbank MIDI instrument map, see attached spec pdf.
Notes : As this is officially licensed product, i signed a contract with Dream, where I agree to conform to the rules :
The X2GS bank is used with the express permission of Roland Corporation. This bank is used conforming a license agreement with Dream.
Each X2GS features a license sticker from Dream, that ensures the license fee is paid. (this is the sticker at the bottom side)
It is only allowed to use this bank in my product when preloaded on the hardware and readonly, so this bank cannot be updated, and the bank cannot be distributed separately.
X2GS may not be installed in any musical instrument. Using this product in the manufacture of musical instruments or selling this product for use in a musical instrument is a violation of the intellectual property rights of Roland Corporation and will result in liability for infringement.
Launch price is 85 euro.
PM me if interested, or have a look at https://www.serdashop.com/X2GS
youtube demo playlist : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI91S8 … WHa5FfjnDI5mPrv