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First post, by dreamblaster

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Hi,

i completed a new project : CrystalBlaster C1
This was created with the help of a friend Ivo, hence the name "Ivo Limited Edition".

It has a 90s low end wavetable synthy sound, as it uses the Crystal CS9236 chip :

CS9236 specifications :

  • General MIDI (GM) compliant
  • 32-note polyphony at 44.1kHz rate
  • Independent reverb and chorus levels for each MIDI channel
  • 128 melodic instruments and 47 percussion sounds

I recorded a demo (grab bag from duke nukem 3d) :
https://youtu.be/jXHmRXtgH9g

In my opinion, it is a fun soldering project with a unique sound,
but the dreamblasters certainly do sound more realistic..

I will make some available as an easy 100% through hole solder kit (I will presolder the SMT DAC)
at this link : https://www.serdashop.com/CrystalBlasterC1

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Last edited by dreamblaster on 2020-05-09, 18:48. Edited 2 times in total.

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Reply 2 of 7, by dreamblaster

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Here's a soldering video, with a lot of Crystalblaster C1 music, by pc-sound-legacy :
https://youtu.be/09nEmwcwR0k

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 3 of 7, by Ulfenknulfen

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Pretty cool.

Sounds crystal clear without any distortion.
Thanks a lot!
(The sockets for hex inverter and quartz I still had...)

best regards
Paddy

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Reply 4 of 7, by dreamblaster

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I prepared 2 last kits. After this, CrystalBlaster C1 will move to the museum as well.
https://www.serdashop.com/CrystalBlasterC1

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 5 of 7, by dreamblaster

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OK the last 2 kits are gone, CrystalBlaster C1 moved to the museum
https://www.serdashop.com/Museum

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 7 of 7, by dreamblaster

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subnet_zero wrote on 2021-07-13, 10:56:

This was one was great to solder and hear. Oh, you forgot to mention "Crystal Blaster C2 coming soon...". 😉

Ah yes I am planning C2 version, not sure how soon, but it will come.

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 !