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1261  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Roland MT-32 Sound Module / Sound Canvas and Windows' soft synthesizer on: July 27, 2004, 10:44:57 PM
The VSC can't. it needs a delay of about 450 milisecs to playback properly on a P-III machine. The Yamaha softsynth has virtually no delay at all, and it plays well enough.
1262  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Roland Sound Canvas/Yamaha XG / Queries about XG on: July 27, 2004, 07:57:02 AM
If you can put up a demo of your ED's XG emulation, I'll be able to tell you how good it is.
The S-YXG50 is a pretty decent software synth, but it's not as good as the real thing. It's much better than the VSC compared to an SC-55, but still...
1263  GENERAL DISCUSSION / Sierra Soundtrack Wish List / King Quest VII complete soundtrack on: July 27, 2004, 07:45:59 AM
Alistair, could it be the software you're using to record these themes filters out controller 75?
1264  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Roland MT-32 Sound Module / Sound Canvas and Windows' soft synthesizer on: July 26, 2004, 11:49:51 AM
Sound samples are definitely not the same. It's not just a matter of quality. The Orchestra drumkit in the Microsoft GS softsynth, for instance, sounds quite different than the SC-55's same thing goes for the nylon guitar, and lots of other instruments.
In addition, there are no reverb and chorus effects in the GS softsynth, which makes it sound rahter poor.
1265  GENERAL DISCUSSION / Sierra Soundtrack Wish List / King Quest VII complete soundtrack on: July 23, 2004, 10:54:02 PM
It's a little late for me, but there's one point I'd like to make regarding your suggestion. It's not so much a matter of uploading and making available each and every theme from a game, including 10 second loops and such. Recording the themes is the easy part in all this, and whether I'm recording a long and 'important' theme or a short, repetitive, insignificant theme doesn't make much of a difference to me. The hard work in all this is editing these themes and working on them to make them presentable, in which case, I tend to ommit the themes I think are insignificant as early as the recording stage. Because of that, I don't really see the point in making EVERYTHING available and letting people choose what they prefer.
1266  GENERAL DISCUSSION / Sierra Soundtrack Wish List / King Quest VII complete soundtrack on: July 21, 2004, 07:15:25 PM
Quote from: Alistair
Reminds me, I'll upload some individual MIDI's to replace the buggy ones on the KQ page if you like, Tom/Ari/et al.


What do you mean by buggy?
1267  GENERAL DISCUSSION / Anything & Everything / Peasant's Quest on: July 20, 2004, 02:52:27 PM
Neat! makes me want to play "The Black Cauldron" again.
1268  GENERAL DISCUSSION / Sierra Soundtrack Wish List / King Quest VII complete soundtrack on: July 18, 2004, 10:07:59 AM
I still fail to see what you are so sceptical about. achile464 asked for a GM soundtrack. Boogeyman said he recorded the soundtrack digitally. No one requested enhancements specifically. no one said it had to be recorded from a Sound Canvas and no one claimed to have recorded each and every theme that appears in the game. Why claim scepticism? on what grounds and on what basis?
1269  GENERAL DISCUSSION / Sierra Soundtrack Wish List / King Quest VII complete soundtrack on: July 17, 2004, 02:11:40 PM
Err... sceptical about what, exactly?  :?
1270  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Miscellaneous MIDI & Sound Cards / MIDI recording on: July 14, 2004, 08:24:51 AM
how does it do it? I suppose it's a "real-time" recording option, right?
1271  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Miscellaneous MIDI & Sound Cards / Good soundcard for a DOS computer on: July 12, 2004, 03:48:22 PM
here's an auction you might like to try. I've got this card too, and it's not bad at all!
1272  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Miscellaneous MIDI & Sound Cards / Good soundcard for a DOS computer on: July 11, 2004, 04:47:58 PM
I stand corrected.
1273  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Miscellaneous MIDI & Sound Cards / Good soundcard for a DOS computer on: July 11, 2004, 03:31:56 PM
GK1 supports General Midi. As for the Monkey Island series, I'm not sure. I think MI2 does support GM.
1274  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Miscellaneous MIDI & Sound Cards / Good soundcard for a DOS computer on: July 11, 2004, 01:52:22 PM
grrr.... Zemus beat me to it.  :wink:
1275  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Miscellaneous MIDI & Sound Cards / Good soundcard for a DOS computer on: July 09, 2004, 01:44:09 PM
So how are they not much more expensive than SB cards? unless you're talking about the newer Audigy 2 cards which cost over a hundred bucks, usually more.

At any rate, they're not very easy to come by.

Perhaps a cheap Yamaha XG card would be a good idea. They're fairly easy to find and while not as good as the SW1000XG or DB50XG/SW60XG line, they still sound decent. Better than the SB AWE series, that's for sure.
1276  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Miscellaneous MIDI & Sound Cards / Good soundcard for a DOS computer on: July 09, 2004, 07:37:30 AM
such as?
1277  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Roland MT-32 Sound Module / Roland MT-32 Game Music on: July 08, 2004, 01:19:53 PM
My personal favorite MT-32 soundtrack is from Strike Commander.
This soundtrack really shows what one can do with the MT-32. The dirty electric guitar, the percussion, even the piano, one of the MT-32's weakest points sounds pretty good. you should have a listen .
1278  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Miscellaneous MIDI & Sound Cards / Your Dream MIDI device on: July 06, 2004, 06:30:56 AM
You guys are kinda' missing the point. The idea was, basically, what would you take from each device, what are the stronger points and weaker points of each standard and each module?
1279  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Miscellaneous MIDI & Sound Cards / Your Dream MIDI device on: July 05, 2004, 07:13:37 AM
Quote from: apeman
...would be a CM-500, with an LCD display like the MT-32 and more importantly, a future-proof interface like USB (so that I don't have to use my MPU-401AT in an ISA slot anymore).


What about increased polyphony for the SC unit?
1280  MUSIC & SOUND CARDS / Miscellaneous MIDI & Sound Cards / Your Dream MIDI device on: July 02, 2004, 04:43:19 PM
If you could design a MIDI card/module for your computer, and had to choose instruments from various cards and modules, what instruments would you take from what card/module?

you can choose whatever you like from Adlib to MT-32 to CM-32P to SB-AWE to SC-55 to Yamaha XG and even SC-88xx or better, though to make things a little more interesting, I'd try to limit it to the older cards.

Naturally, I don't mean you should explain each and every instrument choice, but more in general.

For instance, I'd take most of the Yamaha XG drumsets, though I might prefer the MT-32s drumset as STANDARD. I'd take the CM-32P's brass section. It's the best I've ever heard, the SC-55's Grand Piano, The MT-32's Atmosphere etc.

I'll probably come up with more along the way, but just to get things up and running...

I realize not everybody here owns all the cards and modules I mentioned, or knows what they sound like, but still, it's interesting to hear your thoughts.
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