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Question: What Kind of MIDI card/module do you have?
MT-32 or compatible including CM-xx or LAPC-I (plus other sound card - SB or other) - 25 (25.8%)
Roland SC-55 or compatible (SCC-1, SCB-55, etc.) - 6 (6.2%)
Roland SC-88 or ED SC-88xx, SCD-70 or other - 6 (6.2%)
Yamaha XG card or module (MU-xx, SW60XG, DB50XG, SW1000XG) - 6 (6.2%)
MT-32 or compatible and SC-55 (including CM-500) - 17 (17.5%)
MT-32 or compatible and SC-88 or SC-88xx or similar - 7 (7.2%)
MT-32 or compatible and XG - 6 (6.2%)
MT-32 or compatible, SC (whichever) and XG - 9 (9.3%)
Sound Blaster Live! or Audigy only - 7 (7.2%)
Other (please state what kind) - 8 (8.2%)
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Mau1wurf1977
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« Reply #160 on: January 11, 2011, 10:39:10 AM »

If I could only pick two modules it would exactly those two...

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« Reply #161 on: January 11, 2011, 10:55:14 AM »

I agree. The CM-32L has the best overall compatibility, while early games were composed on a first gen. MT-32. I have a CM-32L, but I use to mainly for recording purposes, it has a low noise floor. A CM-64 is good enough for me to play games.
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« Reply #162 on: January 11, 2011, 11:23:24 AM »

If I could only pick two modules it would exactly those two...



Says the bloke who has 3x MT-32s (2 old and 1 new), an MT-100, 2x CM-64s, a CM-500, a CM-32L, an SC-55, an SC-55mkII and an SC-88ST.  Grin

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« Reply #163 on: February 14, 2011, 02:24:21 PM »

I'm currently stuck at the "low-end" if you want so.

Favorite of the cards I have would be the SCB-55/SCD-15G on a Soundblaster 16 MCD.

Other notable MIDI capable cards I own would be the following:
- IBM MFC
- Ensoniq SoundScape
- Terratec ESW64 XL / Guillemot MaxiSound 64 (Dream based)
- Various incarnations of the Gravis Ultrasound (MAX/ACE/Clones)
- Logitech SoundMan Wave (OPL4 based)
- last AND least, an AWE64
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« Reply #164 on: February 25, 2011, 05:05:58 AM »

Part of me wants one of those old Terratec cards.... whatever was the absolute BEST card for the Impulse Tracker music program.
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« Reply #165 on: March 14, 2011, 08:12:21 AM »

Roland RAP-10/AT
Gravis UltraSound (Classic all revisions, MAX all revisions, P&P V3.0, P&P Pro V1.0)
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« Reply #166 on: April 30, 2011, 05:54:11 PM »

Now i got an Yamaha TG100 also... early General Midi.

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« Reply #167 on: October 30, 2011, 02:27:24 PM »

And now a Casio CZ-101 Smiley

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« Reply #168 on: May 06, 2012, 03:54:48 PM »

I bought an Ensoniq MR Rack (yep it is General Midi compatible)... great sounds but is a bit crap on playing midi music, maybe an updated bios solves that? Does anybody have the version 1.53 eproms?

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« Reply #169 on: May 25, 2012, 06:47:45 PM »

I bought an Ensoniq MR Rack ... Does anybody have the version 1.53 eproms?

You might check with the following:

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/ensoniq_mr/

http://www.thesoniq.com/
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« Reply #170 on: June 02, 2012, 01:48:01 PM »



I tried to contact thesoniq but my email bounces back, i will check out that yahoo link.

Latest midi device is Korg Triton-Rack... it has fairly good GM sounds.

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« Reply #171 on: June 02, 2012, 03:20:21 PM »

A floppy drive! You don't see those every day.
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« Reply #172 on: June 09, 2012, 03:07:09 PM »

"Korg NS5R" and "Alesis Quadrasynth S4 Plus".

NS5R can be fitted with a waveblaster card, i put my Yamaha DB50XG in it. Unfortunatly so does NS5R seem to filter away XG sysex and therefor DB50XG cant play XG midis properly Angry (could be me who missed some setup though)


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« Reply #173 on: June 13, 2012, 05:44:17 PM »

And now a Kawai GMega... one of the worst GM modules i have, but it do sound better than Alsesis QS S4.. the GM part i mean.

Kawai GMega sound like this: Lost Vikings - Egypt (Kawai GMega) MP3

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« Reply #174 on: September 05, 2013, 10:28:22 PM »

Hmm...well, the only Sierra-supported music gear I have at the moment is an MT-32 and a Sound Blaster (well, and a Tandy.) I used to have a Korg 05/RW module that was GM-compatible, that was an excellent GM playback device and a pretty great little piece of gear on its own terms (they really got that the key to a good ROMpler is providing samples that have their own character, not generic one-size-fits-all pap. Good for them.) I've been keeping my eye out for a good deal on its big brother the X5DR since I sold it...

But I have a ton of non-GM MIDI gear. The full list is on my site, but the other highlights:
  • Yamaha V50, a very nice 4-op FM synthesizer. It's eight-part multitimbral, to boot, and I've worked up a rudimentary GM-compatible instrument map for it (still needs a lot of fine-tuning to get the volume levels and velocity response of the different patches to match up, though.)
  • Roland Super JX-10, a big, gorgeous analog monster Smiley
  • Oberheim Matrix-6, not as big and gorgeous, but it has a lot of flexibility so you can create some impressively complex patches with it.
  • Yamaha TX7, a desktop module version of the DX7 keyboard. Monotimbral, and it doesn't even have onboard editing (SysEx works fine, at least,) but it's a classic sound for many good reasons Smiley
  • E-mu Proteus/1, a classic ROMpler that's just dripping with '80s cheese. It's fully 16-part multitimbral (!) but I haven't tried working up anything like GM compatibility for it (I'm not even sure that you can remap the drums, anyway...)
  • Casio CZ-1000, the mirror-universe version of Yamaha FM. Less insanely flexible, but easier to work with, and it produces some great sounds.
  • I'm also in the middle of trying to fix up a Korg DW-8000, a glorious hybrid synth that runs complex digital waveforms through analog filters and amplifiers; a big dark monster, like the C64 SID chip on steroids - if I can get it all fixed and tuned up, anyway...
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Computers: Amiga 1200, DEC VAXStation 4000/60, DEC MicroPDP-11/73
Synthesizers: Roland JX-10/MT-32, Oberheim Matrix-6, E-mu Proteus/1, Yamaha DX7/V50/FB-01, Korg MS-20 Mini, Casio CZ-1000/HT-6000, Hohner String Performer
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