I am new on this forum. I am a vogons (retro gamers) forum regular.. and several people told me I
should register on chipmusic as well. So now I did...
This is why : I designed a waveblaster compatible pcb, dreamblaster X2, a successor to my dreamblaster X1.
For dreamblaster X1, I had produced a small amount of PCB's last year,
and Phil from philscomputerlab made a nice youtube review : https://youtu.be/CEiooPiW2LQ
Today, I have ran out of X1 stock, and have designed a successor with more potential :
The X2 will have USB uploadable soundbanks (in proprietary dream 5000 series binary format).
This may be interesting outside the retro gaming domain. The specs are certainly more than capable :
X2 will have 81 voices polyphony, 64 mbyte of flash, 24bit Stereo DAC,... all in a small form factor.
I ordered a first production run for these PCB's (should be ready begin december), and am working on software features and soundbanks.
To demonstrate the possibilities of X2, I want to make similar (but better sounding) soundbanks, as I created for X1, at launch.
- General MIDI bank (this is OK to start with, I have this excellent general midi bank from dream : http://dream.fr/pdf/Serie5000/Soundbank X128.pdf).
- High end Piano Bank : I am working together on this with a friend, to create a high end piano bank (work in progress)
- Chip music bank : I converted the very simple NES bank for X2 as a test and this sound good, but it not too challenging for the synth engine.
I like to hear your idea, especially concerning the Chip music bank.
And maybe someone who'd like to create a demo with X2 ?
Anyway, hello from Belgium to you all,