MIDI-PAC Sample Music

by Hydragon on 29-05-2010, 14:41
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The development of the MIDI-Pac is going well according to SuperSoniqs. MIDI-PAC, which is under development by Worp3, will reroute all your MSX Music compatible software to an attached MIDI out connector, which makes it possible for you to enjoy the music through your MIDI equipment. You are now able to listen to some samples of the progress: Illusion City, Fray, Xak and Xak: Tower of Gazzel, played on a Roland SC-55 Sound Canvas. Please note that the algorithms to convert MSX Music to MIDI out commands are still being tweaked. The software to create mappings for MIDI instruments is also still under development. In the mean time please enjoy the recordings, which you can find on the website of Supersoniqs.

Relevant link: SuperSoniqs

Comments (10)

By Meits

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29-05-2010, 19:02

I see nice possibilities with this thing...
I think I might buy one...

By Latok

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29-05-2010, 23:23

Sounds cool! Rerouting MSX-MUSIC output needs to be done through hardware? You can not just have some TSR which reroutes data to existing MIDI OUT (Music Module, turboR GT)?

By WORP3

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30-05-2010, 12:11

Nope you can't translate the fm-pac command's with some tsr program.
At first the msx isn't really a stable platform, everyone can reroute the irq, when that happens you're tsr is gone Sad
Second, the msx isn't fast enough to do this task without hearing and seeing a lot of delay's.

By spl

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30-05-2010, 17:03

Sounds very good!!! Big smile

By Meits

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01-06-2010, 20:23

Does it support pitch bending?
I got a modified MBWAVE here which outputs to midi-out, but it doesn't support that. It would be a very welcome feature...

By WORP3

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02-06-2010, 08:45

Yes it will support pitch bendings but limited and you can enable or disable this feature.
A lot of midi instrument manufacturers are doing a terrible job on implementing those benders, so it isn't going to sound good on every instrument.
Pitch bender range and enable can be changed with the config program in the near feature.

By Meits

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10-06-2010, 18:12

One other question.
Does the volume affect the velocity or just the volume? For instance, a soft pressed piano key should not play the 'hammer', but have a softer tone...

By Leo

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12-06-2010, 11:42

what would be nice is also an open source so anyone willing to build new hard for music can prototype it on this module.

By WORP3

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13-06-2010, 11:43

Don't know for sure what you mean with writing new software for music ? But it's possible to use the module midi-out capability for your own software. It's just a matter of unlocking it's hidden register set and you can send your own midi codes to your synth ( with a large midi buffer Big smile ).
So it's really send and forget Wink

By WORP3

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13-06-2010, 11:52

About that volume, it really depend on the kind of instrument that is played. For some occasion the it uses the channel volume, for other the velocity !