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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #75 on: 10:45, 22 April 19 »
Hi ToTO, I need one ;)

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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #76 on: 10:39, 24 April 19 »
@TotO , please add me for a Megasound.


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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #77 on: 17:56, 03 May 19 »
I hope tracker developers will pick up the PCM capabilities of MegaSound.

I guess the PCM-protocol to MegaSound will be different from the Amdrum PCM sample playing protocol (which just sends bytes to &FFxx)... but it would be great if tracker developers could also add Amdrum-style PCM tracks. Then other cards (and the Amdrum itself) would also benefit from the PCM-extended trackers.  Future will tell if this is possible / results in good PCM quality for non-DMA CPCs, also.

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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #78 on: 22:47, 03 May 19 »
Only the future will let you know if developers will do softwares that use the MegaSound PCM...
I'm confident about the audio quality, now I'm lacking time at home to be able to do all the wished tests.
My first tests are not PCM related and not enough good to be spoiled here.  ;)
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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #79 on: 23:04, 03 May 19 »
Only the future will let you know if developers will do softwares that use the MegaSound PCM...
I'm confident about the audio quality, now I'm lacking time at home to be able to do all the wished tests.
My first tests are not PCM related and not enough good to be spoiled here.  ;)


Can you share some details how the interface for PCM looks like? I guess you will also have to send channel information, so it cannot just be the Amdrum style of PCM data streaming interface.


Having to send the channel and pitch and volume info over the databus also though reduces the possible bandwidth even further.

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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #80 on: 23:45, 03 May 19 »
No PCM tests for now, but it is someting like "PCM command", "PCM data stream".
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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #81 on: 23:51, 03 May 19 »
No PCM tests for now, but it is someting like "PCM command", "PCM data stream".


Not sure what that means. I guess it is too early for these kinds of questions.

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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #82 on: 09:17, 09 May 19 »
If it's still available, Megasound for me, please.
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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #83 on: 15:39, 09 May 19 »
I have a RAM Music Machine which is able to play 8bit samples too but unfortunately on a different port to AMDRUM and it has no through connector.  I am unsure if it sold well, it has MIDI and ADC as well as DAC and came bundled with a microphone.


Toto, Any MegaSOund MX4 boards unallocated?  Please add me down for 2. 


Actually the TechniX sounds interesting - can make a lot of sounds that SSA1 cannot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHhfsTRMaj0

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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #84 on: 17:25, 09 May 19 »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRAnefrPP8I

The Spectrum version though. Wish there was a better recording somewhere... its hard to judge the PCM quality from this.

A much simpler device that was also using some form of "samples" from a ROM basically was the Orch 90 for TRS 80 AFAIK -  the waveforms were very short and simple though, not enough memory for drums and such, but it had a huge following (there was eben a BBS which had thousands of songs for it, an early version of Spotify so to speak):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvXJ5A7ZRiA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uv4FUdBYX0
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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #85 on: 17:05, 13 June 19 »
Hello!
@TotO: any update about those boards? is there any progress? or even better, an estimated schedule for their availability?
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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #86 on: 20:03, 13 June 19 »
Currently in standby, because not satisfy by the WIP results and life priorities. Sorry...
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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #87 on: 15:51, 14 June 19 »
TotO, please, add me one MegaSound!!! :P

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Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Reply #88 on: 20:02, 14 June 19 »
If it's still available, Megasound for me, please.Thanks