Wednesday, January 18, 2017
DreamBlaster X2 General MIDI Wavetable Synthesizer Board
Published on Jan 9, 2017 PhilsComputerLab
"This is a video review of the DreamBlaster X2, a brand new wavetable General MIDI synthesizer board for classic sound cards like the Sound Blaster, ESS Audio Drive and many others.
This device has lots of features, the USB interface allows software customisation, uploading of sound fonts and doubles as a USB MIDI interface, turning the X2 into an stand-alone MIDI module.
We will check out the product, I walk you through the supplied software, the preset editor, the upload tool and how to use everything.
At the end of the video are some sound recordings of classic DOS games:
12:27 Duke Nukem 3D
13:28 Settlers II
14:40 Doom II
20:58 System Shock
23:06 Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate
24:12 Wing Commander: Privateer"
"DreamBlaster X2 Advanced WaveBlaster + USB Synth
Have a look at the user manual
- Small formfactor midi PCB : 65mm x 38mm size
- Black color PCB
- Dream 5000 series synth chip with 81 voices polyphony, high quality effects engine
- Waveblaster compatible connector for use on soundcards (such as Soundblaster 16, Audician 32, ESS AudioDrive, Aureal Vortex 2 and many others...) and DIY projects.
- Super low latency <1ms - 64mbyte flash for soundbank data - USB MIDI in (Class compliant midi device, works on windows XP without drivers) - stereo line out using a high quality 24 bit DAC - Preloaded with a high quality 16 megabyte Dream General MIDI soundbank (http://dream.fr/pdf/Serie5000/Soundbanks/GMBK5X128.pdf) - DreamBlaster Preset editor / USB uploader tool for advanced customization/tweaking. Downloads available at http://serdaco.com/downloads/X2/"