MATRIXSYNTH: DreamBlaster S2 World Premiere - Smallest and cheapest Wavetable Module

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

DreamBlaster S2 World Premiere - Smallest and cheapest Wavetable Module

Published on Mar 28, 2017 PhilsComputerLab

"In this video we are taking a look at the new DreamBlaster S2 General MIDI wavetable module. I talk about the differences between S1 and S2, we look at the size, pricing and availability and then there is over 1 hour of MIDI recordings for you to hear how it sounds like."

I believe this is more ROMpler/PCM synthesis vs. the PPG and Waldorf of wavetable synthesis. Curious how programmable these are. The following are a couple of pics and some general info via Serdashop:

"Waveblaster compatible synth module based on the SAM2695 chip. Combines wavetable and fm synth sound for a high end retro sound. Excellent for gaming, music production, sound experiments.

64-voice polyphony (without effects)
38-voice polyphony + effects
High quality, compact size
CleanWave soundset
General MIDI compatible effects
4-band stereo equalizer
Low power consumption, only 5V supply required (no +/- 12V)
Low noise audio output
Can be used on Waveblaster Compatible soundcards
Can be used for electronics projects, such as arduino, raspberry pi, midibox,...
Very small size, ideal for building into projects : 24mm x 34mm
SAM2695 MIDI specifications and chip datasheet : click here.
This board is intended for testing, education, development, and usage in custom projects and prototypes.

Compatible with any soundcard that has a Waveblaster connector, SoundBlaster 16, Audician 32, ESS AudioDrive, Aureal Vortex 2 and many others.

Can be used in Oberheim MC2000

Also suitable for use in electronics projects and retro gaming pc's."

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