• Roland MT-32

    From Nightfox@DIGDIST to All on Fri Apr 24 11:53:16 2020
    My dad had a Roland MT-32 in the late 80s - I'm pretty sure he bought one soon after they came out. I heard they were released in 1987, which sounds about right. He bought it mainly for use with his synthesizer, for music, but we found it also had support as a sound device for many MS-DOS games.

    I bought a used one of my own in 2004 from eBay, and later resold it. But now I'm thinking of buying one again.. I'd probably use it mostly for music. I've heard there were 2 versions of it, and I'd probably be interested in finding one of the 'new' versions. I've heard the new version fixed a buffer overflow error, and also had a headphone jack in addition to the 2 separate audio output jacks. I've also seen firmware ROM update chips for sale, which I've heard fix the buffer overflow issue. It seems the 2nd version is fairly rare though.

    Nightfox

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  • From C6alien@DIGDIST/THEGATEB to Nightfox on Mon Jun 1 23:58:41 2020
    Le 24/04/2020 20:53, Nightfox a crit :
    My dad had a Roland MT-32 in the late 80s - I'm pretty sure he bought one soon after they came out. I heard they were released in 1987, which sounds about right. He bought it mainly for use with his synthesizer, for music, but we found it also had support as a sound device for many MS-DOS games.

    I bought a used one of my own in 2004 from eBay, and later resold it. But now I'm thinking of buying one again.. I'd probably use it mostly for music. I've heard there were 2 versions of it, and I'd probably be interested in finding one of the 'new' versions. I've heard the new version fixed a buffer overflow error, and also had a headphone jack in addition to the 2 separate audio output jacks. I've also seen firmware ROM update chips for sale, which I've heard fix the buffer overflow issue. It seems the 2nd version is fairly rare though.

    Nightfox

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    This is vintage hardware I used it in midle 90's to run loops with a
    Roland sequencer. I was a very small black box doing his job pretty well
    at the time. How much will cost a thing like that now?

    Rare I supposed yep !

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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to C6alien on Mon Jun 1 20:57:21 2020
    Re: Re: Roland MT-32
    By: C6alien to Nightfox on Mon Jun 01 2020 11:58 pm

    This is vintage hardware I used it in midle 90's to run loops with a Roland sequencer. I was a very small black box doing his job pretty well at the time. How much will cost a thing like that now?

    I've seen 1st-generation ones on eBay for anywhere between $175 and $300 or so. The one I bought is a 2nd generation, which seems to be more rare, and it was $268 + $52 for international shipping from Japan ($320 total).

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to All on Fri Apr 24 11:53:00 2020
    My dad had a Roland MT-32 in the late 80s - I'm pretty sure he bought one soon after they came out. I heard they were released in 1987, which sounds about right. He bought it mainly for use with his synthesizer, for music, but we found it also had support as a sound device for many MS-DOS games.

    I bought a used one of my own in 2004 from eBay, and later resold it. But now I'm thinking of buying one again.. I'd probably use it mostly for music. I've heard there were 2 versions of it, and I'd probably be interested in finding one of the 'new' versions. I've heard the new version fixed a buffer overflow error, and also had a headphone jack in addition to the 2 separate audio output jacks. I've also seen firmware ROM update chips for sale, which I've heard fix the buffer overflow issue. It seems the 2nd version is fairly rare though.

    Nightfox

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  • From C6alien@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Mon Jun 1 23:58:00 2020
    Le 24/04/2020 20:53, Nightfox a crit :
    My dad had a Roland MT-32 in the late 80s - I'm pretty sure he bought one soon after they came out. I heard they were released in 1987, which sounds about right. He bought it mainly for use with his synthesizer, for music, but we found it also had support as a sound device for many MS-DOS games.

    I bought a used one of my own in 2004 from eBay, and later resold it. But now I'm thinking of buying one again.. I'd probably use it mostly for music. I've heard there were 2 versions of it, and I'd probably be interested in finding one of the 'new' versions. I've heard the new version fixed a buffer overflow error, and also had a headphone jack in addition to the 2 separate audio output jacks. I've also seen firmware ROM update chips for sale, which I've heard fix the buffer overflow issue. It seems the 2nd version is fairly rare though.

    Nightfox

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    This is vintage hardware I used it in midle 90's to run loops with a
    Roland sequencer. I was a very small black box doing his job pretty well
    at the time. How much will cost a thing like that now?

    Rare I supposed yep !

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    Synchronet <*> The Gate BBS - Lawndale, NC USA - thegateb.synchro.net <*>
  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to C6alien on Mon Jun 1 20:57:00 2020
    Re: Re: Roland MT-32
    By: C6alien to Nightfox on Mon Jun 01 2020 11:58 pm

    This is vintage hardware I used it in midle 90's to run loops with a Roland sequencer. I was a very small black box doing his job pretty well at the time. How much will cost a thing like that now?

    I've seen 1st-generation ones on eBay for anywhere between $175 and $300 or so. The one I bought is a 2nd generation, which seems to be more rare, and it was $268 + $52 for international shipping from Japan ($320 total).

    Nightfox

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