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#1 Innovative Leisure OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 3:01 PM

Hello,

Are there any boards that fit inside the ST computers that add a Yamaha FM chip (i.e. YM2203)?


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Bernard Anderson (Innovative Leisure)

#2 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 7:29 PM

Can't remember what hardware the TweetyBoard adds (although I don't think it does
that), but it does give much better sound for music, at the cost of less quality sound
for digital samples.

#3 AGA OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 25, 2012 6:27 AM

Hello,

Are there any boards that fit inside the ST computers that add a Yamaha FM chip (i.e. YM2203)?


Thanks,
Bernard Anderson (Innovative Leisure)


"FM Melody Maker" is what you need. It's an old cartridge for the Atari ST which embarks an YM2413 that plugs in the cartridge port. It's similar to the FM Pac on the MSX computer. So you can play 9 channels FM or 6 channels + 5 drums, but on the contrary of the YM2203, the YM2413 is limited to 2 operators per channel. Anyway, you can still have some fun with it, my MSX has an YM2413 built in, and I love it ! ;-)

#4 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 25, 2012 7:55 AM

Sounds interesting - are they easy to come by? I am a new ST user.

#5 AGA OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 25, 2012 3:40 PM

Sounds interesting - are they easy to come by? I am a new ST user.


Well, I think this cartridge is a bit rare.
Here you will find a little review :
http://www.stickhead...elodymaker.html

#6 simonsunnyboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 27, 2012 2:17 AM

And software support for it is probably non-existant. I doubt any game or demo will make any use of such addon.




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