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I was perusing the Youtube today and I noticed there's a Dual YM Stereo Board for the Spectrum computers. How on earth did the Spectrum scene beat the ST scene to such an accomplishment? And considering how well the Tweety Board sold back in the day, how come no major commercial vendor offered a Dual YM expansion sound board for the ST? In hindsight, it seems like a no-brainer. And even in the modern Apple II enthusiast scene, they now have Mockingboard clone boards, some of which can support 4 YM/AY sound chips. They're even adapting MODs created for the ST to run on their boards. So, anyone enterprising up to creating a Dual YM Stereo Board for our STs?
Well, which is better overall, in your opinions? The ALF music maker card that has 3 sound channels per individual card and gives Apple ][ more flexible musical liberty, but can only do music(no sound effects support), or the Mockingboard sound card from Sweet Microsystems that is capable of handling both music and sound effects as well as Voice synthesis., but not nearly as many officially released titles compatible with it it,(games included) In the end, which is the more dynamic and versatile of the two?
Elite would have been GREAT. So would have "Make your own murder party", Ballblazer, Missile defense, California Games, Lancaster(actually was slated to be compatible for mockingboard support, but never got it completed al the way), Maniac Mansion, and Thexder. Such a shame that there were not at least a few more mockingboard-supporting games...