MIDI-PAC firmware 0.50

by snout on 27-04-2011, 18:42
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities
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Source: MSX Forum

WORP3 has released a new firmware for the MIDI-PAC. This hardware extension allows you to connect a MIDI synthesizer to an MSX and play music intended for MSX-MUSIC (simultaneously, if desired) on the synth. The new firmware comes with the following treats:

  • Used a new and more efficient compiler
  • Rewrote the OPLL original to MIDI voice conversion
  • Optimized data handling from the CPLD to get a better response on faster MSX systems
  • Lowered the priority of MIDI volume handling, MIDI modulation and MIDI voice handling
  • Removed handling of channel 7, 8 and 9 when in rhythm mode
  • Added blinking red led to indicate a full MIDI buffer
  • Added original modulation
  • Added Roland bank switching
  • Fixed hanging MIDI notes problem
  • Fixed instrument modulation that wasn't reacting on edited value
  • Fixed: bug inside the write to MIDI directly function

A new version of GM.MPC (a bank which provides neat results out-of-the-box on most General MIDI compliant devices) and the custom configuration tool MPCONFIG have been released as well. The updated firmware and utilities can be found in the download corner of Worp3's website.

Relevant link: Worp3

Comments (5)

By Sander

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28-04-2011, 00:17

A great product just got even better, thanks Tjeerd!

By KdL

Paragon (1197)

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28-04-2011, 01:28

Slurp!! LOL! LOL! LOL!

By Randam

Paladin (908)

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01-05-2011, 20:26

Great job!!

By WORP3

Paladin (803)

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02-05-2011, 18:59

Thanks mate !

By WORP3

Paladin (803)

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15-05-2011, 23:07

For those who like to experiment, i've got a unlinked 0.51 version on my website that has a experimental anti modulation. It will make MGSEL and T&E software musics sounds a lot better Wink

http://www.worp3.com/midipac/programs/MPA_V051.bin

Cheers,
Tjeerd.