By WillComments Off on Recordings from the X2 Dreamblaster - GUD Soundbank v1.0
Here are recordings from a range of titles all using the GUD v1 Soundbank for the X2 Dreamblaster. I’ll soon update the X2 to the newer v1.04 GUD sound bank and record new versions for comparison. All the tracks are recorded from a ESS Audiodrive with the X2 attached to the wavetable header using Audacity.
GUD Release v1.0 Playlists as MP3s
The Soundcloud playlist below are limited to only have a few example tracks. More extensive sets can be downloaded fromGoogle Drive in 320kbps VBR mp3s contained in .zip archives.
If you’d like to update your X2 to version v1.0 or any other version you can download the soundbanks available fromhere.
By WillComments Off on Recordings from the X2 Dreamblaster
The X2 Dreamblaster is a Midi interface Wavetable board created by Serdaco BVBA a small company located in Oudenburg, Belgium.
Serdaco make a whole bunch of boards, devices and kits for legacy PC sound systems, such as Wavetable header boards, a Covox Speech Thing Clone (CVX4), external adapters and interfaces.
Some of which are compatible with older daughter boards and hardware. If you’re interested in retro sound hardware please check out their shop serdashop.com.
Recently they have released a new beta sound bank for the X2 board named GUD 0.6 which aims to be a more balanced general midi compliant bank. To help with testing I’ve made some recordings with the new bank.
First is the General Midi rendition of The Secret of Monkey Island’s intro song. The original DOS version is only MT-32 Midi compatible but that can be solved with the Ultimate Talkie Edition community patch.
This patch will compile DOS and SCUMMVM compatible versions of Monkey Island with full General Midi sound and voice acting from the Special Edition Re-release.
I strongly recommend grabbing a copy of that version from Steam along with LeChuck’s Revenge Special Edition too.
Second is a straight up recording of the intro credits song from Sam & Max Hit the Road, the midi is ripped from the game and obtained from the Mirsoft.info Game Music Base.
The GUD sound bank is shaping up to be a real upgrade to the base ‘Dream’ sound bank. If you would like to try the beta bank its available in the Serdaco X2 downloads section.
Along with instructions, existing sound banks and tools.