FAC MIDI Interface

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بواسطة Manuel

Ascended (19676)

صورة Manuel

25-07-2015, 22:57

Do any of you have an idea which software supports the FAC MIDI Interface?

I know only:
- FAC Demo V
- FAC Soundtracker Pro

Anything else?

Also, does any of you have the schematic of this device, for reference?

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بواسطة SkalTura

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صورة SkalTura

26-07-2015, 09:41

Found this link some time ago, maybe it's compatible...
http://supersoniqs.com/2010/01/22/midi-pac-prototype/

بواسطة Retrofan

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صورة Retrofan

26-07-2015, 09:56

Manuel wrote:

Do any of you have an idea which software supports the FAC MIDI Interface?

I know only:
- FAC Demo V
- FAC Soundtracker Pro

Anything else?

Also, does any of you have the schematic of this device, for reference?

What about MoonBlaster and C-Qensr? There was also a version of Meridian with support for the FMI.

بواسطة meits

Scribe (6571)

صورة meits

26-07-2015, 11:39

Illusions claims to support it... We never tried, but it uses FAC MIDI File Handler, so we took the claim for granted ;)

بواسطة anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

صورة anonymous

26-07-2015, 11:50

I'm not sure, but I thought the game Megadoom does...

بواسطة Manuel

Ascended (19676)

صورة Manuel

26-07-2015, 15:53

Megadoom: confirmed, but only in the sound test... I couldn't get MIDI sound outside of it.
Illusions: well, the autoexec.bas has a faulty detection of the FAC MIDI interface:

IFINP(&H70)=255ANDINP(&HC0)=255THENCLS:PRINT"Geen FAC MIDI interface of Philips Music Module gevonden!!!":NEW

The FMI is not on port 0x70... (MIDISaurus is though!) if I fix that port number to &h02 (just 2 indeed), it works indeed! Smile

Retrofan: MoonBlaster??

SkalTura: I know what a MIDI PAC is, but it's not related to this, is it?

بواسطة Retrofan

Paragon (1339)

صورة Retrofan

26-07-2015, 15:56

@Manuel: yes, I thought MB also has FMI support just for playing around on the keyboard, nothing more.

بواسطة AxelF

Champion (398)

صورة AxelF

26-07-2015, 16:43

If i remember correctly,
the FAC MIDI Interface came with "(FAC) Midi file controller" to play MIDI files.

بواسطة JohnHassink

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صورة JohnHassink

27-07-2015, 00:27

Retrofan wrote:

@Manuel: yes, I thought MB also has FMI support just for playing around on the keyboard, nothing more.

I don't know if you really need an intermediate program for that in Moonblaster; just plugging a MIDI compatible instrument/device into your music module with a cable already does the trick.

بواسطة Manuel

Ascended (19676)

صورة Manuel

27-07-2015, 10:01

JohnHassink: FMI is not a program, but hardware. The FAC MIDI Interface is a hardware MIDI interface cartridge. But as far as I know, Moonblaster only supports the MIDI of the Music Module, indeed.

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Hero (588)

صورة o.geerdink

27-07-2015, 11:38

The program I helped to code from Tyfoon (total replay) supported both Music Module and FMI. But the FMI didn't have it's own timing crystal so we had to use the vdp interrupt (and line interrupts to split that up) to time the midi file.

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