Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



One Stop Music Shop Photo
Company
Blue Ribbon Soundworks, USA
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2161 / 2
    MIDI interface and wavetable
  • based on E-Mu System's Proteus 1 MIDI Sound Engine
    • it's an independent computer with a 68000 @ 10MHz
    • 128 kB Operating System ROM
    • 64 kB static RAM
    • 4 MB of 16 bit General MIDI samples in ROM, over 210 sampled sounds and waveforms
    • a large number of configurable parameters allow a lot of flexibility in the sound: velocity control, pitch bend, adjustable tuning, and a choice of scale temperament
    • no built in effects (they are produced by software)
    • 16 bit sampled stereo synth which is both polyphonic and polytimbral, so multiple instruments can be played simultaneously, up to its limit of 32 internal channels
    • some instruments need multiple internal channels
  • the Proteus is mounted as a daughterboard and interfaced to the Amiga via one port of a DUART
  • the other DUART port provides a built in MIDI interface
    • 1x MIDI In
    • 1x MIDI Out
    • expandable to three separate MIDI outs with the optional Triple Play Plus upgrade
  • stereo output (two RCA plugs)
  • bundled with Bars & Pipes Pro, supported by SoundJam
  • when the editor is first started, it has to read the entire configuration from the hardware, which takes about 20 seconds
  • works together with the Sunrize series: using Blue Ribbon's SyncPro (SMPTE Generator), both the AD1012 or AD516 and B&P Pro will lock to SMPTE, independently

    Photo
    Blue Ribbon Soundworks One Stop Music Shop -  front side
    front side

    Blue Ribbon Soundworks One Stop Music Shop -  front side
    front side

    Blue Ribbon Soundworks One Stop Music Shop -  back side
    back side




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