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Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine?
06/26/17 09:46 PM


> Not completely related but, are there any arcade game titles that had midi music in
> them? As far as I know, midi files were mainly used in PC titles.
> If there are some arcade titles, would Mame benefit from an attached Roland sound
> canvas?

The Keyboardmania games contain a Yamaha MIDI sound module (analogous to a Sound Canvas) which sounds the notes the player actually plays on the keyboard.

Beyond that MIDI was likely the format of origin of most VGM; even stuff played now by orchestras and streamed off HDD/DVD/Blu-ray typically originates as MIDI files. For chiptunes it's usually converted to a more compact and easily-parsed format for in-game, but some games do have real .MID files in their ROMs being played live by the audio CPU.

But in the meantime here's a practical demonstration of MAME playing on a Sound Canvas:
http://forums.bannister.org//ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=109985#Post109985







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* How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? TServo2049 06/12/17 08:09 PM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? R. Belmont  06/14/17 05:18 PM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? anikom15  06/14/17 07:55 AM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? Envisaged0ne  06/12/17 10:02 PM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? TServo2049  06/13/17 01:19 AM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? anikom15  06/14/17 07:58 AM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? MooglyGuy  06/14/17 01:20 PM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? anikom15  06/14/17 10:50 PM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? MooglyGuy  06/15/17 12:21 AM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? anikom15  06/15/17 07:21 PM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? R. Belmont  06/16/17 07:55 PM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? R. Belmont  06/14/17 05:14 PM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? remax  06/13/17 11:12 AM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? TrevEB  06/26/17 07:51 AM
. * Re: How would Roland MT-32/SC-55 be used for MIDI playback with another machine? R. Belmont  06/26/17 09:46 PM

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