Waveblaster compatible synth module based on the SAM2695 chip (datasheet here
Excellent for gaming, music production, sound experiments,..
Also available as breakout version (without connector) on request.
Combines wavetable and FM synth sound for a high end retro sound.
- 64-voice polyphony (without effects)
- 38-voice polyphony + effects
- High quality, compact size
- Green color PCB + yellow silk screen text (classic roland colors).
- CleanWave soundset
- General MIDI compatible effects
- 4-band stereo equalizer
- Low power consumption, only 5V supply required (no +/- 12V)
- Low noise audio output
- Can be used on Waveblaster compatible soundcards
- Can be used for electronics projects, such as arduino, raspberry pi, midibox,...
- Very small size, ideal for building into projects : 24mm x 34mm
- SAM2695 MIDI specifications and chip datasheet : click here.
This board is intended for testing, education, development, and usage in custom projects and prototypes.
Cheap but brilliant replacement for the more and more becoming less available GM-daughterboards like famous Roland SCB-7 or Yamaha DB50XG.
Compatible with any soundcard that has a Waveblaster connector : SoundBlaster 16, Audician 32, ESS AudioDrive, Aureal Vortex 2 and many others.
There are some older soundcards with a Waveblaster compatible header but don‘t have an MPU401 interface. Instead there is only the SoundBlaster MIDI standard supported so the games that run with the S2 module are limited. You can use SoftMPU to emulate the MPU401 interface in this case. Visit http://bjt42.github.io/softmpu/
for further information and a list of compatible games.
Can be used in Oberheim MC2000
Review/Demo by Phil's computerlab :
S2 demo on Atari :
S2 Demo by Hustler
S2 game music demo by WavetableChannel