The DreamBlaster SP2 is based on the original Dreamblaster that connects to the feature port of a SoundBlaster or similar card, providing a modern MIDI synthesizer in a small package. This version has been redesigned to work with the parallel port, allowing laptops and other MS-DOS computers to enjoy a full MIDI synthesizer.
- General MIDI synthesizer for parallel port.
- Compatible with special version of SOFTMPU, available at https://github.com/pdewacht/softmpu
- More information on this hackaday page : https://hackaday.io/project/158474-s2p-tiny-parallel-port-general-midi-synthesizer
USING SOFTMPU: DREAMBLASTER S2P MODE Run SoftMPU specifying the parallel interface to be used and the base port address of the MPU-401 interface, e.g. SOFTMPU.EXE /MPU:330 /OUTPUT:LPT1 To enable MT-32 compatibility, add the /MT32 switch to the command line, e.g. SOFTMPU.EXE /MPU:330 /OUTPUT:LPT1 /MT32 A Sound Blaster base port address and IRQ can optionally be specified if MPU-401 interrupts are required. ------------ S2P is wired up to the following pins on the DB25 connector : 1: A0 -> /Strobe CTRL-0 2: D0 <-> Data0 3: D1 <-> Data1 4: D2 <-> Data2 5: D3 <-> Data3 6: D4 <-> Data4 7: D5 <-> Data5 8: D6 <-> Data6 9: D7 <-> Data7 10: /RESET - Ack 14: /CS -> /Linefeed CTRL-1 15: IRQ <- Error Status-3 16: /WR -> Init CTRL-2 17: /RD -> /Select CTRL-3 ------------