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All our content that has anything to do with computer gaming synthesizers. Of course synths like the Roland MT-32 and LAPC-I but also the CM series and even the Yamaha FB01.

Yamaha TG100 | Cool Little GM Gaming Synth

Submitted by synthwork on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 22:43

Yamaha TG100 General MIDI Game Synth

In my quest to own as many computer game related GM synths as possible, today i picked up a Yamaha TG100. It was in decent shape and under $20 USD without a power supply so i figured why not (uses the standard Yamaha PA-1505, so most 12V ~ 15V DC, 500mA, center positive AC adapters should work). While it was in operational order with no physically broken bits, it was pretty filthy with years of dust. After a good 30 minute cleaning session it now looks pretty good.

Yamaha TG100 AWM Tone Generator

Yamaha TG100 AWM General MIDI Synth Introduction

The Yamaha TG100 was Yamaha's foray into the small, computer side, General MIDI synth, aimed at gamers and hobby musicians (this was before Yamaha introduced their XG line). Of course, Roland had a lock on this, somewhat small market already going back to the MT-32 and CM/GS line.

Roland LAPC-I

Roland's Coolest Internal Synth Card

The Roland LAPC-I (Linear Arithmatic Personal Computer IBM or ISA) was an internal expansion card for the ISA bus. The LAPC-I was effectively an MT-32, CM-32L (including its 33 extra sound effects waveforms) and a true MPU-401 MIDI interface all contained on one long ISA card.


 Roland Super MPU SMPU II AT ISA MIDI Interface with MIDI Breakout Box

We offer a 45 day money back guarantee on all our hardware sales. This Roland SMPU card works 100%, and we can supply drivers for Windows as well as PDF copies of the original Roland SMPU owner's manual. This is a 16bit ISA card, so please keep that in mind when purchasing and ensure that the computer system that you plan to use the Super MPU with actually has an open ISA slot available. Most newer computer systems do not have ISA slots.