Sound Blaster Pro (DOS)
|Sound Blaster Pro|
The Sound Blaster Pro is a sound card for DOS-based computers and released in 1991. It utilized two YM3812 (OPL2) sound chips capable of 22 distinct audio channels using FM Synthesis and a DAC to play digital sound effects and speech. For additional details about the sound card, see Sound Blaster Pro.
Creative Labs bundled several audio files with the card and various programs play them like the JukeBox, Play CMF, and the Creative Voice Editor. The included music has been recorded here. Several of these programs are upgrades from the software bundled with the original Sound Blaster. As improvements were made to the card, upgrades to the software were also made and released by Creative.
The Sound Blaster Pro included the same music and sound effects as the original Sound Blaster (DOS) with an additional five new songs; only the new songs have been recorded. Four songs are MIDI files which showcase the new MIDI sequencer, one is an older CMF file which plays in the background of the Multimedia Player. Only the new songs have been included in this recording. The MIDI files included with the SB Pro include Voyetra Technologies in their meta data, indicating that they are from the company's MusiClips library.
|03||Minuet In G Major||Christian Petzold||Unknown||0:36||Download|
|05||Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy||Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky||Unknown||1:48||Download|
- Ripper: TheAlmightyGuru
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
- Composer: Sim Wong Hoo credited as WH Sim
- Composer: J Tan
- Composer: Voyetra Technologies
- Not Credited Composer: Christian Petzold
- Not Credited Composer: Daniel Kelley
- Not Credited Composer: John Williams
- Not Credited Composer: Joseph Winner
- Not Credited Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Not Credited Composer: Stephen Foster
- Not Credited Composer: Traditional
- Not Credited Arranger: Unknown
(Source: Meta data, recognizable songs)
The names of Sim Wong Hoo and J Tan are found only in the composer meta tag in the STARFM.CMF file, indicating that they arranged and modified the song. The other songs do not have names in their meta data.
The MIDI files are installed in the MIDI folder, the CMF files are installed into the PLAYCMF folder, the VOC files are located in the VEDIT2 folder, Additional CMF and VOC files are located in the MMPLAY folder, and the Intelligent Organ files (*.org) are located in the PRO-ORG folder.
The person who installs the Sound Blaster Pro is expected to adjust the port, IRQ, and DMA in their computer's settings in order to match the jumpers they set on the sound card.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Blaster - Wikipedia.