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Thanks Mr. Johnson Lam,

 

youtu.be/eq_tTo3qrsI

youtu.be/aU1P4eh-Y34

youtu.be/2-OCZf_lDAk

 

This is the SKY Fox Intro music. 

Very similar as the Mockingboard isn't it? 

(It just has a color issue on the capture device)

youtu.be/LuB8ghXvTRo

 

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Dear friends and customers,

 

Please update your Music DLX card to this firmware V1.0b.

This version patched music instruments changing function.

FMUPDLX.nib
0.22MB

How to update

 

1) Pls OFF your APPLE II

2) Remove the Switch Block on DLX card (Firmware update mode) 

(SD Music Deluxe card must in SLOT#4)

3) Boot the image file.

4) Follow the instruction.

 

It would take a few mins.

If success, it will make 'Ding Dong sound...' but, if failed, It will make 'Ding.... Ding...

 

5) If successfully updated, please return the switch block as before.

6) If has any error then Please try again to 1)

7) Close your APPLE II and enjoy it.

 

 

** Instrument change utility for SD Music DLX.

Please download this image file and try it.

You can assign each channel of mockingboard to a specific music instrument(Pls refer to the manual for instrument list).

Also, This utility disk has two example instrument data files for a sample.

 

This utility can do

(1) Assign music instrument to each channel of Mockingboard.

(2) Upload music instruments to SRAM 

(3) Upload music instruments to EEPROM

Pls refer to the Source code for your programming.

SMDLXUTL.nib
0.22MB

If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

Thanks

Ian Kim

 

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Dear friends and customer,

 

With this utility, You can change a default mockingboard channel instrument to one of Bank instruments.

If you have any questions, please email me.

 

SMDLXUTL.nib
0.22MB

Regards;

Ian Kim

 

 

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Dear Friends,

 

I started to make the SD Music Deluxe card and PCB will receive a week later.

My local friends will have their Pre-order a week later and heavily test it again.

 

Your ordered board is a Black/gold pated card.

And CPLD isn't socket type(SMD) and some parts are added for very low noise level with crisp sound quality.

 

Sound Sample (Final circuit version)

Played on VGM Player on APPLE //e platinum.

Song Title; Wake Up (Dune)

https://youtu.be/6qf1WdLztdg

 

* Added 

Song: Doom

https://youtu.be/WaIeVTGuwV8

 

SD Music Deluxe is a great sound card ever made for APPLE //.

Mockingboard emulation and very high FM sound quality.

 

I could ship it a month later to worldwide.

But, dut to the Covid19 issue, I can't ship all of the countries so please refer below list.

If you order now and you could have some discounts.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Shipping available Country


Code Name of Country
JP JAPAN
HK HONG KONG(CHINA)
CN CHINA(PEOPLE'S REP)
US U.S.A
SG SINGAPORE
GB UNITED KINGDOM
FR FRANCE
DE GERMANY
RU RUSSIAN FEDERATION
LU LUXEMBOURG
MY MALAYSIA
VN VIET NAM
BT BHUTAN
SI SLOVENIA
ID INDONESIA
CA CANADA
TH THAILAND
PH PHILIPPINES

 

*Only UPS Shipping Available Country (Higher Shipping costs)

AUSTRALIA 

 

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What is include this order

One SD Music Deluxe card, Installation manual.

VGM Player software

 

Compatible

APPLE ][ , ][+ 

APPLE //e

APPLE IIgs (Normal speed)

 

Shipping way

By EMS  (It would take about a week but it depends on local situation)

 

** Updated ** (6/24 2020)

 

Tested new board with updated firmware.

 

 

VGM Player V1.22

It is using 128KB so, APPLE //e or IIgs recommended but if buyer wants to use it on APPLE ][ or +, please send email me for low buffer version.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks a lot

Ian Kim

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Dear customers and friends,

I'm glad to announce this good for all of SD Music card buyers.
New firmware for SD Music (plus) card was finished.

 

https://youtu.be/TmVWjNK-isw


What was changed?

1) New firmware support much better for Mockingboard emulation. now it supports all channels envelope 

I spent many days and nights to make a good mockingbird emulation.

*Chorus channels are removed and it assigned to more noise channels. now it has 3 noise channels.

 

2) User firmware update support
The previous version doesn't have this capability but from now it supports end-user updates. hence end-user could update when new firmware announce.

3) VGMPlayer support

But unfortunately, I need your card, hence SD Music card owner needs to ship it for firmware updates.
After that, End-user firmware updates are activated.
Please email me (quick09 (a) gmail . com)

 

But,  worldwide covid19 is a big issue hence,  you may not easy to ship it to me and also my side having difficulty returning it to you.  please wait for good days for us.


if you have any concerns, please let me know.
Thanks
Ian Kim

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VGM Player V1.21

◆ SD Music card / 2020. 4. 26. 20:55

Hi friends and customers,

 

VGM Player for APPLE II, It is version 1.21 now.

In this version, It supports sub-directory and easy file list moving with Page UP/Down.

Also for more fun, I added a Jukebox function. it is simple to play all of the music files in the present directory.

Please watch this.

SD Music Deluxe card planned a month later and this program will be announced when the Music deluxe card launched.

 

Thank you very much.

https://youtu.be/wzMZ9yTsEAo

 

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Hi customers and friends,

 

I'm glad to notice that I've made a VGM Player for SD MUSIC card.

Here is the sample play on SD Music card.

https://youtu.be/s-QGBZC4Sbo

Recorded songs are mostly Korean songs.

All VGM files extracted(Not by me) from Family Karaoke on Famicom system.

 

This VGM player used a bare control mode on SD Music card on new firmware V2.0.

It has 32KB file limit so need to manual load for next data hence, I'm considering using AUX memory or file reading way(It may have a delay while file reading).

Anyway, we have another program to play music on SD Music card.

 

Thanks a lot

Ian Kim

 

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Dear customers and friends,

 

I'm glad to announce for new firmware upgraded to Version 2.0.

In this version, I've applied all of Envelope functions and now it works very nice.

And on the Instruments Key On timing was improved a lot so, it could play much better.

Please have time to listen to it.

 

 

This song recorded from (Not so) Cheap Tunes I

and all instruments are default(Reed instruments).

(Recording was good so some parts had a clipping, it is not sound card issue but my PC )

https://youtu.be/4IKtQfxtfcg

Here is another song from Ultima IV

All instrument selected (Keyboard type Instruments)

(Recording was good so some parts had a clipping it is not sound card issue but my PC)

 

https://youtu.be/Rz3MPOaVjJg

 

I'm doing to make a user firmware updates utility and Instrument changing utility on APPLE ][.

After finishing it, I will announce it.

 

Thanks for your waiting and Keep good your health.

Regards;

Ian Kim

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Dear Customers,

 

SD Music+ having some noise and here is a way to reduce noise.

The noise is coming from power source and YM2413.

This is a type of filter on output and input.

Please refer to the photo and apply two components.

One is 10K Ohms resistor and the other is a 0.022uF(223) capacitor.

(Similar value capacitor and resistor also work for this purpose)

It would help to reduce noise on sound.

Thanks a lot.

 

 

 

 

 

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SD Music+

◆ SD Music card / 2018. 1. 17. 18:35

Dear friends,


SD Music Plus card is completed.



Functions;


SD Music card is mocking board channel emulation and assigned to FM music instruments.

This version is upgrade version of SD Music card and mixing APPLE 2 speaker sound(No wire required)

Compatible; 

APPLE ][ , ][+

APPLE //e

APPLE IIgs need music patch; for Ultima5, You need mockingboard patched version.


English Manual;

SD Music Plus user’s manual(ENG).pdf


Music instrument change utility


Please wait for manual and sale on eBay.

Thank you very much;

Ian Kim


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SD Music Plus

◆ SD Music card / 2017. 11. 29. 23:52

Hi, Friends,


If you don't know what is the SD Music card, 

Please watch this video and compare Mockingboard with this FM sound quality.


Another version of SD Music card is testing now.


From this version, It works perfect with APPLE ][+.

Previous version had some timing issue on APPLE ][+ so, some APPLE ][+ clone works so, I recommended APPLE //e.

APPLE ][+ and APPLE //e doesn't have same on expansion slot.

To discover it, I used a CPLD and now works perfect APPLE ][+ and //e. ( IIgs technical issue is the same as mocking board) 

This new version have same sound character but, it has nice function.

I will introduce it again.

Please wait for the SD Music card again and enjoy nice music programing even on APPLE ][+.


Thank you.

Ian Kim


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Dear friends,


I developed the SD Music card to enhance old mockingboard of APPLE II.

In fact, I love this approach and sound quality.

In that version,

I replaced all electrolytic capacitors to tantalum capacitors for better sound quality and life.

And used RC filter on output AMP and some more improved.


But, It has compatibility issue following part's LOT#. It means that some chips works on some model with some software running.

In fact, After made this board, I've tested it on my APPLE //e and ][+ with SKYFOX and Ultima 4,5 before to ship. All fine then I sent it.

It works fine on APPLE //e even IIGS with Mockingboard patch.

But, I found it didn't work some software and some of APPLE ][+ model.


I really having hard time to find this cause...

It is happen because of the 6522 timing doesn't match well on APPLE II with 6502 CPU.

With some more research, I could find good way to overcome this issue and quickly applied on new PCB for SD Music card.

Sample card ordered and waiting for this.

On the CPLD testing, It works perfect on my APPLE //e and ][+ with all softwares.

and will test some of APPLE ][+ clones..

Please wait for some weeks for new board.

I will post when I have new board with testing results.


** NOTICE **

If you are not happy with your old version of SD Music card due to compatible issue, I will replace your card to new one. 

Please ask me the address and send your card with sure way.

When I received it, I will send new board for you. 


* I will test all arrived board, 

it if it failed to work with some another reason, It will be charged some costs,

Good working conditioned board will be replaced without return shipping charge.


Thank you very much;

Ian Kim


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SD MIDI ][+ launched

◆ SD Music card / 2016. 12. 15. 11:05

Hi friends,


I have final commercial PCB as below.

I'm soldering boards and have to ship it to enjoy together.

I will put some on eBay for international fans or you can contact me direct for purchasing it.



Thank you very much.

Ian Kim


Here are some recorded sound.


MIDI Bridge mode 


Sound from Ultima 5 game.



** NOTICE **


SD MIDI Plus card had MIDI INPUT technical issue, 

If you purchased it before 24th Jan 2017, Your card may have MIDI IN issue with some of sequencer.  

(It doesn't have problem on playing Music on Ultima V)

In fact, it may avoid MIDI input error if you make a sequencer but, I recently acquire sequencer sofware the Master Tracks, It didn't work with it.

I've updated firmware and works fine.

Please contact any time to me by email(quick09@gmail.com) for free update service.

Anyway, I'm looking for good way for international previous buyer.


Thank you

Ian Kim

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Hi friends,


I'm testing SD MIDI][+ final board.

In this time, I applied DC filter and OPAMP buffer for clean sound.

Now it works very good.



I'm testing other functions and will start to sell for local fans.


I've recorded two songs. Please listen it :)



And, This song recorded from PC MIDI to APPLE IIe & SD MIDI][+ card.

You can remember this song if you were really game mania in 386 era.. :D



Thank you very much.

Ian Kim

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SD MIDI ][ Plus

◆ SD Music card / 2016. 11. 8. 20:31

Dear Friends,


SD MIDI ][ Plus card is going to complete.

This MIDI card is compatible to The Passport hence, You can play it on Ultima 5 and some other.



Now, I'm adding new features in this MIDI card.


1) You can insert MIDI Sound Module

If you install the MIDI Sound Module, It would work as Perfect MIDI Sound Card. Not just MIDI interface. 

2) It has MIDI Bridge mode 

It would act as an extra MIDI Sound Module. You can connect MIDI cable and it would generate Sound.

3) It would have few I/O ports.

I'm preparing 4 I/O Ports to ON/OFF (TTL Level).


I've tested the 2) Bridge mode


MIDI from PC to APPLE 2 and played on MIDI Sound Module.


Maybe, I could start to sell this SD MIDI][ Plus card from end of Nov.

I will let post here and eBay when It started.


Thank you,

Ian Kim

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SD MIDI][+ card

◆ SD Music card / 2016. 10. 4. 12:21

Dear Friends and APPLE II fans,


I've ordered PCB for SD MIDI][+ card.

It is similar as previous one but, as you expected on my products It added useful features,

1) It allow additional sound module, so MIDI card could be called as sound card.

2) It allow to MIDI IN Sound play ; It means that you can connect MIDI cable to MIDI IN of this SD MIDI][+ card, then It play sound as the external MIDI module.

I hope to like this MIDI card and those features on your APPLE ][.


I could show when I received the new PCB then could say some more for you.


Regards;

Ian Kim

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Hi friends,


Today, I've tested Mockingboard 4c(socket type) on APPLE //e.

To do it, I removed 65C02 CPU and pull flat cable to the Mockingboard 4c.

It was little complicated and I had to use Proto type not selling one.

Anyway, I could hear sound of mockingboard as it is on Slot#4.


This purpose is for the testing for APPLE //c plus and Laser128 system which couldn't have Mockingboard on Slot#4.

Those type of APPLE II can't use Mockingboard 4c but some of fans, wants to use it on their //c plus and Laser128.

Due to some of internal structure are not the same as APPLE //c, I couldn't say would work on there.

and I have to test it on //c and Laser128.

Now, I'm sure my design worked on just APPLE //e. :) 


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SD MIDI+

◆ SD Music card / 2016. 8. 16. 19:48

Dear Friends,


SD MIDI card is developing with new features.

Now, I added a MIDI sound module in it.

and named as SD MIDI+.


This MIDI Sound module was suggested by Mr. Jonas and I really thanks for this information.



Music instruments are selected random anyway user can change it.


And I really wish to someone make good 'MIDI player' to play lots of *.MID files by APPLE II.


Recorded sample songs from the Ultima V.



Thank you very much.

Ian Kim

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SD MIDI card

◆ SD Music card / 2016. 7. 28. 20:07

Dear Friends,


Today, I built a MIDI card for APPLE II.

It is one of my wish item and successfully develop as the Passport compatible.

So, now I can play the Ultima V with Passport MIDI output.

I don't have real passport card so, I had to research with the passport driving program and refer the manual.

It tested on APPLE IIe and also need to test it for APPLE ][+ and IIGS.

It have MIDI IN and MIDI Out as general use.


I will announce again when It ready for sale.


Thanks

Ian Kim


PS;

I recorded one of good song.

I used a PC with USB MIDI cable and connected to this MIDI card.



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Dear all,


Thanks for purchasing the SD Music card.

Due to the good approach for new Yamaha sound chip,

I made plan to enhance the SD Music card for better capability.


Now, I'm testing new SD Music card (Maybe Deluxe version).


It have a YMF262 OPL3 chip for sound generation.

It have good capabilities for Music and can have much more Music instruments.

It is generating Stereo sound with clean sound.


This YMF262 was used for some version of Sound Blaster for IBM PC.







YMF262 have below capabilities,


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_YMF262

  • 18 2-operator channels
  • 15 2-operator channels + 5 drum channels (drum setting on)
  • 6 2-operator channels + 6 4-operator channels (4-op setting on)
  • 3 2-operator channels + 6 4-operator channels + 5 drum channels (both settings on)


It have maximum 18 channels, hence, it could more than Mocking board channels so, I want use the rest channels for music, and now looking for schematic of Phasor, I need IO address information how does it connected or control by APPLE II.

If some one know about the IO map or related information, Please let me know.


Anyway, I'm trying to understand all parts of YMF262 for similar emulation for mocking board and Phasor compatible card.


Keep watch it. ^^;

Thank you

Ian Kim

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