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Old 18 June 2014, 05:29   #356
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Originally Posted by ancalimon View Post
This was one of the weakest points of Amiga in my opinion. We needed midi support so that Paula could play soundfx while the midi part could play music. Many games simply played only music or only soundfx because of this. This needs to be fixed :P
The Amiga CPU is efficient for doing Midi table look-ups, sound sample loading and sound mixing with a fast enough processor and hard drive. GMPlay works well as a software solution here. It would have been nice if there was a standard library system to handle the work (Midi datatype?). It would be even better if there was more cheap accelerators and fpga boards with enough performance to handle the data. While it's nice to offload processing to specialized hardware, a MIDI only playback card is kind of a waste, IMO, for how much it would be used and how much processing power it offloads.

Originally Posted by NovaCoder View Post
No need to use a Raspberry, a MT32 will do it. Just need someone to add support to ScummVM 68k.
A Raspberry Pi is much cheaper and can do more than Midi. It can decompress compressed sound files also, for example. Granted, it needs programming but it can do more for less cost. It has the potential to make a great Amiga Pi-ripheral .
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