I’ve been spending some time today having a listen to what the MIDI playback is like on the Xwave XG A301-J80 soundcard that I have just installed in my Compaq Evo Pentium III PC. (Yeah, its running Windows ME – I don’t care!)
This card uses the Yamaha YMF724F-V chip.
I am amazed on how good the quality of the MIDI playback is on this device. The MIDI file that I played to make the recording below is only 236Kb in total. The resulting MP3 file below is just under 14MB.
I will be recording more audio from this card and will publish here later this week.
Here is a teaser for you…
You can download a copy of the XG MIDI file I used here. This is not my work – I do not have any musical talent at all.