Roland MT-32 (top), Roland CM-32 (between), and Roland CM-300 (bottom)
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Roland MT-32 was one of the most popular MIDI synthesizers for the PCs, made by Roland Corporation. It was released in 1987 almost all the world, and was greatly changed the music scene in the Japan. The MT-32 uses Linear Arithmetic synthesis, in order to play sounds, but it also has Samples, which is used mainly for drums.
PCs that can use the MT-32
- IBM PC DOS compatibles;
- Commodore Amiga;
- Atari ST;
- NEC PC-9801;
- Sharp X68000;
- MSX (from MSX2 to TurboR only);
- Fujitsu FM Towns
All music played in MT-32 is played using standard MIDI commands.
You cannot log MT-32 data into VGM.
- MT-32 Operation Manual at Roland