ADLIB/MPU-401 Expansion bay

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ADLIB/MPU-401 Expansion bay

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I like the chirpy sound of the PCjr and Tandy, but there were a bunch of early PC games that just sounded best with a MT-32 or Adlib card.
I've seen these adapters for the Tandy systems but I can't find anything like this for the PCjr.

There's a bunch of opensource projects like HardMPU that can add MIDI support and simular projects for OPL cards so it's definitely possible to make them with mostly modern parts and AFAIK they don't require DMA access so it should be compatible with the PCjr's "ISA" bus.
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Wht happend to this Idea ???
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Yeah! Is there any info on the modem card? Maybe it could go there also?
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I have a PDF file that outlines a Serial/MIDI/XT Keyboard/2nd and 3rd floppy multifunction card for the PCjr. I don't know much about this card but here is a link to that PDF. http://www.linearlogix.com/PCJR/PCjr_Combocard.pdf
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Was this ever actually made or just designed? I'm sure we could source the parts and I've got enough soldering equipment to put one together. If we had a printed board, we could make this work.
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Wish I had time to play with this,,
Hoping someone can pick this up and run.... would love to have a Jr with MP3 files :), so cool....
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TexElec now has an Adlib card for the PCjr.
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I’m more interested in the MIDI out. If I could get MT-32, that would be really neat.
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