Yamaha DB50XG

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The Yamaha DB50XG was a daughterboard, released in 1996, that fitted to the 26 pin WaveBlaster expansion port, adding a polyphonic MIDI compliant wavetable sampler.[1] The board is self-contained and easily adapted to create a polyphonic MIDI synthesizer.

Compatible boards

  • NEC XR385
  • Roland SCD-10
  • Roland SCD-15
  • Yamaha DB60XG

And more listed under Wavetable Soundcards

Wavetable connector pin assignments

Pins Function[2][3]
2, 13 NC
12 NC, R audio in for DB60XG, XR385
16 NC, L audio in for DB60XG, XR385
8 NC, MIDI through on the XR385[4]
18 +12V
22 -12V
15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 Analogue ground
6, 10, 14 +5V
1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 Digital ground
4 MIDI in (TTL)
20 R audio out
24 L audio out
26 Reset

The Elektor magazine article mirrors the pins because they mount the waveblaster board beneath the host PCB.[5]

References

  1. ^ Yamaha DB50XG PC Soundcard Daughter Board, SOS May 1996
  2. ^ Waveblaster/DB50XG Daughterboard Pinout
  3. ^ MIDImal Wavetable-Board als MIDI-Expander by Frank Popp, Carsten Meyer, c't magazine, January 1997
  4. ^ Final design questions, MIDIbox Forum, 13 October 2012
  5. ^ Put Waveblaster daughter board (Yamaha DB50XG) in a box?, MIDIbox Forum, 28 March 2007

External links

Projects

MIDIbox forum threads

As yet there is no MIDIbox implementation, just connect the DB50XG to MIDI.