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PowerBook G4 Serial Port idea (Cardbus)

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hageir:
I replied to this ancient thread over at MacOS9Lives, just to realize it was a post in the marketplace hehe
This might actually work, here it goes:

--- Quote from: teroyk on December 17, 2017, 03:04:14 PM ---Has anybody tested Jamport to Powerbook?
http://alexhixon.com/projects/jamport/powerbook-g4.html

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I've been looking into this for my PowerBook G4 15"
Instead of going for the debug port on the motherboard
or possibly wiring a Mini DIN 8 Pin to Modem RJ11 cable and using the modem port (which I haven't found proper info if it is truly serial or USB based?)
what about utilizing the Cardbus (PCI) Slot?? ;)

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Has anybody tried this combination out? 8)

I have a TDK Music Card (PCMCIA) with MIDI IN & OUT for my Toshiba 480CDT and that works flawlessly...

-Geiri

chrisNova777:
i dont think anyones really tried it out yet.. id be curious myself.. ive always wanted to try to do something similar in a g3/g4 with a generic serial pci card

is that a pic of the TDK music card thing?

http://nwserveur.no-ip.org/win3xorg/devices/PCMCIA%20Sound%20Cards/

the pcmcia music cards are harder to find into on definately having been popular only during the mid 90s and usually being quite costly

hageir:

--- Quote from: chrisNova777 on March 07, 2019, 11:19:56 PM ---i dont think anyones really tried it out yet.. id be curious myself.. ive always wanted to try to do something similar in a g3/g4 with a generic serial pci card

is that a pic of the TDK music card thing?

http://nwserveur.no-ip.org/win3xorg/devices/PCMCIA%20Sound%20Cards/

the pcmcia music cards are harder to find into on definately having been popular only during the mid 90s and usually being quite costly

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Yeah that's the one, came in the box with the full package hehe
I used a SY22 editor for WIN95 and I also used Freq Monster 801 because that 480CDT has an internal OPL2 soundcard :)
I haven't tried using it as a sequencer though (i.e. the timing on the TDK; haven't looked into that)

But since PCI/PCMCIA is parallel I wonder if that has any effect on timing?
Or would it have rock solid, direct communication with the CPU?

What happens when you go from PCI Slot to Serial Card -> Opcode MIDI Interface?

One of the G5 towers I got a couple of days back has this humongous SCSI or DB25 card in it (frankly I don't know what it is, it's the physically longest/largest connector I've ever seen haha)
LOL

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