Extension hardware for the Philips- and Toshiba Music Module powers up these MSX-audio devices with extra features like added sample RAM. New versions of this DIY extensions hit the scene.

Old hardware, pumped up with new electronics; something not unusual on the MSX market. Hardware guru Bas Kornalijnslijper (Repair-Bas) is finishing up his new Toshiba Music Module extension. This piece of add-on hardware is similar to the Philips Music Module extension, both are based on FRS his earlier work.

This Do-It-Yourself kit contains 256kB Sample RAM and the earlier mentioned FRS BIOS with Audio-BASIC enabled. The original software can be started by pressing ESC while booting. Further more, some games, like Fire Hawk, Family Stadium, Labyrinth, Wolf of the Battlefield, Xevious, Golvellius II, Gorby's Pipeline and Rune Master II support this BIOS as well and will play their tunes on this extension.

Both the Toshiba and Philips hardware expendars are in stock. The price for any of those is € 35,- including shipping.

relevant link: Repair Bas Web Site (Dutch)

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Commentaires (17)

Par Thom

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17-09-2021, 05:53

That photoshopped Music Module LOL!

Par SkalTura

Champion (331)

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17-09-2021, 07:47

Bas' website is down...?

Par Repair-Bas

Paragon (1125)

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17-09-2021, 09:19

Fixed, now more space and working now to make also the whole website in english. I need volontairs

Par hamlet

Scribe (3669)

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17-09-2021, 11:40

It's still not working, Bas.

Par mars2000you

Enlighted (5984)

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17-09-2021, 12:37

Refresh the page Smile

Par hamlet

Scribe (3669)

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17-09-2021, 14:07

Thanks mars2kyou!
Smile

Par ro

Scribe (4474)

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17-09-2021, 16:24

hamlet wrote:

Thanks mars2kyou!
Smile

yer such a noob! Markus. Tongue

Par hamlet

Scribe (3669)

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17-09-2021, 17:07

Yeah, sometimes I feel like its 1984.

Par Randam

Paragon (1397)

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17-09-2021, 22:32

if you need help with the English i could help...

Par Manuel

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17-09-2021, 22:52

Thom wrote:

That photoshopped Music Module LOL!

HAAHHHH! I didn't see it before, but it's BRILLIANT!! SUch great fun! Big smile

Par mesiasmsx

Prophet (3331)

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17-09-2021, 22:56

Hi!
Repair-Bas, the bios included is 1.2? Why not 1.3?

Thanks in advance.

Par karloch

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18-09-2021, 00:40

Fire Hawk is not a Compile game and it doesn't support MSX-AUDIO, but his MSX-MUSIC soundtrack is superb, one of the best MSX2 titles IMHO.

Par ro

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18-09-2021, 10:05

karloch wrote:

Fire Hawk is not a Compile game .

Right! Fixed thanx

Par mesiasmsx

Prophet (3331)

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20-09-2021, 20:12

karloch wrote:

Fire Hawk is not a Compile game and it doesn't support MSX-AUDIO, but his MSX-MUSIC soundtrack is superb, one of the best MSX2 titles IMHO.

But exist the version fix with hear with the bios 1.3.
Another game with MSX Audio is Labirynth from PAC in Video.
Some games uses Msx audio in slot 1, others in slot 2.

Fire Hawk 1.3

Par FiXato

Scribe (1710)

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22-09-2021, 23:38

Manuel wrote:
Thom wrote:

That photoshopped Music Module LOL!

HAAHHHH! I didn't see it before, but it's BRILLIANT!! SUch great fun! Big smile

I first thought Thom meant the labels on it, but a closer look revealed that face! Brilliant indeed. Big smile

Par S0urceror

Master (187)

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29-09-2021, 22:15

I ordered and installed this PCB to my original music module and it works flawlessly. Finally MSX Audio compatible. Unknown Reality is a great showcase for 256KB sample ram.

Par Alexey

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02-10-2021, 15:23

Just make sure that you solder the music chip as low as possible onto the expansion board. Cut the top of pin headers a bit (but not too much) if necessary, so the chip could sit on the expansion board as low as possible.