For gamers and musicians alike, the Yamaha OPL chips are synonymous with lush bleeps, bright bloops, and lazerbeam zaps emanating from a pixellated galaxy. Built into Adlib and Soundblaster cards of the day, they delivered a rich and warm range of sounds in sync with classic games. Now that sound has been resurrected in the shape of the Resound OPL3 recently released on Tindie!
TexElec bring you this custom soundcard with the Yamaha OPL3 Chipset, featuring 4 channels of audio for exact FM authenticity from any PC with an 8 or 16 bit ISA slot. This is FOUR TIMES the capabilities of the OPL2 chip, which was only ever able to deliver one (mono) channel. The card comes with a 14.31818 Mhz oscillator which ensures that whatever your machine’s bus speed, you won’t have any fear of the pitch deviating from it original place.
There is no emulation in sight with the OPL3 — this is the true sound of DOS gaming in its purest form. For anyone into retro games, or an interest in true chiptunes, this sound card is a must! Find out more about it with a detailed set of “Nerdy Notes” on the product page.