CARD 32

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The CARD 32 is a MIDI interface, that connects to the expansion port of the Commodore C64. It was sold from 1986 to 1988 by Steinberg Research. It includes the sequencer software Pro-16 and optionally the music notation program TNS and EditE. It has seven connectors on the back side: MIDI in, 3×MIDI OUT and Roland Drum SYNC, tape in and tape out for tape machine synchronisation.

drawing of the CARD 32

Software[edit]

The CARD 32 has up to three 16KByte ROMs (27128 EPROMs) that contain MIDI related software for the use with the MIDI interface. It boots up with Pro-16.

Pro-16 MIDI sequencer software[edit]

Pro-16 is a 16 track MIDI sequencer software.

TNS music notation program[edit]

TNS is a music notation program.

EditE[edit]

EditE is perhaps a DX7 patch editor.

EditE is the note / drum editor Eprom.

Hardware[edit]

Circuit Board

card32-top.jpg

Printed on circuit board is:

©1988
WALDORF ELECTRONICS
CARD32 382 000 0001
COMPONENT SIDE
card32-bot.jpg

The PCB contains:

  • Three 27128 ROMs labeled: EditE, TNS, Pro 16
  • EF 6850 Asynchronous Communications Interface Adapter (ACIA) IC
  • EF 6840 MOS PROGRAMMBLE TIMER(N-CHANNEL)
  • PAL 16R68 20-PIN TTL PROGRAMMABLE ARRAY LOGIC
  • 2× 74LS04 Hex Unbuffered Inverter, 74LS74 Dual Positive-Edge-Triggered D Flip-Flops with Preset, Clear and Complementary Outputs
  • Optocoupler PC900 for MIDI IN
  • LM311, perhaps for Tape I/O (tbe)

I/O Ports:

  • Tape In/Out for tape machine synchronisation, RCA jack
  • Roland DRUM SYNC, 5 pin DIN 41524 jack
  • Three MIDI OUT, 5 pin DIN 41524 jacks
  • One MIDI IN, 5 pin DIN 41524 jack


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