Philips NMS-1205

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Philips Music Module


The Philips NMS-1205 was a MSX AUDIO cartridge (without BIOS) using Yamaha Y8950 chip (released in 1984).[1] NMS-1205 was only sold in Europe for MSX Personal Computer.

This cartridge featured FM sound synthesizer, Sound sampler (ADPCM with 32 kB sample RAM), MIDI interface, audio & MIDI I/O connectors, and also built in software (Music-BOX, CALL MUSICBOX).

Features[edit]

FM sound synthesizer : OPL (FM Operator Type-L) compatible

  • 2 RCA mono Audio-out connectors
  • Volume adjuster (Sample volume)

Sound sampler : 32kB sampleRAM for the ADPCM unit

  • Audio-in connector (mono, RCA, to sample from a "line"-source)
  • External microphone connector (mono)
  • Builtin microphone (mono)
    When external microphone or line is connected the internal microphone is automatically disabled.

MIDI interface : In/Out/Thru

  • Connector for music keyboard (NMS-1160)

Built in software : Music-BOX, CALL MUSICBOX

Note: It was only sold in Europe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MSX Audio section", The Ultimate MSX FAQ