Roland SC-55mkII

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Sound Canvas?  What is this magical thing?

As I’ve begun to delve into the world of retro-PC hardware, I have found things both familiar and new.  For instance, while I’ve been a fan of Doom since the original release in 1993, I had never experienced the soundtrack the way it was SUPPOSED to sound.

Now, when I first played Doom all those years ago, I didn’t even have a sound card.  I fell in love with the way the game played and only later got to hear the soundtrack (and the effects), when I had upgraded to a Pentium 75 with a Sound Blaster 16.  Somehow, adding music to the game made it a more visceral experience.  Also, it’s no secret that Doom has some of the most iconic PC music ever written, instantly recognizable to (probably) millions.

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