Supersoniqs Dark Friday Deals

Dear MSX-users, This e-mail informs you about some great Dark Friday deals. Since we produced some extra items this is your chance to get some of our products at a discount! We also added a lot of cheaper shipping options!

We have only a few Darky’s left from our second production run. This stereo sound card comes with a box, foam insert and a full-color manual.

We found out that the Super Mario World port for MSX has full Darky support! This means stereo effects in all levels, echos in underground levels and stereo conversion for MSX Music. Please check out [MSX] Darky Sound Cartridge Test. In this video you can also listen to some adjusted other MSX games that make use of the stereo PSG support of Darky.

Please note that some of the tools shown have newer versions already. They can be downloaded from his Github page here: GitHub – ToughkidDev.

MSX YouTuber ToughkidCST has made a video for first-time Darky users that can be viewed here: MSX SuperSoniqs DARKY – First Day Guide. In the video you can see how to set the parameters of Darky.

Get your Darky here!


We have a few copies left of our Modulon slotexpander with a big Dark Friday discount!

Please secure your copy here!


We have a few Neotron soundcartridges for MSX from our third batch left. To refresh your memory: with Neotron you can play many OPN soundchip sounds from various console and arcade systems. Trackers for PC and mobile devices exist. Now available for a special black friday price!

Go to the Neotron order page


We made another batch of our best selling MIDI-PACv2. MIDI-PACv2 converts all your PSG and FM-PAC/ MSX MUSIC data to MIDI data on the fly. With Windows or with an external MIDI module you can enjoy all your MSX games in full wavetable stereo.

Get your MIDI-PACv2 at our discounted Dark Friday price!

MIDI-PAC Contest!

We will give 100 euro store credit to the MIDI-pacv2 user who makes the best YouTube video in explaining how the MIDI-PACv2 configurator ( works! Please show us how you can send extra midi commands and access additional midi soundbanks of your midi-module (we’ve seen too many videos of MIDI-PACv2 use without adjusting the MIDI-PACv2 for a particular config). Let’s help each other! The contest ends on December 31st 2021.


  • Language used must be English (spoken word or inline texts in your video to explain)
  • MPconfig shows different settings and applies them, the result are shown in a game or musical program
  • The video that explains MPconfig and the overall use of the midi-pacv2 the best will win the contest
  • SuperSoniqs will decide the winner(s) before February 2022. The winner’s name will be announced in the next newsletter if the author agrees.

If there are multiple entries we’ll throw in a second and third price too. Prices for second and third place to be decided.

Did you make an mpc config file for a midi module that is not listed yet on’s website? Please share those with us. We’ll throw in some extra small prices for the best submissions too.

MPconfig and other utils can be found on the website (

Update: this campaign ended. The winner is Youtuber “SuperDeadlite” and his video can be watched here:

A lot of cheaper shipping options available!

We did some testing with shipping out MIDI-PAC’s and Neotron in Letterboxes. Since we didn’t got any complaints from you we will now offers those discounted shipment options to all our customers. Please note that these options are only available for small single items (with tracking and without tracking). Also, letterboxes are not well protected for damage during shipping because of their size. Please decide carefully.

To ease the pain for bigger items and or orders we now also offer shipping without tracking for those items. Please note though that without tracking we can not help you when packages are lost. And shipping will take some weeks extra. Still, together with our Dark Friday Deals you can save considerably on your new purchases, up to 50%!


Supersoniqs shop update

Dear MSX-users, This post informs you about all the things we did since our first announcement and also some interesting facts and news about our product line-up.
Thanks to many of you who took a giant leap of fate and pre-ordered our products since we started this shop, we could actually finish our designs and automate the production of earlier designs for faster manufacturing. Starting January of this year we were able to finally bring Darky, our stereo ePSG sound card for MSX with effect processor, to our users. We’re sorry it took so long to finish and we thank all of you for your patience! Currently, we are now busy finalising the second batch of the Darky sound card and those are now ready to order!

Youtuber ToughkidCST has made some nice videos that showcase some of the awesome things you can do with Darky. Ever wondered how Konami SCC games would sound on PSG? Or with an effect processor? Please take a look at his Youtube channel to find out. ( We are working with developers to get support in new and existing MSX games for all the features Darky has to offer. Whether you like stereo (e)PSG music and effects in all your existing MSX games, enhanced games, creating ( , compiling ( and uploading your own DSP effects, 6 channel PSG tracking ( , routing your own audio input through the effect processor (and many things more), we are sure there’s something to your liking too. More information about Darky can be found in the Darky Manual on the Darky product page on our website.

Our most complex design with more than 250 parts on the PCB comes with a nice box, laser-cut inlay, and manual. With some components currently hard to get we advise you to get Darky while stock lasts.

Go to Shop (


Currently, we are busy finalisxing a new batch of our Modulon slotexpander. For this new batch we asked Alexey Podrezov from the RBSC to design a new, more sturdy casing which will be included. For our existing Modulon users we published both the 3D Print files of the current design, as well as the new design.

So if you have access to a 3d printer and need a part reprinted or you want to try the new design please visit the Modulon product page in our webshop to download the .STL files. Thanks Alexey! Modulon comes with a 3D printed casing.


The new batch of our Multi-expander “PlaySoniq” is almost sold out. We did however automate the production process and we have all the parts ready for a new batch.

We just need your order to start production 😉 If you like playing Sega Master System software on your MSX, or 16MB of Ram, support for SCC/SCC-I, DAC and a real Commodore SID sound chip in one cartridge, then the PlaySoniq might be for you. Sofarun ( , the easy program runner made by Loutrax for MSX has now built-in support for our Franky and Playsoniq expanders to make gaming a breeze. Please allow 8-12 weeks before we can starting shipping out the new batch. We are working on a box with a printed manual for the PlaySoniq: this will also be made available for existing PlaySoniq users.


Our side project with one of Korea’s best MSX engineers, Jun Sung Kim, gains momentum. With Neotron you get access to the amazing sound chip of the NeoGeo game system. The last version of the powerful Deflemask tracker ( (available for many OS platforms) has support for Neogeo and can export to VGM. With Laurens Holst’s VGMplay for MSX ( and his code to include VGM music data in your own programs, there’s no excuse left not to obtain a Neotron. Good examples are the arcade port of Ghost and Goblins for MSX ( with native support for the Neotron and Kim’s videos showing playing Deflemask songs on MSX with Neotron.

We will soon start the production of the third batch. We already obtained the most important parts. Since we could obtain some parts cheaper we lowered the price of this new batch until pre-order closes.

Pre-order Neotron from our Neotron product page


We have obtained all the parts for a new big batch of MIDI-PACv2 cartridges. If you’re not familiar with MIDI-PACv2 yet: it converts all your PSG and FM-PAC/ MSX MUSIC data to MIDI data on the fly. This means that your games will sound perfect, with modern instruments in stereo while playing. Hearing is believing! With our older article ( published on our website, it is possible to configure Windows to act as a MIDI instrument, so there is no need to invest in an external MIDI device to try the MIDI-PAC out. Although a (pre-owned) Roland or Yamaha MU MIDI Module will sound great of course!

Last but not least

Last but not least: We are working with Jun Soft on a Speech Interface for MSX. Hopefully, we can showcase it and make it available later this year.

Also, we restocked the Franky PCBs if you want to build your own Sega Master System Cartridge.

Thank you for reading and until next time!

PlaySoniq Toolset updated, SMSSAVE released

BiFi informs us that PSQTOOLS, the toolset for the PlaySoniq module has been updated.

SMSSAVE is completely new and can savegame data for Sega Master System roms that had support for battery back-upped save states.

SMSLOAD now not only loads Sega Master System, SG-1000 and SC-3000 roms files, but also loads Sega Master System savegame data created with SMSSAVE. SMSLOAD now also supports displaying  SG-1000 and SC-3000 ROM images on the MSX VDP, because these games are TMS9918 compatible. Funny when you realise that we already had the option to use the PlaySoniq for the MSX1 screen output (with the tool DUALVDP), and can now put Sega SG and SC roms on the MSX VDP output.

BiFi uses the PlaySoniq stateful memory option to reserve one part that is then configured as SRAM and used by the loaded rom to write the savegame information. After a soft reset, the SMSSAVE tool can then be used to write that information from memory back to disk. Next time you start SMSLOAD, you can then add the savegame to the SMSLOAD command instruction, which will load the savegame back into the Playsoniq memory and then execute the rom.

In our opinion this is a very clever trick. Also, in the past we heard some users say they liked the PlaySoniq very much, but regretted that progress in games that had some sort of back-up was lost every time they had to quit playing.

This has now been solved, thanks to BiFi!

Grab it at