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synth geek alert

Post by elmosexwhistle » Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:26 pm

i LOVE the sega genesis/mega-drive sound...FM synthesis is really rather incredible and can so everything from twee little brass sounds (think the level with the aeroplane in sonic 2) to nutty metallic clangy timbres (which is all over the streets of rage 2 soundtrack) and crazy distorted stuff too...i spend quite some time using 2op/4op FM synthesis, sometimes to recreate these wonderful timbres...some times to mangle them out of all proportion, and dropping them into some NIN like death techno track...my dx7 has a very similar chip to it...and i believe some of yamahas old home keyboards used the same chip...

I LOVE sid aswell, especially when it's arpeggiating very fast...plus the incredible amount of PWM you can put on the sid's oscillator's results in some extremely meaty phat bass when used with some portamento...i don't have a prophet 64 card at the moment so i'm using a great free vst synth plugin called Unknown 64 which does the sound perfectly...auf wiedersehn monty would be a makor SID highlight :)

NES sounds get a bit boring after a while...but it's the harmony included in it's soundtracks which are really pretty...the music on NES *duck tales* probably being my fave, especially the moon level music...to get these sounds you'd either need to by a MIDI nes or just grab hold of tweakbench's peach, toad and triforce plugins...

and thats that :)
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Post by yethboth » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:34 pm

Loaded
Golden Axe 2
Wipeout and Wipeout 2097
Nights and Xmas Nights
Sonic R
Sega Rally
Sega Touring Car Championships
Ninja Warriors

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Post by pleccy » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:32 am

Turrican

Outrun

Shadow fo the beast II

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Post by woody.cool » Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:32 pm

The Master wrote:
woody.cool wrote:
The Master wrote:(Where the hell did you get full, note-accurate MIDI files of the OutRun soundtrack from??!)
That really would be telling :P Hence why I uploaded them to my web server
Have you got one for R-Type?
Wish I had, let me know what level and if the tune has a name and I will look and see if I can acquire it from somewhere!

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Post by elmosexwhistle » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:24 am

if it doesn't exist...i could probably sequence it for you if you buy me a pint :) lol x
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Post by Mr. Pointless » Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:12 am

Lotus 3
Most versions of Outrun's "Splash Wave"
Switchblade II's small choice of music

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Monkey Island :shock:

I know there are several others, but I can't think of them right now. :x
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Post by TheDude18 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:05 pm

Turrican 2 on the C64. The shoot em up levels
Rambo C64. Great renditions of the film's soundtrack.
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Post by russgalleywood » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:03 pm

Has no one mentioned Bubble Bobble yet?

Annoyingly catchy tune!

Not very retro, but also enjoying the tunes in Cave Story on my GP2X at the moment!
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Post by gmintyfresh » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:29 am

Has to be the original Lotus/Top Racer and more recently Thunderforce V. I ripped the Thunderforce soundtrack from the original Saturn disc using iTunes - It even found the track names - Result!!

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