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[Music competition 2019] Meganiemi 88 by TomyS
Post Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:55 am
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This is originally a track from Disjointed Studio's homebrew game "Weka Invaders", for which I composed the soundtrack. It's a personal favourite of mine so I wanted to make another version of it with the Sega PSG.

Lately I've been using the Sega PSG more like a 3-channel soundchip, using the third tone channel only to provide the frequencies for the noise channel. This means 2 channels of 50% squares and 1 channel of white noise / 6.25% square with the full frequency scale. I didn't want to use any preset noises or tone drums, so the noise channel alone handles all the drums & bass in this track. It really was a challenge to get good noise drums, but doing it this way leaves 2 channels completely free for melodies.

Hardware recording from my SMS1.


http://www.smspower.org/Music/Meganiemi88-Homebrew

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:55 pm
As usual, you manage to push the PSG beyond the "sms sound" and make it sounding almost like a 2a03. Which is something that is really impressive.

The composition is also good, although you really a lot on arpeggios, it doesn't seem to get old during the song.
Great job, as usual.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:03 pm
I'm a little biased of course - but I like this very much. Nice work!
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:46 am
Thank you for the comments.

I felt that the 6.25% wave was a little overpowering, so I rebalanced things a bit and attached an updated version in this post.
Meganiemi88_2.mp3 (6.19 MB)


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:06 am
I really love this tune!
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:50 am
Really nice!!! good job.
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