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Examples of good, varied sound design
Post Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:02 am
I'm considering writing an audio driver for SMS, but in order to design its instrument data model, I must first figure out what composers expect it to do.

MovieMovies1 in the FamiTracker Discord server called the TI DCSG (part numbers SN76489, SN76494, SN76496) a "Dirt Cheap Sound Generator." I've read complaints that because of the DCSG's limited set of timbres and utter lack of bass, all CV, SG-1000, Tandy 1000, and SMS soundtracks start sounding "samey." Is there a set of DCSG tunes that show a wide variety of sound design techniques for this chip?
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:03 am
http://www.smspower.org/Music/SonicChaosFinalGearZone-Homebrew.
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:16 am
I'd say:

* Alien 3 for use of 1/16 tones
* The Flash for tone drums and arps
* However there's some more tricky stuff going on in the modern chiptune scene with things like simultaneous tone+1/16 (see also James Pond 2, although it sounds pretty bad), 1/16 with drums. Pretty much anything from Tomy or RushJet1. However it's not always easy to see the "source" for these.
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:13 pm
I'm a bit relayed in replying to this topic, but since Maxim mentioned Tomy's works, I figure it worthwhile to actually link his Bandcamp.

https://tomy.bandcamp.com/music

His Master System works are listed under PSG. But the tracks can be quite incredibly experimental - alongside the Mega Drive ones, too.
His style of composition can be divisive among people I've exposed it to, however.
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