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[VGM pack] Barbie Super Model
Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:44 am
Last edited by marklincadet on Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:59 pm; edited 1 time in total
Here's another pack influenced by what GST Daisuki's been listening to lately. I went into this totally blind, and did not expect some of the songs that came out of this one! I totally recommend listening to the SNES and Mega Drive versions of this soundtrack to get a better idea of just how banger these tunes can be.

https://www.smspower.org/Music/BarbieSuperModel-GG

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:49 am
Also note that we have the full source for these! See https://www.smspower.org/Development/BarbieSuperModel-GG - in the "mess" you can find the MIDI files and the code that converts them to the sound driver format. You also get 8-character names for the tracks...
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:48 am
the title screen initially sounds a bit like wonder boy
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:10 pm
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Also note that we have the full source for these! See https://www.smspower.org/Development/BarbieSuperModel-GG - in the "mess" you can find the MIDI files and the code that converts them to the sound driver format. You also get 8-character names for the tracks...

Oh, I didn't know about this! Some interesting stuff in here...

I see that in \BARBIE\CODE\FX\ of BSMGGFIN.ZIP there's READ.ME files from Matt Scott of Byte-Size Sound, which I'm guessing is this guy? I'll go through this stuff and update the pack accordingly.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:00 pm
It seems to be his sound driver, it also references Chakan… but to be honest we haven’t gone through the entire “mess”.
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:00 am
The sound driver seems to belong to Paul Hutchinson- he worked on the music and programming for Chakan and X-Men, both of which are referenced in the various bits of music source code. Matt seems to have mostly used other people's sound drivers, so I guess for Game Gear he went knocking at Sega of America for it.

Oh yes, and I had a go at matching the final files (at BSMGGFIN\BARBIE\CODE\FX\BARBFX) to the songs in the VGM pack, listening to the MIDI files in BSMGGFIN\TEST\BARBMID\DRUMS8.ZIP as reference:

01 Title Screen -> ROCINTRO
02 Driving in Hollywood ~ Walking in Vail -> CRUISE1
03 Dressing Rooms ~ Makeup & Hair Salons -> MAKUPNEW
04 Level Complete -> HAPYBKIN
05 Skating in Hawaii -> HOLYSKAT
06 Runway Performance -> PRACTICE
07 Cycling in New York -> SKATIN1
08 Ending -> WINSCREN
09 Unused 1 -> HOLYWOOD
10 Unused 2 -> LOSCREEN
11 Unused 3 -> DRIVINTR
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