My first MSX song

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By hap

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15-01-2004, 22:41

Made with MBWave 1.15, using standard ROM samples, so you'll need Moonsound. I used NLMSX to create it though, as my real MSX is disconnected.

MRC: You can freely add it to the download database if you want.

link: members.chello.nl/~koelewijn.m/bug/MSXREMIN.zip

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By Grauw

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16-01-2004, 15:42

Hm... You DO know the NLMSX MoonSound emulation is far from perfect, eh? At least, if there weren't any changes I don't know about. OpenMSX has better emulation.

As composing can be quite a matter of subtleties in the sound, it seems a bit awkward to me to compose on a so-so emulated OPL4...

~Grauw

By sjoerd

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16-01-2004, 16:07

openMSX Moonsound emulation might be better, but still isn't quite like a real Moonsound. Most songs I tried sound rather awful with openMSX. (could be the replayer though LOL! )
The 4 operator voices don't sound the way they should.

By mars2000you

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16-01-2004, 16:35

The problems with Moonsound emulation in NLMSX 0.47 have been solved with version 0.48.

So, if you compare with openMSX on this point, openMSX is better than NLMSX 0.47 but NLMSX 0.48 is better than openMSX : as for other music emulation (PSG, SCC, SCC+, MSX-AUDIO, MSX-MUSIC), you have a real enhanced sound in NLMSX.

By sjoerd

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16-01-2004, 17:16

I know this isn't the right place to ask this but, uhm, but, how do I configure nlmsx if I want to use moonsound? :O

By hap

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16-01-2004, 17:34

Whoa, I wouldn't think this is frontpageworthy, thanks snout.

Grauw: You're correct, emulation of Moonsound is not yet sufficient in emulators. I should have tested it on my MSX before releasing it.
I've just tested it and the modulation effect sounded awkward, so here's a fixed version, and an MP3 for the people who don't have a Moonsound (or are too lazy Tongue ).

members.chello.nl/~koelewijn.m/bug/MSXREMIN.zip
members.chello.nl/~koelewijn.m/bug/Jonemaan%20-%20MSX%20Reminiscences.mp3

sjoerd: Put the 2MB sample ROM in the roms directory and it should work.

*EDIT*
files from links are now gone to create space, you can get the mwm from the mrc download database

By Grauw

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16-01-2004, 18:17

Ah, MP3, just what I needed Smile.

~Grauw

By Grauw

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16-01-2004, 18:25

Well, the tune sounds real nice, but too bad the overall sound lacks a certain... 'fullness', warmth... You should experiment some more with the ROM tones, and wavekits, and echoes (play with delay and lower sound on another channel), alternating channels, etc... Then it could turn out pretty nice, I think.

The koto (or something) on the background, in the beginning, if you alternate channels it can er, resonate, longer. And perhaps give it a little echo, maybe add a very soft warm tone, barely audible but just enough to fill up the gaps...

Ahwell, I'm not a real MoonSound music expert ;p, but heh ^_^. Anyways, tired as hell, and a cool MSX fair tomorrow, so I'm off! Hehe...

~Grauw

By AuroraMSX

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16-01-2004, 22:47

Grauw has a point. The song sounds a lot better if you remove all the [OFF] and [Vxx] events in channels W01-W06 Smile Apart from that, a perfect first born, I'd say

By hap

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17-01-2004, 16:52

I think I'll leave it the way it is. It's not a firstborn by the way; I'm familiar with composing songs on the PC.

By ro

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18-01-2004, 14:53

so those guitarlessons really paid off eh!
boring tune, strumming s'm 'my-first' chords and put a dumb lead part onnit.. sorry, you could do better

(was this frontpagenews worthy?)

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