SCC synthesizer...

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By anonymous

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24-03-2003, 16:55

But how much can the SCC handle? What are it's capabilities?

Can you elaborate? What exact capabilities are you wondering about?

If you mean whether or not the SCC can handle all the wave updates; AFAIK, any byte you write to the SCC Wave RAM is immediately processed.

By Alex Ganzeveld

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25-03-2003, 09:17

I'm not a programmer, so I haven't got a clue of how the SCC work or how to adress it, undsoweiter. But the Z80 is the bottleneck. Okay.

And what about the interface, midi-handling and things like that...How much Z80-power would they consume?

By anonymous

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25-03-2003, 18:35

I'm not a programmer, so I haven't got a clue of how the SCC work or how to adress it, undsoweiter. But the Z80 is the bottleneck. Okay.

And what about the interface, midi-handling and things like that...How much Z80-power would they consume? If you're not a programmer, how are you going to program this thing? Question

MIDI handling and things like that are all pretty much non-issues... There's no reason I can see this program cannot be made on a MSX.

By BiFi

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25-03-2003, 21:43

I'm quite overthrown in projects right now, so I really can't take any more project to do, even though this little project isn't that hard to do and most of this stuff is planned for that new tracker anyway (I'll probably make a seperate version with these just these synth-like features)

By Alex Ganzeveld

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26-03-2003, 13:29

I've don't want to PROGRAM an SCC synthesizer. I'm just an MSX user, and even more a musician. I'm looking for people who can help me REALISE an SCC synthesizer and who are willing to lend a helping hand.

So basically, my question is:

Is anybody interested in doing some coding for an SCC-synth. I'm looking for a helping hand. If there's anybody who has any suggestions or feels he can help; don't hesitate!

procoboard@hotmail.com,

or write something on the forum...That's what its there for!
:)

By wolf_

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26-03-2003, 15:15

Well, what's your real intention? To have a synth whichs sounds like the SCC, or to REALLY physically use the real SCC chip for music?

In the first case, there are enough alternatives, the main thing the SCC does is mixing small waveforms without anti-aliasing afaik. (well, at least KSS doesn't have anti-aliasing.. dunno if the original SCC has ant-aliasing).

By Alex Ganzeveld

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26-03-2003, 15:29

I'm not quite sure I get your point, but here's what I want. I want a program that gives me the oppurtunity to use the capacities of the SCC chip as a synthesizer.

Just like you would use a synth-module I want to be able to plug in a midi-keyboard and tweak with parameters -if possible via the midi control channels-. An ADSR envelope and an LFO for the amplitude, or for the pitch, another LFO to make spectral movement in the wave sounds...

I think the SCC really sounds great. It has a unique soundcharacter that I desperately want to use in my music. Take the enddemo from Kings Valley 2: that''s the kind of sound I want to hear: little twinkles on the background; sparkling clear leads.

The SCC has a lot of potential that isn't being used at the moment. If I'm not making myself clear, please let me know. By the way, I don't know what a "KSS" is, could you explain.

By anonymous

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26-03-2003, 16:16

Oh, you don't want to program one yourself. I got that impression from "Ik zou heel graag een nieuw stukje MSX software ontwikkelen" and "I would like te develop an SCC - SYNTHESIZER. "

Anyway, KSS is a program to listen to the music of MSX Konami games on PC.

As for finding someone who will want to program your program, good luck!

By wolf_

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26-03-2003, 16:59

Yeah well, uhm, don't you think that there are numerous alternatives out there? As I said, it's just waveform mixing.

Once I 'ripped' the most-used Konami-waveforms, made small waveforms of them, load them in Impulse tracker, set the mixing quality to non-interpolated, tweak some envelopes, et viola.. instant SCC.

256 channels if I want to.., and with filtering if I want to ..!

By snout

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26-03-2003, 20:01

Indeed.. I think there are no real benefits on this one... other than the 'hey, look at my MSX producing this amazing sounds!!!'-effect Wink

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