SCC synthesizer...

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By BiFi

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28-03-2003, 20:08

This looks like a demand to me and generally people rarely react positively to demands. I for one am willing to help in such cases, but when people start things like "and I want it yesterday" it only results in... ehrm... how to say that gently... absolutely zippo.

By snout

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29-03-2003, 02:22

OK, enough commenting each other Smile

Don't get me wrong: I like the idea of a MIDI-controlled SCC. I'm very curious about what sounds you can get out of it, playing it from a master keyboard. But, I'm also trying to think practical here.

By Alex Ganzeveld

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31-03-2003, 14:05

OK, enough commenting each other Smile

that's a remark which I fully agree with. It was part of the message of my missunderstood "why's / hows" post. When I was talking about the HOW's I wasn't talking about pratical HOW's as in HOW to program it, but about the HOW's as in: how to get it realised.

It was NOT AT ALL meant as a demand! As for the SCC synthesizer, obviously:

I need YOU people, and YOU don't need ME,

and I think that that's the point GUYVER800 is trying to make clear, am I right?

By Alex Ganzeveld

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31-03-2003, 14:31

Don't get me wrong: I like the idea of a MIDI-controlled SCC. I'm very curious about what sounds you can get out of it, playing it from a master keyboard. But, I'm also trying to think practical here.

I'm glad you like the idea. That't a very practical point. Wink

As for the further practical use of an SCC synthesizer I can say the following:

It's probably not very interesting for the current MSX-scene. However, it WILL be interesting for musicians.

Currently, there's a similar project using the Commodore SID chip, called the Elektron SID Station. It's basically a C64 in a different housing and it's quite popular with musicians, though it hasn't got much to do with the Commodore 64.

And that's it's MAJOR STRONGPOINT:

Although in practice hardcore C64 users will not have much direct benefit of it, the INDIRECT benefits are MAJOR. I for one have got interested in the C64 by the SID-Station, and I'm an MSX-er!

Can you imagine!?! Wink

Why shouldn't an MSX SCC synthesizer house the same potential? Why stay in your own street when there's a world out there!

By BiFi

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31-03-2003, 14:41

I want to suggest people who are willing (and able) to work on this project to post in here what part they can do, so the first project using msx.org may be realised. Parts to make:

  • MIDI input routine, parsing and converting MIDI data appropriately
  • SCC output routine, to output the converted MIDI data (possibly even multiple SCC)
    Think about velocity detection (initial volume), note linking, pitch bends / slides, etc.
  • FM-data to 32-byte wave convertor with an editor

If there's anybody being able to make some of these parts or put the whole thing together, please post it in this thread so there can be made a start on the synth.

By Alex Ganzeveld

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31-03-2003, 14:53

BiFi: thank you very much!

By EdwinHuisman

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01-04-2003, 11:56

Hmm... My Spanish probably is just as bad as your Dutch, Warau, but I think I get the point. So here's the story in English:

I would like te develop an SCC - SYNTHESIZER.

In brief, I want to develop a piece of software that can do PULSEWIDTH modulation, or other "morphs", like a SINE-WAVE shaping in to a SQUARE, based on a LFO (Low Frequency Oscilator)...It's quite simple, but you can make really nice moving and living sounds that way...

Any volunteer programmers?

If you want to know more, please send me a mail so I can explain...

Hey Alex,

That's an excellent idea oO
I hope you find other interested MSX-people or musicians for this project, if you need some organizing, etc. work. Let me know !

Grtx: Edwin. Evil

By Alex Ganzeveld

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01-04-2003, 14:36

Since it looks like this is going somewhere, I would like to suggest giving the project a workname. I was thinking of something short containing SCC. What about:

SoniCC

For non MSX people it suggests that it has got something to do with sound, and for the MSX-ers it contains the precious SCC combination.

I'm currently working on a document about what "SoniCC" should consist of and what it should be able to do. I've also made some samples of my Jupiter 4 synth doing a dry, unfiltered PWM wave so you can get an idea of what it sounds like.

I havent got a website, so if you're interested send me an e-mail. The adress is procoboard@hotmail.com. Anyone intersted in putting it online?

By snout

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24-12-2006, 00:31

hmmm... too bad this didn't really get off the ground... A proper SCC software synth would be quite something Wink Wolf? Smile

By Alex Ganzeveld

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24-12-2006, 12:28

Yeah, Wolf? Smile
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