PSGed - PSG sound editor in development

by snout on 25-10-2010, 21:22
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Whilst browsing the web we bumped into this interesting project from aorante, a member of the 303bcn group. He is currently developing a sound editor for the AY-3-8910 soundchip that we have all come to know and love as the Programmable Sound Generator (PSG). Although there is no code available on Google Code yet, there is some footage of a beta version available right here on YouTube, which reveals a decent feature set and nicely designed GUI, which already allows you to use 3 self-made PSG sounds as a simple drum computer.

The goal of the project is to gather enough experience in order to develop a complete PSG tracker later on, so this certainly is one of the MSX projects to keep an eye on!

Relevant link: PSGed blog

Comments (6)

By yzi

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26-10-2010, 15:26

Wow, they're actually using the PSG's envelopes like they were originally meant to be used, instead of the common audio-frequency modulation thing. And it makes musical sense too, that's surprising.

By Manuel

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26-10-2010, 23:34

This looks very promising Smile

By spl

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27-10-2010, 08:11

That's great. I'll use it a lot when it's released Big smile

By ro

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27-10-2010, 11:37

It's more like a sequencer effect maker, can't hardly call it a SFX editor. Which was prolly not meant for that too.
It looks smooth, nice mouse feature. But, in practise, what can we do with it?

good to see MSX development these days!

Effectly yours, ro

By snout

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27-10-2010, 14:26

Did it state anywhere that it's an SFX editor?

By aorante

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28-10-2010, 11:05

Hello!
Soon finish the first version PSGed distributable (v08b). In 2 or 3 weeks will be available.
I will make the ROM for free download and the source (in C), free to enhance it or use it for other opensource projects.
I've improved some features, including the sequencer.
I want to clarify that the main purpose of PSGed is learning to develop software for MSX more interesting, oriented chiptune live concerts.
Thanks for your interest! Smile