Matrixsynth: writing music on the MSX (with FM expanders)

by Meits on 12-10-2012, 16:29
Topic: Music
Tags: 170, poke-1

MRC user poke-1,170, who is known for his experimental 8 bit music on various retro computers with The C-Men, has had an interview on Take a look in the kitchen where poke does his thing.

An interresting interview about MSX, Moonblaster, MSX Audio and MSX Music.

Relevant link: Matrixsynth: writing music on the MSX (with FM expanders)

Comments (11)

By Gradius2

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12-10-2012, 18:14

Like it!

By poke-1,170

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12-10-2012, 20:11

well... I guess I'll like it too, then Wink

By MsxKun

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12-10-2012, 21:18

I saw it somewhere else (MRC?).

Anyway... zoom out.... MSX on the center, have it. MSX on the right, have it. MSX on the left... rrrr, this one's left.

By Manuel

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12-10-2012, 21:36

Cool, but it contains errors... specs at 3:25 are wrong Tongue It's not an OPL2 (but OPL) and both have the same amount of channels.
Really? Yeah! Tongue


Enlighted (4947)

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12-10-2012, 22:23

Yes, MSX-Music can be used in two modes: 6+3 drums or 9 channels mode. (Select with CTRL+F IIRC in MoonBlaster) and the sample channel in Music Module (used by MoonBlaster) is max 18KHz 4-bit ADPCM. (max 16KHz in manual & MoonBlaster) In Music Module there is also simple 8-bit DA converter, but that can not be used in MoonBlaster.

By poke-1,170

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13-10-2012, 00:58

yeah, saw the opl2 error as well. Didn't put that in myself Wink soooo, you can use 9 channels then with the fm-pac ? hmm. good to know Smile but the drumchannel will be more dull then I guess ?

By wolf_

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13-10-2012, 08:47

In drum mode, channel 7, 8 and 9 *are* the drums, but using alternative operator routing to create e.g. the hi-hat and cymbal (a 3-op algo iirc). So yes: it's either 9 regular fm channels, or 6 + drums.

By Jorito

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13-10-2012, 09:15

Nice movie, me likes!

By msd

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13-10-2012, 10:58

The msx-audio has the same fm drum mode.

By ro

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13-10-2012, 12:10

Hema disks Smile

Nice video, Julian. The backmuzak is cool, using multiple MSX machines Smile
Have you ever considered using Oracle? Though a turbo R is not required, it runs smoother on such machine. Depending on how many tracks you actually assign to a song (yes, Oracle tracks are highly configurable like that).

By poke-1,170

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14-10-2012, 00:53

hey ro, no it's something on the to try list actually. All muzak doesn't have multiple msx'es, just the 8250.
How well does it run on that actually,oracle ? Would be nice to try for sure.

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