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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:22 AM
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:18 PM
Original post by t00nz
you think liking retro is unusual?.. 8 bit scene is thriving..
You can always create midi files in the airy comfort of windows with that and convert them to play in the dank recesses of your DOS CLI and adlib device to feel more authentic .. I won't tell ;)
So how about using an FM VST instrument in your sequencer of choice? I'd recommend VOPM.. should be authentic enough for you.
Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:57 AM
Original post by Forestknight25
Yes, it was a hard choice choosing between 8-bit flavor and FM synthesis flavor. I love both, but for different reasons.
real shame that the files created/played on AdTracker 2 are among the best-sounding AdLib tunes I have ever heard...truly pushing the capabilities of the hardware (or emulated hardware) to the max, exactly what I'd do.
I also notice that unlike MIDIs, Adlib uses many different formats, some sounding better than others. I presume this is due to the fact that FM synthesis has far more flexibility in certain areas than wavetable does. For instance, AdTracker mentions something about "carrier" and "modulator" signals, which I do not know at all.
All I know is I want to be able to decide what each instrument sounds like, something that may be difficult if I simply import and convert the MIDI (I have a MIDI to IMF converter, but the sound quality isn't too good.)