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Offline Alianger

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GEN/MD game OSTs that use the channel 3 special mode
« on: March 30, 2017, 09:03:22 am »
Which tracks do you know of?

So far I've checked these OSTs by isolating channel 3, some cases could just be using a two tone instrument though:
Double Dragon 2 (confirmed in DM) - title, m1, m3 boss
Captain America - no ch3 mode action afaict
Gauntlet IV - sortie, transparent intro (?) and 1m42s, fire starter intro, retribution, the spark (1m)?
Two Crude Dudes - Kids in battle?
Midnight Resistance - boss 1, credits
Devilish - s2, s3, s7, survive the boss
Verytex - act 1
King Salmon - no ch3 mode action afaict

Edit:
Langrisser 2 - jessica, ancient magic,
Kishi Densetsu - west 1
Gynoug - s5-2?
Thunder Force IV (almost sure it's all 2 tone instruments) - don't go off, space walk, danger!, sky line, air raid, sand hell, battleship, sea power, sea of flame, phantom?, shooting stars, silvery light, light of silence, count down, because you're, remember of, omake 4 & 6 & 8 & 9,
Gleylancer - stage 8 58s?
The Hybrid Front - Earth-Peto 2?
Chibi Maruko - track 6 12s?, track 15?
Surging Aura - azure castle 1?, lufied intro?
King Colossus - silent fog intro?
Dragon's Fury - bonus table 5, bt6, bt7 mid, staff, omake 0
Star Cruiser - bad news?
Shinobi 3 - rush and beat 50s?
Dynamite Headdy - good for you?, that's the way?
Cosmic Carnage - title, naruto 1, naja,
Phantasy Star IV - suspicion mid?, black blood intro?, abyss?
Vixen 357 - track 49?
ATP Tennis - menu 2, st 05, st 08, match start

Chou Kyuukai Miracle Nine - none
Master of Monsters - none
Asuka 120% (FMT game) - none
Golden Axe 3 - none
Ristar - none
Outrunners - none, doesn't seem to use ch3 for music at all
Sonic Crackers & Knuckles Chaotix - none
Virtua Racing & VR Deluxe - none
Nikkan Sports Pro Yakyuu VAN - none
Stellar Assault - none
Sorcerian - none
Silpheed - none
Super Monaco GP 2 - none
Columns - none
Arnold Palmer Golf - none
Monster World 3 - none
Super Fantasy Zone - none
Splatterhouse 3 - none
Space Invaders '90/'91 - none
Mega Bomberman - none
Treasure Land Adventure - none
Decap Attack - none
Crusader of Centy/Soleil - none
Columns 3 - none
Sonic 3 & Knuckles - none
Toki - none
Aah! Harimanada - none
Capcom no Quiz - none
Super Real Basketball - none
Crayon Shin-Chan - none
After Burner 32X - none
Dark Wizard MCD - none
Mega-lo-Mania - none
MUSHA - none
Power Rangers: The Movie - none
Shura no Mon - none


« Last Edit: April 02, 2017, 12:07:00 pm by Alianger »
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GEN/MD game OSTs that use the channel 3 special mode
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 12:10:15 pm »
Altered Beast - Rise from your Grave, Closed In Upon Me, I'll Be Back
Tetris - The Game Over tune (*)
Golden Axe - Title theme (*)
Alex Kidd - Mountains

(*): the timpani in these two sounds really similar to the one in Altered Beast

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 03:56:27 am »
Altered Beast - Rise from your Grave, Closed In Upon Me, I'll Be Back
Tetris - The Game Over tune (*)
Golden Axe - Title theme (*)
Alex Kidd - Mountains

(*): the timpani in these two sounds really similar to the one in Altered Beast
Hmmm, Golden Axe makes no use of special mode. Not even the timpani.

You are correct about Altered Beast, though. And it's used for percussion, it seems.

However, I was surprised to find out that Alex Kidd uses special mode for every single track! The use it for the percussion, which makes sense because you can get distinct simultaneous hi hat and tom tom using that method.

That desert track has always been my favorite since I was a kid. I like that deep bassline thing they got going on.

These were some of the earliest games developed for Genesis, so I'm surprised to see just how early on musicians were making use of it. And minimal use of DAC or PSG. Very talented people. Interesting find =0

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 04:46:12 pm »
Update:
Panorama Cotton - title, scen1 55s, scen3, s1 10s, tea, s2, s4 boss_, ending, option_, game over
Vapor Trail - threat of under sea_,
Time Trax - briefing 10s_+25s+1m8s, s1 1m10s, s2 57s_, game over_,
Streets of Rage 2 - player select, spin, ready funk intro_, jungle base intro+40s, expander_, max man intro_, little money 1m10s_,
Streets of Rage 3 - fuze 15s_, random cross_, happy_, shinobi_,
Alien Soldier - flashback, runner 47s & 1m16s, blacksheep intro_, epsilon, lurk 20s_, 3-prayer, 7th force 20s, oblivious 1m50s, soldier's song 17s?, over?, unknown 35s?,
Sonic 3D Blast - title & end intro_, final fight_,
Sword of Vermillion - village a_, light song
Streets of Rage (Bare Knuckle) - player select, s1 1m50s, last soul_, you became,
Granada - game over_
Battle Mania (Trouble Shooter) - final boss p2_,
Mega Turrican - s1 secret area, s2 1-3 intros_, s-4-2 & 3 & boss_,
Castlevania Bloodlines - s4 50s_, boss intro_,

Chou Kyuukai Miracle Nine - none
Aladdin - none
Battle Mania Daiginjou - none
Sangokushi Retsuden: Ransei no Eiyuutachi - none

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Offline Raijin

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GEN/MD game OSTs that use the channel 3 special mode
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 04:13:20 pm »
A lot of the tracks you mentioned don't use CH3 mode at all. A good way to visualise which track use it would be to use GensKMod. With that, you can load a game, and look at the YM2612 registers for channel 3 and it conveniently tells you at the bottom right which mode channel 3 is using. Normal (unused), Special (multi frequency), and Illegal (CSM).

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 10:41:31 pm »
Sure, I mention this in the OP. This is just the first step since it's fast to browse tracks in winamp, then I'll/we'll go through these tracks properly and in the process I find a bunch of chord instruments I can use too.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2017, 10:43:07 pm by Alianger »
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