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ChipmasterNIX

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Greets and a question. . .
« on: July 21, 2012, 02:33:36 pm »
So, a versatile music maker for the well-known, nostalgic gaming platforms, I might get a kick out of this.

Since there's no topic for new members to say hi, and tell a little about themselves, I'll just create a topic for my own intro. Felicitations, fellow trackers! I am ChipmasterNIX, or just Nix. I am a fan of chiptune music, primarily YM2612 FM Synthesis. I've just started using the program, and I've noticed the vid tutorials are not what I thought. I was expecting some creator's commentary of how all the features work, but instead there's no commentary and/or explanation of the features. Delek, you were just showing us the program without even a crash course lecture in FM synthesis.

I'm sorry, but I didn't quite understand what you were trying to do in even the first tutorial.

Aside from that, I'm also a brony, and a dovahkiin.

I hope you welcome me with open arms.

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 03:48:18 pm »
Welcome mate!.

The tutorials have subtitles explaining what I'm doing and listing some features. Enable them in YT.

As for a FM tutorial, sorry, but DefleMask is only a tracker with FM support, there are tons of good videos and books for understanding FM Synthesis, I think that it is no neccesary to explain what FM is, having lot of sources. Also, it is a very complex algorithm, it is not in the focus of the DefleMask Tutorials because the idea is to show the tracker itself rather than the music process of all the soundchips supported.

Regards.
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Greets and a question. . .
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 12:13:39 pm »
Oh, let me guess, annotations? But I never turn them on, always thought they were annoying.

But now another question comes to mind. I need to modify the waveforms of the PSG channels so I don't have to work with the same sounds all the time. They don't call it a "Programmable" Sound Generator for nothing, right? The SN76489 should have wavetables that can modified on-the-fly. Any hope of doing so?

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Greets and a question. . .
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 02:48:57 pm »
The SN76489 has 3 square channels and one noise generator. That's just how it was on the Genesis/MegaDrive.

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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 04:11:38 pm »
They don't call it a "Programmable" Sound Generator for nothing, right?
It is a programmable sound generator because you can program it, not because you have wavetables to modify. Wavetables is not a required feature to be a PSG.

The SN76489 should have wavetables that can modified on-the-fly.
No, it does not. Please read how to use and what are the actual capabilities of the soundchip before using it. As jrlepage said, it is just that, square generators and a white noise channel under some special conditions.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2012, 04:14:22 pm by Delek »