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Offline peshti

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Hey guys can someone tell me the normal setup for making a sega genesis track? I do everything in fl studio actually and use a vst. I tried this tracker before but prefer working in a daw

But for example fm has 6 channels and 4psg

Is it normal to use 3psg for chords and 1 for hihat/noise? And then 1 fm for dac one for bass, 2 for lead and 1 for arp?

This is just me speculating but i really would like to know and maybe you guys can give me some examples so I can emulate sega genesis better.

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Help me understand how to create sega genesis tracks in my daw.
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 12:24:19 PM »
Read more about the soundchips and his limitations. There is a lot of info on the internet about the YM2612 and SN76489. Or simply use Defle because will emulate Genesis without touching anything.

In other words, learn about the soundchips to understand it better, or learn how to use Defle. Learn, learn, learn. :p

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 12:35:39 AM »
In the Sega Genesis' instance, you HAVE to limit yourself in the DAW to understand how the chip will work. If the Genesis has 6 FM channels (or 5 FM and 1 DAC channel for samples) and 3 PSG + 1 Noise (also 2 PSG with the third channel driving the fourth noise channel to extend the range of said channel, not to mention a pulse mode derived from the noise sounding not unlike a clavinova), that is a total of up to nine notes polyphony.

The FM channels can share instruments if need be; the same as the PSG channels (3 normally, 2 if using the extended noise pitches). If using the DAC channel, that channel will be mono - the same with the noise channel.

Here's something fun: there is a way to make three note chords and even four note chords between channels to extend polyphony. You can do the aforementioned even inside Deflemask as well.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2018, 12:37:17 AM by Demick12 »
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