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Offline IRL Random Hajile

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Question about pitch bending (YM2612)
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:24:25 pm »
Hello. Been getting into using DefleMask and learning on my own for a little while now. There is something that's been on my mind for a bit which is related to pitch bending instruments though, and that is trying to bend the pitch of FM instruments really fast to create a cool sounding effect.

Here's an example of what I mean. In the beginning (0:02) of the Blockout theme is what I'm refering to.

Been having trouble trying to replicate the intro part where the instruments pitch bend extremely fast using portamento commands like 01xx, 02xx, 03xx. So I'm wondering... How was this achieved exactly?

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Question about pitch bending (YM2612)
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 09:44:39 pm »
Some of those sound like tremolo effects if they even are effects at all. I think that might just be how the FM patches are programmed - try ripping them using Gens KMod and see if you can replicate that sound.

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Question about pitch bending (YM2612)
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 08:07:35 pm »
Kinda sounds like a combination of SSG-EG and pitch bends to me. Rip the instrument and try fiddling with SSG-EG settings and speed (edit the D/S/R values in the envelopes), then add pitch bends to it.
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