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Offline Alianger

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Reshaping a weird instrument (YM2612)(Dune 2)
« on: March 16, 2016, 09:51:38 PM »
Hey all,
I ripped this instrument ages ago since it has some interesting aspects to it and always wanted to use it but couldn't quite fit it in anywhere. At very specific AR levels on OP 1, you get a sort of glassy "gurgling" sound on octave 3-4 which is a bit similar to what some do on a GB wave channel. The problem is that this effect comes and goes very quickly, and I want to have more control over this.

Any ideas on what to do? Here's the track that uses it, right at the end of it though not in the way I described: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aGst6tzAgY
(check out that clean voice sample! :P)

Edit: For a reference, here's another MD track with a lead that sounds sort like of what I want to do with the instrument (Antibiotics Bitch): https://animalstyle.bandcamp.com/album/trenchvent
« Last Edit: March 17, 2016, 02:40:30 AM by Alianger »
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Offline Raijin

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Reshaping a weird instrument (YM2612)(Dune 2)
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2016, 10:12:33 PM »
Seems like it becomes like that because it's at a really high frequency in Octave 3 and up. The noises it makes beyond there are seemingly random, and you won't be able to control it. It's probably made for Octave 2 and below only, but you're free to mess around with it to see what you can get.

I fiddled around with it, and got a new sound out of it; a fairly typical-for-FM Growl. I have no idea why I did this.

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Reshaping a weird instrument (YM2612)(Dune 2)
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 10:41:07 PM »
Cool, yeah I've heard that one in a bunch of games (TMNT: Tournament Fighters for example).

You come across this fairly often; instruments with a cool timbre on just one or two notes, usually way out of the range it was used in. One could always sample those sounds I suppose, though it wouldn't help in this case.


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