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JetStar1997

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4 Blaster Master (NES) Songs Covered on PCE/TG-16
« on: July 05, 2017, 05:18:36 AM »
It is quite late at the time I'm making this post (2AM in my area), but I felt like sharing these songs I have been working on. They are four songs from the NES game Blaster Master covered on PC Engine: The Forest (Area 1), The Castle (Area 2), The Factory (Area 3), and The Catacombs (Area 4). I did cover the first song a while ago on Genesis, which you can listen to here. I felt like covering it again on the PC Engine. Anyhow, enjoy!

Offline Michirin9801

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 05:08:12 AM »
They're all pretty damn good! Nice job ^^
Just a suggestion, there are 3 sample rates that the PC engine sensibly supports, 7KHz, 8KHz and 16KHz, but since 8KHz isn't enough of a difference from 7KHz to warrant the extra CPU cycles then most games either went with 7KHz or 16KHz, unfortunately though Deflemask doesn't support a 7KHz sample rate so you're kinda stuck with 8KHz and 16KHz for PCE...
It's not like the real system can't play samples at different rates, it can, but they don't match the timing of the CPU so it takes a LOT more CPU time to process them I think...
The point is: If you're gonna use samples on the PCE, make sure that they're within the sensible sample rates ok?

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 10:59:49 AM »
If you're gonna use samples on the PCE, make sure that they're within the sensible sample rates ok?

Okay, I will take that into consideration.

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 02:14:57 PM »
These sound excellent. Has anyone covered Area 7 in DM?
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 02:34:23 PM »
These sound excellent. Has anyone covered Area 7 in DM?

Not that I'm aware of. Area 7 is a pretty short song, so it should be easy to cover though I probably would add a chord and extend it a bit. I also like the theme for Area 6.

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 01:15:07 PM »
So, I took Michirin's word of advice and made versions of these songs with the samples at a lower (but reasonable) rate, considering the limitations of the HuC6280 soundchip. The previous versions are still kept if anyone still prefers those versions.

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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 12:16:34 AM »
I'd say these new versions sound just as good as before, but now they could possibly be put in an actual PCE game without making the CPU cry ;3