Made a 2 channel PSG song

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By Bengalack

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26-12-2021, 08:19

Wow! This is so impressive!

By sdsnatcher73

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26-12-2021, 09:55

Makes my wonder what wonders could be done with 2 PSG’s and 6 channels (we have several ways to use 2 or even 3 PSG on MSX)

By ARTRAG

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26-12-2021, 18:42

Very impressive !

By ARTRAG

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27-12-2021, 18:51

This is HARDY on wave view
It is very interesting to see the shapes you get by setting the envelop period equal to the tone period

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eRgIiWBOCI

By Totta

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27-12-2021, 22:03

ARTRAG wrote:

This is HARDY on wave view
It is very interesting to see the shapes you get by setting the envelop period equal to the tone period

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eRgIiWBOCI

Some of the strangest sounds in the dubstep sections are also the result of me using the same HW envelope in two channels at once but on different tones and with slight slides (portamentos). The PSG is a fascinating chip really when pushed.

By GhostwriterP

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28-12-2021, 11:03

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Well, why not make it even harder? Why not create a song using only two channels? Could be an interesting exercise since 2 channel music is very useful in games since a whole channel then can be reserved for sound effects.

Not entirely true of course as the noise frequency is shared among the three channels sound effects can have influence on the sound of the other channels or vice versa no to mention in case hardware envelopes are used in the sound effects. Other than that it is impressive to see what you can get out of just 2 channels!
You know it is also possible to have 4 tones playing at once by playing two different notes on one channel using different frequencies for the tone and hardware envelope... I think this is supported in Arkos tracker II. Most of the time the result is not so good, but perhaps you can find some new challenge in there Smile

By Totta

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28-12-2021, 11:11

GhostwriterP wrote:

You know it is also possible to have 4 tones playing at once by playing two different notes on one channel using different frequencies for the tone and hardware envelope... I think this is supported in Arkos tracker II. Most of the time the result is not so good, but perhaps you can find some new challenge in there Smile

Yes I explored that to create the bassline in my song Rezzy. Damn near impossible for higher frequencies though.
https://youtu.be/ol63MdcFhtc

By GhostwriterP

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28-12-2021, 15:39

I see (or hear Wink). Other than some interesting high bleeps you probably found the best practical use there. I once made a 1 channel test song (Usas stage 1 cover) for my own tracker which sounds pretty bad.

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