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BSC * 14 Aug 2019 20:38:26

Hello fellow CPCists!

I did it again. Some SID stuff. Just some early demo (so far, CPC music has only used around 6% of the AYs capacity)

A bientot und tschüß!

ast * 16 Aug 2019 19:36:12

I really enjoy listenning your tunes. It's a real pleasure!
Do you work on a new cpc soundtrakker using these sid tunes ?

BSC * 25 Aug 2019 15:55:29

Thanks for you kind words!

Currently I don't have any plans for a tracker for the AY³ engine, but I am working on something else which might be even better :)

toms * 30 Aug 2019 13:44:26

A SID musicdisk for the next Revision's wild compo? :)

BSC * 02 Sep 2019 20:38:54

That's an utterly far-fetched idea :)

Hicks * 05 Sep 2019 23:47:46

Hey BSC! Can you say me if what we hear is a capture from your Amstrad? Two question in one: is the player already written? It could be nice to have some technical discussions here about that (at least until 10% of our mental capacities)...

Anyway, nice to hear some blips from you!

BSC * 06 Sep 2019 19:29:38

Salut Hicks. It was a capture from my emulated 6128 (using MacCPC) and yes, the player is kind of complete. I have some additional ideas which had to be PUSHed to my TODO-Stack sadly, but I am sure I'll find time to resume work on it soon-ish.

What kind of discussion do you have in mind?

m_dr_m * 29 Sep 2019 12:48:20

Fantastic news and great demo!

So, what is your even better idea?

BSC * 09 Nov 2019 20:28:17

I have written a generator in Python which converts Soundtrakker tunes into the AY³ format. The instruments
can't be re-used as is (and noise is not supported - I have some ideas and plans to add support for digidrums), so each
tune to convert needs a configuration where ST instruments are mapped to AY³ waveforms. I have made a few more examples ready which sound really good (to me), but I am hesistant to make more previews. I want to release somethings at the next Revision and don't want to spoil the tension of anticipation for anyone including me. I am also planning to open-source everything after Revision. And I have more ideas for variantions of the engine, like toggling the AY voices using register 7 to obtain classic SID effects on all 3 channels.

BSC * 09 Nov 2019 20:31:17

And I got hold of a M4 module so I can test on a real CPC 6128. I will probably record one more demo from my CPC soonish. I think it sounds a bit better (more analogue and less harsh) on the real hardware.

ast * 09 Nov 2019 21:05:23

I love you BSC!!