Preferred software to get music ideas and sounds.

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Re: Preferred software to get music ideas and sounds.

Post by CutterCross » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:35 pm

SeaFoodAndButter wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:56 pm
Damn, are you serious? That means I'm going to have to remove the Konami 6 chip lines and remix it? Damn, thanks for telling ,me. I could work through it, but I was hoping the Konomi 6 would work in NESMaker!
Yeah, but also remember that the VRC6 was only ever used in a few games, all Japan-only. Same goes for all the other sound expansion chips. The American NES (as well as PAL regions) don't have the circuitry to support enhanced sound from expansion chips (at least not without modding the console), so it's not really fair to expect NESmaker to support them. That's also the reason why we never got NES games with enhanced sound in America and Europe.

Also, NESmaker uses Mapper#30 cartriges from InfiniteNESLives, which isn't the same mapper as the Konomi VRC6.
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Re: Preferred software to get music ideas and sounds.

Post by functionalform » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:52 am

considering the tech used to make those boards, i would imagine manufacturing the boards would be very costly.
also programming music for those chips were tricky as the registers to use it were different for the few games released.
so even if you wrote a famitracker file to use, it might not even work.
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Re: Preferred software to get music ideas and sounds.

Post by tornotlukin » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:41 pm

I see that there is knowledgeable people here in terms of game music. Can anyone suggest a basic and compatible (to NESMaker) program to use? Also, if there is a work environment you think can serve noobs that would be appreciated as well!
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Re: Preferred software to get music ideas and sounds.

Post by CutterCross » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:56 pm

tornotlukin wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:41 pm
I see that there is knowledgeable people here in terms of game music. Can anyone suggest a basic and compatible (to NESMaker) program to use? Also, if there is a work environment you think can serve noobs that would be appreciated as well!
Right now, Famitracker is the ONLY way to get music into NESmaker, and I wouldn't exactly call it "basic" for first-timers. It took me about a year to fully understand it.
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Re: Preferred software to get music ideas and sounds.

Post by tornotlukin » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:04 pm

Additional nooblery, is it in itself a music maker or a converter? (both?)
CutterCross wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:56 pm
Right now, Famitracker is the ONLY way to get music into NESmaker, and I wouldn't exactly call it "basic" for first-timers. It took me about a year to fully understand it.
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Re: Preferred software to get music ideas and sounds.

Post by CutterCross » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:11 pm

tornotlukin wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:04 pm
Additional nooblery, is it in itself a music maker or a converter? (both?)
Famitracker is a music maker. NESmaker itself has a converter to convert famitracker .txt files into a format the GGsound engine can read (which is NESmaker's default sound engine).
GGsound has it's own limitations to write for, and there's even more limitations NESmaker throws into the mix when composing music. I reccommend looking at this forum post I made about all the extra sound limitations NESmaker has.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=219
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Re: Preferred software to get music ideas and sounds.

Post by tornotlukin » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:24 pm

Your post will make more sense with this info. Thanks!
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