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SID Sound Reloaded
« on: 00:14, 14 August 19 »
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)



https://soundcloud.com/carl-carbunckel/arcane


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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #1 on: 00:21, 14 August 19 »
Nice  8)
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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #2 on: 00:22, 14 August 19 »
Sounds awesome. ...like the deep base.
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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #3 on: 13:17, 14 August 19 »
Interesting! Is it 3-channel SID sample? Did you do that with a more advanced version of your sid software?
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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #4 on: 14:00, 14 August 19 »
Yes, a new Bsc's song… Happy to ear this one.
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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #5 on: 15:36, 14 August 19 »
No, it's not a new song, it's Zap't'Ball loading screen adaptation (by Weee I guess?).
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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #6 on: 16:53, 14 August 19 »
No, it's not a new song, it's Zap't'Ball loading screen adaptation (by Weee I guess?).
Actually, it's a version of THE LAST HERO by FUTURE FREAK of DEXION!
Also famous as "ARCANE THEME" (by Zetrix) on Amiga cracktros.
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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #7 on: 23:33, 14 August 19 »
Hey BSC, this isn't a SID emulation. You programed that with you SID tracker, right?
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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #8 on: 12:36, 15 August 19 »
Interesting! Is it 3-channel SID sample? Did you do that with a more advanced version of your sid software?



Thanks! Yes, the engine can play 3 independent "SID" voices at once, each with it's own pitch and waveform and it's indeed an evolution of the AYAY engine.
The working title it AY³ or AYcubed :)

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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #9 on: 12:39, 15 August 19 »
Actually, it's a version of THE LAST HERO by FUTURE FREAK of DEXION!
Also famous as "ARCANE THEME" (by Zetrix) on Amiga cracktros.


Exactly! I only knew it as "Arcane" until a few months ago. The SID version is a conversion from my (not WEEEs) Soundtrakker cover which
was also used in Zap't'Balls. I just found your rendition of The Last Hero on Youtube btw. Really nice!

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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #10 on: 12:41, 15 August 19 »
Hey BSC, this isn't a SID emulation. You programed that with you SID tracker, right?


Kind of. It's actually a more evolved versoin of my SID engine from some years ago. There's still no tracker, though ..
A real SID emulation is impossible on the CPC, but I think I came as close as you can get (maybe even closer in the future  :D )

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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #11 on: 12:56, 15 August 19 »
Nice!


How much CPU time does the emulation take? And what do you mean by 6% of the AY capabilities?

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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #12 on: 13:07, 15 August 19 »
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Thanks! Yes, the engine can play 3 independent "SID" voices at once, each with it's own pitch and waveform and it's indeed an evolution of the AYAY engine.

Ok so it is like what I did for Imperial Mahjong I guess (which is, in all fairness, is inspired from what you did on your SID tracker!). Are the three channels on three different channels (that's what I do on IM), or do you mix them on one channel?
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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #13 on: 16:00, 15 August 19 »
How much CPU time does the emulation take? And what do you mean by 6% of the AY capabilities?


It is a really modest engine and takes all of the CPU time. No time left for anything else (a few raster bars or similar maybe)

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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #14 on: 14:23, 25 August 19 »
Ok so it is like what I did for Imperial Mahjong I guess (which is, in all fairness, is inspired from what you did on your SID tracker!). Are the three channels on three different channels (that's what I do on IM), or do you mix them on one channel?

I knew that already ;-)

The three channels are mixed into one, otherwise the replay rate would be too low and the sound would be too harsh.
I am still experimenting with increasing the replay rate. Currently it is around 12 KHz.

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Re: SID or something?
« Reply #15 on: 14:25, 25 August 19 »
How much CPU time does the emulation take? And what do you mean by 6% of the AY capabilities?

The 6% thing was a pun relating to what Rhino wrote in the Batman Demo, where he stated something similar about CPC Demos :)

Anyway I think there's a lot of room for cool things to do with the PSG...