I think it's fair to say that I didn't write that tune using Patch 8. I wrote it couple years ago using Jeskola Buzz and left aside. I recently 'ported' it to A8 using Patch 8. Generally I compose music using my old piano, write ideas using Renoise or Cubase, do sound desing using Access Virus. When I want to use ideas for A8 music I eventually translate everything into 'Pokeish' using RMT, Patch 8 or TMC 2.0. All ingredients are equally important in the process.
As regards know-how, I refer often to Synth Secrets series: http://www.soundonso...ynthsecrets.htm and try to apply that knowledge into Pokey sound generation abilities. At the beginning I tried to learn about Pokey, 15 kHz etc from forums but... well, I usually quit reading threads in a minute due to 'sid vs pokey' or 'out of tune/in tune' quarrels etc. That can be interesting but it's not very useful musical knowledge for me personally Therefore beside the Synth Secrets I only rely on some Pokey specification, Raster's and Jaskier's manuals and in case of Patch 8 your tuning and distortion tables.
Edited by makary, Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:51 PM.