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#1 RushJet1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 3:41 PM

 

Made this with TIATracker.  I originally wrote this in a different format to emulate the 2600's pitches, and thought "why not make this for the actual machine itself?"  Seems to have gone pretty well.

 

I attached a ROM of this track.  It was recorded in Stella using the "stereo" option to separate the tracks, then mixed back to mono.

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 5:17 PM

:thumbsup:



#3 5x7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 6:36 PM

Amazing!

#4 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 8:07 PM

Pretty slick, brotha'!

#5 DirtyHairy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 1:11 PM

Nice work, and a great tune :) You should try this on a real 2600, though. Parts of the track suffer from interference of the channels. In particular, the first reprise of the main theme around 30 seconds is mostly silence on an actual machine. Stella's current audio core does not accurately reproduce phase, but you can try the ROM in your browser in Stellerator (check my signature for the link), the audio is cycle exact there and reproduces the interference. We're in the progress of adding the same, cycle-exact audio emulation to Stella.



#6 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 1:13 PM

:idea: Reducing the volume will help reducing the interference.



#7 RushJet1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 1:58 PM

Nice work, and a great tune :) You should try this on a real 2600, though. Parts of the track suffer from interference of the channels. In particular, the first reprise of the main theme around 30 seconds is mostly silence on an actual machine. Stella's current audio core does not accurately reproduce phase, but you can try the ROM in your browser in Stellerator (check my signature for the link), the audio is cycle exact there and reproduces the interference. We're in the progress of adding the same, cycle-exact audio emulation to Stella.

 

The problem at 30 seconds is that I didn't know how to properly loop audio in TIAtracker at the time.  Try this file instead:

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#8 RushJet1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 2:03 PM

Made another track, a cover of the Game Boy Mega Man II title screen: 

 

 

 

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#9 DirtyHairy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 2:03 PM

 

The problem at 30 seconds is that I didn't know how to properly loop audio in TIAtracker at the time.  Try this file instead:

 

 

Ah, yeah, that one works :) My bad, should've run it through the old sound core before running conclusions.



#10 CrazyChris OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 21, 2018 6:22 AM

I love 2600 chiptunes. Keep up the good work!



#11 swlovinist OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 21, 2018 6:40 AM

Nice work!  Always fun to see what people can create.  



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Posted Mon May 21, 2018 9:53 AM

Great work! Love the creative stuff here.




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