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Author Topic: Your favorite chiptune music  (Read 46532 times)

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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2014, 06:01:20 pm »

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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2014, 07:06:00 pm »
I know that song under a different name, but I forgot it. At least it's not listed as "Unreal Super Hero 3" on my PC.
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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2014, 11:44:02 pm »
Well the main problem with the GBA is the crappy speaker and audio circuitry. If you try games in a good emulator then it sounds awesome.
Not really. I tried some games on an emulator and the sound quality was still crappy compared to the SNES. I think it depends of the game, though. Some were converted rather well, but others, such as the infamous Sonic 1 GBA port and Final Fantasy VI, turned out really bad.


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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2014, 07:02:46 am »
Oh if you're talking about SNES remakes... Original GBA games have great audio. Look at the Pokémon games for example. :D

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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2014, 08:33:03 am »
I definitively agree. I think it's because the SNES had all those reverb effects and sometimes allowed for higher frequencies, but the GBA has more compression on samples. They probably didn't care much about sound quality since they figured that most people would play games on a real console with no headset.
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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2014, 08:38:44 am »
They don't have that much compression, it's the audio output which is bad.
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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2014, 08:59:03 am »
Yeah as I said 99% of the audio quality loss on the GBA is due to crappy audio amplifier and speaker. :P

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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2014, 05:00:45 pm »
Then why emulators won't produce better GBA sound? O.O
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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2014, 06:31:26 pm »
Perhaps they emulate the crappy amp as well :P
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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2014, 08:15:47 pm »
Then why emulators won't produce better GBA sound? O.O

They won't if they fidely emulate the sound output! :p
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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2014, 08:25:48 pm »
True, but you can hear a lot more details when playing on an emulator (noise and beat channels for example).

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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2014, 10:45:57 pm »
The sound is not filtered in the emulator. The GBA's sound output probably has some kind of analog filter before it goes trough the amplifier. This means you hear a lot of high-frequency noise when playing on an emulator.
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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2014, 05:46:22 am »




This is SNES music but I like this rendition of Final Fantasy prelude theme (in a Mystic Quest Legend ROM Hack)
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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2014, 06:21:59 am »
It's not really chiptunes, but chiptune-esque. But I really enjoy this one:

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Re: Your favorite chiptune music
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2014, 09:30:18 am »
I really love the Pokemon FRLG soundtrack as well as all of the Phoenix Wright music.

Yesterday I tried Super Hexagon and VVVVVV and these have totally insane music as well. :D

Also not exactly chiptunes but still DSP based music are the Mario Kart Double Dash, Zelda Twilight Princess/Wind Waker/OoT and F-Zero GX soundtracks are absolutely awesome.

 


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