QUOTE (steveswede @ Sep 22 2009, 04:15 AM)
There is nothing wrong with having some basic waveforms. Providing that the sample rate is above 44100Hz. Because that's the limit of our hearing.
Trust me, it's not. Even though the nyquist of a 44.1KHz waveform is 22.05KHz, which is above the human hearing range, 44.1 is not the limit of optimal sample rates. At 44.1 KHz, an A7 note has only 25 samples to complete the waveform cycle. That's pretty limited resolution. I would personally say 96KHz is the max common sample rate before further gains are too difficult to detect, but higher rates are useful for archiving.
Also, why should we focus on old sound effects? If that's what you want, just use the SADX PC sound effects. They're only 22KHz, but they still have the resolution of the Genesis. This project needs to sort out what it wants. To me I hear "We want modern, HD material that's exactly like the original!" This applies to what I've seen art, music, and sounds. Using a bunch of FM generated effects is not HD, it's just copying the original.
I have trouble with the music too. So far it's just been a matter of posting something and getting a thumbs up or down. The management for this project needs to decide what they want and spell it out in a place that I don't have to dig forty pages to find. The issue with the sound effects and art applies to music: You want it to be modern while still being completely classic. Pick one.
completely classic. Pick one.
This post has been edited by Oneki Kai: 22 September 2009 - 07:57 PM