Does anything out there "display" Genesis sound output?

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by José the Bronx Rican, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Bless all the state-of-the-art Genesis emulators out there. However, the reason I'm still sad to have seen Genecyst disappear is because of its one unique feature: the function where it displays a precise readout of all the sounds generated by the emulated YM2612 and PSG channels, in real time. The ASDR levels of each of the 4 operators on each FM channel, the oscillators used, even the LFOs were all represented. All that gave me a crystal-clear idea of how the "instruments" were programmed, and was invaluable while I was creating MIDIs for vgmusic.com in the early 00's. Although we all can isolate any sound channel during chiptune playback or ripping, I miss seeing the exact breakdown. I don't follow the emulation scene very closely, but AFAIK, there are no emulators nowadays that do the same thing, and there won't be an XP Genecyst. That's what I'm asking: if there's anything out there right now that does that kind of thing... perhaps a .gym or .vgm player I'm not aware of. Thanks.
     
  2. Sik

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    Gens KMod has an even more detailed feature - it even allows you to save the FM instrument data to a file.
     
  3. nineko

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    Well, you can also extract the FM voices from a vgm file, but then you wouldn't see them changing "in real time".
     
  4. Rusty

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    As crappy and outdated as those Bloodlust emulators seem now, you have to admit they had some pretty awesome features. It took years for Windows NES emulators to get a real-time PPU viewer, and they still don't allow you to edit tiles. I don't think ROM hacking would be nearly as big as it is today without that little feature, despite all the absolutely horrid hacks it spawned. :P
     
  5. Bibin

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    Well, NESticle lets you edit tiles - I wish others did; it's fun to play around with.
     
  6. Rusty

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    Yeah, I know. I meant that no Windows emulators allow you to edit tiles in real-time. It's such a shame...graphics editing is often a lot easier when you can immediately see your changes in action. ;)
     
  7. Flygon

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    You know, I'd like to see many more emulators showing whats going in inside sound channels, assuming it means the notes and so on. I never used Genecyst so uh... yeah. I am kinda unsure on how it works.
     
  8. AamirM

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  9. Tweaker

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    Hello there, KMod ripoff. =P

    Actually... if I could make a suggestion, then I'd strongly encourage you to try and replicate the Genecyst graphical sound debugging interface. It was a lot easier to understand, in my opinion, and gave a better representation of the current sound output. It's no algorithm display, but it's something—that's for sure.
     
  10. AamirM

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    Hi,

    Since most people were already fimiliar with Kmod and since I suck and creating UIs so I thought why not just do a KMod-like debugger.

    I don't have Genecyst on my PC atm (and feeling too lazy to download it) but I remember that it just displayed level of each channel or something. I don't remember it displayed something in such detail as the KMod.

    But at the same time, I am looking for suggestions. And if someone knows how to use Visual Studio and can make a new UI, I will probably integrate in Regen.
    This sort of feature is available in my latest Regen build but you have to edit tiles in hex (and in the VRAM only). Though I can't guarantee it'll make it through to the next release since its quite buggy.

    stay safe,

    AamirM
     
  11. Meat Miracle

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    I still have the Emucult leetspeak hacks somewhere.