Latest build: mid2smps 0.3.5 binary, source (Visual Basic 6), MIDI driver binary, source SMPSPlay with configuration files for SMPS preview Original post Today I present you the opposite tool of smps2mid: mid2smps. You can download the tool with some example files here. Demo songs are: FF4 Boss Theme, The Final Countdown, Tales Of Phantasia: Boss Theme Features: - full support for Pan, PitchBend and Tempo changes - support for volume changes via note velocity and Main Volume controller (no Expression-Controller) - support for ymx instrument files - per-channel looping (with Controller 111, value 0 is loop start, 1-127 is loop end) - force E7 flag between notes (Portatemento Controller 65, Off <=63, On >=64) - export to binary smps-file or directly into a ROM How to use: 1. [optional] load a ROM (recommended for quick testing) and select the song you want to overwrite from the list 2. load YMX Instrument file (must only be done once) 3. set Tick/Qrtr and TempoDiv values, if wanted 4. click MID2SMPS Notes: - The tool will NOT ask you if you want to save the ROM. It will just silently overwrite the data. - Instruments are assinged in order they are used. - You <I>can</I> convert files without loading any instruments. It just won't attach any instrument data to the smps file. - Currently the channel mapping is hardcoded. See table below: Code (Text): MIDI SMPS 1-5 FM 1-5 (no 6th FM channel) 10 DAC and PSG Noise 11-13 PSG 1-3 (3rd channel used for noise) 14 PSG Noise (for additional controllers) -Drum mapping: DAC Drums: 2x Bass Drum, 2x Snare Drum, Clap, 2x Cymbal, all Toms Noise Drums: all Hi-Hats, 2xRide Cymbal, Ride Bell - PSG instrument selection is done with Bank Select LSB. An (ignored) patch change message must follow the Bank Select message to confirm it. - Modulation isn't yet implemented - only Sonic 1 support (will care about the others later) - The conversions are quite unoptimized. I'll write an optimized sometime in the future. Thanks to: - all the people who contributed to the Music Hacking Guide - nineko for the tempo calcuation algorithm - Oerg866 for the SMPS Player and info about the PSG envelopes (that helped me to make the example files) - Rob Jinnai for notes on SMPS flags - Tamkis for making a terrible FF4 Boss conversion that convinced me that I had to make a better one (that's why I wrote mid2smps) The Music Hacking Guide has quite some misinformation that caused me trouble. I took some notes and will correct these things. Now listen to the demo files, try the tool and comment! (tool and demo files) EDIT: Added notes about demo songs, volume change support and thanks to Tamkis EDIT2: Updated the tool with instrument editor. EDIT3: added link to mid2smps 0.3 bin+src+driver EDIT4: Added SMPS preview package.