Arkos Tracker 2: Export of samples for Game SoundFX

Por defdanny

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06-05-2020, 23:53

Hello to all the MSX-Sound-Gurus,
I already posted this question in the "Software" category here, but may it was the wrong place? I hope not to break any forum rules by reposting my question here again:

I want to create some SoundFX with AT2 for a game project I support. I already experimented with the creation of PSG instruments and have collected a nice set of shooting, explosion and enemy sounds.
When I learned that AT2 also supports the .MOD Format, I was like Running Naked in a Field of Flowers !!

I did some MOD stuff on Amiga and PC in former times and so my idea arose, to use these MOD tracks in an MSX game, or maybe in the first step only the "instrument" samples of these MOD tracks.
Well, the sound quality of the imported MOD-tracks is obviously not very good, because of the low frequency of MSX, so playing back imported MOD-tracks is not very enjoyable.

BUT: What about using the "sample instruments" (e.g. a sampled explosion sound) as soundFX in an MSX game?
Can I export such samples in the same way as the "PSG instruments" and use it as SoundFX in the Arkos players?
If so, what about memory consumtion? The developer of the game want to make it a 32 kB MSX1 game, and I am pretty sure that I will devour his precious bytes, when I start using "sample" SFX.
Does anybody already done that before?

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Por thegeps

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12-05-2020, 14:28

The only way to know is try... arkos tracker is pretty new, so I think no one just tried this way. Try to do it and we all finally will know Wink I'm curious too, but I haven't samples to try.

Por defdanny

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15-05-2020, 22:14

Hey thegeps,
you are right! I will simply try this out with cbsfox! ;-)
Maybe it will be the MSX1 game with the most realistic explosion sounds... but only one level because of lacking memory! :-D

Por thegeps

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16-05-2020, 01:19

LoL, but maybe this will push coders to do megarom games Wink