Pimp my PSG #8 - Aekrus by Yzi

Pimp my PSG #8 - Aekrus by Yzi

by Jorito on 30-04-2016, 17:55
Topic: Challenges
Tags: pmp
Languages:

The latest entry in the Pimp my PSG challenge is by Lieves!Tuore composer Yzi. Since pimping one of your own PSG tracks is perfectly acceptable for the challenge, that's exactly what Yzi did. He remade the PSG tune from the 1997 MSX1 demo Aekrus by Lieves!Tuore. Yzi wrote some interesting insights in how he created this remake:

Yzi wrote:

The song uses the SootSound music system, which lets you compose music in a modern tracker like MilkyTracker, use the Yamaha YRW-801 ROM samples, and convert the music to LTM format for playing on an MSX and MoonSound.

All the samples in the song are from the YRW-801 ROM chip, except the snare drum reverb sample, which can be heard in the song's third verse.

The song uses vblank timing and was made for 50 Hz interrupt speed. The player sets a 50 Hz rate, if it detects a VDP2 or better video chip.

An interesting way of working for sure, and an interesting take on pimping a PSG track!

Relevant link: Pimp my PSG - Aekrus by Yzi

Comments (7)

By Manuel

Ascended (15457)

Manuel's picture

30-04-2016, 19:25

Wow, funky! Smile I really love that bass line Smile

By syn

Paragon (1915)

syn's picture

01-05-2016, 01:36

Nice, I actually looked at sootsound when I was planning to enter this contest.. but alas no time/motivation Wink

By Captain Past

Rookie (18)

Captain Past's picture

01-05-2016, 12:14

Nice tune with pleasant instrumentation. I like it!

By Grauw

Enlighted (8078)

Grauw's picture

01-05-2016, 14:13

Funky indeed! Sounds really good!

By yzi

Champion (441)

yzi's picture

01-05-2016, 23:00

In case someone is interested in using SootSound, it might be wise to wait until I've pushed my newest changes to the Sourceforge repo. The Pimp my PSG compo entry has a number of bug fixes and added features, both in the playroutine and the XM2LTM converter.

By yzi

Champion (441)

yzi's picture

06-05-2016, 22:03

Now the Pimp My PSG changes are merged to the SootSound master branch.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/sootsound/

By Grauw

Enlighted (8078)

Grauw's picture

07-05-2016, 14:53

SootSound looks great… should make a newspost!