Extra VM2413 mode for the One Chip MSX

by wolf_ on 27-03-2007, 00:23
Topic: MSX Revival

The classic one-custom-voice limitation of the MSX-Music didn't stop companies like Microcabin to produce exceptional music. Yet there are days you'd wish this limitation wasn't there. Thanks to a new VM2413 mode in the One Chip MSX, this limitation is no more!

Relevant link: New VM2413 mode for the 1chip MSX

Comments (8)

By Latok

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27-03-2007, 11:29

Which limitation? The 6 channels+drums or 9 channels-limitation? Or the hardware voices?

By wolf_

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27-03-2007, 11:35

The fact that you had only one software voice to use of course.. in the extra mode you can change the registers for each channel.

By spl

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27-03-2007, 13:05

Cool Big smile

By MicroTech

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28-03-2007, 14:12

"Sounds" cool Wink
Unfortunately (at least for me) Japanese is strongly recommended Sad
Is "HRA" the only (Japanese) guy involved in ocm "hobbystic" development?
Hope european version comes soon...

By sd_snatcher

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29-03-2007, 03:45

Cool indeed. It would be nice to see some improvements on the VDP also. Like accelerating the blitter, allowing more VRAM and implementing palettes on screen8. Smile

By syn

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27-03-2016, 01:11

I think it would be somewhat cool if someone released a FMpac 2 with this "improvement" implemented.

But then again if we are going to improve on things maybe add more stuff as well like pcm playback and stereo. And then you might as well just use an opl4/moonsound Big smile

What do you guys think?

By anonymous

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27-03-2016, 03:16

What I think, is that the OPLL is a charming and unique thing, that has limitations which are fun to try and work around. Smile
Just like some graphic designers find it a challenge to work around the limited palette and colour clash of screen 2/4, I guess.
Though a PCM channel of sorts would indeed have been nice.

To me, Moonsound hasn't been that interesting (anymore), because it falls into a 'gap';
It's way too advanced to sound 'retro', but also far too limited to compete with modern means ('modern' starting somewhere from the introduction of redbook audio).
Ofcourse, this is without really heeding the FM capabilities of the Moonsound, but, yeah... who uses that? Back in the day, when Moonsound was absolutely THE SHIT and everyone almost fainted upon first hearing it from an MSX, practically every composer just directly went to the 24-channel waves mode.

By Grauw

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27-03-2016, 10:55

Note that the VM2413 in the 1chipMSX no longer has this capability, I assume it was removed to free up LEs for other functions.

As far as my opinion is concerned, I would tend to agree with Johnny here.