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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    It's proof that in some ways the Mega Drive/Genesis' sound chip is superior to the Super Nintendo's, a subject of much debate.
    As I understand, the Super Nintendo's sound chip IS more powerful (what exactly that means is subjective as well. I read somewhere that it has a wider range of available sounds?). The difference came in the form of composers! The limited sound chip of the Genesis forced the composers to be more creative with what they had to work with, thus more interesting music!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemekis View Post
    As I understand, the Super Nintendo's sound chip IS more powerful (what exactly that means is subjective as well. I read somewhere that it has a wider range of available sounds?). The difference came in the form of composers! The limited sound chip of the Genesis forced the composers to be more creative with what they had to work with, thus more interesting music!
    I don't fully understand all the technicalities either, but yes, the SNES chip does have a higher instrument and overall sound range. But the instruments are quite different. I hear the Mega Drive is better for more grungy, bassy music, or the dance music you hear in Streets of Rage.

    I agree with your perspective. Less is more, which is why I find that some of the best VGM was made for even further limited sound chips like the Game Boy's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemekis View Post
    As I understand, the Super Nintendo's sound chip IS more powerful (what exactly that means is subjective as well. I read somewhere that it has a wider range of available sounds?). The difference came in the form of composers! The limited sound chip of the Genesis forced the composers to be more creative with what they had to work with, thus more interesting music!
    Going off the top of my head here after many, many years of not bothering to check things but...

    The SNES soundchip was more powerful in the sense that it's a dedicated piece of hardware and had more available channels, but exclusively relied on samples which on one hand gave it incredible potential when it came to range for styles of music and various audio effects (e.g. reverb), but those samples were obviously going to be compressed to fuck and back in order to fit on the available cartridge space without getting in the way of the space required for the actual game (moreso if the sound team wanted to throw as much audio stuff around as possible). As a result the music could sound horribly muffled (and downright shit) if the developers weren't experienced/careful.

    The MD/Gen on the other hand was limited in that respect (with fewer voices and relatively basic sample support), while having the main advantage of direct FM synthesis. The audio through this FM synth was a lot sharper/clearer when it came to music (which allowed for all that cool shit we can hear in games like Streets of Rage and The Revenge of Shinobi), but in turn lacked the range of sounds and whatnot that a good set of samples can provide (by extension, samples that were used -- on one audio channel only -- would often end up bitcrushed/scratchy-sounding, especially vocals; even Sonic 3 couldn't work itself around this problem). Inexperienced guys working with the system were more at risk of creating flat, empty-sounding pieces rather than muffled nonsense, but it would be just as shit to listen to.

    It all boils down to preference/not being a dumb fanboy. The MD/Gen was great for that distorted electro-techno stuff which Yuzo Koshiro was especially fond of, but utterly incapable of doing any convincing orchestral-sounding pieces which the SNES thrived on.

    tl;dr it was all apples and oranges. There's stuff on each system that the other would never be able to get right while running a game at the same time.
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    Uh.....yeah.....took the words right out of my mouth. That's what I meant to say.
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    Funny that you guys bring up Genesis/SNES music because I'm listening to this now.



    OK, granted it's a remix but still gotta give an old genesis favorite some love.

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    That game was fucking rock-hard, and one of my favourites as a kid. I started playing it again a few years ago when nothing was going on but always got distracted by a sudden flood of activity before I really got anywhere, so eventually I just thought "fuck it" and forgot about replaying it. I only vaguely remember the ending level involving a load of jumping/hovering over and around damaging platforms/lava or whatever the hell it was, eventually followed by a boss which was PLAYER CHARACTER PALETTE REMAP.

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    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    The theme song of my life at the ripe age of thirty years old.

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    I've been jamming out to my favorite take of Grabbag while also lamenting the fact that we'll never get to play any of the earlier builds of Duke Nukem Forever.


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    Found this on Youtube. Not usually my taste but I post it here anyways for the case this is interesting for anybody.
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    I like that one also from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Found this on Youtube. Not usually my taste but I post it here anyways for the case this is interesting for anybody.
    Those are total classics dude! I listen to these all the time, especially when I'm working with the translation team for a few hours and we need a playlist. Lots of 80's anime music on those nights.
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