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Re: FAMICOMPO PICO 2015 (starts 1 Nov 2015)

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:31 pm
by GlennarN
Does anyone else find that the noise channel has significantly lower volume in for example NSFplay compared to Famitracker? I actually have to raise the noise channel so much so that it sounds like crap in Famitracker in order to make it sound close to what I want in NSFplay. That makes me somewhat worried.... I will have pray to some higher being that noone listens to my entries in something other than NSFplay :/

Re: FAMICOMPO PICO 2015 (starts 1 Nov 2015)

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:08 pm
by ollaxe
GlennarN wrote:Does anyone else find that the noise channel has significantly lower volume in for example NSFplay compared to Famitracker? I actually have to raise the noise channel so much so that it sounds like crap in Famitracker in order to make it sound close to what I want in NSFplay. That makes me somewhat worried.... I will have pray to some higher being that noone listens to my entries in something other than NSFplay :/

Have you checked all the settings? In NSF-play syntesia, you can both transpose and change volume of each channel individually in the NSFplug settings.

Re: FAMICOMPO PICO 2015 (starts 1 Nov 2015)

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:28 am
by Pencildragon
ollaxe wrote:
GlennarN wrote:Does anyone else find that the noise channel has significantly lower volume in for example NSFplay compared to Famitracker? I actually have to raise the noise channel so much so that it sounds like crap in Famitracker in order to make it sound close to what I want in NSFplay. That makes me somewhat worried.... I will have pray to some higher being that noone listens to my entries in something other than NSFplay :/

Have you checked all the settings? In NSF-play syntesia, you can both transpose and change volume of each channel individually in the NSFplug settings.

But wouldn't you need to somehow preface your track with what settings you used when you made it then? Which would be pretty hard to do in this situation. I'd assume everybody who hears my NSF would be using default settings or what they have found to be their preferred settings, not my preferred settings.

Re: FAMICOMPO PICO 2015 (starts 1 Nov 2015)

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:29 am
by rainwarrior
Different NES machines have different balance of channels, unfortunately. It is not a high precision machine. There's a lot of variation. You could buy the same model of NES three times and they'd all be different.

Same goes for NSF players, I guess. ;P I measured several NES' and Famicoms and tried to take an average to set the default levels.

When you're writing an NES tune, if the mix of your song is so fragile that a small variation in channel balance is going to ruin your mix, you've actually written something that will play poorly on an NES too. Try to orchestrate in a way that things are robust against this. It's very possible to do!

Re: FAMICOMPO PICO 2015 (starts 1 Nov 2015)

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:01 am
by GlennarN
Fair enough, I was not aware that there was such differences between individual consoles and such. That's pretty interesting.

I would not say that the mix is so fragile, it is just that I feel there is an optimal volume (I admit to having a bit of OCD when it comes to mixing...) for the noise channel on one of my tracks that ends up sounding a bit too harsh in Famitracker but fine in NSFplay. But seeing as there is no standard for channel volume levels, I guess "optimal" is not really obtainable across the board anyway.

I'll just mix the noise channel somewhat lower then, it is better to have it a bit too quiet than too loud. Hope it works out.

Re: FAMICOMPO PICO 2015 (starts 1 Nov 2015)

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:12 pm
by gotoandplay
looks like I'll only have time for the one original after all :/ hope everyone is having better luck with theirs!

Re: FAMICOMPO PICO 2015 (starts 1 Nov 2015)

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:26 am
by JohnLeagsdurg
Been planning to partecipate in this compo but i haven't heard about this, can anyone tell me what i should do?

Re: FAMICOMPO PICO 2015 (starts 1 Nov 2015)

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:54 am
by Ahornberg
I think I will miss the deadline too :(

Re: FAMICOMPO PICO 2015 (starts 1 Nov 2015)

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:24 pm
by ImATrackMan
My entry will be the best and if I don't win I'm quitting chiptune.

Re: FAMICOMPO PICO 2015 (starts 1 Nov 2015)

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:04 pm
by Tobikomi
ImATrackMan wrote:My entry will be the best and if I don't win I'm quitting chiptune.


I'm pretty sure you won't quit chiptuning. :)