SPC Echoes 2

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Level 22 Mixist
post #79736 :: 2017.03.05 12:15am
  MiDoRi, Dimeback, DalekSam, NerdMcBoon, Jimmyoshi and shinichi liēkd this
Level 23 Chipist
post #79737 :: 2017.03.05 12:21am
  Dimeback, DalekSam, Savestate, NerdMcBoon, Jimmyoshi and shinichi liēkd this
fuck yes
Level 22 Chipist
post #79739 :: 2017.03.05 12:35am
  Dimeback, DalekSam, NerdMcBoon, Jimmyoshi and shinichi liēkd this
Level 23 Chipist
post #79740 :: 2017.03.05 12:48am
  NerdMcBoon, Jimmyoshi and shinichi liēkd this
oh boy oh boy oh boy
Level 23 Mixist
post #79744 :: 2017.03.05 1:11am
  NerdMcBoon and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
Level 27 Mixist
post #79746 :: 2017.03.05 1:15am
  MiDoRi, DalekSam, pigdevil2010, NerdMcBoon and shinichi liēkd this
Level 23 Chipist
post #79747 :: 2017.03.05 1:41am
  DalekSam hæitd this
It's time to do an even more limited mod64k.
Level 28 Chipist
post #79755 :: 2017.03.05 4:22am
  NerdMcBoon and DalekSam liēkd this
Finally !!!
Level 22 Mixist
post #79756 :: 2017.03.05 4:24am
  ViLXDRYAD, jaemie, Jimmyoshi, puke7 and m9m liēkd this
Level 19 Chipist
post #79758 :: 2017.03.05 4:43am :: edit 2017.03.05 4:43am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
Maybe my first spc entry?????

Level 23 Mixist
post #79762 :: 2017.03.05 5:41am
Puke answered my prayers! I'm probably shit at this format, but I can't wait to hear some good new SNES music from all you guys! Awesome!

Thanks a lot, man!
Level 22 Chipist
post #79763 :: 2017.03.05 5:48am :: edit 2017.03.05 5:48am
Do all channels need to use echo, or can I omit 1 or 2 channels from using it? I'm asking because I've got some samples that sound like horse shit with the delay enabled lmao
Level 26 Renderist
post #79767 :: 2017.03.05 8:30am
  Savestate and NerdMcBoon liēkd this
  m9m hæitd this
Level 27 Hostist
post #79768 :: 2017.03.05 8:53am
  Slimeball and m9m liēkd this
@m9m -- no you just need to use it some obvious fashion
-- doesn't have to be applied to everything
Level 21 Chipist
post #79772 :: 2017.03.05 9:31am
Now here's an opportunity I can't pass up! Time to go sample hunting.
Level 22 Mixist
post #79775 :: 2017.03.05 10:00am
  shinichi, jaemie and m9m liēkd this
i just noticed the compo text

do i have to use buggy tracker converters or is amk kosher
Level 27 Chipist
post #79776 :: 2017.03.05 10:07am
  MiDoRi, m9m and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
compotext is dumb and strange, use anything that can echo tbh, including assmusick
Level 23 Chipist
post #79780 :: 2017.03.05 10:53am :: edit 2017.03.05 10:54am
  MiDoRi, m9m and Slimeball liēkd this
*proceeds to not do that*
WOO neat! a SPC compo!, let those guitars echo!

Level 27 Chipist
post #79825 :: 2017.03.06 5:36am
  ViLXDRYAD and shinichi liēkd this
thank you for throwing the snesradio party on my behalf
Level 19 Chipist
post #79829 :: 2017.03.06 6:45am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
I have a brr archive I'm working on, but it's far from done and idk

This was a useless comment, thank you for you attention
Level 16 Pixelist
post #80030 :: 2017.03.09 5:42pm :: edit 2017.03.09 5:42pm
  sc liēkd this
Can someone please explain how on earth I can do this?

"use something like SNESMOD
to do the delay effect or crack the code on SPC reverb or both!!"

That sentence is chinese for me, I miserably fail at understanding what it wants to tell me T.T
Level 23 Mixist
post #80034 :: 2017.03.09 6:16pm
  sc, MiDoRi, b00daw, sqwerty, Galak Sea and funute liēkd this
Galak Sea, the easiest way to create a SPC file (the format needed for this compo), is to use the tracker of your choice, like OpenMPT
, to compose a song in the .it format.
You can only use 8 channels and can't use some of the commands and there are some other limitations, but that's part of the fun.

Next, you should download smconv, which can convert your .it file to a .spc file. The download also contains a txt file with all the necessary information on how to do the conversion, how to use the echo and what limitations there are exactly.

If you are confused by the whole thing, just copy your .it file and the smconv.exe to the root directory of one of your hard drives (for example D:. It's just a little but more convineint this way), open your task manager, go to File -> Run new task and run cmd.exe.
In the command window simply type "D:" to go to your D drive and than type "smconv.exe "Name of your .it file" and it will create the .spc file.
You will need something like SPCPLay
to play it back.

If you want to use the awesome SNES echo, which you should, simply put something like this in the comments of yout .it file (You can do that in OpenMPT):

edl 5
efb 85
evol 80
eon 1 3 4

The numbers after "eon" determine which channels use the echo, in this case channles 1, 3 and 4. There is more information on the other settings in the smconv help file.

I hope that wasn't too confusing. Someone else surely will be able to explain it better.

(☞゚∀゚)☞ All n00bz (☞゚∀゚)☞
Level 23 Chipist
post #80035 :: 2017.03.09 6:23pm
  sc and Galak Sea liēkd this
Had a small explanation written out but NerdMcBoon pretty much covered it all!

Also for completeness, if you're super cool/special, you'll know how to program for the SPC700 which itself is an entire (co-)processor. That's what the "crack the code" part is referring to.
Level 23 Mixist
post #80040 :: 2017.03.09 11:22pm
  Galak Sea liēkd this
Also, if you want some classic samples from your favorite SNES games, you can download a whole bunch of SPCs from games here
. I'm sure there are other sites, but that one should get you going.

tool will let you convert the SPCs to .it files. The it files are usually a horrible mess, but it's good enough to extract the samples.

Have fun!
Level 16 Pixelist
post #80052 :: 2017.03.10 4:34am
  sc liēkd this
Thanks so much for explaining this to me! I'm very grateful and I'm sure many people will find it useful ^^

Now I'll try to do my best and pull something out, even i my format of choice has always been xm ^^ it's good to learn a bit of everything
Level 22 Chipist
post #80061 :: 2017.03.10 7:58am
  NerdMcBoon, sqwerty, shinichi and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
thanks for the extension, i'll be using that
Level 9 Chipist
post #80068 :: 2017.03.10 9:04am
  Beard, shinichi and m9m liēkd this
o yeh
Level 16 Pixelist
post #80117 :: 2017.03.11 8:14am
  m9m liēkd this
Producing .it tunes on a mac ain't easy, is it?
I have MPT running on wine but the keyboard is messed up, and schism tracker looks like it's a mess to install
Level 22 Chipist
post #80118 :: 2017.03.11 8:17am :: edit 2017.03.11 8:18am
  pedipanol, HertzDevil, MiDoRi, Galak Sea and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
  shinichi hæitd this
MPT's default keyboard layout is trash, which is probably what you have right now. Try changing it in the settings (setup > keyboard > import keys > choose something with ft2 or w/e).
After you're done with that, everything should be fine. MPT runs exceptionally well under wine.
Level 20 Pixelist
post #80131 :: 2017.03.11 1:30pm
  pedipanol, Savestate, Galak Sea and m9m liēkd this
I'm still impressed that Shinichi finds that chromatic layout intuitive ;D
Level 16 Pixelist
post #80165 :: 2017.03.12 4:35am
  shinichi and m9m liēkd this
I guess it's just a matter of getting used to it ^^
Thanks m9m!
Level 28 Chipist
post #80202 :: 2017.03.12 4:55pm
  sqwerty and Galak Sea liēkd this
The SNES echo is so unique. I love it so much
Level 9 Chipist
post #80307 :: 2017.03.13 4:00am
  Savestate and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
an aside relevant to snes echo itself and production botbr's: I recently discovered this newer attempt at snes echo as a plugin https://impactsoundworks.com/product/snesverb/

probably the best sounding attempt to my ears, at least as a standalone effect, tho still a bit too clean, bland, and 'daw sounding' perhaps. to date the one plugin that got the echo right was the c700, but it's not setup to allow you to apply the echo on anything else but the internal sampler/emulator
Level 27 Mixist
post #80312 :: 2017.03.13 8:41am
sqwerty: That sounds like a good tool for mocking up SNES entries before conversion! I might give it a try at some point, though for this compo I'm probably gonna stick to C700 (assuming I even enter l o l).
Level 9 Chipist
post #80314 :: 2017.03.13 9:32am
yea I imagine it'd be a cool thing to try on an allgear or somethin
Level 22 Mixist
post #80330 :: 2017.03.13 12:11pm :: edit 2017.03.13 12:11pm
  m9m and RazerBlue6 liēkd this
it's one of the most unique plugins in my collection, that's for sure, and I love using it a lot

I hooked zircon up with Harumi to help out with Super Audio Cart back when it was still in development, specifically with the SNES related stuff (specs and whatever) so there's that too, although I don't really know the details in what went on I know at least this plugin is based off the effect in the sample library
Level 22 Chipist
post #80436 :: 2017.03.14 7:41am :: edit 2017.03.17 7:26am
i prolly won't be able to enter anymore, my fucking headset broke and had to return it, up to 2 weeks without any sound

consider this solved.
Level 23 Mixist
post #80437 :: 2017.03.14 8:47am

That sucks :(
Level 27 Hostist
Hey folks, since we have so many SPC entries, but not nearly enough cover art entries, I thought I'd add two weeks to make sure we get at least 80 cover entries and give everyone time to delete their SPC entries because everyone knows that battle art deserves the win and hardware ready chiptunes are for jerks.

--the management
Level 23 Mixist
post #81197 :: 2017.03.21 11:28pm
some special contacts are in order, methinks
Level 28 Chipist
post #81200 :: 2017.03.22 12:05am
  Jimmyoshi liēkd this
Thinkin about making another song with the extension 0:
Level 19 Chipist
post #81201 :: 2017.03.22 12:40am
Im busy with a spc entry
Level 22 Chipist
post #81203 :: 2017.03.22 5:48am
holy shit thank you, this will be more than enough time to complete my song and finetune it.
Level 21 Chipist
post #81212 :: 2017.03.22 9:10am
  ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
Wow thanks! I haven't started yet, so this is really nice.
Level 26 Chipist
post #81215 :: 2017.03.22 9:53am
nice i did have one in the works but now i dont have to worry about time so much
Level 21 Mixist
post #81216 :: 2017.03.22 10:12am
  Savestate and MiDoRi liēkd this
Thanks so much for the extension. Next week is my spring break so I'll be sitting at my parents house for 7 days trying to unburn myself out from the past 10 weeks of school and also try to get hella music done for this (unless i fuck up spectacularly while reinstalling windows and linux, knock on wood)
Level 22 Mixist
post #81217 :: 2017.03.22 10:17am
Double the time double the entries!
Level 27 Mixist
post #81219 :: 2017.03.22 11:01am :: edit 2017.03.22 11:01am
  cyancoloneels, Modus Ponens, MiDoRi and DalekSam liēkd this
Hopefully we get more than just double the amount of currently submitted SPCs...
Level 23 Chipist
post #81244 :: 2017.03.22 6:25pm
Oh woot, extension -- that means I can switch gears and maybe get a Metal 5 entry in 8)
Level 19 Chipist
post #81629 :: 2017.03.28 10:35am
  Dimeback, Savestate, KungFuFurby, Beard, PeachBellini, ViLXDRYAD and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
C700 can dump .spcs now OwO
Level 7 Criticist
post #81640 :: 2017.03.28 1:29pm
  ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
@RazerBlue6: What does that mean, that I can export .spcs with My DAW?!??! That would be extremely useful :DDD

If so, were can I read about it/get help?

Thanks in advance <3
Level 22 Chipist
post #81641 :: 2017.03.28 1:37pm
  pigdevil2010, Savestate, NerdMcBoon, tothejazz, Modus Ponens and charlotte liēkd this
double the time, double the cover arts
Level 26 Chipist
post #81647 :: 2017.03.28 2:43pm
Another sound driver possibly with C700??? ^_^
Level 19 Chipist
post #81714 :: 2017.03.29 11:36am
Bundled with C700 is a help file, it's in japanese but if you use chrome or something to open it (its a .html file lol) you can translate it to english, it has clear instructions on what to do

if you still want help you can always just send me a message on my profile or something and ill see how I can help more better
Level 21 Chipist
post #81718 :: 2017.03.29 1:41pm
So that means we (C700 users) no longer need any external converters?
Level 23 Mixist
post #81720 :: 2017.03.29 1:51pm
  Jimmyoshi and Dimeback liēkd this
would depend. every option has their own limitations, depending on your song it may be more practical to use one method over the other. i don't know the exact specifications of c700's export, but at least from what i've heard, there are definitely both advantages and disadvantages to using it over snesmod, particularly dealing with size issues.

of course none of that will ever beat mml but that's beside the point ;)
Level 26 Chipist
post #81721 :: 2017.03.29 2:39pm :: edit 2017.03.29 2:39pm
  m9m, Jimmyoshi and shinichi liēkd this
I looked up the C700 sound driver code myself. It comes in two varieties: one using only the SPC700 sound chip, and one that streams data from the SNES (and thus is undumpable in .spc format). In both cases, it's mostly delays and DSP register writes, with direct writes to RAM also being an option. This means that the SPC700 program is very small in filesize, but it also means that pitch bends and vibratos work about as well as MIDI for filesize efficiency (in MIDI's case, it has a kind of "auto-vibrato" feature, but I'm not counting that): you have to define the tick steps, and then watch your filesize shoot up (then again, I may be overstepping the converter's bounds... but I'm a hacker at heart, and I could just simply create my own custom music without having to pre-record it first). So SNESMod and MML (actually the Super Mario World sound driver AKA AddMusicK) still have the advantage with pitch bends and vibratos... and repetition. That's another big catch: there's no proper "RLE-like" compression here, either (or even sub-routines/patterns for that matter like what AddmusicK/SNESMod have).
Level 19 Chipist
post #81722 :: 2017.03.29 2:44pm
  m9m liēkd this
For what it is now isn't the perfect solution, but it's a native tracker/software thing for it I guess

I think when it doesnt have a realtime dumping but more like an analyzer afterwards after everything has been played and whatnot will help but god knows if that'll happen and when

But I guess having a sorta low tickrate (I know FL can set that, pretty low as well) and slow tempo also help reduce the size, but this is just making assumptions
Level 22 Chipist
post #82348 :: 2017.04.10 11:53am
  Jimmyoshi, MiDoRi, RazerBlue6, Dimeback and shinichi liēkd this
i probably won't vote. i know many people might scream at me that i'm not doing my part as a botbr and stuff, but trust me, i would if i was feeling in the mood.
after that trainwreck of mml conversion and illness (i'm still not 100% well), i just want to take some time to recover (both psychologically and in terms of school) and also spend time with my friends and family. besides that, i also have to get a few more personal things out of the way, like projects i've put on hold because of this.
i apologize.
Level 19 Chipist
post #82356 :: 2017.04.10 2:04pm
  m9m, MiDoRi and Galak Sea liēkd this
A true BotB'er wouldn't flame at you.

And if a true BotB'er actually does, then fuck that lol
Level 22 Mixist
post #82357 :: 2017.04.10 2:13pm
  m9m liēkd this
someone will bitch anyway
Level 27 Mixist
post #82369 :: 2017.04.10 7:14pm :: edit 2017.04.10 7:34pm
  m9m liēkd this
Considering it's a pretty low entry major I imagine we will get a lot of votes anyway.

No need to apologize lol. I've even skipped out on voting on a lot of majors for less valid reasons (mostly laziness).
Level 24 Mixist
post #82373 :: 2017.04.10 7:32pm
  RazerBlue6, AugustusBlkheart, m9m, Quirby64, Jimmyoshi and shinichi liēkd this
@m9m: Get well soon! And Party On, Duane.
Level 27 Chipist
post #82410 :: 2017.04.11 3:38pm
  m9m liēkd this
i am disappointed that "wizard" is a voting category but not "wacco"
Level 16 Chipist
post #82452 :: 2017.04.12 9:07am
  Xyz and Jangler hæitd this
  m9m liēkd this
I would like to some categories with clear meanings. I've already voted and I don't remember if I interpreted wizard to mean compositional wizard or SPC wizard. Or did I use tight for compositional skills? It is, I suspect the opposite of shambolic. Cosmonaut? A literal one? A metaphorical one? There's already spacey. What does it mean?

I don't think having arbitrary/nonsensical categories hurts anything, but having a few categories with a clear definition would help inform people of why their entry did well or fell short.
Level 27 Chipist
post #82461 :: 2017.04.12 12:12pm :: edit 2017.04.12 12:14pm
  shinichi, Savestate, MiDoRi and m9m liēkd this
voting categories have always been open to interpretation; they are only nonsensical if you decline to interpret them! imo the beauty of this is that as an entrant, you will not be overly penalized for not focusing on a specific aspect of composition that is not applicable to your music; and as a voter, you are free to interpret categories as things that are important to you personally, rather than as more "objective" qualities—in the end, enjoyment of music is subjective, so subjective scoring metrics seem fitting to me.

(i understand that this can be confusing or frustrating at first; many a n00b has inquired or complained about this issue at some point or another)

edit: also you can straight up disagree with my perspective and that is fine too
Level 19 Chipist
post #82463 :: 2017.04.12 1:52pm
  AugustusBlkheart and MiDoRi liēkd this
as long as in some form I can vote how good the feel is in pants it's A OK
Level 27 Mixist
post #82467 :: 2017.04.12 3:30pm
  johnfn and Galak Sea liēkd this
I tend to ignore the voting categories when I vote. I consider the overall score of the entry more important than the individual categories.
Level 16 Chipist
post #82475 :: 2017.04.12 4:58pm
@Jangler: It's not a big deal to me either way as I could comment, "the poor loop points in this song distract from the outstanding songwriting" or suchlike.

@Jimmyoshi: I tend to consider the overall score as well.
Level 16 Pixelist
post #82497 :: 2017.04.13 12:00am
  Jimmyoshi liēkd this
@Jimmyoshi: exactly, and having several voting categories enables fine voting, such as having theorically overall scores of 4, 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 4.8, 5, etc...

If you really want to do that ^^'
Level 23 Mixist
post #82500 :: 2017.04.13 12:09am
  Post-retro, AugustusBlkheart, RazerBlue6, Jangler and Savestate liēkd this
i like to use mental images to determine my votes

"spacey" i'm floating in space, is this song playing
"tight" my pants are on too tight, oh man the struggle. is this song representing my feels during this difficult time
"wizard" i'm at hogwarts, is this song playing
"cosmonaut" see this is different from spacey because this implies movement, i am SOARING thru space. is this song playing
"such pants cutlery" i am eating a 3 michelin star meal using only utensils found on or in my pants. this song is playing. how satisfying is this experience
Level 22 Mixist
post #82604 :: 2017.04.15 10:35pm
  shinichi liēkd this
I regret not having an entry for this
Level 14 Pixelist
post #82998 :: 2017.04.23 1:25pm
  ViLXDRYAD, Galak Sea, Modus Ponens, Xyz, puke7, pedipanol, Savestate, Quirby64, Jangler, OrdinateIsDead, Xaser, Jimmyoshi and shinichi liēkd this
wow battle art didn't win this is a miracle
Level 27 Hostist
post #83011 :: 2017.04.23 3:57pm
  pedipanol hæitd this
  RednGreen, Savestate and shinichi liēkd this
Level 18 Criticist
post #83012 :: 2017.04.23 4:21pm :: edit 2017.04.23 4:22pm
  KungFuFurby liēkd this
Spacey was good usage of 'verb.

Also, @jangler
wacco, yacco, and dot
Level 30 chipist
post #86361 :: 2017.06.16 5:10pm
  Savestate, Quirby64 and VinCMG liēkd this
snesy 2 now on bancramps GO NOT BUY IT!!!!!!111

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