SPC Echoes 2

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Level 20 Mixist
post #79736 :: 2017.03.05 12:15am
  shinichi, Jimmyoshi, NerdMcBoon, DalekSam, Dimeback and MiDoRi liēkd this
Level 22 Chipist
post #79737 :: 2017.03.05 12:21am
  shinichi, Jimmyoshi, NerdMcBoon, Savestate, DalekSam and Dimeback liēkd this
fuck yes
Level 18 Chipist
post #79739 :: 2017.03.05 12:35am
  shinichi, Jimmyoshi, NerdMcBoon, DalekSam and Dimeback liēkd this
Level 21 Chipist
post #79740 :: 2017.03.05 12:48am
  shinichi, Jimmyoshi and NerdMcBoon liēkd this
oh boy oh boy oh boy
Level 18 Mixist
post #79744 :: 2017.03.05 1:11am
  Jimmyoshi and NerdMcBoon liēkd this
Level 25 Chipist
post #79746 :: 2017.03.05 1:15am
  shinichi, NerdMcBoon, pigdevil2010, DalekSam and MiDoRi liēkd this
Level 15 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
  DalekSam and NerdMcBoon liēkd this
Finally !!!
Level 22 Mixist
post #79756 :: 2017.03.05 4:24am
  m9m, puke7, Jimmyoshi, jaemie and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
Level 12 Chipist
post #79758 :: 2017.03.05 4:43am :: edit 2017.03.05 4:43am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
Maybe my first spc entry?????

Level 15 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 18 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 25 Chipist
post #79767 :: 2017.03.05 8:30am
  m9m hæitd this
  NerdMcBoon and Savestate liēkd this
Level 26 Hostist
post #79768 :: 2017.03.05 8:53am
  m9m and Slimeball liēkd this
@m9m -- no you just need to use it some obvious fashion
-- doesn't have to be applied to everything
Level 20 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
  m9m, jaemie and shinichi liēkd this
i just noticed the compo text

do i have to use buggy tracker converters or is amk kosher
Level 26 Chipist
post #79776 :: 2017.03.05 10:07am
  Jimmyoshi, m9m and MiDoRi liēkd this
compotext is dumb and strange, use anything that can echo tbh, including assmusick
Level 19 Chipist
post #79780 :: 2017.03.05 10:53am :: edit 2017.03.05 10:54am
  Slimeball, m9m and MiDoRi liēkd this
*proceeds to not do that*
WOO neat! a SPC compo!, let those guitars echo!

Level 26 Chipist
post #79825 :: 2017.03.06 5:36am
  shinichi and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
thank you for throwing the snesradio party on my behalf
Level 12 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 11 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 15 Mixist
post #80034 :: 2017.03.09 6:16pm
  funute, Galak Sea, sqwerty, b00daw, MiDoRi and sc 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 21 Chipist
post #80035 :: 2017.03.09 6:23pm
  Galak Sea and sc 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 15 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 11 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 18 Chipist
post #80061 :: 2017.03.10 7:58am
  Jimmyoshi, shinichi, sqwerty and NerdMcBoon liēkd this
thanks for the extension, i'll be using that
Level 8 Criticist
post #80068 :: 2017.03.10 9:04am
  m9m, shinichi and Beard liēkd this
o yeh
Level 11 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 18 Chipist
post #80118 :: 2017.03.11 8:17am :: edit 2017.03.11 8:18am
  shinichi hæitd this
  Jimmyoshi, Galak Sea, MiDoRi, HertzDevil and pedipanol liēkd 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 15 Pixelist
post #80131 :: 2017.03.11 1:30pm
  m9m, Galak Sea, Savestate and pedipanol liēkd this
I'm still impressed that Shinichi finds that chromatic layout intuitive ;D
Level 11 Pixelist
post #80165 :: 2017.03.12 4:35am
  m9m and shinichi 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
  Galak Sea and sqwerty liēkd this
The SNES echo is so unique. I love it so much
Level 8 Criticist
post #80307 :: 2017.03.13 4:00am
  Jimmyoshi and Savestate 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 25 Chipist
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 8 Criticist
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
  RazerBlue6 and m9m 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 18 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 15 Mixist
post #80437 :: 2017.03.14 8:47am

That sucks :(
Level 26 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 18 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 12 Chipist
post #81201 :: 2017.03.22 12:40am
Im busy with a spc entry
Level 18 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 20 Chipist
post #81212 :: 2017.03.22 9:10am
  ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
Wow thanks! I haven't started yet, so this is really nice.
Level 25 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 20 Chipist
post #81216 :: 2017.03.22 10:12am
  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 25 Chipist
post #81219 :: 2017.03.22 11:01am :: edit 2017.03.22 11:01am
  DalekSam, MiDoRi, Modus Ponens and cyancoloneels liēkd this
Hopefully we get more than just double the amount of currently submitted SPCs...
Level 21 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)

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