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aym (format)

AY-3-8910 / YM2149
token - aym

points - Chipist

file types - .ay .ym .snd .pt3

max filesize - 10mb

description - Sound chip found in both Atari ST & ZX Spectrum as well as Intellivision, Vectrex, MSX, Amstrad CPC, Oric 1, and more.
recommended players for playback - ay_emul & SndPlayer
AY-3-8910 YM2149
  1. Trackers
  2. Accepted file format
  3. Playback (for voting)
  4. See also
Entry created by AY-3-8910/YM2149F soundchip


- maxYMiser (Atari ST) (*.snd)
- Vortex Tracker II (Windows) (*.snd, *.sndh, *.pt1, *.pt2, *.pt3, *.stc, *.sqt, *.asc, *.psc, *.psm, *.fls, *.gtr, *.ftc, *.fxm, *.ay) link

Too many to list at present.
XPMCK mml compiler

Accepted file format

File format choosing rationale:
Since it's the most modern format, they allow more effects because the conscious mindset when created was pushing the hardware to its limit. Surpasses ym revision 1 through 6.

The defacto standards on the scene (cross compatible on pc/original hardware)

Surpassed BUT legacy. Saving in this for either Atari ST/ZX Spectrum is a downgrade in quality/possibilities.

They are all very playable in different OSes and computer architectures, though.

Playback (for voting)

There are plugins for both xmplay and winamp but they don't seem compliant with Vortex Tracker II exports. Fortunately the Vortex peeps have their own player :
ZX Spectrum Computer Sound Chip Emulator
(Windows) Plays back AY-3-8910 on ZX Spectrum and others.

Just Another Musicplayer (YM2149F playback on Windows and atari)

See also

- AY YM (soundchip)
- Atari ST (console)
- Format
- I Am New To AYM