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SN76489 beta VST now available

backgroundThe Sn76489 VST mentioned the other day is now available for download on the benanderson89 blog. Also this tasty preview of a potential Sega Genesis VST:

You’re all probables thinking “I have VOPM/TFM, why do I need YM-EMU?”. Well for a start VOPM emulates the YM2151 chip used in Sega arcade machines, not the mega drive and TFM doesn’t support PCM playback. My lovely VST will have the following features making it one of the most ambitious chip VST ever!

  • 6 Independent, monophonic FM channels each controlled via a separate MIDI channel (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 respectively)
  • Each channel will have it’s own programmer section
  • Each channel will be able to change instrument at any time via MIDI! (Now I’m just spoiling you)
  • The 6th channel will support PCM playback! No decimators too! I’m going to use an 8-bit shift register like the real chip (which means I’ll have to daisy chain 25 10-step analogue shift registers to achieve the desired result)

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