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Chipmusic • FM • Sega Mega Drive/Genesis • SN76489 • software

DefleMask 3.5 Released!

The 3.5 version is released, this is the major change since DefleMask was released. DefleMask has passed from supporting only a Mobile FM soundchips to support 3 Systems at the same time. The good thing about this is that DefleMask was re-coded to manage a “plugin-system-like” soundchip addon. So the plan is to add more soundchips support and new systems.

So far, DefleMask supports this soundchips:

  • YAMAHA YMU759 FM Soundchip
  • YAMAHA YM2612 FM Soundchip
  • Texas Instruments SN76489 PSG Soundchip

And with this soundchips, DefleMask is capable to make music (on VGM and MMF format) for the next systems:

  • SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive
  • SEGA Master System


  • 01: Add multi-system support.
  • 02: Add YAMAHA YM2612 support.
  • 03: Add Texas Instruments SN76489 support.
  • 04: Add SEGA Genesis support.
  • 05: Add SEGA Master System support.
  • 06: Add a keyboard shortcut for Interpolate values.
  • 07: Add retrigger command.
  • 08: Add Instrument List and Instrument Column.
  • 09: Add effect for controlling SN76489 Noise Mode.
  • 10: Add VGI and Y12 importer on YM2612 Instrument Editor.
  • 11: Make max_fps value selectable under config.ini.
  • 12: Change the presets format for a better one.
  • 13: On YMU759 mode: Add note preview features when a MMF is playing.
  • 14: Add new texture for skins: volume bar.
  • 15: Re write the Main Manual and create a Manual for any system supported.
  • 16: Add Buffer Size selector.
  • 17: Add a realtime WAV exporter.

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FM • Sega Mega Drive/Genesis • SN76489 • SN76489A • software

Deflemask Tracker adds Genesis support

It was about time we get an alternative for Megadrive/Genesis musicmaking :D

New kid on the block Delek has been, for some time now, working on adding YM2612 and SN76489 PSG support to his tracker Deflemask, which before supported only the Y759 FM chip (found in many cellphones). The efforts of this young chipmusic enthusiast are coming to fruition very soon.

This is a cool new alternative for Sega Genesis tracking, since Delek is a very dedicated kid who is listening a lot to people input about his tracker,something all of us interested in Sega Genesis music making will appreciate I bet. Work is also being done about “exporting to real hardware” aspects of this whole deal, usually the hardest part.

You can be happy about something else too: your feature suggestions and bug reports will not be greeted anymore with a disgruntled answer ;)

Release will be online soon, so I tease you with a screenshot only for now.
Here’s a video of Deflemask in action though, in its previous version (Y759 soundchip)

Keep up to date with Deflemask news through this link!

Chipmusic • Labels • Releases • Sega Mega Drive/Genesis • SN76489

little-scale – I Am Still Breathing

little-scale returns to Pause with an introspective release, making use of both the YM2612 FM chip and the SN76489 PSG. “Seb” weaves intricate textures and restful melodies with the luscious warmth of the SEGA Nomad.

01 I Am Still Breathing (01:56)
02 Monoculture (01:50)
03 Up Against The Wall (03:08)
04 Multi-dimensional Plastics (00:51)
05 Kinetic Energy (02:26)
06 Flowers (02:33)
07 My Heart Is Forever Collapsing (01:55)
08 A Nocture For Necromancy (04:17)

Artwork by Sebastian Tomczak.

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atari 2600 • Atari 8Bit • Atari ST • C64 • Chipmusic • SN76489 • software

Plogue chipsounds 1.0 appeared

The long awaited Chip emulating vst from Plogue is finally out. Having had a chance to play with this, I can tell you the sound is up to snuff, surpassing other similar products, and its usuability gives real hardware a run for its money. You can read a healthy overview about the process behind the recreation over at CDM, or check out this blurb from the Plogue site after the jump.

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Chipmusic • Sega 16bit • Sega Master System • SN76489

Little-Scale Sega Midi Updates


I thought I would mention that my Sega Mega Drive / Genesis MIDI interface is now compatible with the Sega Nomad. Demo video here. As I often say with these sorts of updates, join the Gen/MDM Google Announcements Group to be notified of when this device will be available.


Finally, I’ve had a chance to add support for the SN76489 PSG chip in the Sega Mega Drive for my MIDI interface. The thing I love about the Mega Drive is the FM sound (which is why I’ve been concentrating on that), but of course everyone wants access to the PSG as well. The SN76489 support is basically a port from my Sega Master System MIDI interface, and includes many (but not all) of the latter’s functions and features.