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Deflemask 6 released – Support for PC-Engine/Turbografx 16 added!

My friend Delek has released a new version of Deflemask which adds support for PC-Engine/Turbografx 16, a machine for which we not had any easy way of making music for before.

Change log:

01: Soundchip Added: Hudson Soft HuC6280.
02: System Added: NEC PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16.
03: Effect Added for PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16: 10xx – Set Wave.
04: Effect Added for PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16: 11xx – Enable Noise Channel.
05: Effect Added for PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16: 12xx – LFO Mode.
06: Effect Added for PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16: 13xx – LFO Speed.
07: Added the feature to copy notes and volume values from patterns and paste them on Macros (with different positions too).
08: Added a value list down any Macro, so you can edit the envelopes by entering numbers.
09: Added a Selected WAVE memory, so you can test different instruments macros with different waves without losing the previous selection.
10: Now to clear the Loop arrow in a Macro you have to simply done a right click in the Loop bar.
11: Added the latest vgm_play Winamp plugin in order to play PC-Engine and Game Boy VGM files (however, the in_vgm plugin for Winamp included with DefleMask will not process the LFO of the PC-Engine, the MAME’s core is not complete).
12: Bugs fixed.
13: Manual Updated.

You can download it from the official website.

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CulturaChip MicroCompo Master System

Another defying and exciting compo comes from the worlwide alliance for retro-arts supporting in spanish/portuguese speaking countries, mostly known as CulturaChip. This time, Sega Master System sound chip, the SN79489, is the target of all aims.

With the help of Delek’s emerging multisystem tracker (other plattaforms were of course allowed), Deflemask*, 4 chippers among CulturaChip held a fight against the limitations of this chip to get the hack right on the spot.

Conceived by Sergeeo, organized by Rolemusic, and aknowlegded in the community forum, this compo started few weeks ago, with a deadline for track submitting from February 22th to the 29th of the same month. After the sonic harvesting, a voting were open to all the members of the forum from March 1st to March 3rd. Now the final score is out and the voting results are:

FINAL SCORE

1)Death on the battlefield…..rolemusic…….58
2)Happy ending……………..sergeeo/yzyx*…56
CC CompoSN79489*
3)Lonely Robot……………..Pak-Zer0……..49

JUST THE VOTES FROM THE ARTISTS

1)Happy ending……………..sergeeo………27
2)CC CompoSN79489…………..yzyx…………24
3)Death on the battlefield…..rolemusic…….23
3)Lonely Robot……………..Pak-Zer0……..21

A nice html album cover can be found on the new section on CC’s web mesh in : http://culturachip.org/compos/?r=6

Download link
* Deflemask website: http://www.delek.com.ar/deflemask