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Various Artists — SOUNDSHOCK:


This is FM FUNK MADDNESS!! — an album of songs by 18 FM synth enthusiasts from all over the world, personally selected by zinger (founder and maintainer of

Bringing the combination of frequency modulated tones and catchy, funky grooves blended with a portion of jazz and idm, we cordially invite you to join us on a fantastic journey to a world where slap rumble drives the beating of your heart.


  1. Shogun — V.S.O.P.M. (3:32) | VOPM
  2. Blitz Lunar — Cascade Masquerade (4:11) | FM7, GXOPLL
  3. Kulor — Fashion Queen (2:37) | DX-7
  4. Keishi Yonao — Crush Roll (2:59) | VOPM
  5. Torben “Metal” Hansen — Cascades (3:55) | FM8, Zebra
  6. Bomb Boy — Ignition, Set, GO! (5:11) | Thor
  7. Virt — Five Nine Seven Eight (4:30) | VOPM
  8. hally feat. Seiko Kobuchi — utabism – a synthesizer boy (2:37)
  9. Tsuyoshi Shimokura — FunkOsaka (2:42) | VOPM, MDX
  10. Madbrain — Oskari the Heimfanker (4:38) | AdLib OPL3
  11. Utabi Hirokawa — Stop and Go (Ubiktune edit) (3:22) | Sharp X68000
  12. hizmi — Pendulum II (5:35) | Sharp X68000
  13. Simon Stålenhag — Ripple Boogie (3:14) | FM7
  14. zinger & bacter — Sky Stroll (3:59) | FM7
  15. Dong — Mirror Maze (3:05) | Toxic, Freqatic
  16. Louis G — The Enemy of My Enemy’s My Enemy / No Speed Trap (5:49) | VOPM
  17. zabutom — Endorphemeral (3:24) | Operator
  18. hex125 — pf (NRTDRV funk edit) (3:53)

Artwork by Tsuyoshi Shimokura

Released under a Creative Commons-License

via Various Artists — SOUNDSHOCK: FM FUNK MADDNESS!! | Ubiktune.

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TCTD Links for 2010-05-21

resources • Sega 16bit • software

OPM Patches out of Most (?) Genesis Games

Dr. Washington wrote:

I just converted pretty much every Sega Genesis (Mega Drive for those of you across the pond from me) game ever into .opm files which can be loaded with “Sam’s” fantastic VOPM freeware FM synth. I basically d/l’d all the files from and ran Shiru’s vgm2opm tool on an entire huge folder of all the games. Only a few didn’t make it, but for the most part, they’re intact. There are literally thousands of useful FM sounds here from the glory days of 16-bit gaming.


2612org OPMs

via KVR: For all you FM lovers out there….

Thx Aaron

Chipmusic • resources • software

VOPM Unoffical Manual appeared

From Gorenfeld’s page

VOPM Universal Binary
Sam’s great FM synthesizer plug-in VOPM is now available in a Universal Binary form. The plug-in emulates an OPM– the sound system found in the Sharp X68K home computer and similar to the one found in the Sega Genesis (Megadrive). Many thanks to Sam for allowing me to post the OS X port. I have also written an unofficial English manual for VOPM.