Got it Yeah, I have the MIDI of DOOM 1's E1M3.Bouncy wrote:Email sent with some information. Hopefully you can pinpoint it now.
I had a look at the "13 - Toxin Refinery.mp3" that you emailed, and definately hear (and see) that artifact in your MP3. The drum is the Electric Snare (note# E2) used in most of the drum kits, and uses the sample "Snare 2.wav".Bouncy wrote:Noticed this problem on 3 computers. Tried XMPlay and Timidity on all 3 machines, and the soundfont bank manager on an older one.
Now, I don't really understand what's happening here, as I don't hear (or see) the noise on my PC. I tried it on my SBLive, as well as XMPlay on mine and two other PCs... and the snare is always clean (no artifact).
Attached to this post is a pic ("Waveform_Views.png") showing the waveforms using GoldWave:
The first three pics are of your "13 - Toxin Refinery.mp3", with the third pic zoomed on the artifact.
Pic 4 is of an MP3 that I recorded from my SBLive of the Electric Snare (attached to this message is a ZIP containing it "MP3s_and_WAV.zip").
The last pic is of the original "Snare 2.wav" sample (also included in the attached ZIP).
I'm really not sure what is happening, as I don't hear or see the artifact on my end.
AFAIK the EMU20K supports NRPN MIDI controllers as well, so you still might find the calculator utility handy That is, if you use NRPNs in your MIDI compostions.Bouncy wrote:Not sure that program will do anything. I have X-Fis (which are based on EMU20Ks) on both of my newer machines, and one of those is the one I do music stuff with.
Just a quick example, inserting this series of controllers in one of your MIDI file's tracks results in some real nice EMU hardware reverb:
99 (NRPN MSB) - 127
98 (NRPN LSB) - 26
6 (DATA MSB) - 65
38 (DATA LSB) - 127
The NRPN Calculator's main function is to calculate the values for "6" and "38"; calculating to and from the raw values of each (0-127), and to and from the actual final value (0-255)... without all of the confusing (at least to me LOL) "modulo" arithmetic used in the calculations.
In the above example, setting 6 to 65 and 38 to 127 results in a final NRPN reverb value of 255 (maximum reverb).
Hehe, I knew you (or anyone else) would get a kick out of them Note that all of ZIPs contain example MIDI files. Of notable interest is "DOOM2Sfx.zip" and it's MIDI ("DOOM 2 Monster Jam")... heh, bet you didn't realize that those monsters could sing <LOL>?Bouncy wrote:Also, lol at some of those soundfonts. Saved.
The others are a random mix of things. Gatorade.zip was one of my first "creations", and it's surprising how the example MIDI files sounds... all with nothing but slapping a plastic Gatorade bottle <grin>.
Another interesting one (OK, well, ALL of them are in fact interesting <LOL>) is "JerkyBoy.zip" and it's included MIDI "The Jerky Boys Rap". Have you ever heard of the Jerky Boys? Anyone who is a fan of them will surely like this soundfont and MIDI tune <LOL>! Years ago I recorded a cassete tape of the song, and they played it on a local radio station (WIOD) back when I lived down in Miami... heh.
Hehe, JJRabbit = Jazz Jackrabbit, XM2.??? = XM2.S3M <grin> I always loved the powerful kick and snare in that Tracker tune, althugh the original samples are a bit noisy (11k/8-bit).Bouncy wrote:And, yeah, I have no idea where the power drum/kick is from.