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Re: Roland ED SC-D70 Music Packs

Postby gramps » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:12 pm

XxMiltenXx wrote:Heretic has been added, you can grab it here: Heretic Music Packs

  • Heretic does not contain any loop tags as the original music wasn't intended to loop, so just like the MIDIs it will fade out nicely and then start from the beginning.
  • Some music have duplicate notes which would be audible on the SC-D70, while the SC-55 ignores them. Since the duplicate notes don't sound nice IMO, I removed them.
  • Other changes I made were some volume fixes to some tracks, as the music wasn't made with reverberation in mind it would sometimes cause some weird "after-effects". I have fixed that.
  • I have made some crescendo's more smooth as most of Heretic volume changes are very coarse. I only changed it where this coarseness was necessary (e.g. MUS_E2M3)

Duke: Nuclear Winter, one of the Duke Nukem 3D Addons has been added... as it is christmas I think this was a needed addition at this time! You can grab it here: Duke: Nuclear Winter Music Packs
Have a nice Christmas everyone!

I hope you enjoy :)



Thanks for these, definitely getting some Conan the Barbarian vibes off some of these Heretic tracks, heh.

Looking forward to Descent :)
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Re: Roland ED SC-D70 Music Packs

Postby MusicallyInspired » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:12 pm

Right on! Awesome! :)
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Re: Roland ED SC-D70 Music Packs

Postby XxMiltenXx » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:34 pm

gramps wrote:Thanks for these, definitely getting some Conan the Barbarian vibes off some of these Heretic tracks, heh.

Looking forward to Descent :)


Glad you like it. I have started with Descent, but I cannot promise you a release date, just stay tuned!

Anyhow, here's another update:
  • Hexen has been added.
  • All music packs have been updated. The noise floor has been reduced, which also makes the FLAC files about 2 to 8 percent better compressable.
  • Doom 2 Track 'Waiting for Romero to play' has been updated, as there was a crackling noise in the previous version right at the beginning.
  • Duke Nukem 3D Track 'Plasma' has a slightly lower volume, as higher volume caused crackling at some points during playback.

Website:
  • Added Compatible Source Ports below the download links.
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Re: Roland ED SC-D70 Music Packs

Postby XxMiltenXx » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:18 am

Well, it's been a while ...

Anyhow, here' some new stuff!

  • Final Doom - TNT: Evilution has been added.
  • Final Doom - The Plutonia Experiment has been added.
  • The unofficial Plutonia MIDI Pack has been added.
  • Fixed a song title typo in the Doom music packs.

I am also working on Descent, but it's only about half-way done. It was a bit trickier than I had anticipated.

Anyway, enjoy!
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Re: Roland ED SC-D70 Music Packs

Postby gramps » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:44 pm

Good stuff, will have to check these out!

Have been listening to some of the Descent tracks on YouTube and it only really sounds "right" to me on an SC-55. If the SC-D70 can emulate an SC-55, that might be worth trying.
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Re: Roland ED SC-D70 Music Packs

Postby XxMiltenXx » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:01 am

Well... my usual introduction... it's been a while!

A new update which contains new additions and some fixes.

Additions:
    Descent
    X-COM: UFO Defense (UFO: Enemy Unknown)
    X-COM: Terror from the Deep

Fixes for Duke Nukem 3D:
    Fixed crackling on the beginning of 'Invader' & 'Intents'
    Fixed loop times for 'Gutwrencher', 'Invader' and 'The Call of Death'
    Fixed 'Alfred H. (My Family Plot)' - I used a wrong MIDI track. I thought GS stands for Roland GS, but there it was meant for GUS (Gravis Ultrasound)

Changes:
    Added more reverb to 'Grabbag' of Duke Nukem 3D as I wasn't satisfied with the first version
    In the first music pack for Heretic I removed all double notes, as the Roland SC-55 ignores them. However, the MIDIs are optimized for OPL/Adlib, and there the double notes are audible, so I re-recorded it with the double notes this time, to be more faithful.
    All music packs have been updated to only have lower case file and folder names

Website-changes:
    slight visual tuning
    "Progress & Changelog" prage has been added
    "How to use" page as been added

PS:
Descent took so long, because it has a similar system like Duke Nukem 3D. This means that there are multiple tracks for different devices. However, due to the conversion from HMP to MIDI this information is lost. I only noticed it, because there were some songs had percussion tracks on channel 10 and 12 (10 is common, 12 isn't), so I took a look into the DOS-Version of Descent and noticed that only some of the MIDI-tracks are played. With taking a look into the HMP files with a HEX-Editor I was able to identify which tracks to keep and which to remove. Even the source port DX1-Rebirth doesn't seem to be aware of this. It'll simply play all music tracks, without discarding the wrong ones, like the DOS-Version does.

gramps wrote:If the SC-D70 can emulate an SC-55, that might be worth trying.


While the SC-D70 has the SC-55 map and I can switch to it, it wouldn't quite sound the same, as some patches are not 100% compatible and other changes, e.g. to the reverb system or how some instruments are handled (e.g. the Tremolo Strings).
So I recorded it with the native SC-D70 (SC-8820) map, even though some songs differ a lot from the SC-55 version due to that, but also due to the fact, that pretty much no one was aware of those double tracks, mentioned before, it will sound different anyhow, even if played back on a proper Roland SC-55 now.

Anyway, enjoy!
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Re: Roland ED SC-D70 Music Packs

Postby Chris » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:19 pm

Just a heads-up, it seems the link for Heretic's ogg pack is pointing to the mp3 pack.
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Re: Roland ED SC-D70 Music Packs

Postby XxMiltenXx » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:57 am

Chris wrote:Just a heads-up, it seems the link for Heretic's ogg pack is pointing to the mp3 pack.


Oh, thanks for the info! It's fixed now.
If it still downloads the MP3 version for someone, you should hit CTRL-F5 while being on the music pack download page, as it still might be cached on your system.

I also fixed some missing dots, closed brackets and the Unofficial Plutonia MIDI pack image wasn't working.

If there are any other issues with the website or the music packs, just let me know. :)
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