Jun 21, 2019
(and last updated on Jun 23, 2021)
This is a soundfont for replicating NES Famitracker music with multiple expansion chips enabled as a retro replacement for the bog-standard GM/GS default bank. It's made from only free samples from various banks, in addition to several custom samples. It supports GM and GS with XG SFX and Drums. Many programs were used. If you are needing the second drumset in bank 127 for XG, it's not there because it has limited drum range, and thus isn't XG. Plus Polyphone doesn't like to copy and paste stuff into the same bank, and the preset count was and is a nice round number, as was the file size, not to mention the existing pure XG soundfonts don't have a Standard2. Thats why this is the case. Plus the DB50XG and SYXG50 did not have a Standard2, nor did the SC55Mk2. This bank isn't full GS due to a lack of material. I tried to finish it. I used every thing that had any relation to the NES and its expansions. Theoretically you could make fakebit with this that sounds real. Make sure to enter it into Freestyle Chiptune compos only. It tries to emulate the NES power quartet of chips: FDS for stuff like guitars, N163 for most of the bank, and OPLL/VRC7 for the relevant patches that needed boosting. DPCM and RAW PCM (MMC5 raw 8-bit PCM is used in particular for the sake of quality maximization while still being faithful) are used when they are needed, and the VRC6 Saw plus 2A03 triangle is/are used in other places, plus the Sunsoft 5B Triangle Tone+Envelope Bass's ringmod-like amplitude modulation overlaid on top of a lower pitched duo of 50 percent 2A03 pulse and the normal triangle, the whole shebang at the same pitch, for many instruments from the GM Chromatic Percussion instrument group. I tried to make it sound retro and semi-faithful to both GM and the Japanese Expanded Famicom/NES. Please enjoy. &;-^}
(Yes, that emote is actually designed to look like me for the lulz factor...)
Please enjoy to your heart's content!
Bass has been updated.
Timpani is updated.
Credits have been updated.
Timpani was fixed.
More Timpani fixes, improved Synth Bass 1, improved standard Kit 2.
Updated tags and software list.
Added stuff of note.
Updated description and tags for clarity.
Added funny anecdotal trivia about preset+sample counts and related/associated sound stuff for the serious fun of it!
Added instrument math joke for even more serious humor!
Reflowed the trivia text to look better.
Updated parameters and description.
Major updates have been made.
the 128MiB throwback V2F is available here as part of the second anniversary of the original release (V2G is second gen due to its additions and due to it being 224MiB instead of 128MiB, while having a larger jump in sound difference than V2E to V2F or V2D to V2E.
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