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Converting AdLib tunes

Post by Batteryman » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:19

If we had, .. we could have old game tunes in a different version. Some thinks it silly and someone likes me, just do it for fun.


Here is a video converting Duke Nukem 2 He's Back , from scratch, only having the IMF file converted to a midi file, and a soundfont of the FM instrument, using as a reference .
Also using Utopia Live Soundbank, a replacement for the Default midi soundbank
Like many other, is used in the midi driver, so i picked the Utopia one for this convertion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeyrUrJ679o

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Post by Nisaba » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:47

sweet doings. I wish I had the passions to do stuff like that. especially in under 5 minutes. dude, you are freaking fast.
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Post by Batteryman » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:27

Nisaba wrote:sweet doings. I wish I had the passions to do stuff like that. especially in under 5 minutes. dude, you are freaking fast.
The magic of fast motion, it tok me about an hour to record the video.
The finish midi version start at 04:00 in the video.

But i use the original in the fast forward part

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Post by troublesomekeen » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:37

Welcome to the forums! (even though it looks like you joined a while ago)

This is some pretty nifty stuff! If you know how to work FL Studio, you're a wizard. This is a great project, and I hope to see more.
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Post by Batteryman » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:00

troublesomekeen wrote:Welcome to the forums! (even though it looks like you joined a while ago)

This is some pretty nifty stuff! If you know how to work FL Studio, you're a wizard. This is a great project, and I hope to see more.
Thanks, the idea whas to make it sounds like the original but still different. If that make sense.. :P

Also using limited resources, like only use a 32 mb sound font in this video, you have to realy improvise. I had all the Monster Bash tunes converted in simmilar fashion, but in that case i used the Windows Default midi bank, thats only 3,5 mb. So i had to use many tricks to make it sound sweet, but the whole limitation gives it a kinda flavor, hence way forexample some tunes pepole like best on C64.

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Some Monster Bash Tunes

Post by Batteryman » Sat Feb 27, 2016 14:28

Here is some Monster Bash Tunes using the Direct Music DirectX and the Default GM.DLS soundfont.


The Main Title Song >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phjK8Mw ... 26&index=6

Vulture >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAZV-Yc ... p9QWN78m26

FastBash >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb5PRGC ... p9QWN78m26


And here is all the episode 1 music with gameplay >>
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... B9PmLoxhqU

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Post by Nisaba » Sat Feb 27, 2016 17:23

damn yes!
you caught my heard. I'm in love!

sorry kvee, but I think I have an affair.
let's elope!
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Commander Keen 4 Music in AWE32 style

Post by Batteryman » Sat Feb 27, 2016 23:01

Here is another, more detalied video of me converting a tune from Commander Keen, and i hope you all can forgive me of my smal type error sometimes :)


Subtitles are included :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrfx1oGOLKU&yt:cc=on

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Post by A Kick in the Pants » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:17

Interesting.

The pitch bends in the He's Back MIDI seem to be off though. What soundfont was used to play the He's Back MIDI in FL Studio? Sounds like the EdgeSounds GeneVoice GM64Pro.

I once converted the Duke 2 soundtrack to General MIDI format: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLA1mHqCzAg
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Post by Batteryman » Sun Mar 06, 2016 23:20

A Kick in the Pants wrote:Interesting.

The pitch bends in the He's Back MIDI seem to be off though. What soundfont was used to play the He's Back MIDI in FL Studio? Sounds like the EdgeSounds GeneVoice GM64Pro.
I didnt notice any problems
I once converted the Duke 2 soundtrack to General MIDI format: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLA1mHqCzAg
Its the same soundfont you claim to use in this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpsXwrEfslo

I did buy a cd from that utopia live homepage back in 2005 i think ;-)
So i whas lucky to had a backup :-D

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RELEASING MONSTER BASH MUSIC

Post by Batteryman » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:58

I'm posting a link so you can all download Monster Bash Midi music as MP3 files include the source files.

http://1drv.ms/1U5KWwY

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Post by A Kick in the Pants » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:21

Batteryman wrote: Its the same soundfont you claim to use in this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpsXwrEfslo

I did buy a cd from that utopia live homepage back in 2005 i think ;-)
So i whas lucky to had a backup :-D
Yes, my video does use the Utopia Live! version 2.0 soundfont. But for whatever reason, the soundfont in your video of He's Back sounds completely different; the drums and overdriven guitar are almost certainly from an EdgeSounds soundfont. Where did you obtain the soundfont, and what is its filename and/or internal name, and file size?


Thanks for the download link for the Monster Bash MP3s.
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Post by Batteryman » Mon Mar 07, 2016 16:03

A Kick in the Pants wrote:
Batteryman wrote: Its the same soundfont you claim to use in this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpsXwrEfslo

I did buy a cd from that utopia live homepage back in 2005 i think ;-)
So i whas lucky to had a backup :-D
Yes, my video does use the Utopia Live! version 2.0 soundfont. But for whatever reason, the soundfont in your video of He's Back sounds completely different; the drums and overdriven guitar are almost certainly from an EdgeSounds soundfont. Where did you obtain the soundfont, and what is its filename and/or internal name, and file size?


Thanks for the download link for the Monster Bash MP3s.

Now i'm not sure whatever soundfont i use, beacuse Edge is 64MB, Your soundfont Utopia live, witch i compared, sounds different in drums and distortion on the guitar. But what got my attention is the name sample "Odd guitar" what indeed whas a name of one of the instruments from Utopia live.. So whatever soundfont i have witch is 30,9 MB is clearly a different one, and its now named 32MbGMStereo.sf2, so i probly renamed it a long time ago, from something else. So if noboody know what it is, i might just release the soundfont to a link, since it have no commerical connections

http://1drv.ms/1U7whla : The soundfont i use include some examples+ source midi files

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Post by A Kick in the Pants » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:41

Batteryman wrote: http://1drv.ms/1U7whla : The soundfont i use include some examples+ source midi files
Ah, that is indeed an EdgeSounds/NTONYX soundfont. Specifically, it is their "32Mb GM Stereo Set", which is freeware: http://www.ntonyx.com/sf.htm

Their soundfont has an error with the Steel Guitar; it is missing samples on key 55 (this can easily be fixed in Polyphone editor).
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Post by Batteryman » Fri Mar 11, 2016 13:15

A Kick in the Pants wrote:
Batteryman wrote: http://1drv.ms/1U7whla : The soundfont i use include some examples+ source midi files
Ah, that is indeed an EdgeSounds/NTONYX soundfont. Specifically, it is their "32Mb GM Stereo Set", which is freeware: http://www.ntonyx.com/sf.htm

Their soundfont has an error with the Steel Guitar; it is missing samples on key 55 (this can easily be fixed in Polyphone editor).
Indeed i can see your point.

I like to challange myself, so i'm trying to track down Gravis Ultra ROMs so i can make soundfont of them, and use them in other convertions

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