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by cwadge
Sun May 13, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

Re: Which trumpet?

Thanks for the feedback so far. Here are two samples, one with the old trumpet and one with the new. Keep in mind that the new trumpet is nowhere near finished and, most noticeably, it's still highly out of tune in a few keys. But if I do put the work into completing it, obviously that issue will be...
by cwadge
Wed May 09, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

Which trumpet?

Question: which trumpet do you think sounds better? ▶ Trumpet 1 ▶ Trumpet 2 I've been using the same base trumpet samples for almost two decades now, and I've finally found some stereo samples that *might* give 'em a run for their money. They do need some serious work, but I've got them ...
by cwadge
Sun May 06, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

I have not had much time for testing recently, but I do look forward to hearing how you progress with the new flute sample. I thought it was already sounding really good but I guess there is always room for improvement. Well, we'll see how it works out. If it sounds worse when finished than the one...
by cwadge
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

FatBoy BETA Soundfont updated to version 0.777

This has been sitting on my server all day, but I've only just had the chance to post about it: https://pub.dotbalm.org/misc/FatBoy-v0777.7z ▶ King's Quest V - Oasis Theme Changelog: • Replaced hand clap sample used in many drumsets, etc. with a much better sample recorded by Nikolay Georgiev ...
by cwadge
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

It is sounding great, I really cannot fault it. :) Excellent, thank you! I'm still trying to make it as good as it can possibly be though, so I've already made a few more improvements. I'll probably do another minor release this weekend. That said, I really do love that new acoustic grand . I notic...
by cwadge
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

FatBoy BETA Soundfont updated to version 0.775

I was thinking to myself, "You know what? FatBoy just isn't FAT enough. And even spacialized, those old pianos just aren't that impressive." To remedy this, I've replaced the acoustic grand and bright grand presets with much more expressive (and much larger) samples. https://pub.dotbalm.org/misc/Fat...
by cwadge
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

FatBoy BETA Soundfont updated to version 0.773

Slowly but surely inching towards a 1.0 release, FatBoy v0.773 is now available for testing: https://pub.dotbalm.org/misc/FatBoy-v0773.7z Among other things, this release sees changes to the spacialization of several piano variants, as demoed here: ▶ Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers ▶...
by cwadge
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

FatBoy BETA Soundfont updated to version 0.771

[...] Though I'm pretty sure they are mixed to exactly the same relative attenuation as the previous aah chorus preset, I'm going to have to double-check that just to put my mind at ease. Maybe I'm just not used to the chorus sounding so distinct in a mix. Indeed, it was just bias on my part. I've ...
by cwadge
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

I thought this track from King's Quest VII would be good to test the "aahs": SGM: http://userweb.eftel.com/~almeath/mac/SGM_KQ7_VU.mp3 FatBoy: http://userweb.eftel.com/~almeath/mac/FB_KQ7_VU.mp3 The "aahs" start at about 17 seconds in. Is it just me, or does something sound slightly out of tune at ...
by cwadge
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

FatBoy BETA Soundfont updated to version 0.77

More minor improvements to the FatBoy SoundFont (v0.77), namely to the flute and choral "aahs". https://pub.dotbalm.org/misc/FatBoy-v077.7z Here's a quickie to showcase the new, crisper mixed "aah chorus" samples: ▶ Quest For Glory IV - Graveyard Changelog: • Concert flute reworked yet again f...
by cwadge
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

FatBoy BETA Soundfont updated to version 0.768

Had some more free time today, and used some of it to work on FatBoy. One of the bigger changes was a flute revamp per a bug report by almeath , wherein the attack on the flute didn't sound quite punchy enough in quick legato arrangements. https://pub.dotbalm.org/misc/FatBoy-v0768.7z And the obligat...
by cwadge
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

FatBoy BETA Soundfont updated to version 0.766

Thanks to a report from almeath , I've been looking closely into the GM flute preset to try to resolve a bit of a catch-22. To improve the legato or wreck the staccato, that is the question. Well, I did experiment with reducing the initial pressure build-up of the sound chamber in the flute samples,...
by cwadge
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

[...] Thanks so much for your exceptional ongoing efforts to improve FatBoy. You're most welcome. I've still got some design goals I haven't met yet, but I'll continue to work on it whenever I have the time and availability. I think it is going from strength to strength and in my opinion it now far...
by cwadge
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

FatBoy BETA Soundfont updated to version 0.765

New minor FatBoy release today, version 0.765, a relatively trivial change overall that took a lot of detailed work to accomplish. https://pub.dotbalm.org/misc/FatBoy-v0765.7z And a sample to showcase the changes: ▶ Roland SC-88 Pro demo track 19: Strings Changelog: • 84 individual changes to ...
by cwadge
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Music for GM ScummVM (and DOSBox) games
Replies: 175
Views: 62254

Lebostein wrote:I mean the mp3 examples from the first post of this thread, I don't know which sound fonts are used for this.
That'd be UHD.

FatBoy is the new project, and what the latter half of this thread refers to. Unlike UHD it has no design constraints, although it is still a work in progress.