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Thread: Sega Genesis YM2612 Unleashed! If you don't like it, I'll give you some serious FLAC!

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    Sega Genesis YM2612 Unleashed! If you don't like it, I'll give you some serious FLAC!

    Bit of background, I started collecting Japanese Megadrive games, a few months ago, and that started me on a quest to find the ultimate video and audio experience, on OG hardware.

    A few Megadrive's and modifications later, I've settled on a VA4, with a video bypass, and more importantly a Mega Mini audio amp! This audio modification basically lifts the shackles on already the best MD MK1 sound possible, so that means the obnoxious Low Pass Filter that plagues all audio and crushes out high frequency sound on standard MD's, is no longer there as it was, so you'll still get crunching bass, but also all singing top end, it sounds fantastic, especially all the percussion that now stands out, it's the best you'll ever hear, even the Mega SG cannot match it, Streets of Rage 2 with this config has completely blown me away.

    To the point of this post, I've started to record 100% perfect audio captures of Megadrive/Genesis games through the line out, from the Mega Mini amp, at 96000hz 24bit 3500 bitrate FLAC, sounds identical to the hardware natively, plus the tracks are nicely edited, including a named tracklist.

    I started out just making the soundtracks for me, but thought others might be interested, so thought I'd put it out there, and see if that's the case, I'm going to be putting up new game tracks fairly regularly on here, so keep an eye out! And put some recommendations here also, I'll see what I can do.

    The Genesis has awesome sound, so let's get it out there

    bit.ly/2GgQSDs

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    Added: Streets of Rage
    Added: Streets of Rage 2
    Added: Castlevania Bloodlines
    Added: Thunder Force 3
    Added: Sonic the Hedgehog
    Added: Gaiares
    Added: Gynoug
    Added: Valis 3
    Added: Shadow Dancer
    Added: Gauntlet 4
    Added: Revenge of Shinobi
    Added: Biohazard Battle/Crying
    Added: Jewel Master
    Added: McDonald's Treasure Land
    Added: Battle Mania
    Added: Castle of Illusion
    Added: Batman
    Added: Elemental Master
    Added: Thunder Force IV
    Added: Quackshot
    Added: Musha Aleste
    Added: The Super Shinobi II
    Added: Master of Monsters
    Added: Herzog Zwei
    Added: El Viento
    Added: Mega Turrican
    Added: Splatterhouse 2
    Added: Devil Crash
    Added: The Adventures of Batman and Robin
    Added: Contra the Hard Corps
    Added: Streets of Rage 3
    Added: Alisia Dragoon
    Added: Dynamite Headdy
    Added: The Hybrid Front
    Added: Time Trax (Original 50hz)
    Added: Ghouls n Ghosts
    Added: Sonic 2
    Added: Strider
    Added: Altered Beast
    Added: Bad Omen/Devilish

    Changlog:

    4/14/19- New version of Gaiares, tracks starting too late

    4/15/19- Streets of Rage 1 and 2 have received new edits on majority of tracks.

    4/15/19- Valis 3 received a new longer edit of Prologue.

    4/15/19- Better Sonic edit.

    4/15/19- Better edit for tracks Ellis stage 5 and Venus fire stage 2, Thunder Force 3.

    4/26/19 Castle of Illusion back up/redone Substage.
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    I'll definitely give these recordings a listen! Thanks a ton for sharing these

    EDIT: HOLY CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAP THESE SOUND GREAT!!!

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    Haha, no worries, it's about time Genesis/MD games, got the audio they deserve!

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    Thanks a lot!

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    thank you !
    Megadrive soundtracks are always smashing !

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    Castlevania Bloodlines is gonna be sweet! TKS!
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    Great Work, consider numbering tracks to correlate with soundtracks?

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    Are you taking requests? I'd sooo appreciate Dynamite Headdy and the 2 Sparkster OSTs for MD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dekk360 View Post
    Great Work, consider numbering tracks to correlate with soundtracks?
    You mean which stage? I've been doing them in the order from stage 1 onwards, they should be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franzito View Post
    Are you taking requests? I'd sooo appreciate Dynamite Headdy and the 2 Sparskter OSTs for MD!
    Yes mate, I'll add them to my list.

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    Ranger-X: [Hidden link. Register to see links.]
    Someone did an enhanced here: [Hidden link. Register to see links.]
    I'd love to see how would it sound from your ripping.

    Ofc, main Sonics pretty plz? :P

    I haven't dug up much into looking for good sound of MD music, aside from [Hidden link. Register to see links.], which may be a good source for good titles. But they really seem to look good.

    Thank you very much for sharing these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puxini View Post
    Ranger-X: [Hidden link. Register to see links.]
    Someone did an enhanced here: [Hidden link. Register to see links.]
    I'd love to see how would it sound from your ripping.

    Ofc, main Sonics pretty plz? :P

    I haven't dug up much into looking for good sound of MD music, aside from [Hidden link. Register to see links.], which may be a good source for good titles. But they really seem to look good.

    Thank you very much for sharing these.
    That's the trouble, there isn't much at all, and unfortunately YouTube only has a 128 bit rate aac, these have a 3500 bit rate flac, night and day, plus with the internal amplifier, takes it way beyond.

    Sonics are on the list!

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    Yea I really want to check how does Ranger-X sound with minimal loss in quality. Having it on youtube has both loss on the record stage and youtube's conversion. I couldn't find anything better than that posted (I also have the .vgz's and such to play with custom software synths but... not it's not the yamaha chip :P).

    Again, thanks mate

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    Hi, bro. Could you do Battle Mania (Trouble Shooter) and Battle Mania Daiginjou? There is no good rip for these ones. Thanks again, if you consider my request

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    And also of course, the flagship title of Sega themselves. Outrun, Afterburner and Golden Axe

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    Looking forward to your good work. If you have time, please consider Shining Force 1 and 2, and the Toejam & Earl series.

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    Thank you very much! This is awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blood_falcon View Post
    Hi, bro. Could you do Battle Mania (Trouble Shooter) and Battle Mania Daiginjou? There is no good rip for these ones. Thanks again, if you consider my request

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    And also of course, the flagship title of Sega themselves. Outrun, Afterburner and Golden Axe
    Added! Battle Mania does have decent sound doesn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekk360 View Post
    Looking forward to your good work. If you have time, please consider Shining Force 1 and 2, and the Toejam & Earl series.
    I'll add them mate.

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    Good job there !
    If you don't mind adding to your already long list of requests:
    - El Viento
    - Crusaders of Centy (Soleil)
    - Gynoug
    - Shadow Dancer
    - Splatterhouse II

    Thanks in advance.

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    "the obnoxious Low Pass Filter that plagues all audio".... Eeeeer this is EXACTLY what makes the Megadrive 1 the BEST version for audio rips.
    I can't stand the harsh sound of the Megadrive 2...
    But okay, I give you the benefit of the doubt, and I'll try your rips. But I highly doubt they sound as pleasant as "16-bit audiophile".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily Ferrari View Post
    "the obnoxious Low Pass Filter that plagues all audio".... Eeeeer this is EXACTLY what makes the Megadrive 1 the BEST version for audio rips.
    I can't stand the harsh sound of the Megadrive 2...
    But okay, I give you the benefit of the doubt, and I'll try your rips. But I highly doubt they sound as pleasant as "16-bit audiophile".
    Just try them, there is nothing not to like here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myrkul View Post
    Good job there !
    If you don't mind adding to your already long list of requests:
    - El Viento
    - Crusaders of Centy (Soleil)
    - Gynoug
    - Shadow Dancer
    - Splatterhouse II

    Thanks in advance.
    Yes no worries!

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    What about Gauntlet IV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giga_Force View Post
    What about Gauntlet IV?
    That's one on the to do list.

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    Scrolling through to make sure there are no duplicate requests and man, being able to here the Sonic series with these mods will be fantastic. Can't wait especially for Sonic 3 & K

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    Quote Originally Posted by c4dude3 View Post
    Scrolling through to make sure there are no duplicate requests and man, being able to here the Sonic series with these mods will be fantastic. Can't wait especially for Sonic 3 & K
    Sonics sound brilliant, tons of high frequency sounds, great stuff.

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    Oh, lovely. This is some sweet MD sound and I definitely agree with some of those requests. Thanks a lot for the share!

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