Commodore 64 Samples Pack: SFX SOUND EXPANDER (1985)

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Commodore 64 Samples Pack: SFX SOUND EXPANDER (1985)

Post by Commie_User » 08/09/2010 - 20:12

The comparitively rare FM plug-in (though I have two myself, with three of their keyboards!), in the key of 'C':




I found no sample sets online so I felt proud to do the honours myself. You can dub them to a WAV file for sampler use by either recording the video soundtrack as it plays or by 'ripping' the video whole: http://www.concept-single.net/Downloading.htm


In a short time I also hope to post NES, Atari 2600 and Game Boy samples below this post, amongst others, so do stay tuned.

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Re: Commodore 64 Samples Pack: SFX SOUND EXPANDER (1985)

Post by merman » 09/09/2010 - 9:52

There's some good sounds in that FM chip.
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Re: Commodore 64 Samples Pack: SFX SOUND EXPANDER (1985)

Post by Commie_User » 09/09/2010 - 16:16

Yes, with plenty more available once you hit the settings screen and played with the sliders to adjust the presets.

I may make a sequel video showing off some of these sounds, though for now here's somebody else proudly exhibiting their equipment:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR5RcXSlKNU


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Re: Commodore 64 Samples Pack: SFX SOUND EXPANDER (1985)

Post by Chris Abbott » 04/08/2011 - 14:53

At one point I had the disk software for the FM Expander, which had more demo tunes and a proper sequencer. I did a cover version of One Man and his Droid in it. Sold it on ebay to someone who would appreciate it.
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Post by Chris Abbott » 04/08/2011 - 14:54

Also, I had the Sound Sampler thing which allowed a Datel MIDI interface to be plugged in and used with the Sequencer.... that was kind of cool.
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Re: Commodore 64 Samples Pack: SFX SOUND EXPANDER (1985)

Post by Commie_User » 04/08/2011 - 15:13

When I saw you'd replied I thought you were going to tick me off. I must admit I've written an awful lot and crowded the board with it just lately.


The only sampler I have is the MSSIAH one, the audio fed in via MIDI courtesy of Sony Sound Forge. It's good to have if only for the novelty. However, the MSSIAH's utilities aren't truly integrated. But if all I want it for is to play the C64 from a MIDI source then they don't need to be. (Sweetly, that MIDI source has often been the SFX Sound Expander and keyboard.)



Perhaps unsurprisngly, I can link to the FM expander software from my pile: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/michael.braisher/B.D64

That's the MIDI-compatible revision, presumably the one you used. If you still have the hardware you can kiss the sky again.

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Post by Chris Abbott » 04/08/2011 - 15:24

Commie_User wrote:When I saw you'd replied I thought you were going to tick me off. I must admit I've written an awful lot and crowded the board with it just lately.
No, it's all on-topic, and bringing back a lot of memories for me :)
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Re: Commodore 64 Samples Pack: SFX SOUND EXPANDER (1985)

Post by Commie_User » 04/08/2011 - 15:54

Oh good.


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