Ancient 8-Bit-style FM MIDI Synth plays Touhou 08 (IN) MIDIs

Posted on 2008-03-04 at 02:10 in Music, Touhou, Videos by Robbi-985.

The soundcard in this old computer has a very electronic-sounding, “8-Bit style” MIDI synth on it, which sounds really cool if you’re a chip-tune fan. I show it off by playing some MIDIs from “Touhou 08: Imperishable Night” (and a couple of others) using it, through my mini hi-fi. The percussion is especially electronic-sounding. =D

As I’ve said in the video, I’ve already made MP3s of all the Imperishable Night MIDIs using this synth. You can find them here:

http://somethingunreal.homeip.net/hosted_audio/AncientMIDISynth.html

The soundcard is an old Creative Sound Blaster type, by the way. It’s capable of having a maximum of 16 notes playing at any one time. However, there’s something strange about it – if there are 16 notes starting at the same time, not all will be played. It’s like it can only cope with about 4 notes starting at the exact same time. I gave a little more info about the computer at the start of the video. ;)

P.S. Don’t ask me what happened at 05:55. =P


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