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Shared Dig Action section / On the Run (or whatever it's called) MIDI conversion
Jul 8th, 2016 at 3:16am
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Not the usual site I'd post this kind of content on, but since it's Unreal it has to be here.

So I literally ported the song to MIDI and boy it was TOUGH. I ended up having each track for each sample on each channel (tho I suppose that's good due to key shifts) which in total was about 80 or so tracks to process. I worked on this for about a day in total time (give or take 2 hours).

Currently I made it with the SC-8850 and there's still a lot work to do. Harp&Strings instrument is super quiet sadly, I'll have to adjust like 5 billion volume controllers to get it and some others right (since tracker music is very different from MIDI).

Drums are meh at best IMO, I need to make a custom drum map on the Sound Canvas if I want anything good out of it. It's not like it can't replicate the song (it in fact exceeds most if not all tracker's capabilities by a lot) but it's just tough to control.
I mean, I had to look in the manual for the SysEx addresses and once I actually made a SysEx message I had to calculate the checksum for it to just set effects on that noise at the beginning. That should give you an idea how complicated it is.
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(old stuff below)
Download link (v1 beta)

Once it's finished (if I do finish it :V) I'll release the MIDI along with a General MIDI version (so you can play it in Doom with OPL2 if you want). If I don't finish this, well, I'll make sure I release what I have, since I kinda feel sick of listening to it and I need a break from working on this anyways.

And yes, you can mash it up just fine with the original.
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Re: Shared Dig Action section / On the Run (or whatever it's called) MIDI conversion
Reply #1 - Jul 8th, 2016 at 8:43am
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Sounds nice, but quite weird. Interesting track. I didn't understand half of your technical stuff, though.
  

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Re: Shared Dig Action section / On the Run (or whatever it's called) MIDI conversion
Reply #2 - Aug 14th, 2016 at 12:20am
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MIDIs are finished (somewhat):
Download link (v1)

GM version is kinda craptastic, needs volume rebalancing for GM which I haven't taken into account yet.
SC-8850 version needs a bit of cleanup maybe, otherwise it's fine.

Anyhow, enjoy the MIDIs! I will update the link accordingly with a newer version (in the first post).

I have to get back to PS2 hacking.  Grin
  
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Re: Shared Dig Action section / On the Run (or whatever it's called) MIDI conversion
Reply #3 - Aug 14th, 2016 at 4:20pm
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That's actually pretty cool, I have to say the SC-8850 version doesn't even sound so bad.

Now I guess shared dig is suited for this since it sounds like some 80's synthesizer track anyway, but I wonder how this conversion would fare for some other tracks that rely a lot more on actual samples Cheesy
  
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