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Old 01-28-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default best SPC/NSF plugin

hey, I'm looking for the most accurate sounding NSF and SPC winamp plugins available

I know there are quite a few out there so I have no clue on which one is the best

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Old 01-29-2006, 12:01 AM   #2
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I still have yet to see anything that even comes close to competition for SNESamp in the SPC department. It's not perfect, but it seems to be leaps and bounds ahead of everything else I've tried.

**Edit** Oh you were going for ACCURATE sounding SPC plugins. In that case SNESamp might not be the way to go (I find it actually sounds much better most of the time ;P). I think there was one SPC player that came out a while ago that strived for accuracy -- but I can't for the life of me remember the name.

As for NSF players -- I feel obligated to recommend NotSo Fatso < /plug>. Apart from somewhat qusetionable VRC7, it's pretty overall solid. If it's not your cup of tea I'd say NSFplug is definatly the other one you should try. It's very impressive all-around. Barring that, probably Festalon would be next in line.


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Old 01-29-2006, 01:19 AM   #3
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Default Re: best SPC/NSF plugin

> I still have yet to see anything that even comes close to
> competition for SNESamp in the SPC department. It's not
> perfect, but it seems to be leaps and bounds ahead of
> everything else I've tried.

I think I've used that before and it just doesn't do some samples properly, no matter what settings I try (ie the laugh in dancing mad #4 or whatever the last one is) it sounds distorted

> As for NSF players -- I feel obligated to recommend my own
> NotSo Fatso. Apart from somewhat qusetionable VRC7, it's
> pretty overall solid. If it's not your cup of tea I'd say
> NSFplug is definatly the other one you should try. It's
> very impressive all-around. Barring that, probably Festalon
> would be next in line.

I'll give NSFplug a try (sorry, but your first reccomendation is a bit biased
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Old 01-29-2006, 01:32 AM   #4
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> I'll give NSFplug a try (sorry, but your first
> reccomendation is a bit biased

While I won't be disappointed if you use NSFplug (it is an excellent NSF player) -- I would be disappointed if you didn't give NotSo a try simply because I was the one to recommend it [img]/wwwthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif[/img].

But whichever you choose is good. Just stay the hell away from Nosefart and NEZplug *shudders*.
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:46 AM   #5
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Default Re: best SPC/NSF plugin

> I think I've used that before and it just doesn't do some
> samples properly, no matter what settings I try (ie the
> laugh in dancing mad #4 or whatever the last one is) it
> sounds distorted

The one he was talking about, the other one...I think it's Super Jukebox (although it's not a Winamp Plug-in)...the one with Uematsu.dll. It could use the SNESamp sound core or it's Uematsu sound core. I seem to recall SlicerSV going on about it being more accurate, but I'm not really sure. Personally I use SNESamp with the analog simulation turned on.

> I'll give NSFplug a try (sorry, but your first
> reccomendation is a bit biased

Seriously, you SHOULD give NotSoFatso a try. It is easily the best, and best sounding, NSF plug-in I have ever used. The Stereo feature is simply awesome.
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:27 AM   #6
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> While I won't be disappointed if you use NSFplug (it is an
> excellent NSF player) -- I would be disappointed if you
> didn't give NotSo a try simply because I was the one to
> recommend it .

ok, I do remember using it and when I played SMB3 on it it had trouble with the drum noises and such. It just didn't sound right.
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There's a bad SMB3 rip going around that has the DMC playing looped samples. If ANY player plays that NSF right I'd be amazed (unless it's Nosefart). Could that have been your problem?

http://www.zophar.net/nsf/smb3.zipThis is the good one</a>. If you can tell me how it sounds off in NotSo (and/or which player plays it more correctly) I'd appreciate it.
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Old 01-29-2006, 04:21 AM   #8
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> There's a bad SMB3 rip going around that has the DMC playing
> looped samples. If ANY player plays that NSF right I'd be
> amazed (unless it's Nosefart). Could that have been your
> problem?

I grabbed the one off of ZD's music archive site. You might want to check if that's the bad one.

> This is the good one. If you can tell me how it sounds off
> in NotSo (and/or which player plays it more correctly) I'd
> appreciate it.

one I get my main PC online I will.
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> I grabbed the one off of ZD's music archive site. You might
> want to check if that's the bad one.

There are two. The one I linked is the good one. The other one is the bad one.
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Old 01-29-2006, 05:08 AM   #10
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> There are two. The one I linked is the good one. The other
> one is the bad one.

I apologise. This seems to work quite well. Maybe I was using another plugin (since there are so many) or maybe like you said, I grabbed it from somewhere else.

edit: tracks 2, 19, 21, 23, 24, 29, and 30 don't play correctly.
edit2: It seems as though highpass is needed in order for those to sound correct. Does the NES do this in hardware?
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