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Old 12-08-2006, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default Ripping Audio Samples from SNES Roms

Hello, I'm very into the SOUND of the SNES. As a musician, I am interested in not just the composition of the music, but also into the actual quirky 'semi-realistic' sound quality of the individual instrument samples used. I'm not sure this is the right place to ask, but is there some kind of easy utility that would allow me to basically rip the actual individual instrument samples stored on the ROM, for use in my own compositions? I know lots of guys are doing the whole SidStation/NES sound thing in new musical material, but I am specifically looking to compose with sounds that sound just like they would on a great SNES game like a Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger, Ogre Battle, and on and on and on!

I seem to remember a long time ago there being a really bare bones DOS utility that would kind of pull the samples off of the rom, but I have no idea where to find it. It would be even better if there were some Mac OSX program that could do it, but I will take whatever I can get. Any ideas?

Please let me know if this post is in the right place. I love emulation, but I am not yet very technically knowledgeable about it, so I am kind of swimming in deep waters here.

Thanks folks,

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Old 12-10-2006, 01:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ripping Audio Samples from SNES Roms

Howdy, and welcome.

I already replied in the other thread, but I guess I'll go into a little more detail here.

The best utility for the type of work you're hoping to do is a little thing called SNESSOR95. You can find it here-

http://www.zophar.net/utilities/snesaud.html

I tried finding the author's homepage, but had no luck. Anyway, that should about do it. Reply back here if you have any problems using it, and someone here will be able to help.
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Old 12-23-2006, 05:07 PM   #3
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> I tried finding the author's homepage, but had no luck.
> Anyway, that should about do it. Reply back here if you
> have any problems using it, and someone here will be able to
> help.

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Old 12-24-2006, 04:10 PM   #4
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Not sure if anyone can help, but here goes:

I am on Mac OSX, and therefore cannot run any version of SNESSOR. I've been told by the guy who coded SNESSOR that ZSNES also has a 'sound buffer dump' feature that does the same thing (pulls the individual sound samples from the current running song)

Not sure if anyone has done this, but I am dying for the samples from the entire Ogre Battle and Final Fantasy VI soundtracks. Anyone done this already, that could send me some files? I don't wanna put anybody out, I COULD just borrow a buddy's PC, but if someone has already done this, then it would be wonderful.

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Old 01-01-2007, 04:45 AM   #5
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I'm not sure if this is program works on MAC, but you could use openspc to convert them to IT files then use a tracker to take them off the IT.
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Old 01-01-2007, 06:04 AM   #6
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Ok, so the name of the utility is OpenSPC? And what is an IT file? And then what do you mean by 'a tracker'?! <img src=smilies/headshake.gif> I have no technical experience with ROM hacking at all, which is why I came to you guys for help!

Please explain! It looks like you are a musician as well themonkey. Have you ever thought of putting together a true SNES sample library? I think it would be neat. Everybody's using the SID sound, which is amazing, but I think the sound of the SNES is even quirkier, in a rich and cheesy sort of way...

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Old 01-01-2007, 06:41 PM   #7
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> Please explain!

An IT file is just another format of music that uses samples, and a tracker is a program that handles these files. Download modplug and openspc, while using openspc check IT dump and run, wait til it gets to the part in the song where it uses the sample your looking for, then close it. It might sound weird while it's doing this, don't worry about it. In modplug, load the song you just dumped (it should be in the directory of the spc file) and look for your sample in the samples. It has nothing to do with Rom Hacking.
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