Koji (Retro SNES Keyboard)

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RedSoxRon
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17 posts since 20 Jul, 2016

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:08 pm

1990: You had to blow into gaming cartridges, you probably had a mullet, and you first musical touch was a keyboard that played Wake Me Up Before You Go Go. Well that keyboard is back.

Koji brings you the sound of 80’s Retro Gaming. Inspired by a keyboard that was used for numerous SNES games in the 80’s and 90’s. Koji also brings an extended scale and modulation/pitch control that wasn’t possible in the original unit.

Relive your childhood, relive the gaming moments, unleash Koji.

Features:
-57 Classic Sounds (including pads, leads, percussion, strings, brass)
-Extended range of playable notes
-Pitch & Sustain control

https://www.itmightgetloud.org/product/ ... 8d115eb4b3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScZbKzgMAQA


Download size: ~100 Mb
VST/AU/AAX Compatible

RedSoxRon
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Re: Koji (Retro SNES Keyboard)

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:42 am


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Jace-BeOS
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4716 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Re: Koji (Retro SNES Keyboard)

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:32 pm

So it's not a keyboard. It's a sample library. Meh. Aren't there enough of those already?
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RedSoxRon
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Re: Koji (Retro SNES Keyboard)

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:48 pm

You got me there bud. Why even make music haha

v1o
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1215 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Re: Koji (Retro SNES Keyboard)

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:59 pm

Didn’t most SNES games just sample the most popular keyboards at the time? Keyboards like the Korg M1 and the Roland D50. Donkey Kong Country for example used the Korg Wavestation for Aquatic Ambience.

https://youtu.be/wAPpVplHiDE
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pilotredsun
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46 posts since 16 Sep, 2016

Re: Koji (Retro SNES Keyboard)

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:10 pm

At 0:27 I've been looking for those particular sounds. The wah sound, the echoing pluck, it's sampled from a casio keyboard yeah?

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Re: Koji (Retro SNES Keyboard)

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:56 pm

25 Euro for this?? Thanks but no thanks

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murnau
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5563 posts since 13 Jan, 2005 from Arkham Asylum

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Post Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:22 am

itmightgetcheapo :lol:
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Jace-BeOS
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Post Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:18 pm

v1o wrote:Didn’t most SNES games just sample the most popular keyboards at the time? Keyboards like the Korg M1 and the Roland D50. Donkey Kong Country for example used the Korg Wavestation for Aquatic Ambience.

https://youtu.be/wAPpVplHiDE
Probably. The SNES audio chip basically was a dedicated 8-channel soundtracker module player with some basic FX. Most of the soundtracker world used samples from contemporary synths, so why would SNES-dedicated soundtracker music be any different?

Every game ROM supplied a sound set (usually fitting into whatever was left of the chip's shared 64KB RAM, unless streamed from ROM), so it's not like there's anything all that unique about the SNES sound system that gives it any kind of special sought-after character.

This is akin to making a sound library to emulate soundtrackers. It's just classic 80s synths, sampled badly, bit-reduced, frequency-cut... And there probably aren't many "classics" to be had here (especially any that weren't far better known on the Amiga).

The more interesting project, IMO, was the attempt to recreate the original The Ultimate Soundtracker ST-0x sample set from the same source synths that Dan from Hideaway Studio tried some years back (I added a few samples to it myself, but it's really a very difficult project with very questionable value beyond "oh neat" nostalgia).

https://modarchive.org/forums/index.php ... pic=1577.0

Oh look, I'm over on page two of that thread, ha ha...
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Jace-BeOS
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Post Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:29 pm

RedSoxRon wrote:You got me there bud. Why even make music haha
I suppose selling sample libraries is easier than selling self-made music... ;-) Isn't that where all the money is these days? Software and content for musicians to buy, not in selling actual music, which almost no one seems to want to buy anymore.

Still, this set you're promoting probably doesn't have a wide market.
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PVDHP
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2 posts since 12 Nov, 2012

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Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:18 pm

No guy have ever made a decent OPL3 instruments SF2 rip off yet, instead there is JuiceOPL vsti which is still not there. 25 euro is a much for you? I could totally understand that if you would make a living somewhere in east europe, asia or africa even so some companys charge even more money for their stuff and making a holy grail out of it which it's definitely not (by far :D )

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murnau
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Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:25 pm

PVDHP wrote:No guy have ever made a decent OPL3 instruments SF2 rip off yet, instead there is JuiceOPL vsti which is still not there. 25 euro is a much for you? I could totally understand that if you would make a living somewhere in east europe, asia or africa even so some companys charge even more money for their stuff and making a holy grail out of it which it's definitely not (by far :D )
Well.. I prefer the C700 VST which can import any compatible .spc files and cost nothing. I think it's many times greater then your release.

Here is an interesting thread about the subject: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=315459

Also stating that JuiceOPL vsti "is still not there" while your little samplelib is miles behind is inappropriate to say it friendly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obkgta435kw
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mcbpete
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1265 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Re: Koji (Retro SNES Keyboard)

Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:55 pm

pilotredsun wrote:At 0:27 I've been looking for those particular sounds. The wah sound, the echoing pluck, it's sampled from a casio keyboard yeah?
Yeah, think the SA range. Here's the infamous built in demo of the SA-1 working through some of the presets (the 'wah' sound is at 0:41 here)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAnhtxXUu1o

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