Turrican Sounds

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KVRer
5 posts since 9 Jan, 2014

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:41 pm

TURRICAN SAMPLE LIBRARY FOR KONTAKT
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This is a sample library of Turrican music sounds for Kontakt
The sounds were recorded of the original Commodore Amiga game
This software consists of 5 libraries

Drumkit (638kb)
Bass 01 (398kb)
Lead 01 (736kb)
Lead 02 (6.6mb)
Lead 03 (886kb)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DBwzg6G2BU&t=64s

LINK : https://somporcento.blogspot.com/p/turr ... brary.html
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KVRian
1060 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:13 am

I loved this game :D
Are these sounds extracted from original tracker files from the game or remade? I have no idea how games were packed then, on Amiga.
Beware! The software discussed in this topic has unacceptable aliasing at -386dBTP but it can be fixed by changing the sample rate to 12Bit

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KVRian
904 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:30 am

Also a HUGE fan of the games.
The original samples were done by Chris Huelsbeck for the Amiga. The soundtrack of the game was a module (.MOD / .NST or similar - don't remember exacly). It is possible to rip the 8-bit samples directly from the modules. Although I am not sure about the legal situation here. I remember that Chris sold a CD with the samples (which also seem to be ripped from those days synths) in the past.
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KVRian
994 posts since 23 Sep, 2004 from there

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:39 am

It was TFMX song. Sampled from synths etc. to Amiga. TFMX could make 8 channel songs also and could use hybrid sounds eg. mixing synthetic generated simple waveforms with sample in realtime (not sure about realtime, I never got really into the TFMX, it was super awful to use if you didnt know what to do).

If you rip the samples from memory like I did, you'll get quite small segments without their looping. Games didnt have much memory to use for sounds back then, imagine you have 512KB for graphics, code and music to output. The original sounds from synths would be nice :)
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KVRAF
5634 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:27 am

Turrican was one of my favorite games. I also really liked the Psygnosis games: Barbarian, Blood Money, Lemmings, Shadow of the Beast, and some of the others.

KVRist
119 posts since 8 Mar, 2003

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:33 am

Turrican 2 FTW. :love:

I think i read somewhere that Chris used an Ensoniq SQ80(amongst other things) for the Turrican samples.

KVRAF
5634 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:48 pm

Off topic...but I wish they’d release all of those on Steam. :)
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KVRian
848 posts since 31 Dec, 2008

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:07 pm

Markus Krause wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:30 am
Also a HUGE fan of the games.
The original samples were done by Chris Huelsbeck for the Amiga. The soundtrack of the game was a module (.MOD / .NST or similar - don't remember exacly). It is possible to rip the 8-bit samples directly from the modules.
I'm a fan too. My favorite is level 1 track in Turican 2. It's TFX. Deli player can play them. I'm playing it right now!!.

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KVRian
1060 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:54 am

http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=34770

So TFMX was actually made by Chris Huelsbeck. I never heard about TFMX. Happily living in ProTracker/DIgiBooster bubble at that time ;)
Beware! The software discussed in this topic has unacceptable aliasing at -386dBTP but it can be fixed by changing the sample rate to 12Bit

KVRist
71 posts since 16 Jul, 2018

Post Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:05 am

Yeah. Great era of DigiBooster... Before that i composed a few pieces using Multer app for joining PT modules into one multi-channel module. THIS was a challenge ;)

BTW You can find Chriss' discography on Spotify. I'm not sure there are original Amiga productions, but sounds like this, see Turrican Soundtrack Anthology: Original Sound Version

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KVRist
101 posts since 11 Apr, 2019 from UK

Post Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:06 am

Amiga!
Kickstart 1.x OS - 300kb rom built in that can still be configured to look and work like any version of OSX and Windows.

RE: Turrican
Legendary game, I got the first part of the menu theme in video below available as a ringtone in my mobile :phones:
I have or had the mod file for it, video of OpenMPT playing in tracker style!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlRcrLx5NMU

RE: Turrican as a Kontakt library
WTF! Just insane! Awesome sauce love it!

RE: Amiga trackers
Octamed - med files (My tracker of choice)
Noisetracker / Protracker - mod files
There are a few others but only 1 that was also popular but cant remember file type, I think it produced XM files.

Playback of MED, MOD ++ old school tracker files
Use OpenMPT (its free)
https://openmpt.org/


Some tunes from my Octamed days
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHCi8QOQ8pk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjD_B-vdvaM

Some mod I found on Aminet I think or a game mod rip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Y6PUYUAVA


Some tunes from other legendary Amiga games
GODs - The Bitmap Brothers!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJXrMGUd-Mo

Killing Game Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XamI_5TJI34

Cybernoid 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjwqD_VT7d0
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KVRian
904 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:38 pm

The best version of Turrican 2 was the DOS version. It is pretty unknown. It had sprites with 256 colors and 16bit sample playback on soundblaster cards. But it is tricky to make it work. On DOS 6.0 it was nearly impossible to get enough free ram to run the game. It took me some time make it run in DOSbox. But it works fine
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KVRian
904 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:40 pm

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KVRian
904 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:41 pm

By the way:
to enable the cheats press
Space, 1,4,2, esc, esc
on the title screen
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KVRist
101 posts since 11 Apr, 2019 from UK

Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:14 pm

Another one of my all time fav's on the Amiga, if it wasn't for the Amiga I would have never got into DAW tinkering.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9BltSvKMlQ

The First game I loaded up after upgrading from a spectrum was:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6jNosHmHG8

And then I found the demo scene and med/mod and I was hooked
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MjNsNW8DvM
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