Plogue has announced the release of chipsynth MD, a four operator FM synth, a bit-accurate reproduction of the sound chip found in the Mega Drive - also known as Genesis - with added features.
Here's what they say:
"MD features a bit accurate OPN2 (YM2612) emulator. We combined it with a SN76489-compatible square wave core (SPSG) and a special emulation of the very crunchy sample playback found in games, and we multiplied all of this by 6 to make it polyphonic in every situation imaginable. A complimentary VGM file player allows you to audition hundreds of vintage soundtracks just like they were meant to be heard.
Plogue's reverse-engineering team worked very hard to make sure that even the rarest corner-cases involving the special features of the OPN2 chip were emulated bit-accurately, backed by large amounts of testing on special hardware rigs."
Price: $49.95. MD is available for 64-bit macOS and Windows in VST, VST3, AU and AAX plug-in formats.