Thursday, October 01, 2009

Will The Real YM2413 Please Stand Up?

The YM2413 board that I use in my Sega Master System 1 was hand made by Tim Worthington aka Viletim, and although it works pretty well, I have always found that it sounds a little strange when set to certain parameters, especially the 'Guitar' preset instrument.

It turns out that the chip supplied on my board was a clone (unbeknown to Tim) - luckily, Tim was kind enough to procure a batch of real YM2413 chips. Thanks go out to Jacko for ordering my replacement, real YM2413, the difference is truly remarkable.

I installed the real YM2413 chip in the SMS1 today, and not only does it offer a cleaner, smoother sound, all of the instrument presets work great!


Jacko said...

Glad I could help out!

poppi said...

The title of this post caught my eye. Très bon! :))

And that's the extent of my knowledge of such things.........

Sebastian Tomczak said...

@ jacko: :)

@ poppi: :)