Sunday, February 03, 2013

SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive YM2612 Register 2C "Loud Samples" Mode Demo

By switching a bit in register 2C of the YM2612 FM sound chip, samples are automatically boosted in amplitude by a massive amount. Below is an example video:

GenMDM v102 and above can access this register on MIDI channels 1 - 6 on CC 97. All distortion is created on the output of the SEGA console, as my sound card was not distorting.