New music conversion - Castlevania III

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New music conversion - Castlevania III

Post by SarahWalker » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:38 am

It's been a couple of years or so, must be time for a new music conversion. Today's ABUG release is Castlevania III : Dracula's Curse, or to be more precise Akumajō Densetsu, as this is the Famicom version that's been converted. This has an additional sound chip in the cartridge, adding an extra 3 voices in addition to the standard 5 voices on the NES/Famicom. This conversion implements 7 of these (as CV3/AD doesn't use the triangle wave), implementing 4 pulse waves, 1 sawtooth, 1 noise and 1 sample playback.

This conversion needs a Master 128, the dreaded ADFS, and banks 4 and 5 of SWRAM to be available. It mixes 7 voices at 10 kHz on the standard sound chip. Real hardware is recommended, with some kind of external amplification as the internal speaker isn't massively loud.

Enjoy!
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Post by simonm » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:24 am

This is unbelievably good. Never heard anything like it before - amazing stuff! And so many tunes on one disc! =D>

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Post by kieranhj » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:44 am

Great work Sarah! It was lovely to hear this on real hw at ABUG. :) Sounds amazing, like a real arcade machine and nothing like a Beeb! =D>
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Re: New music conversion - Castlevania III

Post by marcusjambler » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:15 am

Wow cant wait to try this on real hardware =D>

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Re: New music conversion - Castlevania III

Post by Arcadian » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:17 am

Dig out an old Master and managed to get through the first three tracks before the caps went pop :oops:

But what I heard was stunning, amazing work Sarah - does this open the door to a whole library of NES music conversions? Or is there a fair degree of work involved to convert each track?
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Re: New music conversion - Castlevania III

Post by gidandridge » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:36 am

This sounds like a valid excuse for me to go and buy a Master from eBay. :D
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Re: New music conversion - Castlevania III

Post by Dave Footitt » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:24 pm

Nice one Sarah, looks interesting, good to see you're keeping busy :D

Hopefully can have a listen at the January get together, don't have a Master set up (yet)

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Re: New music conversion - Castlevania III

Post by Ramtop » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:47 pm

Oooh, this is very impressive! I had no idea the Master could sound so good. :D
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Re: New music conversion - Castlevania III

Post by nytrex » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:56 am

Is there a chance that someone could post a Youtube Video showcasing these songs on the Beeb?
I don't have a Beeb, but would love to hear the tunes.

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