Chiptune Music with GBA Emulator on NDSi?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Crimson Cuttlefish, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. Crimson Cuttlefish
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    Crimson Cuttlefish Advanced Member

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    I want to make an attempt at making music with chiptune, but I don't have a GBA at the moment. Is there any way I'd be able to create the same sort of music some produce with a GBA, with a GBA Emulator on DS/DSi?
     
  2. metroid maniac

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    The GBA is a bit of a strange choice for doing chiptune music. Doesn't it do most of its audio mixing in software? Besides that, doesn't the DSi have KORG for audio synthesis?
     
  3. PypeBros

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    Audio on the GBA is mostly GB audio plus two 8-bit streams channels, capable of software mixing (which is equivalent to what the PC SoundBlaster would have done with samples-based music). On a DS, you would just have to use the GBA mode to get access to that... on a DSi, afaik, you don't have that anymore, but you do have 16 independent samples channel, so it's merely a matter of using gameboy-compatible instruments to make it sound chippy. I'd suggest nitro tracker for that. (tobw.net)

    HTH.