Yo! I've found myself with a bit of spare change and a growing desire to change up my sound, so I've been thinking of getting back into Famitracker and probably buying some hardware to play my stuff on. I've been doing some research but I still have a few questions I was hoping y'all people might have some answers to.
- I found out about the engine speed trick and I'm loving the gnarly sounds I'm making with it. In regards to the Powerpak, Famitracker's wiki says "Overclocking is supported but subject to the NES's limitations (actual maximum clock speed depends on code complexity)". Anyone have any experience with how limiting this is? Is it mildly inhibiting (like how lsdj works fine until you start having 4-channel vibrato at 200+ bpm) or is it something I'd have to pay significant attention to?
- I'd like to be able to use expansion audio but supposedly this won't work on a front-loading NES. Will it work on a Famicom with a pin adapter? Or if a Famicom needs modification, are there any good tutorials for this? Will this work with a front-loader and a Powerpak?
- Anyone use an EverDrive N8 Famicom flash cart? Seems like there's no NSF support, but it looks like there are a couple of options to get around that. How well does "overclocking" work with this, if at all? Does expansion audio work differently on this? Any other considerations between the two carts I should be thinking about?