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Seem to be a load of these on Aliexpress cheaper than last time I looked, wondering if anyone knows how the sound quality is, and generally if they work OK with Nanloop/LSDJ etc? I read some reviews which say game music pitch is (sometimes) different which i guess could be a problem (if I wasn't a harsh noise artist ha)

Interested to hear any experiences thanks!

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There is a difference but whether it's better or worse is a matter of taste. If you're sending it thru eq, effects, etc or recording into a daw it doesn't matter since you can adjust as needed.

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Cementimental wrote:

Seem to be a load of these on Aliexpress cheaper than last time I looked, wondering if anyone knows how the sound quality is, and generally if they work OK with Nanloop/LSDJ etc? I read some reviews which say game music pitch is (sometimes) different which i guess could be a problem (if I wasn't a harsh noise artist ha)

Interested to hear any experiences thanks!

I'm not so sure I'd grab anything off aliexpress as those may not be actual official Nintendo releases and therefore might absolutely sound/perform differently.

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Yeah I know it's definitely not official Nintendo big_smile it's "GB Boy Color', a well known bootleg gameboy big_smile That's why I want it, I love weird bootleg stuff, just wanted to know if the audio quality is OK... I don't mind it being a bit different sounding but would be good to know ifit's for any reason completely incompatable with music roms, or sounds drastically worse than normal GB/GBC smile

There are reviews online but not from chiptune people so they don't go into the audio all that much

Bought several repro/fake game cartridges on aliexpress (rare/unpublished games, and also cheap pokemon bootlegs which I use to re-flash with GBxCart) and the quality seems really good smile

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egr wrote:

There is a difference but whether it's better or worse is a matter of taste. If you're sending it thru eq, effects, etc or recording into a daw it doesn't matter since you can adjust as needed.

Thanks, so long as there's not some horrible screen whine or anything. I guess if I needed to correct pitch could also do the precision oscillator pitch control mod, guessing it would work the same way as a real GB

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Cementimental wrote:
egr wrote:

There is a difference but whether it's better or worse is a matter of taste. If you're sending it thru eq, effects, etc or recording into a daw it doesn't matter since you can adjust as needed.

Thanks, so long as there's not some horrible screen whine or anything. I guess if I needed to correct pitch could also do the precision oscillator pitch control mod, guessing it would work the same way as a real GB

Ohhhhhhh shit wait I thought you meant GBC vs DMG. I've had one of the GB Boys and they aren't great. They don't handle pitchbends correctly if I'm remembering correctly and sample playback is trash. Possible they've been updated since I had one.

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Ohhhhhhh shit wait I thought you meant GBC vs DMG. I've had one of the GB Boys and they aren't great. They don't handle pitchbends correctly if I'm remembering correctly and sample playback is trash. Possible they've been updated since I had one.

Ah right, good to know. Still curious, and yeah I think there are various versions (tho probably pot luck which one you actually get, ha)

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Obviously I didn't pay attention to the username when responding or I would have realized. Derp.

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No probz smile I think i will just look out for a cheap enough one and give it a go smile