It's apples and oranges, really. What sounds better is really subjective.

If by better you mean cleaner, crisper and clearer, then of course a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis sound chip emulation on a computer will be better.

But if you want better as in more organic, authentic, genuine and closer to the slightly unpredictable noisyness of the real hardware, then you won't get that from Deflemask. Having something that sounds good in Deflemask is one thing, but it will almost certainly sound different on the real hardware and this is part of the fun of making this type of chipmusic. big_smile

For that sound you need to use real hardware or another good way to get that on your computer is to use something like the Plogue chipsynth MD VST which literally emulates the noise and filters and actual electrical behaviour of the sound hardware.


(38 replies, posted in Other Hardware)

How is everyone going with their Nanoloop handheld? Has anyone updated the firmware? Is there even a new firmware available yet?

Oh nice, you're right. Those were the days! heart … eezedream/


(9 replies, posted in Releases)

Hi Scrobins, I'm not sure, I'll have to check with Matt Phillips to see if he's planning another run of cartridges. Thanks! big_smile


(28 replies, posted in General Discussion)

I'm sorry XyNo, that's actually not allowed.


(28 replies, posted in General Discussion)

+1 for trackers (which are sequencers in reply to the OP)


(89 replies, posted in Sega)

Sounds intriguing and a really ambitious project - definitely going to check it out! big_smile


(11 replies, posted in LittleGPTracker)

As catskull said, I'm sure it means Audio: Earphone Jack AND 0.5Watt 8Ω Mono speaker

@catskull Looking forward to seeing what you make of it!


(272 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Come say hi! heart



(9 replies, posted in Releases)

Thanks for the kind words! heart

@martin_demsky: Actually Tanglewood game does include a "Sound Test" screen where you can play all the music and SFX!

@Feryl: Bee and Puppycat? I'm not familiar, I'll have to follow that up!


(9 replies, posted in Releases)


The full original soundtrack from the epic, award winning Sega Megadrive / Genesis platformer, TANGLEWOOD!

Physical cartridge for listening on your Sega console: Pre-Order!

Digital download: Bandcamp


"Set in a fictional world, the game follows a young creature, Nymn, who is separated from the family pack after the sun sets. Unable to get back to the safety of the underground home, Nymn must find a way to survive the night terrors and get to morning.

TANGLEWOOD’s world is a dangerous one after dark, and Nymn must use skills of evasion, special abilities, traps and trickery to defeat predators."


1.   Tanglewood
2.   Demon
3.   Wake Up
4.   Dawn
5.   Harlequin Forest
6.   Dusk
7.   Calm
8.   Night
9.   Djakk
10. Lost
11. Sleep
12. Storm Warning
13. Rain
14. Heritage
15. Union
16. Tethered
17. The Last Djermisch
18. Bygone
19. Scrap!
20. So Long
21. Deadwood
22. Paramonia?
23. Oasis
24. Turntail
25. Credits
26. Tanglewood (Reprise)


(5 replies, posted in Sega)

Thank you handbaked, that's a pleasure to hear! I'm still hoping for a brand new physical cartridge album before the end 2020. We'll see what happens! heart


(1 replies, posted in Releases)

\o/ Yay! I like the parts with less drums. Love 4mat's chord progressions and melodies with overlapping overtones.


(6 replies, posted in Releases)

Nice beeps! Thanks for all the link, too!


(3 replies, posted in Releases)

Stunning technical prowess and musicality. heart

@irrlichtproject: Thanks for the suggestions! Unfortunately I could only find one listed on Amazon and it was still really expensive to Australia.

@jefftheworld: Oh nice, that looks very promising! Have you or anyone else had success using that method?