Reply 1020 of 1031, by Falcosoft
Hmm, this makes me really wonder, because recording straight from the game should be in principle authentic.
Provided the initial SysEx transfer was problem free.
One thing that could be an issue is that I use a Old MT-32 and RetroGC uses a New MT-32 ?
I do not think old vs new MT-32 could cause such huge difference. The problem in your recording sounds to be instrument upload related. The MT-32 version designates Channel 6 as a quasi drum channel in case of this theme. One of the custom instruments on Channel 6 is 'Hi-Hat----'. In your recording this instrument sound like a bird whistle. It's definitely not right. The other problematic custom instrument is 'HeavyBass-' on Channel 4. In your recording this also sounds off, more like a square wave than a bass.
Try to play this on your old MT-32 and report back (no external syx file is required, all necessary SysEx messages are included in the Midi file itself):