Reply 300 of 595, by syche
sUPERtOTO009, Roland User, James-F, Falcosoft
Thanks for your replies, guys! Much appreciated.
Well that's simple. All SC instruments have a range, the velocity of these tubular bells is around 50 (out of 127) and the pitch […]wrote:
Could someone confirm that in the attached midi (theme.mid) file between 1:41 and 1:56 Tubular bells (channels 14 and 15) are almost inaudible (in any mode, btw), even though it shows them as playing at a high level?
Well that's simple.
All SC instruments have a range, the velocity of these tubular bells is around 50 (out of 127) and the pitch is very high, it's simply out of the sound canvas range.
You will not hear it on any sound canvas including the hardware because the song was not composed on a sound canvas.
Yeah, that's what I thought initially. (I noticed that tubular bells on channel 4 sound just fine in other parts of the song, where their velocity is lower) However, I found several recordings of the soundtrack which were made on the real SC-55 hardware, where tubular bells at this moment were more pronounced. One example is here (skip to 1:43):
http://www.ultima.rabbitslair.de/ultima8_rola … gan%20Theme.ogg
Also I think that the music for Ultima 8 was, indeed, composed on Roland hardware. The reason I think that is because in 1994 not long after developing U8, Origin published a music CD called "Origin Audi CD vol.3" with Ultima 8 medley on it, which sounds very very "Rolandy". Here:
http://www.ultima.rabbitslair.de/origin_audio … 08%20Medley.ogg