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Re: OPL2/3 vs. the clones

a thing that might make comparing them easier would be to use shorter snippets and play back the exact same part on each other card for direct comparison. sure that breaks up the song a lot, but listening to the song is not the primary goal here I guess ^^ could also make that into one video... …

Re: OPL2/3 vs. the clones

I was surprised how good / how close the CMI-FM and the ALS-FM were Judging by recent ALS100+ discovery of true OPL3 clone, I won't be surprised to know that ALS120 just integrated that clone into main chip, similar to some Aztech and Creative OPL3 chips. The ALS100 uses external 100% yamaha clones …

Re: OPL2/3 vs. the clones

Cyberdyne wrote on 2020-09-03, 05:49: that OPL thing is so overrated, appart from those more modern PCI horrors and maybe CQM. But Crystal, ESS, ALS, they all perform pretty good, You do not need a real OPL or that ADPCM dumb OPL-SAx. I would prefere CQM over Crystal

Re: OPL2/3 vs. the clones

I certainly feel that OPL3 is quickly overrated when it is just used to listen to an OPL3 MIDI driver playing MIDI music. There are occasions that a game has music composed for the OPL3 chip that programs the OPL3 chip directly, but it is rare. Most games used some sort of MIDI engine and an OPL3 …

Re: OPL2/3 vs. the clones

I listened to a few of the recordings (Crystal, CMI, CQM, and S3). I still like the Yamaha. In general it seems to have more "character", maybe because the composer is targeting the Yamaha with whatever trickery they're using to make interesting noises happen. The clones seem to sound watered down …

Re: OPL2/3 vs. the clones

well, it's very subjective, you have to hear for yourself to decide... :p something I wonder is if you have compared other OPL cards, as some of the differences could be down to filtering etc. maybe? I do totally agree. Overall I would say that many of the clones are good to go. I haven't compare …

Re: OPL2/3 vs. the clones

How about a summary of the results here so we don't need to follow links and watch films? Good point. So here is my personal opinion/conclusion: I was surprised how good / how close the CMI-FM and the ALS-FM were. Good choice! Crystal-FM is not very accurate, I would avoid them if you have …

OPL2/3 vs. the clones

Hello guys - initially, the question to me was: Will a cheap soundcard without genuine Yamaha OPL3 do fine in comparison with the original? I chose one opl3 track (High Octane - Amazon Delta Turnpike) and one opl2 track (Inoid from Whales Voyage) and record every clone I have. The result you can …

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