Reply 20 of 29, by Gmlb256
digistorm wrote on 2023-10-26, 18:01:
I was clearly talking about making stereo music, not about using other OPL3 features. But if you are so eager to impose that topic, the lack of the use of additional waveforms and features is not because of the lack of talent, but because studios for the most part used generic tools based on MIDI. And the translation layer between the MIDI data and the hardware is probably very generic and therefore cannot afford to use 4-op mode for example because it will then run out of polyphony. A translation layer cannot make any assumptions about the music it has to translate. It is a pity that a lot of potential is wasted in this manner, but the same is true for the Gravis Ultrasound, AWE 32, and why not specific versions for your favourite waveblaster module?
True, nearly all of them used simple MIDI tools for composing music. What I meant about the lack of talent is around programming skills to optimize for sound devices that doesn't support MIDI natively.
Anyway, sorry for imposing it which wasn't my intention. I know that this thread is only about OPL3 stereo music and nothing more.
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