Category Archives: software

MSX Synth

Just came across software called MSX Synth – it’s not specifically for the CX5M but you can use it to play around with the internal Yamaha sound chip: http://paxangasoft.retroinvaders.com/msxsynth.htm

It’s very nice to see how Paxanga has used the graphic possibilities of the MSX1 to make an advanced interface for the PSG sound chip. You can see a video here how it works:

Paxanga soft claims it’s still in development but I think it’s worth a try already.

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VOG Files

So a while ago I got a request from Paul Deco if I could put the .vog soundfiles back online. The CX5M shares the instrument-data structure with the FB-01 so they could be handy for FB-01 users too. I’ve zipped them here

Now, In the previous version of this site there was also a .VOG decoder. I’ve been working on that too so you can see what sounds are inside the .VOG files (typically 48 instruments per file). I have not made the file uploader for that decoder in this new CX5M site (a bit worried about security since the contact form is already spammed now and then) but you can browse through some instruments. You can click on the links below and see how the sound parameters are setup. WARNING: It’s a load of numeric stuff if you’re not into FM programming…

Click to view a few examples:
ARK1.VOG
ARK2.VOG
ARK3.VOG
ROCKKIT.VOG
JAZZKIT.VOG
SOUNDSFM.VOG
MOSCOW1.VOG
MOSCOW2.VOG
MOSCOW3.VOG
MOSCOW4.VOG
ELECTRO.VOG
FEX1.VOG
FEX2.VOG
FEX3.VOG

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