MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

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MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby redsteakraw » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:22 pm

Does the MiSTer need a boot up sound? Many systems have them and trigger nostalgia and brand recognition as well as mentally prep the person for what it to come. MiSTer is maturing while the many devs are working on the great cores that everybody loves others can work at tweaking and polishing the experience.

I have an idea for one that has three parts. You hear a de gaussing sound of a CRT followed by an exited Japanese girl saying Mister! followed by an Deep voiced person saying F.P.G.A. in an epic like(EA sports inspired) way then that if followed by an ASMR artist in a soothing voice saying "The way it's meant to be played" while in the background you hear the soothing sound of cartridges rummaged through. The UI can boot as soon as it is ready and the sound can merely play in the background until it is finished.

What are your thoughts on the sound idea? What are your thoughts in general. Anyone willing to collaborate on this?
I have some thoughts on how to do this and am exploring how this could be done. Maybe using the ARM core / Linux to pull this off instead of messing with the menu core. Of course though this would be able to be disabled for those who don't want this.

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby JUNKERSeed » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:16 pm

I'd rather have boot up sounds for cores that have sounds like that (Sega CD, for example). Keep the menu fast and light.

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby Threepwood » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:19 pm

Let's just use this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rmBwCR1HVg&t=44s

All jokes aside, why not, but your idea sounds like a tad too much. Keep it simple with maybe a memorable new jingle, like the PSX and most systems had one.
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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby Sorgelig » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:53 pm

redsteakraw wrote:You hear a de gaussing sound of a CRT followed by an exited Japanese girl saying Mister! followed by an Deep voiced person saying F.P.G.A. in an epic like(EA sports inspired) way then that if followed by an ASMR artist in a soothing voice saying "The way it's meant to be played" while in the background you hear the soothing sound of cartridges rummaged through.

And old man's fart at the end.. Just though this cherry on the cake is missing :mrgreen:

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby redsteakraw » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:10 pm

Sorgelig wrote:And old man's fart at the end.. Just though this cherry on the cake is missing :mrgreen:


Well I am fine with that as long as you are :wink:

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby redsteakraw » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:30 pm

Threepwood wrote:Let's just use this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rmBwCR1HVg&t=44s

All jokes aside, why not, but your idea sounds like a tad too much. Keep it simple with maybe a memorable new jingle, like the PSX and most systems had one.


On the video I am sure his neighbors love him.

On the jingle part I didn't want it to be too simple or just one thing because MiSTer isn't just one thing, it is modular and spans computers to handhelds to consoles and more. Even how MiSTer is developed it is not just one person and as such that also should be represented. I wanted it to reflect those aspects while tapping into and creating some nostalgic sounds. Now you can disagree with that but this wouldn't be any more Complicated than EA Sports intros and no one really complains about that.

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby ReedSolomon » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:27 pm

redsteakraw wrote:Does the MiSTer need a boot up sound?

No it really doesn't.

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby Sorgelig » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:39 pm

I also like how it is now - without sound

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby g007 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:03 pm

I like the idea with the old man‘s fart... :lol:

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby normal19 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:22 am

Boot sound sounds nice but I would like to keep boot process fast as possible. Maybe have menu core play a sound after its done loading

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby Newsdee » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:27 am

My vote is for fast and silent...

The Retro Freak has these kinds of sounds (boot sound, launch core sound) and it felt really annoying. Analogue has a boot logo too, it's cool a couple of times but thankfully you can switch it off.

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby crocky » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:51 am

Newsdee wrote:My vote is for fast and silent...

+1

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby jayp76 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:17 pm

Keep it simple and optional.

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby jca » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:12 pm

Lets MISTer stand out and not copy other electronics gizmos? No boot up sound like it is now.
If you want to code in HDL why not do it on cores in need of improvement or create new ones? That would be some well spent energy.

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby NML32 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:36 pm

I like the MiSTer as it is no bootup sound.

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Re: MiSTer Boot sound idea: Thoughts / collaboration welcomed

Postby zomgugoff » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:58 am

As long as there's an option to disable it, I don't see why we couldn't have this feature.


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