FedePede04 wrote:personally i don't think the Amiga was better, all my friends had and made music on the Amiga, i also made a few scores.
i think that the Amiga sound output was to distorted and the sound clarity was to poor, and it is even worse if you hear it today,
because the sampling sound is so good today.
if you hear the ym-sound today it will still sound clean.
where i think the Amiga was superior to the Atari was graphic.
if you take the spec of the YM, when it is properly one of the most simple sound-chip, use in a computer, (but where was a lot that use it)
where the C64 sound chip was properly one of the best synth chip ever use in a computer. even today, it is very difficult to emulate, because of it's analog filters, and if you wanted something extraordinaire out of the YM, when you need a lot of CPU power.
I would have preferred that they had use a diffident sound chip in the ST, but i will take the ST-sound over the Amiga any day.
is this post serious? i'm not going to start ST bashing, but clearly the Amiga you heard was knackered.
Whether it be mod or proper chip music, the Amiga had most machines beat. Amiga sound was not distorted nor was the clarity bad.
Was the Amiga you heard playing under water?
and this is not to do any Amiga bashing either. i could not care less about one computer brand or an other computer brand.
I think it's a a taste of matter, i have always love chipmusic sins i hear the first on the C64 and the MSX way back around 1983-1985.
i just love the sound of the synth sound.
but if you take the samples sound of the Amiga when using it for music i had a maximun sample frequency of around 29 khz, but that was the hightest note, so if you took that an octav down you have one of 15 khz, so i you had 3 octav you would end with a sample freq from around 3 khz to 29khz, try sample somthing on you pc at around 15 khz and it will also sound muddy and not clean.
the maxium frequency of the atari was around 130khz, plus it was a clean wave form there for it will alway sound much cleaner.
to give you an example the Xenon 1, the lead guitar it sound like crap in my opion, and it was not only in that game, i could point to many games the the instrument sounded like crap.
one thing the Amiga did bring the useable samples to the home-computers, and that was great, but i did not like the sound of it and still don't.
as I said i will take chip-sound over the Amiga any day, i just like the sound better.