You can design a vast range of sounds on top of 33000 music instruments presets already available from Games VGMs or extract your own.
Go further with extended controls, and even midi control a real sega genesis with VGM conversion or with a special hardware add on interface, GENMDM designed by Little Scale. ( Another Hardware module with 2* YM2612 or 3438 chips is in development...)
Easy drag and drop with the VGM2TFI program to convert your VGM music files to TFI presets to use the instruments with FMDRIVE!
Download the full 45 pages manual to unleash the true power
of the SEGA GENESIS.
The Manual is available for free download as a ressource.
FMDRIVE does not emulate a Sega Megadrive console but the sound chip that was inside, witch basic function is reproduced here but enhanced a lot. It is not a straight binary copy and the system is totaly new.
Secondly the use of Sega name and logo is use strictly here for the legitimate purpose of comparison and tribute to this great console, and it does not in any way imply SEGA®'s or YAMAHA®'s permission or endorsement of the FMDRIVE product.
FMDRIVE was first made for personal use and is now donationware.
CHECK OUT SOME FMDRIVE TRACKS AT SOUNDCLOUD AND AT THE
FMDRIVE is a VST SYNTH based on the SEGA Genesis/Megadrive YM2612 FM sound chip. Yes from those who made the legendary early DX7 crunchy sounding FM soundchip!
It contains a ton of features that makes it easier to program than before and covers every unique particularity of the chip like:
PCM, SSG EG, Special & CSM mode, Optional Model 1 distortion (ladder effect) and even some circuit bending options...
You can import and export: .tfi presets, dumps from emulators and even some compatible HOOT dumped voices (PC88 and compatible X68000...)
Every registers are automatable in your DAW of choice via MIDI for awesome results and the output can be converted later into a .VGM file.
FMDRIVE is not simply an YM2612 emulator, it add many extended features and huge user friendly GUI! It is a fantastic synth suitable for chip music and SEGA nostalgic pleasure and also a powerful vintage sounding FM tool for modern music production. Check the manual and see by yourself!
Take your chance, even the legendary Yuzo Koshiro is using it :)
For complete Megadrive sound emulation SPSG VST take care of the PSG chip!
WIN 32 VST runs on 32/64Bit Systems and is Multicore Compatible
HIGH QUALITY GUI
(Different panels for controls etc...)
INSTANT UPDATE FOR ALL CONTROLS
FULL MIDI AUTOMATION
With midi learn (right click to assign MIDI)
POLY & MONO MODE
with Glide Control
DIRECT OUTPUT OR MD1
Headphone Out filtering
TWO AUDIO MODELS
HQ and MD1
(Crystal clear and high resolution processing) and MD1 (emulate distortion and low resolution of MD1 model)
Tweak the chip in a cool way
YM2612 NATIVE FEATURES
4 OPERATORS FM SYNTHESIS
LFO AM & PM
CH3 SPECIAL MODE
(Different frequencies for each OP) also different key on/off by External Midi channels
(Kind of early vocal synthesis)
CH6 DAC MODE
(4 slots to load any PCM WAV files/ auto converted to mono 8/4bit 22/11/8Khz) with selectable start/end points and pitch control for that Megadrive crunchy samples.
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE SEGA MEGADRIVE
GENESIS CONSOLE HAD AN FM SYNTH INSIDE ?
- GENMDM CONTROLLER
- VGM CONVERTER
- FL STUDIO
- REAPER etc...
- VST PLUGIN 32BIT
- STANDALONE 32BIT
- USER MANUAL
- VGM 2 TFI 2.0 CONVERTER
- 33000 GAMES SOUND
FMDrive 2612 VSTi 1.2
YM2612 EXTENDED FEATURES
OVERDRIVE LADDER EFFECT CONTROL
(MD1 MODE, adjust to taste)
RATE RATIO CONTROL
(Change the global EG RATE/SPEED from *0.1 to *4 for rapid tweaking/adjustment of the envelopes)
SOFTWARE GRAPHIC EG
Up to 8 stages /8 stage shapes/custom loop point (aka custom SSG) and sustain point.
CUSTOM LFO RATE (for low modulation...)
6 LFO SHAPE
Hardware + Software LFO Including noise
ATTACK & RELEASE
Software Time for the LFO
DT2 (larde detune) PARAMETER imported from YM2151
(Different settings for each OP)
aka PHASE MODULATION FILTERING
(Reduce the modulation at high frequencies according to the amount of filtering)
GLOBAL FM SAMPLE RATE CONTROL
(Skip audio samples)
(Kind of increasing the FM bit crushing audio effect according to the number of voice/keys played..)
DAC CUSTOM GRAPHIC WAVEFORM
DRAW MODE or LFSR
(Random bytes generated, clock divider, sync with host tempo)
Timer A can also be controlled by MIDI notes !
(Shortest period limit on FMDrive is 1.13636ms note A5)