In response to a previous post (Do You Play?) I am creating a new thread to answer it in more detail and with a sample. I have been a keyboard player since I was 12 years old. That's 31 years ago. I've had LOTs of keyboards from the "toy" range including a few Casio models and working my way to Yamaha. I remember the Yamaha models the most with my favorites being the PSS-480 and the PSR-510 both of which are very good keyboards in their respective class.
I recently picked up a Casio MT-240 which was a late 80's keyboard I wanted but never got. I have to say that it does sound good for an FM based modulator but really doesn't do MIDI any justice. Paired with an ST you can make the keyboard sound good but you are limited to only three channels. The fourth channel is only used for a clock which I have not figured out yet. But what little time I have spent learning the keyboard's lack of MIDI functions I have managed to pull off a few decent "my versions" of some of my favorite NES video game music.
So, for your enjoyment I will share what I am doing with this keyboard. For starters I am including a recent piece I did from Konami's Life Force. This is from the Starfield stage (2nd level). Everything was done using Sweet 16 on an Atari ST through MIDI using only three channels. I played every part and it took me a long time to figure out how to get custom drum tracks out of this keyboard. All that you hear is coming from the MT-240 played back from the Sweet 16 file. I hope you enjoy it.
Life Force_Starfield.mp3 2.36MB 7 downloads
Edited by kamakazi20012, 08 March 2018 - 01:19 AM.