The editor has been developed and tested mostly under Windows XP. It also has been tested under Windows 9x and Windows Vista. Under Windows 9x some minor issues with interface redrawing are possible.OVERVIEW
TFM Music Maker is a tracker-type music cross-editor for the TurboSound FM (TFM for short) - a sound expansion device for ZX Spectrum-compatible computers, developed and produced by NedoPC team.
The editor allows to create, edit, and replay music for the TFM device using IBM PC-compatible computer with Windows. Music made in the editor can be replayed on the real device. With some limitations, the editor also can be used to make music for any other system with sound chip of the OPN family (YM2203, YM2608, YM2610, YM2612). The editor also has some features to simplify it's use to make music for FM-synth part of the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) game console.
The editor uses software emulation of YM2203 sound chip, based on source code from multi-system arcade machines emulator MAME.
- 6 independent channels of the FM synth
- Up to 255 instruments (with names up to 16 characters long)
- Up to 256 patterns
- Up to 256 order list positions
- Each pattern can be up to 256 rows long
- Effects like slides, porta to note, vibrato, speed change, synth control and other
- Up to four effects per note
- Separate volume column (0..31)
- Speed interleaving (shuffle could be done without Fxx sequences)
- Module information (up to 512 bytes)
Development goals of the editor are not include full TFM device potential usage, so the editor has some limitations:
SSG-part of TFM is not supported
Limited support of the dynamic synth control
Limited support of the multi-frequency mode of YM2203