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Old Nov 7, 2016, 03:51 PM
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Zethe: it's all good, mate. I had a feeling you were looking into Laswell, heh. That CD isn't spoken of too much (until recently I guess)..

Cyberdyne387: wish I could help. I don't think I've heard it before. But those samples all sound down-pitched for sure. Maybe you'll recognize it if you increase the playback rate? That last part sounds like something Aphex Twin might have done (but maybe you already found the source for that).
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Old Dec 7, 2016, 09:33 AM
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Not a sample spot, but something I think would be of great interest to the people in this thread.

My research on this subject has repeatedly led me to Crypton. While they are best known today for their involvement with the popular Vocaloid software, they were founded in 1995 to import sample CDs from the west. As far as I can tell, they were basically the only dedicated dealer in Japan at the time. And wouldn't you know it, their website is archived in the Wayback Machine. Most developers probably ordered at least some of their sample libraries through them. You really could not ask for a better catalog than this. They even offer a number of foley/sound effects CDs that were doubtless used in games and other Japanese media, as well. If you're stuck for what to investigate if you want to find game samples from the mid to late 90's, look no further.

I noticed that AMG products were conspicuously absent from their catalog. Some developers like SEGA seem to have gone out of their way to acquire libraries like Skip To My Loops, or the earlier Polestar Magnetics CDs. In other words, it's not exhaustive, but I can't think of a better place to start (or continue). More recent archives of their website obviously have newer products, but the shift to an integrated searchable database makes it difficult, if not impossible, to navigate.

Also, don't suppose anyone could help me source some of the samples from Rage Racer? I recognize a lot of them from other games, or know the original source, but for the life of me, I can't find the library they were actually sampled from. If anyone knows the source of "our crew" or Nixon's Apollo 11 phone call from Industria, or the rap or "you are engaged in an unauthorized procedure" from Mathemabeat, that'd be super spiffy. The rap also appears in Vatlva (and many other places), the THX 1138 vocal sample is also in Einhander.

e: Found most of them on Zero-G's Interface Dance!

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Old Dec 23, 2016, 12:08 AM
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Nice info on Crypton there, thanks for the Wayback link.
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Only semi-related, but i just came across a movie clip with the famous Capcom lead guitar.

Also notice another guitar, sounds like the mega man guitar, though it seems to stem from the same patch, but it just at a lower key...That's interesting.
That's definitely the Capcom guitar, alright! That patch came from the Roland S-50 sampler, and it consists of 4 multisamples. The highest one of the 4 is the one Capcom used a lot back in the day, but if you were playing the original patch as is on the S-50 sampler, you'd get other samples in the lower notes, as you noticed.

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Old Jan 1, 2017, 04:47 AM
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Sorry to double post, but over my New Year's vacation I finally got around to playing around with the set of expansion cards for my Roland U-220 I bought earlier this year. And it turns out the lead electric guitar in Super SF2 Turbo is from the electric guitar card. Considering how much of that game's samples came from this one module and its cards it's not a particular surprising discovery, but it's nice to nail more things down!
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Old Jan 11, 2017, 09:16 AM
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Track 11 (sample 7) from "Sounds Good New World Order Journey 1" was used in "Dark Beast Ganon"
  • Track 23 (sample 3) from "Sounds Good New World Order Journey 1" was used in "Gerudo Desert"
  • Track 23 (sample 5) from "Sounds Good New World Order Journey 1" was used in "Gerudo Desert"
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