Episode 8: The Famicom Disk System

03.21.2016 - By Retro Game Audio

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Having recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, the Famicom Disk System was a peripheral device for the Nintendo Famicom that it allowed it to play games on floppy disk. With it, came an additional channel of sound. We take an up close look at how music was arranged for it, how the sound channel works, and share the FDS music we find most interesting.

Here's the instrument data I compiled from 12 different FDS soundtracks, for easy browsing and making visual comparisons:

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