Sunday, May 18, 2014

Daily Dosis: Brandish 2 Renewal (Opening) by Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa, et al.

Here's something I've been wanting to do for a while: A PC-98 special for Daily Dosis.

While virtually unknown in the western world, the 8086 based PC-98 by NEC was one of the most successful personal computers of all time in Japan. Manufactured between 1982 and 1999, it sold more than 18 million times.

In terms of sound, the PC-98 is most commonly associated with Yamaha's OPN (YM2203) FM soundchip, though it also came equipped with a PC speaker, and later models yielded an OPNA (YM2608) instead (used by the above game for example).

If you want to dig more into PC-98 music, check out the Hoot Archive.

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