On Oct 2, 2:29 am, Richard Dobson wrote in
From reading the above paragraph it seems like there is no way to figure out the exact mechanisms of the patches unless Creative Technology tells you. The 'reverse engineering' seems to involve lots of guess work and no exact answers. That's what is frustrating. You want something exact but know you can't have it.
So the patch is something that is completely software and not in the FM chip? I hope so but fear not.
...I try playing Creative Music Synth , through my so called 'karaoke voice canceller' -- which inverts the phase of one stereo channel [right or left] and then combines it the other channel -- which results in anything identical in both the left and right channels being removed. I get a mono of what was different in the left and right channels.
When I play Creative Music Synth  audio through the voice-canceller, it sounds more treble, sharper, brighter, warmer, and crisper than when I don't use the voice canceller.
I can get the same effect if I use Wavelab [or other audio software] to make a stereo recording of the MIDI audio and then invert the phase of the one [but not both] of the channels -- left or right ? and then I convert the stereo file to mono.
Whether I use the voice-canceller or Wavelab to cancel the central channel, the effect is the same ? the sound is more treble, sharper, brighter, warmer, and crisper.
Is it likely the differences I describe [e.g. the differences I hear when ?voice-canceling? the FM audio] is due to the FM signals themselves? I hope not but fear so.
Do these differences occur because that?s how the FM chip was designed? Is this because whoever designed the chip, decided for it to work this way? I hope not but fear so.
In addition, are these differences I describe due to the patches of Creative Technology? I hope not but fear so.