Chris Abbott, Andrew Laggan
418-page easy-to-read full-colour PDF which is 80% interactive gallery and 20% fascinating in-depth sound chip info.
It's packed with fun facts and beautiful screenshots from games east and west, all linked to YouTube through QR codes and hyperlinks. Relive your best memories, and discover the treasures you missed!
It has the mighty SID chip at one end (starting with a C64 Fast loaders gallery), the mighty Paula at the other with amazing Amiga info, and in-depth information on NES's APU, Famicom expansions such as the VRC and Sunsoft chipsets.
The Atari ST isn't neglected, and there's a ton of amazing arcade memories such as the classic System 16 games such as OutRun and AfterBurner. There's also the Commodore 16, the "Dave" sound chip from the ill-fated Enterprise 64/128, and a write-up of the Apple IIGS.
The beginning of FM is also covered, including a look at the C64 Sound Expander using the OPL chip YM3526, as well as the all time classics YM2151 and YM2203.
Volume 2 - 1982 - 1986
C64 Loaders - special historical feature
Nintendo Entertainment System
YM2151 (Marble Madness, OutRun, etc)
Yamaha chips including YM2203 (OPN), YM3526 (OPL)
A ton of other interesting arcade chips including SegaPCM and Konami SCC1.
ENGLISH (HARDCOVER) ISBN: TBD Year: 2021 Pages: 418