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9. Playing Around with Other Neat Stuff > Remix Your Retro Sounds

Remix Your Retro Sounds

Capture audio from your favorite game, and tap your inner DJ, musician, or just be that guy with the annoying ringtone.

As simple as the sounds are, audio has always been a critical component of retro gaming. If you’ve played MAME without the necessary samples [Hack #28] , you knew something was missing. To make the experience perfect, the sound needs to be there.

If you ever wanted to bottle up the arcade experience and take it with you, audio is your opportunity. With some clever software that “hijacks” the output of your sound card, you can turn the audio from any game into an MP3 file. Then, what you do with it is limited by your imagination, and probably the court decision du jour about music sampling.


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