@N<num> = { <param1>, ~ }

<num> (0 — 127)
A number you set for your reference when calling throughout your MML.

<param1> (0 — 31)
The buffer number for the NAMCO163 chip. Note that the actual maximum buffer number varies with the number of parameters (samples) you are specifying. Short samples (few parameters specified) can use more buffers. Adversely, longer samples use up more buffer space. See below.

A "buffer" is basically memory space a waveform can sit in. Several waves can be written into the same buffer, provided they don't get simultaneously called by multiple tracks (in which case the latter of the two waves would gain priority over the other). Alternating two or more similar waves (all in the same buffer) on a NAMCO163 channel is an existing technique to enhance the sound of an instrument by giving it a more realistic feel.

Setting up your waveforms

Valid parameter for samples in a waveform: 1 — 15.

You can specify between 4 and 32 samples, in increments of 4. You have to use certain buffers (<param1>) with certain numbers of specified samples. Use this chart for reference:

N106 Definitions: Buffers and Samples
Number of samples specified Available Buffers
4 00 — 32
8 00 — 15
12 00 — 09
16 00 — 07
20 00 — 05
24 00 — 04
28 00 — 03
32 00 — 03


Example N106 Instruments

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