As you may know,
Quoted from Pinwizkid:
TZ was originally slated to be the first game to use the DCS system, but the system was not completed in time, and all of the audio had to be converted to play on the Yamaha YM2151 system at the last minute. Luckily, Chris saved a majority of the DCS audio on a tape which had been buried for 20 years... until now!
It's not perfect, but it's wonderful.
Quoted from spblat:
I’ve been playing it for a month now and while I miss the original jackpot music a bit, I think the original DCS score is absolutely brilliant. The mix of original low res callouts and amazing new stereo music is a bit jarring, and there are a range of (correctible) timing issues, but I think the good far outweighs the bad.
In this thread I'll document my efforts to bring the Granner mix closer to an ideal state. Feel free to use this thread to document your efforts as well! In my mind the "ideal" TZ mix would contain Granner's original DCS music, the original callouts in higher resolution (a man can dream) and other small issues fixed (examples below).
Issues with the sound pack available from pinsound as "Twilight Zone DCS Chris Granner":
1) The jackpot sound sounds like pinmame and isn't faithful to the original sound (this applies to the original pin sound mix too). Lots of discussion about it here:
And here's a jackpot explosion that sounds pretty good!
Quoted from Alby87:
Here are the Wav file. Please keep in mind that Pinmame emulation don't recond the cleanest of the files
I believe placing that sound in sfx/1117896962-jackpot_score_pt_2_ should do the trick. I'll confirm later.
2) The original jackpot music, in my opinion, is iconic and amazing. The jackpot music in Granner's original DCS score is wonderful, but it's not the same tune. I'm inclined to replace it with the original music. The pinsound folder where this music lives is
3) The mutiball restart music is wrong in the Granner mix in that the cue expires before the timer does, and then it has to restart. It's here:
The Granner mix sounds like this, and you can see the music expires before the timer does:
Should be easy to fix. I'll report back to confirm. What else would you do to improve the Granner Twilight Zone mix?