Embodiment of Scarlet Devil: Touhou MIDIs on FM Synth

Posted on 2009-02-19 at 06:29 in Music, Touhou by Robbi-985.

I’ve now finished recording all themes from Touhou 06: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil in MIDI form playing on my old FM MIDI synth.

You can download MP3s of them with the other Touhou FM MIDI recordings (so far from the 6th, 7th and 8th games), here.

For those who haven’t seen (heard) any before, they’re basically very electronic-sounding versions of the music from the Touhou games (they’re not strictly 8-bit, but they certainly do often sound like they’re 8-bit). If you like chiptune music, you’ll probably really like them.

10 Responses to Embodiment of Scarlet Devil: Touhou MIDIs on FM Synth

  1. Guy says:

    Yeah, nice and all but what about them being actual midi files?

  2. Robbi-985 says:

    The MIDIs from Touhou 06, 07 and 08 are originally from here. That place appears to be down now, though, so I’m hosting them here at my site, too.

  3. Igramul says:

    wow I search long for these midi files…

    can you take the midi`s from the older games 1-5?

  4. Robbi-985 says:

    I didn’t actually make these MIDI files. ;)

    Games 7-8 (and possibly others which I haven’t played) had the option of playing music in WAV format, or on a MIDI synthesizer (the MIDI files which it plays are inside the thbgm.dat archive).

    Unfortunately, games 1-5 don’t have music in MIDI format because they’re for the PC-98, which doesn’t seem to have General MIDI support built into it.

  5. Nokami says:

    Can you upload a MIDI of “Solar Sect of Mystic Wisdom ~ Nuclear Fusion” from “Touhou 11 Subterranean Animism”?

  6. Robbi-985 says:

    Sorry, but unfortunately, the only Touhou games which actually contain MIDI music are 06 (Embodiment of Scarlet Devil), 07 (Perfect Cherry Blossom) and 08 (Imperishable Night). =/

  7. DJ Saito says:

    Dude, something’s corrupted with the Imperishable Night Midi files. I really need working ones to work with for my Orchestral Touhou Soundtracks. Can you help? The EoSD and PCB work fine.

  8. Robbi-985 says:

    I’m afraid they’re the MIDI files as taken directly from the game’s archives. Perhaps you could try loading them into different MIDI-editing software and re-saving them…?

  9. DJ Saito says:

    Tried that with FL Studio. Saved it as midi file. Loaded it onto Mixcraft 5 to work with. The tracks won’t stay orchestral instruments. They change back to original when I mix it down to mp3. ._.

  10. Robbi-985 says:

    Oh, right, so it’s the program (instrument) changes that are getting you.

    I suggest you download the freely-downloadable Anvil Studio. It’s the MIDI sequencer I use most of the time, when I don’t need to do more complex things like pitch-bending or control-changes. The MIDIs probably have all the events for all the channels mixed into one track, so it will ask if you want to change it so that each channel is on its own track. Choose to do that (the actual events will remain unchanged). Afterwards, you can change each track’s instrument to whatever you like (by clicking the text under “Instrument” for each track). Doing this should remove any instrument changes that may occur in that track, and simply put one right at the start that changes the instrument to the one you just chose.

    This is just how I’d do it. I’m sure there are other freeware MIDI sequencers out there, too. The thing is that the program changes need to be changed (or removed and new ones added).

    I hope this helps!

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