> > There's more to it than that. For example if they used a specific speaker type in
> > cab that somehow makes the changes you perceive, the speaker doesn't get emulated
> > mame (last I checked anyway). But stuff can't be done by ear or what sounds best to
> > someone, imagine doing that with graphics, someone making the driver thinks purple
> > looks better than blue, it's not the right way to do things.
> There's no speaker in the world that could change the source in the way it's changed
> in this specific case, but I totally understand your point about wanting to keep it
> objective. I hope someone with a PCB shows up eventually to feed the devs with
> accurate data. Thanks for your attention.
This is only a suggestion, but you can start MAME with the -cheat trigger (cheats) enabled to add volume level adjusters to the Slider Controls menu for YM, DAC, OKI sounds. This will allow you to tune the game as you see fit to your ears. Perhaps with adjusted volume levels+settings with real numbers there may be something a dev can do about changing the source to better fit your assertions. At the very least, it gets fixed on your end.