> As an aside, are you talking about the interval
> between the thumps, or the "highness" (or
> "lowness"!) of the thumps themselves.
When I say "interval" I'm talking about a musical interval
, rather than a time interval.
If I had perfect pitch
, I'd actually be able to remember what the pitch of the thumps actually was. Unfortunately, I'm not as lucky as mahuti.
However, I do have enough musical training and ability to be able to identify the distance between two notes, and I definitely remember them being a minor second
. And what mahuti said is dead on. If the notes are wrong, they're wrong. The size of the speaker enclosure or the materials used around the speaker might color the tone by emphasizing certain harmonics
. It would not actually change the pitch of the note coming out of the speaker.
I don't know exactly what needs to be done to satisfy the key MAME developers that the pitch needs to be corrected, but if you wouldn't mind volunteering your expertise, I'll do my best to find out what needs to be done and let you know. And if it's something that's in your realm of abilities and time-availability, it'd be GREAT to get it fixed finally. It's been bugging me for a long time!
I'll keep y'all posted....