by Superjoebob
3.4 / 5     (12 votes)
Win32 Win64
GENNY emulates the Sega Genesis'/Megadrive's YM2612 and SN76489 chips.

It allows you to create Sega Genesis style FM music in your favorite DAW, and it will allow you to use almost the full capabilities of the two chips.

It's designed to essentially function as it's own music production DAW tailored to making music for Genesis hardware.

You can add up to 16 different instruments within one instance of the plugin, each assigned to it's own MIDI channel and FM/Square channels on the chips. This way, you can create songs that stay within the original platform's limitations and that would actually play on the real hardware.

In fact, you can even export VGM files for playing on actual hardware (Though they're a bit bulky right now)!

It supports importing various YM2612 instrument formats, and exports it's own special format that supports including drum samples. You can import micro tuning files too!

spacefruit Jul 28 2023
(4 / 5)
Jul 28 2023
rRcouldn't find it in my plugins
SEGA! Jul 11 2023
(5 / 5)
Jul 11 2023
This thing is awesome! All the classic sounds, works perfect in Ableton.
Synthwave Aficionado Apr 12 2023
(5 / 5)
Apr 12 2023
It is excellent, plays TFI-instruments ripped from SEGA's games perfectly – exactly that Mega Drive's sound we're all familiar with. There was a pack of all of the TFIs from almost all of the Mega Drive games once – it was called 'All SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive TFI Instruments with Friendly Filenames'. Good luck finding it.
Nexus Jan 30 2023
(1 / 5)
Jan 30 2023
Not Recommended: This Plugin Crashes When Deleted Or Replaced
R_Y_A Jan 29 2023
(5 / 5)
Jan 29 2023
Same functions as YM2612 but better GUI. Works well with FL.
John Burns Sep 18 2022
(0 / 5)
Sep 18 2022
Couldn't get it to work in Tracktion. The GUI looked fine but no sound came out. Did an A/B with another synth (DDX10) which worked fine so there was definitely something wrong with Genny. Looks like it would be a good synth if you ever get it to work.
Smecko Geck Feb 24 2023
Feb 24 2023
I've used Genny in other DAWs like Cakewalk by Bandlab and LMMS, and it works fine there. It just doesn't seem to work in Waveform Free (and by process of elimination, Waveform Pro), and I have no idea why.
Flely Mar 29 2023
Mar 29 2023
ShadowTheHedgehog Feb 09 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 09 2022
Dunno wtf yall talking about. I run plenty of instances of this on reaper just fine so far. In fact, I run like 10 instances of this at 50% cpu on a crappy laptop that usually goes 100% from 3 of your usual hight quality synth patches with no effects (in practice handles well beyond just fine, but still goes 100% at this point). So don't be shy to layer these quality presets like crazy.
Jon Jun 17 2021
(0 / 5)
Jun 17 2021
Full of bugs, and developer deletes bug reports/suggestions from forum without notice. OPNplug is better.
Hate to Question This, But.. Sep 10 2022
Sep 10 2022
What is OPNplug?
Download Link for OPNplug? Sep 10 2022
Sep 10 2022
I Really Need to Test It Out.
Sergei Feb 05 2021
(1 / 5)
Feb 05 2021
It works sometimes in REAPER on Windows 10 x64. Sometimes. Changing some settings makes DAW to crash. Not many plugins can crash the whole REAPER, I must say.
KringlePrinkles Jan 18 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 18 2021
I'm slowly getting the hang of using 4 operators and the FL version of Genny, and I really really like it so far! It mimics the sounds of the sonic music, and also the infamous Megalovania. I'm still able to make my own sounds using this synth, and made a quick track of my own just for fun:
Frank May 10 2020
(5 / 5)
May 10 2020
Awesome! I love the genesis and this is such a fun vst