Go from this to this takes ~ 10 minutes. Sound already is much less muddy sounding with just speakers but the board and high definition samples makes it far better again... The wirings are still mono for now. Then 2.1 with the board installed.
I'm putting it out there looking at opinions on lower cab speaker selection. Impedance matching aside I'm trying to figure out what is optimal for the application. The first thing that I would think is mid and high frequency sounds are far more directional than base so a woofer would be the best option since the speaker points at your toes, but then looking at subs that are constructed with massive permanent magnets and thick cone suspension in order to be driven hard and produce extremely low frequency sound and vibration it seems to come at the cost of efficiency. I'm not sure sub sonic vibration is what the main objective is here. My experience with old jukeboxes using full range speakers driven by a mere 16 watts indicate that power is not always equivalent to performance and speaker efficiency can't be underestimated.
My thoughts are a more modest full range speakers is going to be a better fit for this application as it isn't attempting to dampen vibration associated with sub sonic frequencies I'm likely not looking to prioritize. I also want to make use of the modest power available without installing some high powered amplifier just to overcome inefficiency to obtain something I'm not aiming for in the first place.
Not my custom mix. The whole profile is from Altsound but did a bunch of sound balancing and ducking settings. A couple files I edited in Tilt!Audio editor. The web GUI lets you sit at your computer and play with the sounds and you can play them back on the desktop or the machine to hear the results as you edit. I may be overly fussy but I don't know how you could properly master without this real time playback feature playing on the actual hardware. For example there was one for loading the gumball that had a length of the main theme at the end. It when it was going into powerball it would play this chunk of Golden Earing then the powerball theme which was odd so I clipped it at the end of the gumball load effect.
I will save my sound profiles since I convert them to wav and tweak them extensively to give the game the same feel as the original tracks but with all new tracks. The only thing that was a carry over from the original sounds seems to be Rod's voice. Maybe the robot calls too. The rest is all entirely rewritten and recorded in a high sample rate and stereo 2.1. My phone recording of it on YouTube sounds like absolute crap compared to being at the machine or over Bluetooth headset. Once it's all done and the profile folder is saved everything is preserved and you basically fire up the game like any other game. If you're lucky someone like me has already gone through tweaking it on an actual machine and you just need the folder to add to the sound folder and you're done.