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 on: Today at 04:42:40 
Started by Jamie Ramone - Last post by fuzion.mixer01
You can try to set sample volume to 50% and play it in two channels to reduce said 'staircase' effect

 on: Today at 02:52:56 
Started by Jamie Ramone - Last post by Jamie Ramone
Thanx! I tried 1 but it got a bit hairy, meaning point 2 was out of the question, and I didn't even think twice ignoring the other 2: no way I'm touching those envelopes (Kiarchive instruments), and resampling feels like cheating to me  :P

In the end I just put like 4 evenly spread Gxx effects, coinciding with the bassline chords in increments of 5. It's fine grained enough. Every other volume change feels a bit abrupt but it's not TOO bad (read tolerable) so I'm leaving it alone  ;D

 on: Yesterday at 17:47:27 
Started by Jamie Ramone - Last post by Saga Musix
The volume resolution in most legacy tracker formats (including XM) isn't great, and since it's linear you get the "staircase" effect you mentioned. There are a few things you can do:
1. Combine global volume and note volume slides to increase the available dynamic range. That is, slide both the global volume using Hx0 and the note volume using Ax0 or EAx.
2. Use instrument volume envelopes. Even if the resolution of the envelope is the same as that of volume commands, it is typically provides a higher resolution because of interpolation between envelope nodes.
3. Combine 1 and 2.
4. Render the section to a sample and do the volume slide in a sample editor.

 on: Yesterday at 17:29:58 
Started by Jamie Ramone - Last post by Jamie Ramone
OK, here's the deal: I'm composing a tune for a game I'm making and I can't get a good volume slide I need. It's a piece for brass and woodwinds, a sort of Big-Band sound as opposed to "chiptune". The thing is I'm going for a smooth volume slide across the 1st 3 patterns, starting with a very low (yet audible) volume going all the way up to full volume. Think Maurice Ravel's Bolero, not the original version but the modern reinterpretation.

What I originally did was set the volume with effect G04 in the 1st row, and using the same effect at regular intervals, 6 steps in total, I'd increment the volume as the sound got fuller (more instrument sections come in). Unfortunately, even by adding finer steps, it still always sounded like a "staircase" effect on the volume, were the volume changes were way to noticeable. Then I tried using H10 to make small but frequent enough slides, but it slides way to much, way too fast.

I'm writing it in MilkyTracker, and the speed and BPM are 7 and 120 respectively. If anyone here can give me some tips, recommend some technique(s) I could use, Id be very grateful. Thank you for your time.

 on: January 17, 2018, 02:53:40 
Started by DBmain - Last post by dcatoffm
Well, I can't know if the STM is the original original, but it's certainly more original than the converted mod. Most STM2MOD conversions that went bad just had bad samples, I could pull them, flip the bytes, reinsert the corrected samples, and all was peachy. This one was special because there were a few timing errors, a couple notes had to be corrected, and I never did find the right loop points (which makes the STM file superior).

Only a couple other conversions gave me half as much trouble.. Kefren's Funky (shortened some silent space at the beginning to match song timing, on top of sample fixes) and "Labyrinth" which had a similar problem. Funny thing, I recently found a STM of Labyrinth and it was missing the entire opening SFX sequence... that kind of thing sounds more like a mod to stm handy job to me than this*, but, whatever. I stopped being active after my BBS was crashed in 96 and I had a baby which took my primary focus, so I'm sure you've seen much more of this stuff than I.

Anyway, all that withstanding, I gave you the closest to original I have, so maybe people will actually enjoy the tune now. :)

* Edit: I just looked up your copy of Labyrinth.sfx.2 , and it that seems confirmed... I fully believe your copy is the true original of that one.

Edit 2: OMG I totally didn't see you had a link in there. Well, that's embarrassing.. on a brighter note, I now (once again) fully agree with you. I just really need to slow down sometimes. I wonder what else I can find actual original MODs of..

 on: January 16, 2018, 21:38:52 
Started by DBmain - Last post by Saga Musix
Thanks. To me it looks like the original is actually another .mod file we already have, and the STM file is a conversion of that MOD file. I base that assumption on the sample names in the STM file (the trailing numbers in the sample names are good indications for that). There are tons of MOD->STM conversions for some reason... Anyway, I will merge the obviously broken MOD into the non-broken MOD file.

 on: January 16, 2018, 21:08:04 
Started by DBmain - Last post by dcatoffm
I agree with you, and through the modern magic that is ZXTune (despite some minor rendering qualms), I actually found it on AMP.

Title: This was the Dream
Your (bad) copy:
Original: see attached.

 on: January 15, 2018, 17:15:22 
Started by stunts - Last post by stunts
I'm looking for a song that was originally ('93-'95??) distributed via a CD-ROM that came with a Dutch computer magazine (or from HCC perhaps).

The lyrics were something like this:
"Nog een beetje geduld.... oe wie oe.. voordat ik weer ben. Maar dat ik jou nooit meer zal zien, dat is een leeeeuuuugen. Dank u, dank u. Dank u. Dank u."

which rougly translates to
"Have a bit of patience.... Oo wee oo.. before I'm back. But that I'll never see you again, that's a lie. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you".

Quite a silly song of course.

But if anyone has a clue....... Thanks  :)

 on: January 15, 2018, 00:19:50 
Started by nikku4211 - Last post by nikku4211

I've made an Amiga remix of Evanescence's "The Only One".

Here it is.

I've decided to go a little outside of my comfort zone and try to sound like rock on the Amiga.

For those who have listened to the original song, this remix is a little fast and higher-pitched because I like nightcore.

 on: January 14, 2018, 04:34:38 
Started by fuzion_mixer - Last post by fuzion_mixer
The remix is done, just pending upload to TMA...meanwhile enjoy listening via the YouTube link below. Let me know what you think of it, ya?

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