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« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2006, 17:53:04 »

Yeah, some of my really bassy modules gets clipped when played with maximum bass extensions. (Psst, Haunting Nightmare :P )
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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2006, 23:11:01 »

# 11 - be aware of your format... there are many tunes that use odd channel numbers in xm for example.. no big deal if you have a hexeditor on your side but ft2 DOES NOT support odd channel numbers..
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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2006, 15:15:12 »

btw i think the clipping is also lowered coz modplug has an automatic DC remover...

edit: yezzz this was the 888th article on these boards!!! :D
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2006, 05:22:36 »

Quote from: "Jojo"
btw i think the clipping is also lowered coz modplug has an automatic DC remover...


Dude, you may want to believe what minomus said in the first place.. ;)
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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2006, 21:48:57 »

BUT.... :D clipping doesn't occour with *normal* volume levels.... and btw: agc really suxx... :thumbneutral:
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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2006, 11:46:49 »

Wow... seriously, why don't you post an actual thread about this clipping crap if you guys are so willing to prove anything. This has just gotten so... :ot:
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2006, 18:22:26 »

I don't really understand #8. Cutting a note with another note.

In what situation would a newbie do that, and why is it bad?
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« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2006, 11:53:07 »

What I was getting at there was the following kind of scenario:
"A newbie is using a looped sample, e.g. a string. Then he/she can't get the string to stop, so he/she puts a non-looped sample there to stop the looping sample instead of using Note Off or Note Cut."

Of course, this is not neccesary a mistake. If you know what you are doing, you can contridict anything I say here.
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« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2006, 17:05:37 »

That seems like kind of a clever way to get the string to stop.  You'd think someone clever enough to think of that solution would be clever enough to use a note off or a note cut, no?  ;)
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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2007, 03:55:51 »

OK, here's my comments on these:

#1 - Looping and using the same theme
I often gather riffs and vary them slightly. The weird thing is I don't intend on doing that, but when I'm at a tracker, I often do.
But generally I'm not too bad with that.

#2 - TOO LOUD, TOO QUICK!!
Never done it.

#3 - No depth, no panning, no nothing.
I hardly ever use panning, and I only leave panning in when I'm working with the MT2 (MadTracker 2) format. But yeah, echo / fading is quite nice :D

#4 - Out of beat
I have a good sense of rhythm. Hardly ever had problems with this; I often adjust it if I don't get it right first time. Or second, et cetera.

Oh, and by the way, you CAN have a 4/4 beat over a 3/4 beat if you use compund time (6/8 time). Use 12 lines per bar, and then you can overlap it. If you have the right beat, this can sound REALLY good (I tried it just before).

#5 - Finishing the song abruptly
Generally I just let it finish, or I loop it if it's too short.

#6 - Forgetting to add contact info
Well, I give a name as a bare minimum. My email address and website are a bit too big to stick it in the instrument headers :\

#7 - Spelling your mail-adress wrong
Well, I spell my name right, and I can't quite get enough space to fit my email address in, so that's not a main problem.

#8 - Cutting a note by using another note when you should not
I used to use a volume of 00. Then I used the note cut. Now I go back to using a volume of 00, because note cuts are NOT interpreted correctly when loading MT2/XM modules in SchismTracker (the note cuts are interpreted as note-offs) when I do a WAV export.

#9 - Using relative values
I like to know what volume / speed I'm at, thanks.
I also like to know what note I'm at, but I have to do it for a smooth fade.

#10 - Ripping
Why bother? I prefer going from scratch.

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You forgot to mention "Out of tune." I can spot these EASILY, seeing as I have perfect-pitch, so it's not hard for me.

Yes, it's an old thread, but it's stickied, so it doesn't hurt.
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