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Re: Ten tips for beginner trackers
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2008, 22:45:49 »

When the luxury of having infinite number of channels is there (Renoise for instance),  organisation (and labelling) is key to keeping your sanity when working on complex stuff.

On hardware or software limited systems, though, you have to be inventive and make use of the resources that are there. For instance, you don't exactly get much choice when using Protracker, or AHX which are a maximum 4 channels.
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Re: Ten tips for beginner trackers
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2008, 14:08:44 »

Personally, I work in OpenMPT, and although I don't use channel-based plugs, I keep everything nicely organised. Hey, I even leave an empty channel between instruments. :D Basically, if you've got the facility, use it, imo.
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Re: Ten tips for beginner trackers
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2009, 21:16:08 »

If I may add my 0.02 to this article, it is useful to get a sample editor beyond the one the Tracker provides, for example if you want to chop drum breaks up. Audacity is an excellent editor, and available for free, and it is what I use:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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