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Look what I made! / Anvil's Birthday Is Coming Soon!
« on: March 15, 2013, 17:28:30 »
Hi, everyone,
Hannu Koskinen's (A.K.A. "Anvil") birthday is coming soon (April 30). I thought that we could pay homage to him by making a megamix of all of his songs. You can help by remixing one of his songs. I am planning on remixing The Love Trap or Path To Nowhere. But, schoolwork may prevent me from doing it.
A list of his songs:
The Love Trap
Path To Nowhere
Dream Complex II
Blacklamp Title Remix
Thundercats C64 Remix

If I am missing one, please tell me.

Tracking / Re: Questions About Module Formats
« on: March 15, 2013, 04:18:34 »
Oh, thanks, I didn't know that...   ;D
I guess I see how much I can tweak the interface.
A few more questions:
1. I'm thinking about asking my parents to buy me Renoise. Is it worth their money (and my time)?
2. I just downloaded AMUSIC, an adlib tracker. I ran it under DosBox. Can anyone give me some instructions on how to use it? And where to get some AMUSIC Instruments? I can't load .wav files!
3. Has anyone gotten ProTracker to run under an Amiga Emulator?
4. Can I use my mouse instead of random numbers with sample looping in SchismTracker and Impulse Tracker?
5. How can I get IT to run faster using the Sound Blaster 16? It lags like crazy!!! But when I use GUS, it runs smoothly. I didn't know that a sound card could affect the speed of a program.
Sorry for so many questions, but that is what this thread is for.

Tracking / Re: Questions About Module Formats
« on: March 13, 2013, 02:54:31 »
JMOD is crap anyway, I wouldn't care for compatibility with that. Skale Tracker modules can only be played with SkaleTracker, so they are not supported by ModArchive (all formats supported by ModArchive are playable by a large number of players and trackers).
1) Why not use the IT format with SchismTracker or any other IT-compatible tracker?
2) Why not use less channels? :P

Even though I've learned how to use Impulse Tracker and Schism Tracker, I will always think that the interface is awkward, because I'm so used to using FT2-based trackers. I know OpenMPT is your favorite tracker, but the interface is too bright and also awkward to me, maybe more or less (talking about the awkwardness level) than IT. I'm used to using trackers with a dark interface; it hurts my eyes when I use OpenMPT for a long time. I pretty much gave up on trying to learn to use OpenMPT, mainly because I found SkaleTracker.

Also, I started tracking the remix in FT2, and I ran out of channels. I created an echo effect, and I had to use multiple channels for single instruments for more volume. This is the first time I have done this, so I hit a brick wall. So, I opened it in Skale, and extended it to 64 channels. Then, I started tracking again. I think by the time I finished, I'll have filled all 64.

At least I'm glad I don't use a 4-channel tracker though. I don't have anything against 4-channel mods, but the trackers must have a lot of frustration and hair pulling when they are making one.   :) ;) :D ;D

Tracking / Questions About Module Formats
« on: March 09, 2013, 21:19:33 »
Hi, njaddison here.
I haven't been on the Mod Archive for a while because I've been tracking non-stop, learning new techniques, and even learning how to use new trackers. In addition to MilkyTracker, which was my first tracker, I've learned how to use ScreamTracker III, Impulse Tracker, FastTracker II, Skale Tracker, and SchismTracker. Most of all , I've learned how to use effects to enhance my songs (This is something that all beginning trackers must do if they want to become any good).

The past few weeks, I've been working on a remix of Darude's Sandstorm. I've only gotten the intro and some of the main part of the song done. When I finish, it's most likely going to be my best song so far. I'm using SkaleTracker to track it. The song is a 64-channel .XM. That's my problem. Skale's 64-channel .XM format is not compatible with FT2. This is because in FT2, the channel limit is 32-channels. Will JMOD accurately playback the module, even with 64-channels? If not, can I just post the song in it's original .skm (Skale Module) format? Or is there a way that I can make the module un-playable with JMOD? Maybe I could open the song in IT and save it as an .it module?

Thanks, and if anyone has any more questions pertaining to module formats, feel free to use this topic.

Tracking / Re: What's your tracker / format of choice? And why?
« on: January 21, 2013, 04:03:10 »
I'll always love FT2 and MilkyTracker. Anvil and Elwood used FT2, and they inspired me to begin tracking.  And MilkyTracker was the first tracker I learned to use. But, if you want an unbiased opinion, look at how long took me to figure out how to use the trackers that I use now.
MilkyTracker - 1 Week
FastTracker II - 2 Months
Impulse Tracker & Schism Tracker - 3 Days
OpenMPT - Still clueless...
Scream Tracker 3 - Don't have any .s3i instruments. It screws up my .wav files.
SkaleTracker - 3 Weeks
SunVox - About a day, but the interface is awkward, so I don't really use it.

I use .xm format, but today, I learned how to use Impulse Tracker and Schism Tracker, so I'm making my first .it module. It's just as easy, if not easier than, using FT2 and MilkyTracker.

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