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I've just compiled mt 0.90.85 on an ubuntu 9.10 system with self-compiled jack 1.9.5, and finally...jack works!! :D

it's working really well, I've just tested at 88200 khz rate, and milky seems to be able to handle that, no aliasing on high-pitched notes that _did_ alias badly at 48000 with the cheapest resampler! strange that sdl/alsa drivers don't offer >48000 in the gui while it's working with jack, maybe that should be fixed?

well...the problem: sometimes with jack in rt mode (happened at 48khz, so I doubt it's related to an unsupported sample rate), when I click around the system and reenter the mt window, the player becomes unresponsive to input! gui updates well, sound is gap/xrun-free, with cpu around max (it's a slow pc), but keyboard and mouse input won't respond for long times, like it takes half a minute after I clicked something (also the wm close button) for mt to respond, keyboard also lags like that. working is impossible when it happens (other than listening to the song & watching the gui).

I'd really like to get that fixed, because it's annoying. anyone got ideas on how to solve this prob?

btw, how does milky do its mixing & passing data to jack? jack works with 32bit floats, I hope the mixing isn't 16bit integer & then converting to floats (but I fear so...)

MilkyTracker Tracks & Songs / milky tracker made my day(s) - bofba
« on: February 07, 2009, 22:40:12 »
just a thing I began in 2001 with ft2, and then after 8 years without trackers was "finished" with milkytracker

a bit different to what you're used to hear here normally I assume...let me hear what you think about it anyways!!

MilkyTracker Community / Usual Volume levels for .xm modules
« on: February 07, 2009, 16:02:23 »
hi people!
finally a tracker which is not only compatible to ft][, but also has an interface that looks & feels like ft][, and even the "same" keyboard commands. after years of abstinence from any .xm editor I have now motivation to dig into my collection of unfinished tunes, which lay dormant for so many years...

anyways this is just about  a simple question: how is by convention in the/this scene (or whatever) the usual volume of a .xm module (i.e. of the loudest sections in a whole song)?
I'm asking because I noticed that most of my own .xm files distort by mixer clipping in the standard mixer volume setup. i've had to toggle amplification to 25% and mixer volume to somewhere between 60% and 70% in order to play my works without clipping. this applies also to the .wav recorder. this seemed strange to me, as original ft2 never clipped, probably amplifying each channel by 100% / number_of_channel (which also meant that adding channels reduced overall volume of the whole song, can't remember correctly, since it's years since I last used original ft2, but I think it was this way). I'm using milkytracker under ubuntu 8.10 with SDL driver, as installed from original repositories.

I'm asking because, being treated with a free, open source piece of software that I really like I wish to share my music with other people from the scene associated with it, and nothing could be worse "first impression" for the listener of a tune than getting his ears bust by levels higher than he's used to listen, or having to listen to a distorted piece, probably thinking it was composed intentionally that way (...hmmm, sometimes it can fit nicely, but not always, you see...). with sharing in mind I wish to reduce levels of tunes I want to share to something that is usual, for example by de-amplifying the samples (instrument volume won't work, because it's overridden by volume commands...). back those days I seldom listened to other mods, and used "bad" technics like normalizing every sample to 100%, or doubling a bass channel to make it more present.

maybe you could treat me with links to .xm-files that you think are leveled properly, so I can compare and adopt my tunes.

thanks in advance :)

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