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Tracking / OpenMPT MIDI export - "double time" tempo
« on: August 25, 2019, 22:29:18 »
I've written a few modules in "double time", e.g. using 3@130 for 32nd note granularity at 130BPM instead of 16th notes. I've been using OpenMPT to export these to MIDI.

The .mid files OpenMPT outputs have a baked in tempo of 260BPM if I do this, which makes it annoying to open them in DAW software (especially when I'm trying to mix songs in "single time" and "double time".)

Is there a way to get MPT to set the tempo correctly, but keep the song timing as it is?

Hey all! Been a while since I've been on here.

I'm looking for a utility that can take an S3M or IT module and re-arrange all the note data to put each sample/instrument on its own channel.

I.e. it moves all notes using Instrument 1 onto Channel 1, Inst 2 to Ch. 2, etc.

It'd be nice if it uses *some* intelligence in assigning channels to handle simultaneous hits of the same instrument, but not critical for the simple tracks I'm dealing with. None of the modules I'm interested in using this on have more than 32 instruments so that shouldn't be a problem.

Does this exist? I'm remastering some old stuff from back in the day & this would make my life a lot easier.

Tracking / Workflow for composing adlib s3m
« on: April 16, 2016, 22:15:54 »
Right, so it turns out ST3 is littered with bugs. Gasp! Who knew?!

I'm trying to make some hybrid FM + digi tunes but I haven't hit on a process that really works. The biggest issue for me is creating or browsing saved instruments tends to corrupt the display (but surprisingly this doesn't seem to affect the module being edited, if you save it & reload it's fine.)

Schism works but the playback isn't right (like at all.) Right now my process is to have ST3 running on Dosbox and Schsim open side-by-side. I can browse modules for likely instruments with Schism, save them out, load them into *my* module, save it, and jump back to ST3 to edit or see what they actually sound like.

Is there a better way to do this? Is there any other tracker that can write hybrid modules that I'm not aware of?

(Note: before anyone says "CDFM" the point is I'm trying to *avoid* aggrivating bugs and crashes. So not that. :P )

Feedback & Suggestions / Digitrakker mdl files
« on: June 28, 2015, 12:31:48 »
Let's say, hypothetically, some crazy musician, who may or may not be myself, has an obsessive fetish for this lovely tracker, and intends to finish some tunes in it in upcoming times. Would it be possible to add support to upload them here?

I also have a few nice 'historic' MDLs that are right now only available on FTP sites that could probably be uploaded for archival reasons.

Project / Coder's Corner / LibOpenMPT under DOS
« on: September 09, 2014, 03:34:48 »
I'm throwing around ideas in my head (and on paper) for a tracker tool. Basically a glorified in-module sample editor that does some specific features I want.

I'm not really a coder so this would be a learning project. I just want to be able to open the module, edit the samples in situ, and play it back to hear the changes right away.

So yeah, was wondering if it would even be possible to use LibOpenMPT in a DOS program? I'm not worried about doing hardware mixing on GUS/AWE just yet so if the output is a simple 16-bit 44kHz stream that I can pass to the soundcard's DMA that would be fine.

I'd most likely be doing this in RapidEuphoria which can hook in C or assembly modules. I don't need a really complicated set of playback options, but 'play sample', 'play module', 'play pattern', and turn on/off channel functions would be really handy. I *do* want accurate replay of IT files (with filters) which is why I'm thinking the MPT routines.

Tracking / Hard acid trance / techno Hively or AHX mods
« on: July 07, 2014, 13:40:38 »
...recommend me some good ones please!

Just installed Hively and am looking for inspiration. Bubbly chiptunes are nice but I wanna see it do massive basses, screaming filter sweeps, pounding overdriven kickdrums... I know it can!  8)

Help Support Topics Archive / Change a filename
« on: June 17, 2014, 10:56:48 »
There's an old, old, OOOOOLD s3m of mine on here from 1999(!) by the name of "The Chaos Experiment" (this one). Unfortunately because the filename jh_chaosex.s3m incorporates the letters -s-e-x consecutively (really?!), the archive software thinks I was trying for a dirty title and asterixes it out. Obviously that was never the intent!

Is it possible to change this to maybe jh_chaos_ex.s3m without that being an enormous amount of work? Or just disable the asterix filter for it?


Look what I made! / Advanced Impulse Tracking w/hardware
« on: January 07, 2014, 02:05:15 »
Hey all, since I've dusted off my account here recently I thought I'd post my latest tune. This song was made almost 100% using DOS tools, chiefly Impulse Tracker 2.14p5, on a Pentium 233:

Under a Foreign Sky (click through to Soundcloud for full description!)

I used all the advanced IT features that I never got around to trying back in the day when it was current - MIDI out (note data & sequencer clock!), instrument mode, resonant filters, NNAs, volume/pan envelopes, panning commands in the volume column, etc. I'm still impressed with how powerful and stable this 15+ year old program is.

The hardware synths involved were a x0xb0x (sequenced w/MIDI clock), Roland MC202 (DIN sync clock from the x0x), JV-1010 (notes played via IT MIDI instrument) and Yamaha PSR-36 (sampled.) My original samples were recorded with Allsound Tracker 1.62F and edited in SamplEd 1.24. I also (mis)used a Roland S760 as a DA converter.

There are also a couple samples from the Amiga ST-xx disks and a couple ripped from other old mods over the years.

Unfortunately it ended up a bit short but I'm pleased with the result anyway. Enjoy!

Help me find that... / Mods by SubSonic (T. Walter)
« on: December 29, 2013, 02:09:36 »
Trying to find other mods by this techno/industrial/breaks artist. There are three here on ModArchive (1, 2, 3) - uploaded by me - and one more on Modland.

("Onslaught" is my fave of the bunch BTW - great track!)

Having no luck with Google on this. He had a Geocities page back a million of years ago with about 10-15(??) mods on it as well as other stuff (samples, beats), but the site is not archived on and the Wayback Machine (linked) does not seem to have saved any of the content. The others may be lost to history unless someone has them buried on their hard drive.

There are tons of artists who used the handle 'SubSonic' but this guy always signed his real name in the text - T. Walter.

I've uploaded what I have. Anyone else?

Help me find that... / Fasttracker 1?
« on: December 23, 2013, 10:58:36 »
Hey all,

Anyone know where I still find FT1? Its really hard to search for since all the results come up for FT2 due to Google's auto suggest. Have tried and Pouet with no luck. Unfortunately I only have 500mb/month mobile internet so I can't search every odd archive or mirror that's out there.

I vaguely remember having a copy back in the day that came *with source* but who knows, might be thinking of something else.


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