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The Lobby / Hiya!
« on: May 25, 2008, 09:32:56 »

My name is Daniel Davis and I've been writing music for a long time now. I just started getting into chiptunes (I use milkytracker and would really like to own nanoloop). I just uploaded my basic modules at  And you can hear my other music here:

MilkyTracker Tracks & Songs / Re: So am I doing this right?
« on: May 21, 2008, 08:56:13 »
I hope you remember you're not limited to drawing samples. Using the generators and filters in the sample editor generally gives nicer results.. and also, nothing beats an actual synth sample for fat basses. Experimenting with .wav files advised. :)

The manual mentions the differences in shorcuts between OS X and Windows but how about using the Quick reference printouts? The manual and the printouts also tell you keys F1...F8 or Cmd-1...8 change the octave. So you're not limited to 2, you're limited to 8.

Dimmed patterns aren't extended, they're just the next/previous pattern as seen in prospective mode. You can enable that in Config > Layout > Pattern Editor or just by pressing the tiny P button above the title, song duration or peak bars.

Extending patterns is done by increasing the Len. value in the main panel. Note that this value is always hexadecimal, even if you are using decimal numbering for pattern rows.

Thank you! :) You've been extremely helpful. The Prospective mode is exactly what I needed. Extending patterns is as well. Although sadly, I only know how to draw samples. I have no idea where to start with using the generators and filters (or even where to find them). I downloaded a bunch of samples from and they didn't work right...maybe because they were mp3s instead of .wavs? Although I got a bunch of samples from the Open Path music .zip from the other thread that linked to the One Laptop Per Child wiki. I'll have to mess with those soon!

Finally, Cmd + 1-8 doesn't work for me? And F1 - f8 are already assigned to other functions on master volume, monitor contrast, and Expose.

Anyhoo, I guess I finished both of those modules for now.


MilkyTracker Tracks & Songs / Re: So am I doing this right?
« on: May 21, 2008, 01:26:34 »
Wow, thanks for the quick replys/words of wisdom! There's still a TON I need to learn about, such as drawing certain sounds I want (like a fatter bass) and what not. But I supposed that'll just come with time. Also, someone should make a keyboard shortcuts section of the manual for the Mac OSX version-translating the windows ones are a bit disorienting. Oh, and when you're playing an instrument are you just limited to those two playable octaves on your keyboard? I'm guessing you have to create another instrument with a lower relative pitch? Get back at me when you can. Thanks!

P.S. : Here's another one I just started...trying panning and pitch bending...

edit2: also, I saw on a video of a guy extending the pattern length instead of making a whole new do I do that? The stuff written before was greyed out and it looked like a continuation...

MilkyTracker Tracks & Songs / So am I doing this right?
« on: May 20, 2008, 09:17:01 »
This is my first time ever tracking. I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm just trying to follow the vague no-speech tutorials out there and drawing my own samples. I'm using the manual for effects (to the least of my ability) and I have no idea if I'm doing this right. Did I draw them correctly? Am I setting up the song right? Am I skipping shortcuts or something? Let me know what you think.

Here's the link:

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