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Tracking / Re: H8 Tracker 1.90 Tips-Techniques-Pitfalls...
« on: December 02, 2020, 17:29:34 »
Just tested EXPDigital's Delta Series & they all work in H8 fully...

They are very good plugs for ANY sequencer or DAW

Be sure to get the 'no installer' version

http://www.expdigital.co.uk/legacy2/freeware.htm


The G-Flux is quite good as well but NOT in H8 (crashes on deletion)...

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Tracking / H8 Tracker 1.90 Tips-Techniques-Pitfalls...
« on: December 02, 2020, 04:28:06 »
Started messing with this tracker a few says ago so figured I'd be verbose about it...

This was last updated August 2001 so is pretty old and was also beta too...

But listening to the ONLY demo tune I said, "Hey, that sounds pretty good!" Well at least way better than the transistor sound chiptune kind...

Come to find it supported VSTs and the sound came from a couple of the MDA synths...

So I started loading up VSTs to see what it would do well the sound was pretty good and I liked the simplicity with a focus on VST automation right upfront...I mean you draw out your automation right there above the pattern view...

You can do it while it's playing the block and turn that segment parameter on-off or clear it as well as copy-paste to another parameter...Quick and fun there is a lack of clicky crud which is nice...

There is no render to WAV at all but I solved this by using Voxengo Recorder once you put it under one instrument it will be under any others so you just turn it up all the way on ALL instruments hit start & record your whole wreck...

A few gotchas for those who wish to try...
-This was a 2001 release so VST support very picky...I have tested probably 300-400 VSTs in the last couple days only a small percentage pass but I still have 200mb of plugs ready to pretty much make anything with...
-Auditioning some VSTs keys will stick on or off but once pattern is down pat play is perfect...
-can't get internal sampler to make any noise but VSTs take care of that problem and better too...PAAX is a good one to use for SF2 or AKAI, etc...
-This really likes GUI-less plugs like MDA stuff as it will integrate right into the parameters sector...GUI-ed plugs will launch out in their own window which cannot be minimized or hidden you just gotta slide 'em out to the side and they are all 'stay on top' mode...A minor annoyance...
-Graphic plugs will not intergrate knobs in the tracker you must use the GUI to make changes however the automation of all params is still like any other plug & once you draw your curves out the knobs-sliders start moving on your graphical plugin...
-You must keep DLLs in the plugins folder otherwise it cannot load them...It produces a registry entry that stores relative paths to the various folders so using sub-folders is a no-no...
-On VSTs best to shoot for OLD versions to test...I have Voxengo freebies from 2003-2005 for instance & they work fine...
-To test you put your bare DLL in the plugins folder then go up to plugins tab & load custom VST...If it loads then you must go to the -/+ menu right below the plugins tab & navigate to the loaded plugin on the right you must turn the knob 'up' to make plugin active...Some will crash doing this so delete the DLL & try another if that happens...If you got that far you should be able to hear the instrument by pounding the QWERTY keys...Now the final test is to make sure you are on the VSTs section then go up to plugins tab & choose 'delete plugin'...If you are lucky H8 won't crash & that plugin is a keeper for using however a hell-of-alot will fail this last test...So there will be alot of plugin deletion...
-Looking on the bright side it's the sound that counts and I find no problem with H8 on that note and I am probably one of the few in the galaxy using it at this moment...The Dev had some great ideas, and some not...

By the way there are a few plugs that somehow CAN be put in a sub-folder and work...Synth1 happened to be one but the vast majority of others won't open at all in a subfolder...

This isn't the easiest tracker to find but it's here-

http://www.maz-sound.de/archives/h8t190.zip

This can also be put into the wayback machine as well & comes back too-

https://web.archive.org/web/20160327071134/http://www.maz-sound.de/archives/h8t190.zip



I uploaded an image of what plugins have passed the tests on my machine. In event of numerous builds to choose from I chose the OLDEST for best luck for testing...There are alot more FX plugs I have to test as of yet...

https://i.ibb.co/PTXp8Gy/Plugs-So-Far.jpg

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Here's one I wish I had years ago...

Great addition to any Tracker Lair or even better for a Rebirth Lair (Less visual feedback)...

It's a Text Editor with specific musical function for Lyrics and-or Chords, ETC...

Best use to keep track of what you are doing if there happens to be complexity then it's easy to forget or be lost...

Also good to keep copy with your modules or other song file...

The Free version seems to have plenty of features...

Info here-

https://web.archive.org/web/20071228163944/http://www.mymusicsoft.com/index.php?item=transposer

Screenshotz here-

https://web.archive.org/web/20080106191243/http://www.mymusicsoft.com/index.php?item=transposer_screenshoots

Direct DL Link-

https://web.archive.org/web/20070305092619/http://mymusicsoft.com/files/transp21.zip

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OK then...Thanks for sorting that out...

Another possibility is that perhaps by my optimizing XMPlay for the common MP3 I have made it a crappy module player...

Weighing this in I think I will still keep my XMPlay settings for MP3 play & still use Trout for modules-samples as it is good 'out-of-the-box' and I like the 'Clear list & select new folder' option as well as the list-detail view which I can size down out of the way as well...

And this is not even taking in account my particular machine & OS which are probably worlds different from what others are using. I have 8 machines & there are differences I can attest to...

Anyways, enough verbiage I still don't want to detract from SKWIRE's OTHER software which could come in handy for some...

Have a Good One...

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Look what I made! / Tracker Stuff of TalkOrBell & Some Other-
« on: November 22, 2020, 21:44:09 »
OK, Well, I guess I'll get this over with...I ain't no pro Tracker...

First Tracker Tune Made in SunVox 1.8x using XI instruments from the KLarchive-

https://alonetone.com/TalkOrBell/tracks/osmosis-highway


Next done in IoNeo Aero Studio 5 tracks all scored in the piano roll then adjusted in the tracker view. Aero does great job of simply hooking directsound...Didn't bother mixing this at all just puked it out-

https://alonetone.com/TalkOrBell/tracks/apache-swagger


Then one done in OLD Renoise that wasn't finished before crash & now that renoise is no longer 32bit no XP function forget it...Was having issues with it as it was THEN for massive RAM-CPU a bit ridiculous for a tracker to be that way might as well use something else-

https://alonetone.com/TalkOrBell/tracks/pure-suede-me-%28wip%29


This one had just started & got intro done in Aodix 4.2 so all DSP was lost will have to rebuild this one. Done with QWERTY only then adjusting notes with Aodix's INGENIOUS vertical piano roll. Pitch bends for fretless bass harmonics were done with Joystick-

https://alonetone.com/TalkOrBell/tracks/genetically-modified-mood---intro-only


It for now...Some 3D model-render more recent-

-BiBeast Bust in Nendo then C4D-

https://i.ibb.co/ypkShhM/Bi-Beast16.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/3FQ2kMn/Bi-Beast-Shadered2.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/mDRkN5G/Bi-Beast-Large.jpg

Joan-of-Arc Started in Nendo then to Sculptris-

https://i.ibb.co/HPBS4Fs/Jof-ANendo.png

https://i.ibb.co/BnmDhKP/JofA1.png

https://i.ibb.co/Vgqw0V9/JofA3.png

https://i.ibb.co/zRbYt3d/JofA4.png

Jessica Rabbit in C4D (WIP)-

https://i.ibb.co/zFLCRFB/Jes-Rabtw-Head.png

Luca Hollestelle Head in C4D (WIP)-

https://i.ibb.co/Ks8NVdT/Luca-Hollestelle-R9.png

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PC Players / Trout 1.0.6 b76 Free Win32 Audio & Tracker Files Support-
« on: November 22, 2020, 17:27:25 »
Just found this...Has now become my sample & tracker explorer for loading a folder style browsing...

Still have XMPlay as default though...

For whatever reason the tracker files (MOD XM IT S3M) just sound better in this than XMPlay...WTH

INFORMATION_

Trout

Description: Small, lightweight, freeware audio player with extensive format support. Simple, standard drag-n-drop interface.  Features:

    Supported audio formats (standard): AIFF, AIF, AIFC, MP1, MP2, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, MO3, XM, MOD, S3M, IT, MTM.
    Supported audio formats (with included plugins): FLAC, WMA, WMP, WMV, ASF, MID, MIDI, RMI, KAR, WV, WVC, AAC, MP4, M4A, M4B, M4P, APE, AC3, SPX, TTA, OFR, MPC, ALAC, OPUS.
    Basic freeDB support for audio CD track titles.
    Support for internet radio streams.
    Supported tag formats: ID3v1, ID3v2.2/3/4, OGG/FLAC Vorbis comments, WMA, APEv2, MP4/ALAC/AAC (not available under 9x/ME)
    WinampAPI support for external control and display.
    Commandline parameters for external control (/play, /stop, /prev, /next, & /mute).
    Extremely customizable hotkey system.
    Track announcements (ideal for audiobooks)
    Basic album art support (folder.jpg)
    Horizontal/vertical “minibar” controls.
    Toaster style popup.
    Play modes (Play file, play list, repeat file, repeat list, random, shuffle).
    Simple tag editing (not available under 9x/ME).
    Last.fm and Libre.fm scrobbling support.
    Lyrics window (Lyrics from LyricWiki.org)


https://www.dcmembers.com/skwire/download/trout/


Note - There are some other audio stuff there as well as non-audio check it out...

Have been using the 'Spews' Wallpaper Changer which is quite good as you can have it pause changing when a certain EXE is running...(Some apps freeze or crash when wallpaper is switched underneath)...

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Sampling / JRhodes3 Multi-Velocity SF2 to Separate XI Instruments -
« on: November 22, 2020, 13:48:30 »
Hallo...

  Was playing with this on this morning so figured I'd upload...

I Made some years ago from the Free JRhodes3 SoundFont which had 5 layers...

Normally when doing separate layers to different XI if the other velocities are too similar I don't bother but this has very different layers...

You can use one or load up others on different track (or Instance) for more realistic Rhodes play...

For me I just play on one velocity then review pattern audibly then any notes I want to make louder I copy & paste to louder track velocity & same for soft...Simple-Simple

https://www.sendspace.com/file/csf6yt

OR

https://anonfiles.com/veo6q7sepe/JRhodes3_Separate_Vel_rar


Just so you know these are large XIs 15-20 MB each...

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Found this a few weeks ago with link coming back...

If your Tracker uses VSTs then this might work for you...It's a virtual midi keyboard plugin like Bome or such with mouse control of pitch & modulation & more...

Initial version freeware later went commercial...

https://web.archive.org/web/20031205013113/http://www.axxeom.fsnet.co.uk/trollo.htm

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Sampling / Sonic Explorer 1.3 Free via Wayback Machine Win32-
« on: November 21, 2020, 23:15:56 »
I use a few different apps for previewing Dirs of WAV files  & such...Don't like the ones that wanna scan first so pretty much discount those...

I like this Sonic Explorer also use one called 'Sound Library 1.90'...

Sonic is nice cause it's like explorer but you have access to your native right-click within it so if you have a 'gathering function' like piky basket or a copy-move thingy it can be used inside Sonic...

Also shows a waveform but not really necessary but nice

Direct DL Here-

https://web.archive.org/web/20130112002739/http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15705707/Sonic%20Explorer%20Setup.exe

Also some other good freeware there like VSTnotes, VSTnotesXL & Probagate...

https://web.archive.org/web/20110902043203/http://www.proxl.nl/

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Tracking / About The FANTASTIC SVArTracker 1.22 >>>>>
« on: November 21, 2020, 22:08:23 »
OK Here we go...Just started using this a week ago (The Free 1.22 Version) This thing quite rocks but takes a bit of learning as it is different...

Sounds as good as Renoise but has machine view connection which I prefer...You can import a variety of MODs and choose whether for plugin style (samples) or MIDI for MIDI only export later on...

You have an arrangement window (playlist) which I also prefer over Renoises method and the automation is drawn out right below the arrange window...

A selection in your pattern can be saved to the internal sampler so a VST could therefore be unloaded and the sampler is quite good & can use SF2s...It sounds superb like Renoise as well...

To load a VST you choose the DLL rather than scan...I prefer this as well & so far no failure...There are a truckload of routing that can be done...

The Effects Column on pattern view can be configured however you want & there is a further events editor as well plus somethings I still don't understand the purpose...

It has been in development till 2019 when it reached version 1.30 for 32 and 64bit and had many improvements on the pattern sector...

Website is no more so sad really...This is hot coding at its best and this is very easy on audio drivers & ASIO...Currently just running it on DirectSound no issues whatsoever (Unlike Renoise) also the sampler can be configged to run samples EITHER in RAM or Direct-To-Disc fashion (Unlike Renoise)...

There is alot more to tell & this is just version 1.22 we are talking about...

There are a few places to get version 1.22 (the only free version let out & the only one left) but here is the wayback directly-

https://web.archive.org/web/20160818081932/http://www.svarsoft.com/download/svartracker_1_22_free_inst.exe

Best demo tunes here-

https://web.archive.org/web/20120904192854/http://svarsoft.com/free_mp3_demo_music.html

There are a few videos on this channel but for NEWER version not 1.22-

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChGjgUiZ5xvkySdVpMgl_og/videos

Free version comes with just a few tunes but you can load in MOD XM S3M IT and others and you should load some in to see how it's wiring up...

The output view (O)you should NOT mess with except to change MIDI Controller or choose different sound driver as this will not reset upon exit...You will have to reinstall over again to get stock output connection back...

I wish this were still available today as I would buy the new version TODAY!!!

Docs are very minimal Dev was Russian so English translate not the best but genius coder for sure...

I feel this virtually undiscovered GEM was a labor of love for the developer...It just never took off...

This working great for me in XP SP3 even on marginal audio systems & sounds great...Exports to WAV or MIDI (If your setup in MIDI mode)...

sampler (AntiWave) is very good & you have option for opening sample in external editor...

A few things though...Some VSTi running may have preset reset to default on next loop...Don't know why maybe a bug but workaround I found was to add another instance, reset preset on first instance & just leave second alone or hookup anyway...

You cannot audition sampler or vst till pattern view is in focus...

For automation choose correct adapter, then choose desired effect channel on left column & DRAG down to area below arrange view...Then you need to draw a rectangle which can be lengthened or other then double-click to edit & draw points-curves...

If you click off adapter then click back 'on' but don't see your automation it is probably hidden in which there is a small bar you double-click or right-click...

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