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Gird3r

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This tracker is overall confusing, also need help.
« on: July 03, 2009, 12:38:13 »

All tutorials I have read so far sucks balls.

For example: I created a chiptune, set the loop to forward. And then enter the note into the pattern. What happens is that it continues to play that note, and when I add more. It just ends up in a big clusterfuck party where the sound is distorted.

A solution I found was to use a instrument with no samples and enter such into the pattern to "silence" the continious looping sample/Note whatever the hell you call it.

However, this is very very non practical solution.

Is there anyway to be able to hear the chiptune, without the damn thing looping over and over again? Because if I choose no loop then I just hear a small pop in a split second.

Also, the guides is very confusing, and has no detail whatsoever for the extremly complete noob.  ??? Atleast I have not found any good guide for the extreme beginner.
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Re: This tracker is overall confusing, also need help.
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 16:55:36 »

The simplest thing to do is probably to change the volume of the sample when you want it to end; e.g., if you want it to stop at step 15, write "00" in the green column at step 15.

You could also try putting an envelope on your instrument; I think that's actually a better idea, in the long run. To do that, go to the instrument editor, and look for the rectangular box with a small yellow line on it. To the right of that box will be an "on" button. If it is not pressed, press it. Play around with the placement of the yellow line, for instance having it slope downwards (like this: \). Mess around with it; try pressing "Add" and moving the various points in the box around to see what happens.

(For the record, I've only been using MilkyTracker for a couple days, so since I, too, am an "extremely complete noob", feel free to ignore my opinion.)
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Re: This tracker is overall confusing, also need help.
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 17:17:32 »

While jngbngr is right, you can also use the key-off "note" to logically stop notes. Search for that in the manual.

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Re: This tracker is overall confusing, also need help.
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2009, 09:55:05 »

Gird3r

Many of us started in 90´s when internet was not available to everyone.
No Google, no tutorials.. no videos.. and no places to download tons of tunes.

DO you want to know how we learn?

Studying modules.

Play a module... read the pattern, copy the effects that composers uses,  and do trial an error writing over these patterns to learn how things work

I recommend forget all the tutorials (but the manual) cause maybe are advanced.. and start studying by your own simply reading patterns of songs.. and doing trial and error to discover things...  That way is more funny ;)
« Last Edit: July 04, 2009, 13:33:43 by Kmuland »
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Re: This tracker is overall confusing, also need help.
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2009, 12:38:50 »

(For the record, I've only been using MilkyTracker for a couple days, so since I, too, am an "extremely complete noob", feel free to ignore my opinion.)

IF you'd like to associate yourself with being a extremly complete noob, feel free to do so, I did not point a finger on your face and told you indirectly.

And yes, thanks for the tips everyone, I will look into it.  :D
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