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Using MT for something other than chiptunes?
« on: November 15, 2012, 06:41:59 »

Hi,

From casual googling, youtube videos and recent updates to the modarchive it seems MT is mostly used to create chiptunes.

As a rule I don't like them; nor techno.  Are there people out there who use MT for something else these days?  If so, where do you get your instruments/samples?

My first project has been Fur Elize, using instruments from the TI-R project (kiarchive torrent).  As well as scavenging from other mods.

For those who ask, my main musical interest is symphonic metal.
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Re: Using MT for something other than chiptunes?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 13:03:07 »

From my (maybe limited) point of view, the focus of a large part of the tracker users has indeed gone back from fully instrumented music to basic chiptunes. Why? Maybe because the mod scene hasn't gotten much older, and today's kids are more fascinated by the sounds of 20 year old cracktros, while people 20 years ago were astonished by the "realistic" sound their SoundBlaster or GUS could produce.
There has been an active metal mod scene in the 90s and maybe still early 00s which had some amazing output, but I think that is also mostly dead these days.

And to answer your question a bit more: While I don't use MilkyTracker, I don't use my tracker (OpenMPT) for chiptunes. I'm mostly interested in synthpop and trance. My samples mostly come from the WaveWorld torrent, old synthesizers and VST plugins (for synths and drums), or from the Vengeance sample packs (for drums). I don't do music with guitars (like metal) very often, but when I do, I usually get friends to record guitar riffs and solos for me, simply because it sounds so much better than pre-made oneshot guitar samples.
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Re: Using MT for something other than chiptunes?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 17:27:58 »

There has been an active metal mod scene in the 90s and maybe still early 00s which had some amazing output, but I think that is also mostly dead these days.

Aww, too bad.  I quite like glacial.xm and other metal mods I've found here.

And to answer your question a bit more: While I don't use MilkyTracker, I don't use my tracker (OpenMPT) for chiptunes. I'm mostly interested in synthpop and trance. My samples mostly come from the WaveWorld torrent, old synthesizers and VST plugins (for synths and drums), or from the Vengeance sample packs (for drums). I don't do music with guitars (like metal) very often, but when I do, I usually get friends to record guitar riffs and solos for me, simply because it sounds so much better than pre-made oneshot guitar samples.

Yes, good guitar instruments are few and far between.  The TI-R ones don't have that "metallic" sound; just proper notes (apart from one riff example).

For some reason I don't want to use complete guitar riffs; I don't know why but it feels a bit like cheating.
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Re: Using MT for something other than chiptunes?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 19:54:12 »

It's the only way to achieve the sound of a real guitar, though, because emulating the natural play feel of a guitar is rather hard to do with oneshots - you'd need dozens of samples, and multiple samples for the same note. So in the end, if you are concerned about size, a realistic sounding guitar would result in a huge module either way.

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