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Re: [Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2007, 18:56:39 »

sure check the mpt forums :P

a short explanation (i haven't really tested it yet, so this may be partly wrong): you can set the tuning of every note of an instrument.
normally, it would be like this:
C-4: 22050
C-5: 44100
C-6: 88200

You can edit it using the new feature:
C-4: 32000
C-5: 44100
C-6: 64000

in this way, you can play other scales than the standard 12-tone scale more easily. it may also be useful for effects.
btw, this is not done by using frequencys but by multiplication.
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Re: [Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2007, 09:45:28 »

Lol, it's like what you can do with Pulse Dream and Pulse Tools (not publicly available) then. Seems useful for some oriental instruments which uses quarter sharps, otherwise not very useful for anything.
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Re: [Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2007, 14:45:56 »

i guess it can be useful in various music styles, not only oriental stuff... I can image using it for drumsets for example... still, i'm not completely sure if that's all correct what i'm saying about this feature.
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Re: [Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2007, 14:57:11 »

I think any new format is good news for the community.

However, it's been a while since we've seen anything which matches IT or FT2 in popularity - saying that, even when those formats were introduced it took quite some time for S3M to be replaced in players and such...

I've seen a few hopefulls in new formats over the years - I still believe Buzz could have been the next big tracker if development had continued...Renoise sounds great but is hella complicated to use - even for an "experienced" tracker such as myself.

I want something like IT, but better! *whine whinge*
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Re: [Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2007, 15:10:09 »

Then MPTM is maybe your choice... ;D The format is similar to IT, but it will expand in the future for sure!
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Re: [Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2007, 15:33:22 »

What about the front end? Is that similar to It or is it still MPT/windoze style? I never got on with that :(

Writing music should be like playing a game :D (imo anyway)
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Re: [Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2007, 15:36:08 »

MPTM is just a module format, the native format of OpenMPT. OpenMPT is the open-source version of the original MPT. When Olivier Lapicque (the original author) didn't have time for MPT anymore, he released the sources, and so, some programmers decided to continue this project.
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Re: [Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2007, 17:11:59 »

Yes, I did hear about all that - I use Schism which is one of those offshoots...

only complaint is that they've copied the interface of IT instead on building on it :S
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Re: [Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2007, 00:02:46 »

By the way, I didn't see anything mentioned earlier about it, but what are the new features of the MPTM format? :)
Compared to the 'highly extended' IT, it has extended pattern and order ranges(65000) and the tuning-feature - so 'new format' may give an impression that its something greater that it really is. What comes to the tuning-feature(which is still in experimental stage like the 'format'), it makes it possible to set the frequency of every 'note' individually without using lots of detuned samples or such - for example if one has midikeyboard, "note" for every key can be assigned individually. But indeed, this won't likely be a feature that interests that many people, but, who knows what one can find by experimenting :)

i guess it can be useful in various music styles, not only oriental stuff... I can image using it for drumsets for example...

One feature that might be of interest when dealing with drumsets, is that the name of the note can be assigned individually for every 'note'. The set of characters than can be shown on the pattern screen is, though, quite limited, and the feature may contain other defects as well.
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