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Amazingly noobish question.
« on: November 26, 2007, 17:35:33 »

But how do I extend the tracker length?

I fill in my notes, it plays the preset length of the tracker and loops, is there anyway of making this longer?

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Re: Amazingly noobish question.
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007, 17:55:20 »

Can you please specify which tracker you are actually using?
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Re: Amazingly noobish question.
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007, 18:23:10 »

Sorry, the latest Mac version of Milkytracker.

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Re: Amazingly noobish question.
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007, 01:15:38 »

You can extend the current pattern by upping the "Len." value but the maximum is 100 hexadecimal (= 256 decimal) rows, which is 4 just times the default value.

But, what I think you really are looking for is using multiple patterns and arranging them into a song. Take a look at the top left corner of the tracker, there's the Pattern Order Table which you can modify with the nearby buttons. The value on the left is the song position a.k.a. Order and the value on the right is the Pattern assigned to it. A song is made by playing different patterns in succession, their order being defined in the POT.

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Re: Amazingly noobish question.
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2007, 09:05:48 »

Hava, your question is a little unclear. So, just some general advice. :) When I was first getting into tracking, I often found that the best way to learn how to do something was to find a track where someone had already done what I wanted to learn, open it up in a tracking program, and study it directly to see how they'd done it.

I also highly recommend reading the help file. There's a reason why RTFM is such a popular acronym. ;D

Also, once I'd gotten used to my program of choice, I still found it helpful to go back and re-read through the help file top-to-bottom from time to time, and I kept doing that even when I'd been using Impulse Tracker for 4 years. I learned something new everytime, something I'd always overlooked before.
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Re: Amazingly noobish question.
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2007, 18:56:40 »

Thanks guys, proper helpful - knowing that opened up loads of other features :D

One other thing, I've got the instruments downloaded from here.
Any other bulk lots?
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Re: Amazingly noobish question.
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007, 08:23:42 »

Instruments... wow, if I was still more of an active tracker myself, I could probably help you more with that... maybe run a search here on the board for "samples" or "instruments"? You should find some posts on sample archives that way. And then run that search on some other tracker-forums and music-forums too. It'll take a little digging, but so many people ask the "Where can I find good samples?" question that it gets answered a lot. :)
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Re: Amazingly noobish question.
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2007, 16:07:05 »

And following up...

With all of the myriad message board threads out there started by people looking for free samples, I figured it would be helpful to put together a list for my own use. And then I figured it might be nice to share that list. So here. :)

http://www.novusmusic.org

It's the first entry right there, dated today.
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Re: Amazingly noobish question.
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2007, 23:09:45 »

I always just google, "8bit wav files, mario sounds wav," etc.

You can also download the drum samples from a korg micro somewhere, cant remember the link though.
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