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  • i Modules in Archive: 123
  • i Overall Member Rating: 8.7 (from 122 comments).
  • i Overall Reviewer Rating: 7.8 (from 5 reviews).
  • i Total Downloads: 184322
  • i Stats Updated: 2022-05-18 05:03:51
  • information icon Modarchive ID: 69512

Saga Musix was spotlit on:

  • 9th November 2021
  • 2nd May 2014
  • 8th August 2011
  • 2nd June 2008
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Saga Musix...
... is a German tracker musician and programmer born in 1990. He is also programming games and tools since 2002 and composes modules since 2004 (2002 if counting in poor attempts at DOS AdLib trackers). He's spent more than half of his lifetime with tracker music. He's mostly working in the synthpop and trance genres, but occasionally dabbles in other, mostly electronic genres too. In his spare time, Saga Musix enjoys listening to music, watching demos, going to demoparties, programming and similar computer related stuff. Some time ago, he started composing music for a demo group called Nuance.

Saga Musix is also one of the guys who filter your daily ModArchive uploads and moderates the forums here, and is also a #modarchive operator. So watch out! ;-P

Hell, why do I write in 3rd person?!



This collection does not feature all modules I've written (some old stuff is fortunately missing). However, I've also uploaded some tunes from my games to ModArchive which you won't find on my website.
These days, I'm occasionally using VST plugins in my modules, also VST instruments, so uploading some of my new tracks to TMA is simply impractical. So if you like the stuff you can download here, you're invited to visit my website where you can find some more recent modules! Also, if you want to download all my stuff in one go, please visit my untergrund ftp.
Have Phun!



Don't know where to start? Here are some of my personal favourites, sorted from newest to oldest. Maybe some of those tunes will delight you:
Epilogue (saga_musix_-_epilogue.it)
Rainforest (bacter_vs_saga_musix_-_rainforest.it)
Time To Fly (bacter_vs_saga_musix_-_time_to_fly.it)
Meadow at Night (saga_musix_-_meadow_at_night.it)
Far Off (bacter_vs_saga_musix_-_far_off.it)
Disassembly (saga_musix_-_disassembly.it)
Walking the Stratosphere (bacter_vs_saga_musix_-_walking_the_stratosphere.it)
Mindful Journey (bacter_vs_saga_musix_-_mindful_journey.it)
Outline Bees (bacter_vs_saga_musix_-_outline_bees.it)
Megastar (bacter_vs_saga_musix_-_megastar.it)
Lunar Therapy (bacter_vs_saga_musix_-_lunar_therapy.it)
Neon Racer (bacter_vs_saga_musix_-_neon_racer.it)
Nightfall (bacter_vs_saga_musix_-_nightfall.it)
Mystic (bacter_vs_saga_musix_-_mystic.it)
Whiskey Drops (bacter_vs_saga_musix_-_whiskey_drops.it)
Snowflakes (saga_musix_-_snowflakes.it)
Arrival (saga_musix_-_arrival.it)
Daydreams (saga_musix_-_daydreams.it)
Discovery (saga_musix_-_discovery.it)
Suburban Streets (saga_musix_-_suburban_streets.it)
The Knight's Story (saga_musix_-_the_knights_story.it)
Reptile In Jamaica (saga_musix_vs_teasy_-_reptile_in_jamaica.it)
A Winter's Night Dream (saga_musix_-_a_winters_night_dream.it)
Infinite Tunnel (saga_musix_-_infinite_tunnel.it)
Saga Musix - Timelord (saga_musix_-_timelord.it)
Enigmatic Path (saga_musix_-_enigmatic_path.it)



How to play my modules: I recommend using OpenMPT to listen to my tracks. XMPlay is also a very good choice. The safest way to listen to the tunes "as intended" is to download the Ogg / FLAC files on my website if you don't want to / can't use OpenMPT. Do NOT use MikMod or any player that uses MikMod (for example Winamp). Also, XM-based players / trackers like MilkyTracker are a no-no. Don't even think about opening .IT files in Milky. It's horrible. Only do it if you need a good laugh. ;-)

Note: OpenMPT's playback engine is available as input plugins for XMPlay, Winamp and Foobar2000 as well. There are several players for other platforms available as well. The ModArchive online player is based on libopenmpt, too, so you can be sure that it plays my tunes correctly.

Caution: Some of my modules from the 2007-2009 era use VST plugins (I refrain from uploading such modules to TMA these days). You have to play these tracks in OpenMPT. I've prepared a small tutorial that demonstrates how to handle VST plugins in OpenMPT (which is dead simple). There's also a list of free VST plugins that I use - you can download them right from my website or the author's website. Sorry for the inconvenience, and sorry for polluting IT files with VST, but history cannot be changed, so those files are here now.



OpenMPT
As you might know, I've also joined the OpenMPT dev team in autumn 2008; OpenMPT is now the biggest project that I maintain in my spare time. I have massively improved IT / FT2 compatibility, so if a tune still plays wrong in OpenMPT, I'm the person to bother!

I also started the official German OpenMPT Wiki together with cubaxd. If you can read German and are an OpenMPT user (or want to become one), this is a place you should definitely go for. A comprehensive list of features, effects and how-tos, easily extensible by you, thanks to the wiki system!



Other programming work
I've also written some useful tools. One that may be of your interest is Mod Library. It helps you keeping track of your module collection. Supports many popular formats!
The programming is multilingual (currently German and English)

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Saga Musix's messages

Last 10 messages:
From: Saga Musix To: melcom
21:06 on 30th March 2022
Saga Musix

melcom: And thank you for your music :)

Re: Guten Morgen o/ Thank you for all your help and tips over the past few months (actually years). I am so incredibly grateful to you! I will never forget it. Never! Your melcom


From: melcom
04:34 on 30th March 2022
melcom

Guten Morgen o/

Thank you for all your help and tips over the past few months (actually years). I am so incredibly grateful to you! I will never forget it. Never!

Your melcom


From: Viraxor To: Saga Musix
09:58 on 8th March 2022
Viraxor

Saga Musix: Thanks for the quick response and the tips! I will slow it down next time I upload modules.

Re: There's many factors that can make it easy to spot. It mostly boils down to knowing how a typical MID2XM / OpenMPT / ModPlug Tracker MIDI import looks like, and checking if the pattern data looks like anything a human being would write. Factors can be: Are the measures not aligned to pattern boundaries at all? Are notes often misaligned (too early / late, an issue with the old MPT import)? Are standard MIDI instruments used exclusively? Does the module not loop properly? Does each and every note have a volume command? On other other side, there are effects that have no MIDI counterpart (e.g. vibrato), so if they are found in patterns, the module is hand-written. > sorry for the pain I'm causing to the screening team It would be great if you could slow it down a bit. If you already have more than ~50 uploads waiting, don't upload any more. That way uploads by artists can be prioritized and approved in a timely manner more easily.


From: Saga Musix To: Viraxor
09:33 on 8th March 2022
Saga Musix

Viraxor: There's many factors that can make it easy to spot. It mostly boils down to knowing how a typical MID2XM / OpenMPT / ModPlug Tracker MIDI import looks like, and checking if the pattern data looks like anything a human being would write. Factors can be: Are the measures not aligned to pattern boundaries at all? Are notes often misaligned (too early / late, an issue with the old MPT import)? Are standard MIDI instruments used exclusively? Does the module not loop properly? Does each and every note have a volume command? On other other side, there are effects that have no MIDI counterpart (e.g. vibrato), so if they are found in patterns, the module is hand-written.

> sorry for the pain I'm causing to the screening team

It would be great if you could slow it down a bit. If you already have more than ~50 uploads waiting, don't upload any more. That way uploads by artists can be prioritized and approved in a timely manner more easily.

Re: Hello. I uploaded a lot of MODs (sorry for the pain I'm causing to the screening team :D) and some might be MIDI conversions, but I was not so sure. Is there any way to detect if a MOD is a MIDI conversion?


From: Viraxor
07:52 on 8th March 2022
Viraxor

Hello. I uploaded a lot of MODs (sorry for the pain I'm causing to the screening team :D) and some might be MIDI conversions, but I was not so sure. Is there any way to detect if a MOD is a MIDI conversion?


From: Viraxor To: Saga Musix
22:49 on 17th January 2022
Viraxor

Saga Musix: Yeah, I thought about echo channels. Thanks!

Re: The echo channels? I guess the author didn't double-check that they actually work as intended, because they don't even produce output in FT2 itself. Synthesized MED files are allowed, but they won't work on the online player for now.


From: Saga Musix To: Viraxor
10:06 on 17th January 2022
Saga Musix

Viraxor: The echo channels? I guess the author didn't double-check that they actually work as intended, because they don't even produce output in FT2 itself.

Synthesized MED files are allowed, but they won't work on the online player for now.

Re: Hello, a module that I uploaded, traymuss_reksio_i_koziolek.xm, is currently in the queue. However, some channels have notes and assigned instruments to it, but the channel outputs nothing. I was not sure if it is corrupted or OpenMPT isn't playing it well. If it's corrupted, I'm sorry for wasting your time.


From: Viraxor
00:00 on 17th January 2022
Viraxor

Also, are MED modules with synthesized MED instruments allowed on the archive?


From: Viraxor
23:50 on 16th January 2022
Viraxor

Hello, a module that I uploaded, traymuss_reksio_i_koziolek.xm, is currently in the queue. However, some channels have notes and assigned instruments to it, but the channel outputs nothing. I was not sure if it is corrupted or OpenMPT isn't playing it well. If it's corrupted, I'm sorry for wasting your time.


From: m0d To: Saga Musix
03:15 on 20th November 2021
m0d

Saga Musix: Thanks also, Clinkster was great to use and its relative simplicity helped get some nice enough sounds out. The recent release/beta of Renose built for the RPi might get me back into tracking again. Will have to see :-)

Re: Thanks, I really enjoyed your track as well. Great sound for 5k!


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