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Tutorial: How to begin making a song (for newbees)
« on: October 28, 2007, 22:17:48 »
I've made a page on the xwiki that shows how to make a new song, step by step, explaining a few of the more advanced functions, such as copy/paste, row spacing, octave, but also how to write a drum pattern, bassline and melody.



It should get every new person into tracking really easy.



You can read about it here.
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Tutorial: How to begin making a song (for newbees)
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 23:44:12 »
Nice work !!
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Tutorial: How to begin making a song (for newbees)
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 00:52:04 »
PabloLuna aka Alpharomeo81 has made a tutorial as well. To be downloaded here
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Pattern Length
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008, 16:38:24 »
The demo song entitled GOODEX has patterns of many different lengths.  Pattern 0 is 24 steps, pattern 2 is 53 steps, pattern 5 is 22 steps, etc.
  I see that the default length for a pattern is 64 steps.  How do I shorten, or otherwise change, the pattern length? If GOODEX is any indication, I assume it can be done.

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Tutorial: How to begin making a song (for newbees)
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008, 17:23:17 »
Just click on the pattern number right to the left of the channel numbers in the pattern editor.



EDIT: Click, not lick.

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Tutorial: How to begin making a song (for newbees)
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008, 19:05:19 »
Or click the icon with the question mark above your pattern.
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009, 21:35:21 »
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this tutorial. This is my first time using a tracker and you really helped me get a good grasp on how it works.

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Re: Thanks
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2009, 07:31:38 »
Quote from: "timtek"
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this tutorial. This is my first time using a tracker and you really helped me get a good grasp on how it works.


You're welcome. :)
Feel free to ask more questions here on the forum when you encounter them. Thats why this forum exists. :)
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Tutorial: How to begin making a song (for newbees)
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2009, 22:22:57 »
Great tutorial and catchy tune, on loop right now while I type this out! I've made two changes to the wiki and need to point it out. One was unvold to unfold, (you unfold a folder.. ) a better term to use maybe is expand, (you expand the menu selection)

The other thing was ~, OpenMPT 1.17 or my computer use a different key(I use UK Keyboard layout) for silence, (or Note cut is the term used as I found out in trying to find the correct key). Pressing ~ gave A#5 instead, added note to try ' if ~ input A#5 instead of ^^

Other then that, it was great :D

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Tutorial: How to begin making a song (for newbees)
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2009, 22:38:13 »
Note that there are different keyboard mappings for different countries and also different mappings to emulate other trackers, so the information probably actually correct. if i memorize the US layout correctly, note cut should indeed be the ~ key.
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Tutorial: How to begin making a song (for newbees)
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2009, 16:47:53 »
Can you tell how to use multi-channel?
I'm stuck.
Thx.

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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2009, 16:51:33 »
Can you explain what you mean? There are several definitions of "multichannel", especially in the mod world.
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Tutorial: How to begin making a song (for newbees)
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2009, 16:56:17 »
I want to try the chord thing.
First thing that I must turn the multi-channel on.
How do I do that?

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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2009, 17:02:44 »
shift+click on the channel headers (i.e. the area that reads "Channel 1", "Channel 2" and so on) to enable multichannel recording for this channel. repeat until you have enough channels for multichannel recording.
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Tutorial: How to begin making a song (for newbees)
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2009, 17:08:32 »
Quote from: "Jojo"
shift+click on the channel headers (i.e. the area that reads "Channel 1", "Channel 2" and so on) to enable multichannel recording for this channel. repeat until you have enough channels for multichannel recording.


Thanks alot.
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Nice to meet you.
I'm Adrio by The Way.
I'm from Indonesia.