Started by cspiegel, August 18, 2023, 05:16:06
Quote from: cspiegel on August 18, 2023, 05:16:06I'm starting with an assumption that may be wrong, and please correct me if so: some module formats (e.g. 4-channel Protracker) have complete L-R stereo separation, where two channels are played in the left speaker, and two in the right. Other module formats (e.g. FastTracker) support more nuanced panning, allowing the author to place sounds more arbitrarily.
Quote from: Saga Musix on August 19, 2023, 21:02:45That's not how most PC trackers including OpenMPT and by extension libopenmpt implement it. Channels are not hard-panned but instead 50% left / 50% right, which is somewhat pleasant even with headphones.
Quote from: Saga Musix on August 19, 2023, 21:02:45This default cannot change easily because it is possible to change the panning of individual channels by using command 8xx or E8x. This is an extension introduced by PC trackers, but apart from that it's still the same MOD format as on the Amiga. As it's possible that not all channels contain panning commands, it's also not so simple to change this default.
Quote from: cspiegel on August 22, 2023, 19:02:37Is this the default setting of 100 for OPENMPT_MODULE_RENDER_STEREOSEPARATION_PERCENT? If so, then I'm guessing that setting this to 200 will give the "old" behavior of Amiga trackers of complete separation?
Quote from: cspiegel on August 22, 2023, 19:02:37With more modern formats such as FastTracker 2, which (I think?) had panning built in from the start, is it correct to assume that a stereo separation of 200 has the same sound as the original tracker? And since authors had access to panning, a separation of 200 is how they probably "meant" for it to sound?