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#6 Volume and pan commands in the same row?
I tried to make four drum beats in the four adjacent rows of the same channel and to assign the different volume and pan parameters to the each drum beat but I couldn't. Is the only way to do that to use more channels?
That depends on the module format you use. All but MOD can make use of two effect columns instead of just one. In Fasttracker 2 (XM), you can decide which column holds the volume effect and which one holds the panning effect:

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ModPlug Tracker  XM
|C-501v32850|C-501p20C20
In this example, the left one uses the volume effect in the first effect column (v32, vxx is volume effect in volume column, 32 decimals) and the panning effect in the second effect column (850, panning is 8xx, and 50h is decimal 80).
The right one has the same effect, but with volume in the second column (C20, Cxx is volume command in MOD/XM, 20h which equals 32 decimals) and panning in the first column (p20, pxx is panning in volume column, in XM ranged from 02 to 62 instead of 00 to 64 like in S3M/IT/MPTM).

#7 Chord Editor (Relative vs Note)
The docs and the UI mention Relative and Note modes of chords but I couldn' find where to choose the modes.
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Help and Questions / A few basic questions after using OpenMPT for a few days
« Last post by chupo_cro on August 10, 2017, 00:42:07 »
Hi all,

my first post here. Although I installed OpenMPT for the first time just a few day ago I am not completely new to trackers. I did some 1-bit sound routines for ZX Spectrum back in the '80s, used some trackers with 386 + Soundblaster, made some sound routines for microcontrollers and used Beepola to make 1-bit music.

Now, after quite a while, I decided to check how modern tracker software works compared to the old ones so I installed OpenMPT and I was not disappointed :-)

After spending about 15 hours examining the UI and various options (and reading through the docs) I still have 8 short questions (the most important is #08):

#1 Selecting more than one channel in Pattern view?
I noticed it is possible to drag'n'drop channels in the Pattern view to change their positions. Is it possible to select more than one channel at once and then to move them all as a group? That is possible with the order list by using shift to select more than one entry.

#2 Auto select the instrument?
Is there a way to enable auto selecting the instrument after moving the cursor into the channel which contains only one instrument? It would be quite useful when editing the notes here and there. The modifier key to select the 'working' instrument in Pattern view by clicking on some note when holding the modifier key might be even better solution.

#3 Organizing samples into the folders?
I set the samples path but when I tried to separate the samples into the subfolders I couldn't access them from the UI. Is there a way to set the multiple paths or all of the samples must reside in the same folder?

#4 Remove patterns?
I noticed + and -  keys can be used to loop through all the existing patterns (plus --- and +++) and  when the cursor is in the order list. I tried to add the pattern and the only way to delete it was by using Cleanup command. Is there another way of deleting patterns so they don't anymore appear when using + and -? Remove pattern just removes the pattern from the order list but it is still shown when using + and - keys.

#5 Selecting notes from two adjacent patterns?
Is it possible to use the mouse to select the notes from both the pattern which is in focus and from the pattern 'above' which is dimmed?

#6 Volume and pan commands in the same row?
I tried to make four drum beats in the four adjacent rows of the same channel and to assign the different volume and pan parameters to the each drum beat but I couldn't. Is the only way to do that to use more channels?

#7 Chord Editor (Relative vs Note)
The docs and the UI mention Relative and Note modes of chords but I couldn' find where to choose the modes.

#8 Working with samples?
I tried to figure out how to use the Samples view to import the sample I made and how to use the Transpose drop-down list. I used Audacity to make a short 440 Hz sine wave sample and saved it as a .wav file. Then, in OpenMPT, I created a new sample, chose A4 in the Transpose drop-down list and dragged the sample into the view. As soon as I drag the sample the Transpose value changes to E7!? Why is that? To tune the sample to the right frequencies I then must use Sample Tuner to tune the sample to the closest C- and after the tuning the Transpose value is G7. I understand the sample has to be moved up by 3 half-tones (from A4 to C5) and there really is a 3 half-tone shift from E7 to G7 but why was E7 displayed initially when I imported the sample? I thought I could set the traspose to the pitch of the sample file (which is 440 Hz = A4) before importing the sample and the sample would sound correct. But that is not the case and I do not understand why the Transpose value after importing the sample always jumps to E7. I can see the supplied samples are already tuned to C5 but after importing them the Transpose value jumps to E7 anyway :-/
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General Chatter / Re: Clock Vst
« Last post by Synth Magic-84 on August 08, 2017, 23:28:22 »
No problem thank you loving Modplug wish i would of found it sooner love it pick it over any daw any day 10/10 job well done
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General Chatter / Re: Clock Vst
« Last post by Saga Musix on August 08, 2017, 23:24:26 »
It's difficult because OpenMPT does not count bars and measures internally, and the fact that you can freely resize a pattern to be e.g. just 3 rows long while the rows per beat are 4 makes things like this somewhat difficult. OpenMPT tries its best to send the correct measure position to VST plugins (which is why this plugin works at all) but it cannot always be accurate (see aforementioned example). This is one reason why I'm sceptical about having it built right into OpenMPT.
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General Chatter / Re: Clock Vst
« Last post by Synth Magic-84 on August 08, 2017, 23:20:36 »
Sorry i see now thank you may you's could add bars and measures in coming update's ?
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General Chatter / Re: Clock Vst
« Last post by Saga Musix on August 08, 2017, 23:04:12 »
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modplug doesn't have a clock
Try looking in the lower-right corner of the window. But indeed it doesn't show bars and measures like this plugin can optionally do.
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General Chatter / Clock Vst
« Last post by Synth Magic-84 on August 08, 2017, 22:57:17 »
Hi guys thought i would post this here as modplug doesn't have a clock might come in handy http://thepiz.org/plugins/?p=Big%20Clock
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Help and Questions / Re: New user to OpenMPT who is blind
« Last post by Diamond on August 08, 2017, 18:04:26 »
It may not have worked when you tried it last year if the window wasn't maximized.  I discovered this after I wasted time filing a bug report.  It has worked for me since I first tried OpenMPT many many years ago.  Although back then it was still just called ModPlug Tracker before it went open source.
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Help and Questions / Re: New user to OpenMPT who is blind
« Last post by musicalman on August 08, 2017, 17:44:23 »
Wow, just tried this with Jaws and it does read things. Didn't try adjusting the sample map yet but the unlabeled graphic NVDA sees speaks a lot of information with Jaws, which I don't remember it ever doing last year when I tried it. I'll play with it more in a bit.
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Help and Questions / Re: Off set sample
« Last post by Exhale on August 08, 2017, 15:34:43 »
Thank you to both of you got what i was looking for just changed the Ticks/Rows Rows/beat  ;D
Cool, glad I could offer some help :)
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