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#91
General Chatter / Re: 20 years
Last post by n0cturn - March 28, 2024, 19:19:31
Quote from: Saga Musix on March 28, 2024, 19:07:3020 years of ModPlug tracking (and 15.5 years of OpenMPT development). I feel old now. :P

Not going to comment on how old you must be, but I find it amazing you have a computer frozen in time from 20 years ago! do you run a museum in your spare time? Time to treat yourself to a nice new computer maybe?
#92
Free Music Downloads / Re: [house] The House Always W...
Last post by Exhale - March 28, 2024, 19:18:08
Quote from: n0cturn on March 28, 2024, 14:21:39So what are the vst's you used? I could do with some new interesting vst's to play around with (free ones of course, I'm tight) Not a bad tune. The old black n white films and tv are always the best for voice samples.

Overtone GEQ
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#93
General Chatter / 20 years
Last post by Saga Musix - March 28, 2024, 19:07:30
I recently had a look at the hard drive contents of my old Windows 98 machine, and something caught my eyes - whenever you open (or perform a search in, I think?) an old-fashioned HLP file for the first time, the Help Viewer creates some sort of index file right next to it. In the folder of my original ModPlug Tracker installation, there was such a cache file - dated 28th of March, 2004. 20 years ago today! I knew that it was sometime in early 2004 when I found ModPlug Tracker (originally searching for Scream Tracker... good that the first Google result I clicked on wasn't a Scream Tracker download I guess :P), but now I know for sure it was in March 2004. It could have been a few days before the 28th but I think it's likely that I would have opened the help file on first use.

20 years of ModPlug tracking (and 15.5 years of OpenMPT development). I feel old now. :P
#94
Free Music Downloads / Re: [house] The House Always W...
Last post by n0cturn - March 28, 2024, 14:21:39
So what are the vst's you used? I could do with some new interesting vst's to play around with (free ones of course, I'm tight) Not a bad tune. The old black n white films and tv are always the best for voice samples.
#95
Free Music Downloads / [house] The House Always Wins ...
Last post by Exhale - March 27, 2024, 23:46:35
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HDAKCga1XBI0_C-IiQJDBvqTR_wmRHfl/view?usp=drive_link

a pretty fun tune I think, uses 4 vsts, so I havent posted the code yet (I might post that eventually though and list the vsts here)
125bpm house tune with some dialogue taken from an old television show which was restored and uploaded to youtube at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T29qVU-Hcg

the words (in order) [I think these are the words, I tried my best to type them out, and some of the lines seem to be kinda mumbled]
D - alright
M - quite a crowd you have here mr dante
D - yeah, it's a good night
M - is it?
D - has been so far
M - Beautiful woman my wife, dont you think?
D - lovely
M - Poor darling had a headache earlier
D - Oh, it's too bad
M - Insisted on going to the powder room alone, wouldnt let betty go with her
D - Hm, Imagine that
M - gone a long time, long enough for me to be worried about her
M - So I sent betty to see if she was alright
D - That's very considerate
M - Betty saw her coming out of your office
D - it's for rent
M - we can drop the pretense mr dante, why lucy warned you, I dont know, but I do know you're wise
M - I saw you warning your boys
D - Well then if your brain is as sharp as your eyesight, you'd better clear outa here
M - Sorry I have plans
D - So had napolian - blackjack
=break=
M - You've got quite a bunch of husky boys around here
D - Ooo they just love to get a hold on punks like you
M - Not tonight they dont mr dante
M - I have a gun under this table dante, I figure with a gun on ya the odds are about even
D - I almost assumed you'd know better than that, at my place The House Always Wins.
=break=
M - I have a gun under this table dante, I figure with a gun on ya the odds are about even
D - I almost assumed you'd know better than that, at my place The House Always Wins.
#96
Free Music Downloads / Re: [pop/techno] bobojon (mptm...
Last post by Exhale - March 27, 2024, 23:35:49
I like being frugal and challenging myself in this particular case to post in the attachments here. I consider it an achievement.
Also ~ ok this is a bit of a confession ~ I enjoy seeing the download count go up here. :P that has outed me. But yeah I am just about to post another tune on here that will be pure OGG. I pretty much want to reserve those posts to be because I used vsts on it.
This one doesnt use them...
The next one uses 4 vsts, and I might post the mptm file with a list of the vsts, but even then I would prefer to be able to post the code. Another benefit of the code is that people can learn from the tunes, if they want, the way I did when I first started tracking. I think there are a lot of benefits from posting the code for people to see and listen to.
#97
Free Music Downloads / Re: [pop/techno] bobojon (mptm...
Last post by Vojvodinosaurus - March 27, 2024, 19:17:13
Why don't you simply post entire song in mp3 or ogg format via google drive or alonetone?
#98
Free Music Downloads / Re: [pop/techno] bobojon (mptm...
Last post by Exhale - March 26, 2024, 18:27:26
Quote from: n0cturn on March 26, 2024, 17:58:19What size would it be if you zipped the module?
yeah believe me I have tried that many times in the past does nothing to help
1.6meg becomes 1.5 meg
I have become pretty obsessed with making my tunes take low disk space so I can fit them in the attachments here, so yeah zipping aint a magic bullet, but compression does seem to be the answer I have been looking for. Obviously it has kept singing out of anything I attach here, or singing at any length, but now with compression I can put singing in, and actually I think I could make tunes all around the singing- like this one is pretty simple, but has singing in it... the voice is one instrument I have been itching to add to low footprint tunes on these forums, and now I can. I even increased the quality of my sample (took a few steps back and got an earlier version of the singing that hadnt been quite as degraded by my methods in OMPT) because I had plenty of space to spare.

To be completely fair (since the other screenshot I showed was a previous version with even higher quality singing sample), I tried it with the exact file I sent here, made an embedded version, zipped that... and my second attachment here is the result. 30k was removed by zipping it... whoop di twang... not helpful... compression does magic - I get to have higher quality samples, and it is far less lossy than anything I can personally figure out to do inside OMPT
#99
Free Music Downloads / Re: [pop/techno] bobojon (mptm...
Last post by n0cturn - March 26, 2024, 17:58:19
What size would it be if you zipped the module?
#100
Free Music Downloads / Re: [pop/techno] bobojon (mptm...
Last post by Exhale - March 26, 2024, 17:49:44
Quote from: n0cturn on March 26, 2024, 17:30:12I don't know if I'm missing something, but why not have the sample embedded in the module? surely that's the easiest way, and of course you wont loose part of it when inevitable the files get separated and lost. Only advantage I can see is if you were making loads of modules using the same samples.
one word, compression.
At the quality of the ogg, if it were embedded into the mptm, the mptm would be over a meg big and unable to fit in the attachments on this webpage.
I sing, so I wanted a method to get some quality for singing samples, even if it means using compression, into files I post here - this is a game changer for me, and I will now hopefully be including singing for many of my tunes from now on on these forums.
Basically compression opens the possibility of me using my voice as a part of tracks and still posting them on the forums here - and gives me the capacity to use compression for higher overall quality of samples in general. Idk why compression seems to be treated like a dirty word for a lot of musicians, but in my book it is a great toy to play with. You can only get so far by reducing the bitrate of samples which is a destructive process anyways - and vocals in a tune needs loads of data...

Open the file and look in the mptm at the comments tab, you will see that the ogg uncompressed and inside ompt is over a meg. I tried taking it down to 8 bit and reducing the hz to 8000, and that also got it down to 500k for the sample, but... well it sounded like absolute shit. Compression is simply the only way to include singing that sounds at least somewhat reasonable in an attachment tune.