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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2007, 13:00:05 »
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There are some differences between IT and XM.

For instance, I believe that XM doesn't have sample pannings (or instrument pannings, one of the two)


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Maybe you know iff it's good to save my XM songs to IT and iff its not damaging the song? then im going to use that from now on.
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2007, 16:12:46 »
Yeah, even in the past when the XM and IT formats were as they were originally, the IT format always had more to offer. Also on certain limitations, like max number of channels etc.

I can't really say how this is the case now in OpenMPT, but outside OpenMPT it still matters.
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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2007, 23:45:34 »
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Let's not fall in the trap of some silly discussion, about 'what's the best'. It's not relevant here, it's about technical aspects about both formats. And I certainly would advice Samplekit to switch to the IT-format, because it has the best future and is more versatile.
For me it's a different thing, because I'm not going to convert all my 300 works I made in the past, starting with FT2.

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XM doesn't have sample pannings (or instrument pannings, one of the two)

It has both.
XM indeed doesn't seem to have filters.
Of course FT2 isn't compatible with plugins. This feature was added by Olivier. But I suppose Impulse Tracker can't handle plugins either. And this is the beauty of MPT, it has integrated both progs.
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2007, 09:51:11 »
Agreed, but FastTracker doesn't have one of the panning options. I'm sure of that!

And you don't need to convert your old .XM's. Its just a good idea to know that the IT format has features the XM doesn't, so when you start a new song in MPT, its a good idea to use the IT file.
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2007, 17:43:29 »
Seems like we need some basic History / oldschool lesseons here :lol:
indeed, plugins were not possible in FT2 / IT coz they were dos programs :)
XM does not have sample pannings but insturment pannings, because of one logical reason: The XM format always have instruemnts, it's not like IT that can also have a mode without instruments. additionally, only one sample is allowed by one instrument, unlike IT. so a samples does not need an own panning in XM at all ;)
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« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2007, 02:48:39 »
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I know, making future things should be done in the IT-format, but my crocodile brain is trained on the XM-codes..

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I think different on some details. In XM one can set a global panning value of a sample in the sample tab.
At the same time one can set a certain panning envelope in time of this sample, as an instrument.
Including the actual pan-codes within a pattern, it's a matter of the hierarchy of the values.
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« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2007, 07:59:06 »
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2 LPChip
I know, making future things should be done in the IT-format, but my crocodile brain is trained on the XM-codes..



It wasn't aimed at you Sam_Zen. :)

You have so much experience with XM, that it is not necessary. SampleKit however is just starting out. And if you just start out, then its better to use IT right from the beginning.
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« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2007, 16:56:23 »
Crocodile brain.. :lol: '

Question, how do i save as IT?

I can do save as,..xm then.
save as wave, save as mp3!
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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2007, 17:22:51 »
easy task. ;) general tab -> song properties -> Type -> Impulse Tracker ;)
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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2007, 06:49:14 »
Yes, perfect, thanks!
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