Started by Paul Legovitch, November 07, 2009, 01:03:48
Tip#XX - Install plugins :VST plugins are easy to install : drag & drop all your .dll files from your file explorer directly into modplug's window.In the general tab of your song, go to the plugin area, click "select" (next to "FX1:undefined") and double-click on the plugin of your choice.Then you can assign this plugin "FX1:VST_name" to any instrument (in the instrument tab), or any channel or the master output (general tab).
Tip#XX - VST chain :If you want to apply more than one plugin in an instrument, you can chain plugins together (FX2->FX5->FX6 for example).In the general tab : choose the first plugin (FX2) and click on "Output to" (Mix settings area) to choose the next plugin of the chain (FX5). Same thing with FX5 to FX6.
Tip#XX - Turning VST knobs can be recorded live :In the VST window, select Info->Macros->SF1:unused (or any empty slot), then turn the knob you want to automate.Select Options->Record Params, then turn the knob while playing your track, the parameter is recorded in the pattern :|.. 02 ... SF1||.. .. ... /23||.. .. ... /2A||.. .. ... /30|You may have to add manually the instrument number before SF1.Don't forget to uncheck Options->Record Params once you're done.
QuoteMaybe I will add a tip like "Samples should start at a zero level (half height of the signal) to avoid click sounds. You can highlight the start of the sample, click the amplify button and select 100% + fade in."But isn't it what the ramping slider of the instrument does too ?
Quote from: "Jojo"That's what click-avoidance in gernal does. The best thing is to remove DC Offset first ...
Quote from: "Jojo"...and then fade in the first few (let's say 10) and last few sampling points of sample.
Tip#XX - Sample optimization : Samples should start at a zero level (half height of the signal) to avoid click sounds and have a maximum amplitude for best quality.* Either try the "Remove DC Offset" or the "Normalize" button to maximize the volume.* Highlight the first few sampling points to apply a quick fade in (click on "amplify" and select 100% + fade in).You can also apply a quick fade out at the end.
Quote from: "Paul Legovitch"Is it not vertically shifting the signal for perfect +/- balance to obtain the maximum overall volume ?
QuoteI'm often working with very short (one wave) sample loops and DC Offset removal can be very harmful to these.
QuoteAlso my guess is the +/- balance is calculated over the total time of the sample, and lengthy samples can have positive local DC Offset at the beginning and negative one at the end, and still be in perfect overall balance.
QuoteMaybe I'm missing something here, but it's not the panacea for me, I use the normalize button preferably.
QuoteAnd DC offset is a rare phenomenon with digital signals nowadays.Only microphone recordings tend to have it.
Quote from: "bvanoudtshoorn"My tips, and trivia (because it's always interesting to know about the program you're using). Clickable links as appropriate, of course.
QuoteOpenMPT also runs on Linux via the use of Wine (minus a few functionalities).
QuoteAlso, Is it possible to create links in a tip-of-the-day window ?
QuoteIs it possible to display the tips in a fixed width font (like courrier) to be able to display track examples correctly ? (see mockup)
QuoteI think it would be good if the user could highlight-copy-to-clipboard the tips (like in MadTracker but unlike in Renoise).
Quote from: "Jojo"Since I don't consider "tips of day" as a tutorial or something similar, I wouldn't put complete pattern examples in there.
Tip#XX - Create a phaser effect :* Duplicate the channel of your lead melody : right click on the channel label -> duplicate.* Add a fine portamento (FEx) on the duplicated notes to detune them.Example : |C-5 01 .. ...|C-5 01 .. FE3|
Tip#XX - Create a phase shifting effect :* Duplicate the channel of a drum loop : right click on the channel label -> duplicate.* Add a small offset (Oxx) to the duplicated notes.Example : |C-5 01 .. ...|C-5 01 .. O02|
Quote from: "Jojo"Indeed. Phase shifting and phaser are not MPT functionality, but very basic accoust effects. They do really not belong in a "tip of the day". As I said, it's not an audio tutorial, and especially not one about audio tricks.
Quote* Duplicate the channel of your lead melody : right click on the channel label -> duplicate.* Add a fine portamento (FEx) on the duplicated notes to detune them.