Author Topic: Editing behavior Modplug vs. Psycle Tracker  (Read 339 times)

Offline Lehtis

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Editing behavior Modplug vs. Psycle Tracker
« on: April 25, 2020, 20:49:51 »
Hi

I really like to switch to Modplug. But I haven't yet manage to get same flow on editing which on Psycle Tracker have. Am I missed something or can I set some behaviors on ModPlug's editing?


When add notes on step X and hold key, I would like it roll on same pattern and loop it. So it's easy add example drum hits.
When hold key down on volume column it would roll also. I like to do drum tracks on trackers, so example make every other hi-hat more silent.

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Re: Editing behavior Modplug vs. Psycle Tracker
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2020, 10:35:12 »
When add notes on step X and hold key, I would like it roll on same pattern and loop it. So it's easy add example drum hits.
"Cursor wrap in pattern editor" sounds like what you want to enable.
When hold key down on volume column it would roll also. I like to do drum tracks on trackers, so example make every other hi-hat more silent.
The hidden setting EditStepAppliesToCommands will do that.

I know users of FT2 and clones are used to those behaviours, but there are much quicker ways to do this in OpenMPT: For example, there is the "paste flood" command (Shift+V) which pastes a copied region repeatedly until it hits the end of the pattern. That way you don't have to hold your key for ten seconds, but instead you just mark the row(s) that you want to repeat, hit Ctrl+C followed Shift+V and you're done. You can also use interpolation shortcuts to quickly repeat a command or note.
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Offline Lehtis

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Re: Editing behavior Modplug vs. Psycle Tracker
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2020, 13:31:54 »
Hi

Thank you very much for tips! I think now I found little bit different approach with those compared to Psycle, but feels it could work! :)
Really liked Psycle, but haven't updated for long time, compared to OpenMPT which seems update very often.