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How to create samples with Notepad :)
« on: September 10, 2021, 01:33:33 »
Hello there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today I'm going to show you how to create samples with Notepad.

The pictures show well what I mean.

1. Create a new text document.

2. Write anything (I recommend numbers).

3. Move the text document to the samples tab, and configure the sample.

4. Ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love listening to IT files on MilkyTracker and 8ch MOD on Klystrack...

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Re: How to create samples with Notepad :)
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2021, 06:55:01 »
for me it only produces some clicks but no actual tones

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Re: How to create samples with Notepad :)
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2021, 13:56:56 »
for me it only produces some clicks but no actual tones
yes
I love listening to IT files on MilkyTracker and 8ch MOD on Klystrack...

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Re: How to create samples with Notepad :)
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2021, 15:30:58 »
You'd have to loop the sample to hear a proper tone. Anyway, there is absolutely no point in using this technique when you can simply draw a chip sample directly in OpenMPT's sample editor. You'll get much more predictable results much more easily.
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Re: How to create samples with Notepad :)
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2021, 15:34:45 »
True story: I used a QBasic file as a sample in a song once. Not a great idea musically, but in my defense, I was 16 and thought it was funny. I still have the song, but I never attempted to export the QBasic file from it to see if it still runs.

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Re: How to create samples with Notepad :)
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2021, 07:15:53 »
I remember doing this with old - not open source - modplug tracker... I was a young teen at the time, and I thought it was cool... now, saga is right, we have the ability to draw samples - far superior in every way (I can even draw a decent kick sometimes when I am not being lazy and just reaching for a vst), but it is nice to be reminded of the fun capabilities of modplug. I remember I generally just got noise out of the text turned into samples, but with longer and more complex stuff you can sometimes find something interesting and inspiring to play with.
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Re: How to create samples with Notepad :)
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2021, 11:40:32 »
Sometimes I use this feature to get sampledata out of my old hardware sampler library. I have an AKAI s900 and Casio FZ1 sampler. They both use floppy disks (of course).
For backups of these floppy disks I use the sofware omniflop which create an image backup file.
By dragging this imagefile into OpenMPT I can get the raw samples. Of course, there are some data chunks too that I delete.

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Re: How to create samples with Notepad :)
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2021, 09:50:56 »
I've used this technique in the past to create a pulsewave by writing a small script that would output the numbers/letters into a text document that you can then import with a nice sweep etc.

It was fun but not anything that can't be easily beaten, such as using a free VST instrument, programming the sound you want, put it in an empty song on row 1, pattern 1, channel 1 and simply render that to a wav file and use that. Much higher quality and more importantly, easier and more options.

Then of course, the only real reason to go for wav files, is if you want backwards compatibility and release a module without vst's necessary, such as in demoscene music.
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