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Offline LPChip

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« on: August 26, 2006, 12:53:24 »
There are currently 5 tabs per song: General, Patterns, Samples, Instruments and Comments.

Maybe its an idea to allow it to become seperate windows, so you can put them on 2 monitors if you have it?

I think its best to just allow to undock one window, and leave the song itself in tact, so it just makes a replica of that tab in a new window?

This way, you can edit the patterns while tweaking in the general tab, and if my other request about plugins has been realised, you can do that too.
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 21:03:00 »
Have you tried to the 'new window' thing available in 'Window'-menu in the menu bar? It at least allows several windows for one modfile, but I've never tried it with multiple screens.

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2006, 23:47:06 »
I think if most of us could afford multiple screens, we wouldn't be using modplug. Just my opinion though.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2006, 23:54:25 »
When I click it, I do get several windows, which is quite the thing I'm after.

The only downside is, that updating of several windows isn't working properly. Eg: I have both views in the pattern editor, on the same pattern, and I insert one note, it doesn't directly show up on the other screen. Deleting works good though. I see you asking: why have the same window on the screen? :P But there could be occasions where synced updates between the windows is wanted.

Good to know this feature exists though.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2006, 00:11:36 »
Quote from: "SoundCrafter"
I think if most of us could afford multiple screens, we wouldn't be using modplug. Just my opinion though.

The price for an extra screen is less than most sequencers...

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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2006, 00:46:26 »
Perhaps that was phrased wrong. But if I had money to spare, I'd buy a sequencer before I bought a second monitor. Thats what I meant by 'afford'
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2006, 03:32:33 »
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I think if most of us could afford multiple screens, we wouldn't be using modplug. Just my opinion though.

i have dual monitors, both of which i got for free (they are 17" crts - those are everywhere and dirt cheap).
it would be nice to have 2 21" lcd screens of course... but i would rather have two 17" crts than one 21" lcd.
that multiple windows thing is nice, but modplug needs the ability to save a default window layout for this to be very useful.
anyway, i think modplug works quite well on one monitor/one window, switching tabs is fast, and one spends most of the time in the pattern editor anyway.

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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2006, 10:12:22 »
Don't forget the people that actually do have a bit of money but just hate sequencers :P
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2006, 17:14:47 »
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Don't forget the people that actually do have a bit of money but just hate sequencers :P

which category i partially fall into... exept for the having money part -_-

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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2006, 17:36:40 »
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Don't forget the people that actually do have a bit of money but just hate sequencers :P

which category i partially fall into... exept for the having money part -_-

yeah me too... and also except hating sequencers. it's silly to hate a piece of software with so much nasty people in the world.

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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2006, 21:29:21 »
Heh... I like LpChips suggestion since I have three monitors. 19" CRT, 21" CRT and a 23" flatpanel :) ...oh and did I mention I also have a large 3000VA UPS that I run all my computers on. And ofcourse there's no point in having a nice stack of computers if you don't have a delicious 2 meter high 19" rack who happens to be extra deep, just for fun ...And I almost forgot - I didn't pay anything for most of this equipment ;D

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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2006, 21:36:14 »
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Heh... I like LpChips suggestion since I have three monitors. 19" CRT, 21" CRT and a 23" flatpanel :) ...oh and did I mention I also have a large 3000VA UPS that I run all my computers on. And ofcourse there's no point in having a nice stack of computers if you don't have a delicious 2 meter high 19" rack who happens to be extra deep, just for fun ...And I almost forgot - I didn't pay anything for most of this equipment ;D


*Locks all of his music equipment up* YOU'RE NOT GETTING THIS!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

So how did you get all that stuff for cheap as free?
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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2006, 22:03:54 »
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So how did you get all that stuff for cheap as free?


I for once have a job that actually gives me money to buy stuff :nuts:
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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2006, 22:11:16 »
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So how did you get all that stuff for cheap as free?


Actually they gave most of it away at where I work ;)
edit: And honestly - most of it is actually outdated :P

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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2007, 22:16:36 »
Humm, the "New window" feature seems a little unstable. I tried it just now for the first time and clicked around on the tabs in the two windows, and suddenly MPT disappeared :/

Anyway, cool feature, it could be really useful if the windows could be detached from the MPT MDI parent window. Maybe I should start a new topic for that?