Trackers

Why does every fricking chiptune program use this meme? Give me a goddamn piano roll you mongoloids.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just use Ableton Live

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >chiptune
    cringe

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's called a timeline not a timerow, so time should be on the y axis not on the x axis

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    homie just use pxtone or something.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I prefer OrgMaker

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >chipchoon

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I guess some midi effects are easier to do in trackers.
    Sony Acid has a piano roll and also lets you edit individual midi message manually, but I don't see that in many modern mainstream DAWs.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Use a vst plugin in a real program wtf are you doing

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Vim of music editing.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's easier to implement than a piano roll. Renoise had years of discussion of adding piano roll input and it never happened. Just use a bunch of synths roughly tweaked to spec with the console if you only care about the sound of it.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's such a shit way of writing music. Write your music on a fricking staff like a man.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How do I control LFO on a staff?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Just use Ableton Live

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can invent your own notation for that, something similar to crescendo/decrescendo.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    famistudio has a piano roll

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because tradition. It's what was used when programming soundchips in the 80s and 90s. The vertical channels can map directly to the sound channels on the chip and it allows you to control exactly which channel plays each sound, mixing them as needed to cram as much music through as possible. The effects were also direct functions on the chip which allows for precise control. It's also a very keyboard centric, text based interface, where going down while writing is more intuitive than tabbing in a single line.
    So if you want to work with the limitations of a chip, to make it authentic, a tracker is the way to go. In a daw, you'd have to create a fairly convoluted template to make sure you don't go over the limits of your soundchip.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just write out your music in assembly

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This but unironically. Write your music like it's the 80s.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Or write your music with shader to harness the power of your GPU.
      https://www.shadertoy.com/results?filter=soundoutput

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Seems straightforward.
        https://www.shadertoy.com/view/lssXWS
        // Created by inigo quilez - iq/2014
        // License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

        vec2 mainSound( in int samp, float time )
        {
        time = mod( time, 40.0 );

        // do 3 echo/reverb bounces
        vec2 tot = vec2(0.0);
        for( int i=0; i<3; i++ )
        {
        float h = float(i)/(3.0-1.0);

        // compute note
        float t = (time - 0.53*h)/0.18;
        float n = 0.0, b = 0.0, x = 0.0;
        #define D(u,v) b+=float(u);if(t>b){x=b;n=float(v);}
        D(10,71)D(2,76)D(3,79)D(1,78)D( 2,76)D( 4,83)D(2,81)D(6,78)D(6,76)D(3,79)
        D( 1,78)D(2,74)D(4,77)D(2,71)D(10,71)D( 2,76)D(3,79)D(1,78)D(2,76)D(4,83)
        D( 2,86)D(4,85)D(2,84)D(4,80)D( 2,84)D( 3,83)D(1,82)D(2,71)D(4,79)D(2,76)
        D(10,79)D(2,83)D(4,79)D(2,83)D( 4,79)D( 2,84)D(4,83)D(2,82)D(4,78)D(2,79)
        D( 3,83)D(1,82)D(2,70)D(4,71)D( 2,83)D(10,79)D(2,83)D(4,79)D(2,83)D(4,79)
        D( 2,86)D(4,85)D(2,84)D(4,80)D( 2,84)D( 3,83)D(1,82)D(2,71)D(4,79)D(2,76)

        // calc frequency and time for note
        float noteFreq = 440.0*pow( 2.0, (n-69.0)/12.0 );
        float noteTime = 0.18*(t-x);

        // compute instrument
        float y = 0.5*sin(6.2831*1.00*noteFreq*noteTime)*exp(-0.0015*1.0*noteFreq*noteTime);
        y += 0.3*sin(6.2831*2.01*noteFreq*noteTime)*exp(-0.0015*2.0*noteFreq*noteTime);
        y += 0.2*sin(6.2831*4.01*noteFreq*noteTime)*exp(-0.0015*4.0*noteFreq*noteTime);
        y += 0.1*y*y*y;
        y *= 0.9 + 0.1*cos(40.0*noteTime);
        y *= smoothstep(0.0,0.01,noteTime);

        // accumulate echo
        tot += y * vec2(0.5+0.2*h,0.5-0.2*h) * (1.0-sqrt(h)*0.85);
        }
        tot /= 3.0;

        return tot;
        }

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >someone please help im scared of my keyboard please god let me drag and drop something

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >polyend tracker
    thank me later

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Amiga tracker controlling your Akai rackmount sampler
    Other MIDI controllable synths from the 90s
    Your Amen break sample is sliced and ready
    A few records to sample, VHS tapes to sample

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