junosix wrote:Changed the mixing to multiplexed 50kHz and added a handful of effect commands, sounds a lot cleaner now! It's really nice having the space in the YM channels to add very lengthy echo notes.
Now "just" to write an editor...
junosix wrote:Thanks! Reading up about the 68k swap instruction for fixed point and figuring it out that way really helped (was doing Bresenham-type scaling before and turns out that's not really the way to go).
It's about a third of a VBL at the moment but that's because I haven't quite got my head around using addx in addition to swap, which will bring the VBL time down a bit then that could be brought down even more by going mono or 25kHz. It's sounding good enough now that I think I want to take it down the quality route rather than possibly compromising the sound for CPU performance.
It's actually not entirely impossible to write tune data directly into the source file and for it to almost look pretty much like it would as a tracker. I've got a couple of things I want to finalise with effects then I'll pop a copy up if people are interested in having a play.
evil wrote:At 02.00 I first thought the triangle/sine-sounding melody was on the softsynth channels, but realised it's plain square YM, it fooled me completely, sounds great
shoggoth wrote:Could this evolve into transwave synthesis, perhaps?
dma wrote:Key repeat should be added to the editor (more than crucial imho ).
dma wrote:- Key preview mode should not stop entering notes on the pattern.
- When a note is entered, it could recopy "instrument" settings from the last entered note (or having an edit mode for this behaviour).
dma wrote:Do you envision arpeggios on one channel only for the final tool?
This limitation can give some specific kind of composition. But on the other hand, it's a limitation.
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