Ferryman, I really like the marker idea! It might even be fairly easy to hook up, since it's "merely cosmetic" and won't have any sound related challenges. The only question would be interface related. Maybe I can have a button in the bottom bar that opens up a marker window. There you could add markers and later select them to either just locate them in the timeline or even select whole sections for editing (copy, clone, delete).
For me the marker thing would be amazingly handy cause I often end up structuring things afterwards. Trail and error sometimes, I am not to good with structure Haha, it's a hell now i am trying to do a full blown 7 minute song.
As for timings, that reminds me that I also wanted to hook up grooves for quantization. I'm still not on top of any of these things, because the pattern editor section is still a bit of a mess, but I'll bite through it all eventually. Not unlikely that I'll best do a brand new code for that, but well.... we shall see.
Wasn't there a zoom out function planned? IMHO(zoom out + drag & drop > marker chaos) == true; What I'm missing (oh, boy boring stuff coming up) is a 'copy in place' or rather a 'turn clone into copy'. If you implement that, a group copy is very near too. And if I can merge and split segments, the editing interface would be complete for my usage. ATM I'm trying to get more blippish sounds... I can't go without the improved editing interface of this mod anymore.
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Woho, don't invite that sort of discussion right now, hahaha... HELP!
Eventually we'll have everything, if everything goes right. By then there won't be any need to discuss what's better, but simply your choice of how you use it. Yes, there will be zooming (out AND in, yehessa!) and marker sections. I really love the markers myself.
I'm happy to hear that you enjoy the existing improvements already! ...I couldn't go without them anymore either. Now I just need to make a full tune again, lol.
Version 1.67 already ZOMFG do you poop awesomness or something?! Or are the releases made out of crap?! I actually wanted to ask something: the mixer will (frequently) show 'overdrive'. Even when I apply no effects at all. I guess that means usually the instruments will clipped output, and you can only see that with the mixer. Or is something else happening?
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Well, it calculates the actual gain of an instrument, while it may not clip with a single sound, its output clips with multiple sounds at once. It's a bit tricky stuff to consider, because there are several things responsible for the final actual volume. That and that I'm really not an experienced audio programmer, yet.
However, it's a good idea to be careful with the clipping as it already shows in the mixer. It might help to achieve a better overall balance eventually. I still haven't hooked up a master channels fader section, of course.
A little bug fix is up. Same version [t1.67]. Found the volume of the delay effect in the mixer wouldn't be used in ping-pong mode. It's all fine now. (hopefully it doesn't cause too many surprises in old songs with ping-pong delay...)
I found a bug. I opened up a chip instrument, to see the new bias features, and I found my way to the waveform preset interface thingy. I noticed that each channel (tri, sqr, sin, and saw) went up to 60 instead of eight. I must say, it was AWESOME!!! I thought it was a new feature at first, but it unfortunately wasn't. Perhaps you should make that a feature?
LOOOOOLLLLL.... 60??? Wow...that's high. Yeah, I didn't care to flush the variables before they're first clicked, because of the wild mechanic of them (cramming it into the small space). Well, if you wish, I could open it up. It could become a bit painful, though, unless I would offer a reset function, which I couldn't yet fiddle in somehow. Right click menu is a bit of a bitch. 60...tsss...that's probably inaudible mess that sends some bats flying into walls, hahaha. (howling dogs in the neighborhood)
Lol, it actually sounded kinda cool on octave zero. Have you ever examined a waveform from a sampled instrument and tried to emulate it in musagi? Being able to set sine to one, and triangle to 40, then setting the octave low would allow you to make a more realistic waveform?
Hmm, I suppose you could just do it manually, if you've got the time =/
Oh, I used to do that sometimes manually in the beginning. For the challenges we had a "speaking" one for which I did a piece with vocals "aheheehohuh" or so... I looked at the major characteristics of vocals and drew them into the waveform. Other than that, it's just too short with 256 (170 actually used) steps to really make sufficient use of actual samples. It's more interesting to realize a certain natural modulation of values and figure out how to setup a waveform that reacts to those properly. Nice challenge, too!
Oh yeah, I know what you mean. I try that, but I fail lol. I find that I do better if I just play it by instinct rather than using logic. Inspiration amazes me, it makes me wonder if my brain is communicating with some sorta spectral awareness, like my soul or something. One which is quite a bit smarter than my brain, perhaps existing primarily in the dimension of time....
Anyhow, I put a brick on my head. It was quite uncomfortable, so I put it on my toe, and got a blister. And tips to prevent this from happening?
Actually, I've just recently tried to make a new choir type sound, which turned out interesting. I find that you have to get a feeling for the sound spectrum (while you're talking about spectral matters, hehe). Because it may well turn out more successful to draw an intuitive waveform and modulate it appropriately, particularely with the bias effects (in filter section, i know, sorry.), but also with the classic offsets. The filter themselves will do wonders, too, of course, but they are very identifiable as what they are.
I suppose the last line is an example for your intuitive output? ;D
I often thought that my mind is filled with more than just my own impulses. Just recently I stumbled upon the akashic field theory or -records for that matter. It's surrounded by totally annoying bullshit, but the core idea is quite curious. I also increasingly recognize the possibility that within our dna are more records/memories than we have commonly access to. But that's a topic for an entire forum, haha. ...I've written other ideas about existence as a whole, it's makeup and the divine relations in my blog, in case you didn't get to have a look, yet. I keep writing down my contemplations very, very intuitively conceived and analytically examined. No idea, if any of this makes universal sense or how I will feel about it in the future, but it's important to me now.