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Author Topic: Any creative/crazy musicians around?  (Read 4382 times)

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Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« on: January 11, 2007, 04:01:59 AM »
I just got a crazy idea for a cute little project (screensaver/intro kind of thing), and I need some music for it...

So, I was thinking, there must be somebody on DC doing music. And perhaps even somebody doing something chiptune-ish in .xm format. Now, the crazy part: Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here - the chiptune version. Anybody up for the task? :)
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 07:36:28 PM »
I could make you a chiptune, but does it HAVE to be of an existing song (Pink Floyd)?

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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 07:40:49 PM »
Well... it would be cool if you could do something that somehow reminds one of that song - I can't for the life of me think of how that'd sound, but it's for fitting in with the whole crazy idea I have :)
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 07:47:09 PM »
Necessity is said to be the mother of invention.  I wonder if this could produce the next super hit! 8)
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007, 07:51:20 PM »
Well, I'd prefer the .xm format since it's tiny and there's some tiny libraries available for playback - would be fun fitting everything in 64kb, just like the good old days :-*
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007, 07:54:11 PM »
Would it be a problem if it wasn't in a Pink Floyd style?
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007, 07:57:20 PM »
No problem at all, would be fun to see whatever the crazy/creative people here can come up with, even if it wont suit my crazy idea :D
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007, 07:59:24 PM »
Well, I'd prefer the .xm format since it's tiny and there's some tiny libraries available for playback - would be fun fitting everything in 64kb, just like the good old days :-*
I don't have that technology yet, but I bet someone can convert wav/mp3 to .xm.  Just in case I'll see if I can find a freeware converter somewhwere.
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2007, 08:03:27 PM »
Well, I'd prefer the .xm format since it's tiny and there's some tiny libraries available for playback - would be fun fitting everything in 64kb, just like the good old days :-*
I don't have that technology yet, but I bet someone can convert wav/mp3 to .xm.  Just in case I'll see if I can find a freeware converter somewhwere.
Not really possible - .xm is a format that has samples/instruments, along with "patterns" that play them... you could imagine it kinda like midi, but with embedded samples for the instruments. That's why .xm files can be pretty darn small, compared to formats that a just compressed waveforms.
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2007, 08:16:50 PM »
* CT frowns... He doesn't know how to make this work.
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2007, 08:18:52 PM »
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2007, 08:22:51 PM »
* CT stops frowning... now he has some inkling of what f0dder is looking for...
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2007, 10:26:21 PM »
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Well, I'd prefer the .xm format since it's tiny and there's some tiny libraries available for playback -
If I do it, it would be in .IT format, or .S3M format (impulse tracker/scream tracker). Just like .xm they are small and there is libraries available that will play it. I'm sure you are familiar with those formats if you are familiar with the .xm format ;) They are after all, all good old module formats ;)

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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2007, 10:27:24 PM »
By the way,...

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Impulse_Tracker
http://en.wikipedia..../wiki/Scream_Tracker

for the curious.

If i'm not mistaking i think there is a few conversion utilities between s3m/it -> xm out there too,...
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2007, 11:02:07 PM »
Seems to me I ran across these somewhere...  :-\
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2007, 01:49:48 AM »
I think I was using Scream Tracker already back in the 80'ies, but it might have been another tracker. I never figured they would still be around ;) Fun thread :up: I hope if anything results from it it will be posted here as well.
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2007, 02:13:44 AM »
Isn't this kind of what was on the Commodore 64?
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2007, 02:30:01 AM »
Farmsteader: more like on the amiga - C=64 used SID music.

Gothi[c]: the whole point about .xm is that there's really tiny libraries for playback :). Yeah, I do know .s3m and .it... as long as there's some decent ->.xm conversion that'd be okay though.

Ruffnekk: of course it'll be posted here. Won't have time to complete it before a month or so from now, but the code should be pretty simple. Finding some skilled people for music & artwork, that's the problem :)
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Re: Any creative/crazy musicians around?
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2007, 12:58:04 PM »
My tracker (cheesetracker) can load .xm but it can't save .xm :( Maybe I should find another one, but I like cheesetracker since all keyboard shortcuts are similar to Impulse tracker and scream tracker,...
When googling for a converter utility I could find this:

http://www.freedownl...to_XM_converter.html

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XM to IT converter is program to convert Impulse Tracker modules to Fast Tracker modules. All instruments and effects convert correctly. Try it.

Sounds nice, unfortionally it's only for windows, so I couldn't test it. I'm a bit confused though, the page title, zip filename and exe filename say IT2XM while the description sais XM to IT,...