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Old 21 September 2002, 00:44   #1
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Is there still an Amiga Demo scene

or has it moved over to the PC.

I'm thinking about coming out of retirement to do a couple of chip tunes a year. Is it really worth staying with .mod format or should I move to .xm or whatever?

Been out of touch for so long I don't know what's going on anymore?

Mark.

btw have also heard that amiga peeps still compete with PC peeps and do rather well. Is this true?

Have many amiga peeps moved over to PC?
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Old 21 September 2002, 00:57   #2
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Hell yeah it still exists!!! Many groups like Haujobb or TBL STILL DO stuff for the meega...

And yes, it can kick any PC's ass, as always

I pinched these links from exotica (http://exotica.fix.no), check'em out!

http://jpv.wmhost.com/releases
ftp://ftp.scene.org
ftp://ftp.amigascne.org
http://www.aminet.net

Also back2roots.org keeps up with amiga demoscene news.
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Old 21 September 2002, 19:47   #3
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Re: Is there still an Amiga Demo scene

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I'm thinking about coming out of retirement to do a couple of chip tunes a year. Is it really worth staying with .mod
Yeah!! That would be cool..... even if there is not a "scene" you could put them up on this forum for us to enjoy..... I am going to do some chip tunes myself....but they will be poo

maybe you could do a "how to do a chip tune" post...with examples of effects and what they do????
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Old 21 September 2002, 21:49   #4
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I think you might want to join Hollywood's netlabel. It's got a lot of chiptune artists!

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.about monotonik + friends.

Monotonik is a net.music.label that _exclusively_ releases music online in the mp3 format. All of our releases are freely downloadable and distributable, and we've been releasing .mp3 and .mod files online since May 1996. The label was founded by h0l as an outlet for talented electronic musicians who weren't getting the attention they deserved.
http://www.monotonik.com

Check it out TDK
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For scene news check Scenet.de

and for party pictures check http://www.slengpung.com/
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Old 22 September 2002, 23:32   #6
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Ah yeah, I remember that . Simon and I used to chat a lot, but lost touch now. Thanks for the other links everyone.

Oh and I would do a "how to do a chip tune post" but, to be honest, it''s been so long, I can't remember myself

One thing I have found is, that non of the PC trackers appear to be as good as the old pro/melon tracker on the amiga... Which is a shame really, guess I may have to buy and amiga then.....
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Is there still an Amiga Demo scene
or has it moved over to the PC.
Well, if there DEFINITELY is a C64 Demo scene still (who doesn't remember one of the best C64 demos ever, Deus Ex Machina which was done in 2001!), I'd strongly believe that there's still an Amiga Demo scene too, don't you think?
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Re: Is there still an Amiga Demo scene

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I'm thinking about coming out of retirement to do a couple of chip tunes a year. Is it really worth staying with .mod format or should I move to .xm or whatever?
How about doing a tune for the next issue of "Noise From Heaven"?
It's a chip mag from IRIS. check out

www.irishq.dk for details of the previous ones.
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Re: Is there still an Amiga Demo scene

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or has it moved over to the PC.
Check out the dudes and madonion , they make some excellent demos for the PC as part of their free benchmark software.
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Old 23 September 2002, 18:15   #10
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Deus Ex Machina? a 2001 C64 demo? cool!!!!

I'll definately check out the chip magazine. Didn't know such a thing existed. I'd be up for doing a tune for it sometime. What's the best format now? Still trying to find a good PC tracker. ModPlug looks promising.

Looking at madonion too!

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Old 23 September 2002, 20:18   #11
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Don't join the PC demo scene

Deus Ex Machina i but ONE example of cool current C64 releases.

http://www.c64.sk will keep you updated with the C64 scene news
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Don't join the PC demo scene
Why not? As long as it's some decent work being done. I enjoy all of it, regardless of platform.
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Old 23 September 2002, 21:24   #13
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PC trackers

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What's the best format now? Still trying to find a good PC tracker. ModPlug looks promising.
i'm not on PC but Fastracker is very popular. Similar as Protracker or Digibooster on amiga.
Impulse and Buzztracker seems to be more "powerful".

A link which could help you :
http://www.maz-sound.com/
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Old 23 September 2002, 21:36   #14
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Yeah thanks for that, that's where I've been downloading stuff from. Haven't looked at Fastracker for ages... maybe it's time I should again.
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I really have my hopes up for renoise. With some good synth generator this could be THE allround tracker available... it needs more work on xm/mod compatibility...

A thing that has been bugging me for years is that with PT2.3a died the chiptune compatibility... when tracking you could do

C-4 01 A03
--- 02 A03
--- 03 A03
etc

which triggered sample 1 to 3 in a certain way (other then using C-4 again)... now... NO tracker on the pc supports this feature! why is that?! and PT 3.xx didn't support it either anymore... was this some obscure hidden feature of PT2.x ?
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Old 24 September 2002, 02:02   #16
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Hang on, not being a PC expert (yet), but I spent a couple of hours with MadTracker, and it did the retriggering thing, changing the sample number without inputting the note again.

I wanna see a tracker use the EFF command which did the PWM type effect to chip samples.
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Modplug Tracker is good because it has VST plugins support.
That's gonna be useful when making chiptunes. NOT :P
Seems to me on teh PC Fast Tracker is the only choice.. There was a new version in teh works but I think they canned it. It had all that plugin bloat too methinks...

I use AHX and MusicLine on the Amiga. Nothing else.
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Hang on, not being a PC expert (yet), but I spent a couple of hours with MadTracker, and it did the retriggering thing, changing the sample number without inputting the note again.
*burp* yeah your right... MT2 is just kinda slowish that's why i've never used it... Also tone slides are a bit off...
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I wanna see a tracker use the EFF command which did the PWM type effect to chip samples.
Yep... that feature is also lacking in most (all?) pc trackers... a perfect trackers is just too much to ask. most projects start off really good and after a while development stops... but i still have my hopes up for renoise!
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Old 25 September 2002, 04:40   #20
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Skale Tracker

Completely Based on Fast Tracker 2 Environment. If you liked Fast Tracker 2, you will feel like in the same program, but with newer enhancements.
Full Keyboard Customization
Support for Stereo Samples, 256 Virtual channeles. NNA's.
Support for VST Instruments.
Graphic Track Edition. Set the parameter values with one click.
Full Midi Support IN/OUT
FUN GAME and FUN VISUAL to synchronize demos and to play custom games.
Enhanced Global Mixer and Instrument Mixer to control every parameter of the sounds individually and quickly.
OLD MS-DOS FULL SCREEN MODE - or WINDOWS Mode
PERFECT XM Loading (in the Final Version. Some minor effects remain incomplete)
WAVE OUT Export.
COMPLETELY FREE FOR THE MASSES.
And much much much more which will be soon revealed...
 
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