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Macrotune - Music Macro Language Editor

 
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Chilly Willy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:12 am     Post subject: Macrotune - Music Macro Language Editor Reply with quote

A friend and I just released our own MML editor for OS X and Windows. If you like creating "retro" style music for games or just for fun, grab a copy. It's free! Wink

Requires SSE. That's any Pentium III and AMD Athlon XP or better.

http://www.posemotion.com/download/Macrotune_OSX_Universal.zip

http://www.posemotion.com/download/Macrotune_Windows_32bit.zip
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:17 am     Post subject: God, Cheese-its & Rice, is number one!hehe Reply with quote

Cheese-its & Rice!hehe

For what it is worth, thank you.

I really do not check out too many stuffs.

However, there are times I look back and find a gem or two.

You might be a lucky one hehe
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:48 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you a lot, chilly! Applauding

How i can reward you? Upset
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:38 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

RetroDosGames wrote:
Thank you a lot, chilly! Applauding

How i can reward you? Upset

Just enjoy the app. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:24 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Macrotune was updated to v1.0.1 !

GUI enhancements and adjustments.
Full screen mode for OS X Lion or better.
Minimum resolution 1024x768.

Same download links as above.

Enjoy! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:16 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I originally meant to check this out, but it fell off my radar. Thanks for the ping and the update, looking forward to trying it out along with other creators on this site's latest works. Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:41 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:20 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated to v1.1.0

What's new...

  1. Share your tunes/songs via the internet, such as forums or email, using "Copy MML" and "Paste MML".
  2. Playback and recording timer.
  3. Play only a selected part of a verse. Good for listening to small edits you made to your tune/song.
  4. Recording to a wave file now automatically stops at the end of a repeated tune/song. It will auto stop when all the repeat tags for each verse end at the same time.
  5. Replace invalid characters with a question mark in the channel editors.
  6. Updated the icon, help file and PSG Module code.

Same download links as listed in the first post. Enjoy! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:59 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated to v1.1.1

What's new...

  1. Error checking for “Paste MML”.
  2. Added website/support links to the “Help” menu.
  3. Updated the help file.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:36 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an interesting project, but the format seems so foreign. What exactly is happening here? haha. It feels and sounds like an alienated version of MOD.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:20 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

wardrich wrote:
This is an interesting project, but the format seems so foreign. What exactly is happening here? haha. It feels and sounds like an alienated version of MOD.

I'm not sure what you mean by "format"? Also, I don't know what "MOD" is?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:45 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Chilly Willy wrote:
wardrich wrote:
This is an interesting project, but the format seems so foreign. What exactly is happening here? haha. It feels and sounds like an alienated version of MOD.

I'm not sure what you mean by "format"? Also, I don't know what "MOD" is?


By "Format" I mean just the overall layout of the program. I'm used to looking at trackers, which is what it used to create MOD tracks.

Milky Tracker is probably the most popular one for Windows these days. Here are some examples of MOD. It's generally what's used to make chiptunes and cracktro tunes.

Example 1: Starfighter (Milky Tracker)

Example 2: Acidjazzed Evening (OctaMED [Amiga])

Satellite One (FastTracker)

As you can see, though the programs are different, their layouts are all quite similar. MOD/XM is similar to MIDI, but the sounds are stored along with the song, so the tunes will sound the same regardless of the system they're played on (for the most part) unlike MIDI which relies on the soundcard's specific MIDI bank.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:58 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted something different than a tracker, so I came up with Macrotune's layout/gui. There's already enough trackers style editors, as you have pointed out. No need to create another.

There is a help file but basically you write verses on their own lines per channel. The verses can then be combined with the pattern editor. The MML data can be shared through forums or email via "Copy MML" and "Paste MML". You can also export to a wave file (16 bit 44100 mono). If you're a software developer, you can use the MML data in PureBasic or use the libraries that are available on my website with any other programming languages. Plus you can save your project as a MMLP (Music Macro Language Project) file.

The sound (waveforms) is mathematically created. It will sound the same in both versions (Windows & OS X) of Macrotune, plus the available libraries. Now if you use the MML data in another Music Macro Language editor other then Macrotune, it may sound different. Macrotune does offer two complex waveforms and the waveforms may not be the same in another MML editor. So there will be issues copying the MML data from Macrotune and trying to use it in another editor other than Macrotune.

This is a fun and interesting project for my friend and myself. We both enjoy "retro" music from the earlier pc days. So we just decided to share it with others. Plus being able to share your songs/tunes via the copy and paste, makes this app more enjoyable for a team, friends or a large community/forum.

I hope that answers your questions. Wink
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