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Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« on: 00:01, 22 June 21 »
Soundtracker DMA is a music composition software for Amstrad Plus. It takes advantage of CPC+ audio DMA lists to allow AY-SID and AY sample sounds while keeping CPU load low.
You may have heard of it before as the musics of CRTC3 demo by Roudoudou were done with a preliminary version of the tool.

I am pleased to announce today the release of version 2.0!  :D
The editing software runs on Amstrad 6128 Plus (you will need 128KB of memory).

Downloads and manual are available on the website:
https://soundtrackerdma.cpcscene.net

The website is not yet complete and the English version is even behind. I am working on it!

Enjoy!


The English and French versions of the website are now on par.
« Last Edit: 21:46, 11 July 21 by Zik »

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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #1 on: 00:03, 22 June 21 »

tain, CHAMPAGNE !!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D
use RASM, the best assembler ever made :p

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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #2 on: 00:16, 22 June 21 »
OMAGA !


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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #3 on: 00:59, 22 June 21 »
Does it run on stock old CPC464 ?
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bien joué ça a l'air sympa.

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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #4 on: 01:31, 22 June 21 »
After 20 years!!! One must never give up!! :). Well done!!
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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #5 on: 02:05, 22 June 21 »
Sorry, the link was only valid for the day of the music festival. See you next year !  ;D
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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #6 on: 08:48, 22 June 21 »
Great news !!!

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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #7 on: 09:55, 22 June 21 »
Teaser video or it didnt happen!

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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #9 on: 13:15, 22 June 21 »
Now, the emulators have to improve the sound quality. ;D
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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #10 on: 15:10, 22 June 21 »
Big thumb up to @Zik  !

I listened to all sample songs and this definitively brings audio on Amstrad Plus to a new standard !

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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #11 on: 15:15, 22 June 21 »
Zik: Merci beaucoup!  :) :) :)  A long missing tool!
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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #12 on: 21:07, 22 June 21 »
Awesome! Might actually be a reason to buy a real Plus :) I will definitely give it a try, looks and sounds really promising.

Thumbs up for finishing it after such a long time!

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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #14 on: 21:39, 26 June 21 »
I somehow know that bassdrum ..
A very good one!  :D

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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #15 on: 18:36, 28 June 21 »
What about samples and instruments import/creation ? any date ?  ;D


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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #16 on: 22:27, 28 June 21 »
What about samples and instruments import/creation ? any date ?  ;D
For instrument creation, you can do it from the editor. Not sure what else you have in mind.
For sample import, I did not write documentation yet. File format is quite similar to the one documented in the "Export" section of the website for "AYL " chunk (only in French for now). Except that chunk size is a 16-bit field and file signature is different.

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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #17 on: 04:46, 05 July 21 »
any reason you don't support 512kb or even 4mb of RAM for samples?


and in playback, any chance for an optional callback to be made to the application launching the tune so that... a DDR type game can be made?  Perhaps the callback could be a special type of instruction as a fake channel?
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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #18 on: 09:24, 05 July 21 »
any reason you don't support 512kb or even 4mb of RAM for samples?
DMA sample works only on first 64K
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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #19 on: 10:41, 05 July 21 »
DMA sample works only on first 64K


That's a pitty... like video RAM... Then... for playback, are we best to have 48kb of SAMPLE ram, 16kb Video RAM and use the alternate 64kb for the game logic?


What is the ROM behaviour? Do DMA samples work only from RAM or from ROM also?

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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #20 on: 10:55, 05 July 21 »

That's a pitty... like video RAM... Then... for playback, are we best to have 48kb of SAMPLE ram, 16kb Video RAM and use the alternate 64kb for the game logic?


What is the ROM behaviour? Do DMA samples work only from RAM or from ROM also?
only first 64K of RAM

in the Shadow of the beast intro from Overflow, there is a streaming from ROM to RAM to play 360K samples but this has a cost.


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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #21 on: 12:54, 05 July 21 »
and in playback, any chance for an optional callback to be made to the application launching the tune so that... a DDR type game can be made?  Perhaps the callback could be a special type of instruction as a fake channel?

For that purpose you can use option "S" (signal) in leftmost column, see description here: https://soundtrackerdma.cpcscene.net/doku.php?id=en:effects#special_column

The information will be available in output stream, so that you can use it at your convenience.

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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #22 on: 17:03, 05 July 21 »
Is thera a way to "convert" a song from the old BSCs soundtrakker to this Soundtracker DMA 2.0 ?
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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #23 on: 19:11, 05 July 21 »
Is thera a way to "convert" a song from the old BSCs soundtrakker to this Soundtracker DMA 2.0 ?
Well, you would have to do an adaptation, no automatic tool exists. Honestly, I see benefits only if it is not a "one for one" transfer but a cover using more complex sounds, for example.

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Re: Soundtracker DMA v2.0 released
« Reply #24 on: 19:45, 05 July 21 »
That's a pitty... like video RAM...
Like Amiga Chip RAM.
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