not that I understand what that means or why
again, I recommend you to read this good manual which covers most of the tricks of maxymiser: http://preromanbritain.com/maxymiser/ma
Everything in maxymiser is about sequences, which is the representation of what you would otherwise have seen graphically in other (windows based) trackers.
Mix YM mixer sequence. This is absolutely crucial for sound generation. An empty sequence here is going to result in an in-
strument with no sound. Rather than explain all values here, I’m just going to give you the most common combinations /.../
10 00 Noise
01 00 Square
00 10 Buzz (requires you to set Buzz Wave to $8, $a, $c$e)
01 05 SID (requires a timer sequence of “00 0f, 00 00”)
00 1b SyncBuzz (similar to buzz, but stays in tune in
higher octaves ...at a CPU cost. It is similar to the
“sync” function sometimes found in analog synths)
00 05 SID with custom waveform (last nibble in timer
sequence gives waveform)
00 0d DigiSample sound (choose sample with DigiSample
field just below)
I read something saying that I won't even be able to use the 2 sample channels unless I have an Atari STE (I only have Steem which is an ST emulator I think?) Is this true?
As XyNo said, emulators can emulate STe, which has a dma for using such samples. That being said, the final sndh file will only work on real STE, and not older Atari ST, but it's probably not really a problem.
When I press space bar it doesn't go grey it goes like, with pink lines in between the green bit?
strange, but maybe it's different according to the emulator or the TOS rom used or other settings (my Maxymiser has a dominant yellow skin).
is there a way I can edit the notes manually like what octave they are and stuff?
No, I don't think so. You can only change instruments, but not octaves, unlike some other trackers. You have to retype the note again (and change octave with F1 to F5 or F6)
If you want you can have a look at my reviews of a few trackers there: http://garvalf.online.fr/index.php?page
There is also this page which is recommended: http://battleofthebits.org/lyceum/View/Tracker
Last edited by garvalf (June 1, 2016 3:35 pm)