Looks great!
Can't wait to try it on Linux!


(3 replies, posted in General Discussion)


The great thing with open source is you can support developers too! I've contributed money to some projects I like.

martin_demsky wrote:

1. You probably want to be first musician on the planet earth to use Libre.
2. Nothing really good is free.
3. I recommend LSDJ (Nintendo), Deflemask (multiple systems) and NanoStudio 2 (iPad, probably most perfect UI for touchscreen and amazing synths).

you must be kidding. Many musicians are happily using open source software. And some great software are also free of charge (you named Deflemask which is free, but not free/libre software, there is also Sunvox to replace FL studio and can make advanced sounds).

I've reviewed a few trackers there, for linux users: http://garvalf.free.fr/index.php?page=articles_trackers (I should update it, Arkos Tracker II is also for Linux now)

If you want something authentic and libre software, Adlib tracker II is open source (and you can create awesome tunes with it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKr-QH8DPQY )

I've found a solution. I did change the PAL region in the setting, but it was still too slow. Then I discovered that if we set a custom frequency, a lower frequency will replay faster (I thought it was the opposite). If I enable PAL everywhere (in the engine and in the .NES output), and choose a custom frequency of 50 Hz, it will replay at the right speed. If I choose "default" instead, it's too slow (I don't understand why because PAL should be 50 Hz).


(16 replies, posted in General Discussion)



I've made a few tunes with Famitracker 0.4.4, but when I replay them on my (Pal) NES with an Everdrive Card, the speed is slower than expected, like it was made for NTSC and replayed on Pal hardware (which is the case).

On one song, the expected tempo was 150 BPM, in the song settings speed was set to 6, tempo to 150 (default NTSC). During export, I've set the output to PAL, and type of file to iNES ROM image. This one replays too slow on my real NES.
So I've changed the tempo to 125 (default PAL), and Speed to 5. The resulting tempo should be 150, and it sounds the same in Famitracker.

But when I export it again to iNES/PAL format, it's still too slow on Real Hardware. What can I do?


(7 replies, posted in Graphics, Artwork & Design)

Hey, it looks great! Why don't you include the name in the logo? It would help people find you better!

wown that's a very impressive work!! Thanks.

That's brilliant, thanks for this piece of software!
It's working fine with wine on Linux (probably on osx as well).

Generally step jumps are for the whole song, you simply change it globally, it might be easier to handle for everyone.

That sounds brilliant! And with the French touch of course! Bravo mec !

it's funny and well design. I generally don't really enjoy web based trackers, but this one is so small and neat it becomes great in itself! Do you know if it's open source?


(254 replies, posted in Software & Plug-ins)

on Android... it would be awesome!

I've made a Dungeon Synth album. It might not sound very Chiptune, but I've used the Dexed Yamaha DX7 emulator and this album is almost 100% generated by this virtual synth and FM synthesis.


Several songs were also presented for some competitions on BotB or elsewhere. Here is a list if you wish to compare with the computer/console chip equivalent:

1/ covered on MT32 emulator: http://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/ … ian/26479/

2/ original in ZX Spectrum 1-bit https://soundcloud.com/garvalf/reveries … valf-music

3/ Not elsewhere

4/ covered on Sega Megadrive / Genesis http://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/ … mer/26380/ (I've also just posted it on chipmusic.org)

5/ covered on Amstrad CPC AY chip http://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/ … ter/26509/

6/ Not elsewhere

7/ Not elsewhere

8/ Original on music box https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fekF50Yvjjg

9/ Original on NEC PC-x801 FM chip

10/ Cover for ZX Spectrum 1-bit
https://soundcloud.com/garvalf/valse-de … um-version

11/ Not elsewhere

12/ Not elsewhere

I own one, it's pretty cool. I've bought it around $25 on aliexpress. I wouldn't have paid more for it but $35 like now is pretty acceptable.

If I remember well there is a problem with the output, I think if you use stereo only one ear is heard on the HP. But with earphone it works ok. Here is a track I've recorded from it (you can hear there is stereo):

http://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/ … jig/24112/

it was made with DefleMask, but LSDJ works well on it. The retrolight is cool. The problem with screen is it doesn't really respect the original GB ratio, it's slightly rectangular instead of being square so games looks less great on it.


(6 replies, posted in Software & Plug-ins)

Your music is nice, but it doesn't really sound 8-bit or chiptune to me, rather more like some midi rendering. I don't know Audiothing Minibit and I haven't played the music at high volume, maybe that's the reason. I love baroque music too smile

If you enjoy the SID sound, and your musics are in midi format, you should consider using SidWizard, as it can convert from MIDI to its format. On the other hand it's quite archaic because you have to use it inside a c64 emulator. But it's great and well done.

You can also use Deflemask which can handle several old gaming systems (megadrive/genesis, NES, gameboy) and you can switch between them for the same score. It can't import so you'll have to retype everything. I did this for an old renaissance piece ("Belle qui tiens ma vie") which you can listen to there: http://partim500.jeuvideal.fr/jeux2016/ … llequi.ogg

This man is doing carol-inspired chiptune music and it's awesome: https://digre.bandcamp.com/album/the-way-of-a-pilgrim